NextEra ENERGY RESOURCES 250
Daytona International Speedway
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #1 of 23 for the 2018 season
Race: Friday, February 16, 2018 in Daytona Beach, FL
Title Sponsor: NextEra Energy Resources
Race Time: 7:30pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:52pm/et
Television Race Coverage: FoxSports1 – 7:30pm/et
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Times are local to the Track and subject to change
Wednesday, February 14
9:00 AM 4:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
10:00 AM 12:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
12:00 PM 5:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
Thursday, February 15
9:30 AM 5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
9:30 AM 8:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
10:15 AM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
10:30 AM 11:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE TRACK RIDE
11:35 AM 12:55 PM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
2:25 PM 3:25 PM NCWTS 2ND PRACTICE
4:35 PM 5:25 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
Friday, February 16
9:30 AM 8:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
9:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
9:30 AM 6:30 PM NCWTS Minors Permitted in the Garage Area*
4:30 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
6:15 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM NCWTS RACE (100 LAPS, 250 MILES)
NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Johnny Sauter asserts plate-track dominance with Daytona win: In a race that produced seven cautions for 35 laps and left 21 trucks running at the finish, Johnny Sauter held off Justin Haley by .098 seconds at Daytona International Speedway to win Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250, the season-opener for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Sauter grabbed the lead from pole winner David Gilliland on Lap 92 of 100 and stayed out front the rest of the way. The victory was Sauter’s third at Daytona and 18th of his career.[More](2-16-2018)
Sauter wins Daytona: #21-Johnny Sauter won the season opener for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday night, leading 34 of the 100 laps in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
Sauter’s GMS Racing teammate, #24-Justin Haley was second, followed by #87-Joe Nemechek, #41-Ben Rhodes, #20-Scott Lagasse, #98-Grant Enfinger, #51-Spencer Davis, #25-Dalton Sargeant, #3-Jordan Anderson, and #45-Justin Fontaine closed out the top-10.
The win was an emotional one for the GMS team, as Sauter’s long-time crew chief Joe Shear lost his wife Chandra unexpectedly during the off season.
Pole-sitter, Kyle Busch Motorsports’ #4-David Gilliland, led 30 laps but got into the wall late in the race and fell out of contention, ending the race 21st.
There were seven caution flags for 35 laps and 21 lead changes among 10 leaders.
See results on the Daytona race results page(2-16-2018)
Daytona Truck Series Race Fast Facts:
Johnny Sauter won the 19th Annual NextEra Energy Resources 250, his 18th victory in 222 NASCAR
Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his third victory and fifth top-10 finish in ten races at Daytona International Speedway. Sauter
now leads the series in wins at Daytona.
Justin Haley (second) posted his first top-10 finish in his first start at Daytona International Speedway.
Joe Nemechek (third) posted his third top-10 finish in four races at Daytona International Speedway.
Dalton Sargeant (eighth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 19 points over Justin Haley.
GMS Racing scores their third consecutive win at Daytona – (2016 J. Sauter, 2017 K. Grala, 2018 J.
GMS Racing is now tied with Bobby Hamilton Racing (2001, 2002, 2005) for the series-most wins at
(NASCAR Statistics) (2-16-2018)
Stage 1 – 20, winner, #4-David Gilliland
Stage 2 – 40, winner, #21-Johnny Sauter
Stage 3 – 100, winner, #21-Johnny Sauter
Camping World Truck standings following Daytona:
1) #21-Johnny Sauter, 59, 1 win
2) #24-Justin Haley, 40, -19
3) #98-Grant Enfinger, 37, -22
4) #25-Dalton Sagreant, 37, -22
5) #87-Joe Nemechek, 34, -25
6) #4-David Gilliland, 34, -25
7) #41-Ben Rhodes, 33, -26
8) #51-Spencer Davis, 31, -28
9) #3-Jordan Anderson, 28, -31
10) #2-Cody Coughlin, 28, -31
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner’s standings are posted on the Owner points standings page. (2-16-2018)
Free Pass – Who got a lap back on each caution at Daytona: (and their finish)
Caution 1: none
Caution 2: #41-Rhodes, 4th
Caution 3: none
Caution 4: #22-Self, 20th
Caution 5: #25-Sargeant, 8th
Caution 6: #98-Enfinger, 6th
Caution 7: none
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Gilliland on Truck pole at Daytona: #4-David Gilliland won the pole for Friday’s Camping World Truck Series season opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway with a speed at 183.610mph.
#21-Johnny Sauter, #68-Clay Greenfield, #25-Dalton Sargeant, #18-Noah Gragson, #88-Matt Crafton, #98-Grant Enfinger, #51-Spencer Davis, #52-Stewart Friesen, and #2-Cody Coughlin were the top-10.
Failed to qualify: #63-Bobby Gerhart, #33-Josh Reaume and #74 Cody Ware.
The starting lineup is posted on the Daytona starting lineup page(2-16-2018)
Daytona Qualifying Fast Facts:
David Gilliland won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Pole Award for the 19th Annual NextEra
Energy Resources 250 with a lap of 49.017 seconds, 183.610 mph.
This is his first pole in 11 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole in two races at Daytona International Speedway.
Johnny Sauter (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2018 and his seventh in ten races at Daytona
Clay Greenfield (third) posted his first top-10 start at Daytona International Speedway.
Dalton Sargeant (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics) (2-16-2018)
Qualifying will consist of two single-truck rounds. Qualifying rules
Sauter paces final Daytona Truck practice: #21-Johnny Sauter was fastest during final practice for Friday’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 182.197mph. #68-Clay Greenfield clocked the second fastest speed, followed by #88-Matt Crafton, #98-Grant Enfinger, #52-Stewart Friesen, #54-Bo LaMastus. #4-David Gilliland, #24-Justin Haley, #2-Cody Coughlin, and #87-Joe Nemechek. 24 trucks practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 3 speeds (pdf)(2-15-2018)
Ben Rhodes leads the way in second Daytona Truck practice: #41-Ben Rhodes was fastest during the second practice session for Friday’s season opener at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 192.897mph. #24-Justin Haley, #21-Johnny Sauter, #28-Bryan Dauzat, #4-David Gilliand, #47-Chris Fontaine, #51-Spencer Davis, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #2-Cody Coughlin, and #25-Dalton Sargeant were the rest of the top-10. 33 trucks practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 2 speeds (pdf)(2-15-2018)
Enfinger fastest in opening Daytona Truck practice: #98-Grant Enfinger was fastest during the opening practice for Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series’ season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 192.033mph.
#21-Johnny Sauter, #88-Matt Crafton, #28-Bryan Dauzat, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #2-Cody Coughlin, #25-Dalton Sargeant, #41-Ben Rhodes, #24-Justin Haley and #87-Joe Nemechek were the rest of the top-10. 32 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 1 speeds (pdf)(2-15-2018)
The #1 and #74 are TBA.
Jordan Anderson is in the #3 with transferred #29 owner points from 2017.
David Gilliland is in the #4 for KBM.
Korbin Forrister is in the #7 for his new All Out Motorsports team.
Myatt Snider is in the #13 for ThorSport.
Brett Moffitt is in the #16 for HRE.
Dalton Sargeant is in the #25 for GMS.
Ben Rhodes swapped his #27 for the #41.
Bo Le Mastus is in the #54 for the new David Gilliland team.
See the complete list on the Daytona entry list page (pdf). (2-12-2018)
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Daytona on the Daytona Goodyear tire notes page.
A look at many news, notes and story lines for the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race and XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series races at Daytona International Speedway, see the stats on the NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Daytona 500