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2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Daytona Race Page

Friday, February 12, 2021 - Daytona International Speedway
7:30pm/et
Laps: 100 - Stages: 20/40/100
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

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Race Rundown

Ben Rhodes charges to dramatic overtime victory at Daytona: With a gaggle of trucks wrecking behind him as the field approached the finish line, Ben Rhodes shot past Cory Roper in the tri-oval at Daytona International Speedway to win Friday night’s NextEra Energy 250, the 2021 season-opener for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.(Read More)(2-12-2021)

#99-Ben Rhodes won the season-opening NextEra Energy 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway Friday night, narrowly holding off #3-Jordan Anderson. The win is his first at Daytona and the fourth of his career.
Rhodes led at the final restart which was set up in overtime, losing position temporarily to #04-Cory Roper. On the last lap, Rhodes muscled his way back into the lead as a wreck broke out behind him. Anderson was able to avoid the melee that began beside him, and finish second. Roper finished third.
#40-Ryan Truex, #42-Carson Hocevar, #2-Sheldon Creed, #4-John Hunter Nemechek, #9-Codie Rohrbaugh, #18-Chandler Smith, and #51-Drew Dollar were the remainder of the top-10.
Pole-sitter #13-Johnny Sauter finished 27th after being involved in a lap 96 wreck.
Stage 1 was won by #24-Raphael Lessard. Stage 2 was won by #4-John Hunter Nemechek.
There were 31 lead changes among 12 drivers and 10 cautions for 43 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 107.791.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Race report, Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Daytona
Ben Rhodes won the 22nd Annual NextEra Energy 250, his fourth victory in 120 Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in six races at Daytona International Speedway.
Jordan Anderson(i) (second) posted his third top-10 finish in five races at Daytona International Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2021.
Cory Roper (third) posted his first top-10 finish in three races at Daytona International Speedway.
Carson Hocevar (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
This is ThorSport Racing’s fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at Daytona International Speedway.
(NASCAR)(2-12-2021)

Truck Series Driver Point Standings after Daytona:
1) #99-Ben Rhodes, 51
2) #2-Sheldon Creed, 47, -4
3) #4-John Hunter Nemechek, 47, -4
4) #18-Chandler Smith, 37, -14
5) #98-Grant Enfinger, 36, -15
6) #04-Cory Roper, 34, -17
7) #40-Ryan Truex, 33, -18
8) #24-Raphael Lessard, 33, -18
9) #42-Carson Hocevar, 32, -19
10) #9-Codie Rohrbaugh, 29, -22
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Trucks to the rear: #19-Kraus(unapproved adjustments)

Pitstalls

#13-Johnny Sauter won the Cometic Gasket pole for the NextEra Energy 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway with speed of 180.966mph for his first pole at Daytona and ninth of his career.
#2-Sheldon Creed will start second, followed by #98-Grant Enfinger, #23-Chase Purdy, #24-Raphael Lehttps://www.jayski.com/truck-series/2021-daytona-next-era-energy-250-pits/ssard, #18-Chandler Smith, #4-John Hunter Nemechek, #21-Zane Smith, #1-Hailie Deegan,and #25-Timothy Peters in the top-10.
10 trucks missed the race. #44-James Buescher had his lap disallowed after he dropped below the yellow line, but he fell back on a past champion’s provisional. Those who failed to qualify include #6-Norm Benning, #8-Joe Nemechek, #11-Spencer Davis, #34-Jesse Iwuji, #41-Dawson Cram, #49-Ray Ciccarelli, #68-Clay Greenfield, #75-Parker Kligerman #83-Tim Viens, and #96-Todd Peck.
See the complete NextEra Energy 250 Starting Lineup and check out the complete Qualifying Results.(2-12-2021)

Qualifying Results 

Daytona International Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Johnny Sauter won the Pole Award for the 22nd Annual NextEra Energy 250 with a lap of 49.733 seconds, 180.966 mph.
This is his ninth pole in 290 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2021.
This is his first pole in 13 races at Daytona International Speedway.
Sheldon Creed (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2021 and his second in three races at Daytona International Speedway.
Grant Enfinger (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Daytona International Speedway.
Chase Purdy (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(2-12-2021)

Qualifying Order

First practice for the NextEra Energy 250 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#18-Smith 189.641
#16-Hill 189.613
#13-Sauter 189.565
#51-Dollar 189.546
#4-Nemechek 189.478
Slowest: #68-Greenfield 171.200
Most laps run: 44, #45-Moffitt, #44-Buescher, #28-Dauzet
#83-Viens did not practice.
See complete results on the First Practice speeds page.(2-11-2021)

Crew Rosters

The Entry List for the season-opening NextEra Energy 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday has been released.
There are 46 drivers/teams for 36 spots.
Since 46 teams are entered, 10 will miss the race.
See the complete Entry List page

Entry List for the NextEra Energy 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway has not yet been released.

Goodyear Tire Notes

2021 NextEra Energy 250 TandemDraft Stats

Weekend on-track schedule

Wednesday, February 10
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
5:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER/SPOTTER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Thursday, February 11
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
9:30 AM 11:30 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
11:30 AM 7:00 PM NCWTS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
11:30 AM 8:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
12:00 PM 12:30 PM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:35 PM 6:25 PM NCWTS PRACTICE

Friday, February 12
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
9:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
3:10 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (SINGLE VEHICLE / ONE LAP ALL POSITIONS)
7:10 PM NCWTS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
7:15 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY TRUCKS)
7:30 PM NCWTS RACE (STAGES 20/40/100 LAPS = 250 MILES)
10:30 PM Approx NCWTS HAULERS EXIT


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