2024 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Daytona Race Page

Friday, February 16, 2024
Daytona International Speedway
Time: 7:30pm/et
Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR
Stages: 20/40/100

Nick Sanchez scores first victory in wild NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck race: With cars wrecking and flipping behind him in overtime, Nick Sanchez claimed the first NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series victory of his career in Friday night’s Fresh From Florida 250 at Daytona International Speedway.(Read More)(2-16-2023)

Nick Sanchez takes Chevrolet to milestone 100th NASCAR win at Daytona International Speedway: As Nick Sanchez took his first career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory in the series’ season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway, he also became a pivotal part in Chevrolet’s history at the famed Florida superspeedway. Sanchez and the No. 2 Rev Racing Silverado RST team earned Chevrolet its milestone 100th all-time points-paying NASCAR win at Daytona International Speedway – further extending its record as the winningest manufacturer in NASCAR history at the track.(Read More)(2-16-2024)

Paint Schemes

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 16: Nick Sanchez, driver of the #2 Gainbridge Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Fresh from Florida 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2024 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) | Getty Images

#2-Nick Sanchez was close many times in 2023 but failed to win a race. He kicked off the 2024 season with his first career win in the Fresh From Florida 250 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The race was plagued with 12 caution flags spanning the scheduled 100-laps. It was extended into overtime due to a wreck and ended under yellow after a 12-truck wreck broke out on the backstretch. The wreck happened behind Sanchez as he drove off to capture the win.
#11-Corey Heim finished second. #71-Rajah Caruth was credited with the third position. The last lap accident appeared to ignite with contact between Caruth and the #91-Jack Wood truck. As trucks began collecting, #17-Taylor Gray’s Toyota flipped before landing on its tires. All drivers involved climbed from their trucks.
#32-Bret Holmes finished fourth. #76-Spencer Boyd, in the debut of Freedom Racing, finished fifth. #75-Stefan Parsons, #88-Matt Crafton, #56-Timmy Hill, #28-Bryan Dauzat, and #19-Christian Eckes in the top-10.
#45-Johnny Sauter won the opening stage. #18-Tyler Ankrum won stage two. Both were caught up in on-track incidents. Ankrum had the highest showing of the two in 11th. Sauter ended the night 29th.
#98-Ty Majeski started from the pole but had a few miscues throughout the event including a pit road penalty. He finished 15th.
There were 24 lead changes among 12 drivers and a record-tying 12 cautions for 52 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 98.933 mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Point Standings, Owner Point Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Daytona
Nick Sanchez won the Fresh From Florida 250, his first victory in 24 CRAFTSMAN Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2024.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two races at Daytona International Speedway.
Corey Heim (second) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Daytona International Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2024.
Rajah Caruth (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Daytona International Speedway.
Layne Riggs (33rd) was the highest finishing rookie.
Tyler Ankrum leads the point standings by 1 points over Nick Sanchez.

Truck Series Driver Point Standings after Daytona:
1) #2-Nick Sanchez, 1 win
2) #18-Tyler Ankrum, 42
3) #19-Christian Eckes, 39, -4
4) #32-Bret Holmes, 38, -5
5) #88-Matt Crafton, 38, -5
6) #11-Corey Heim, 37, -6
7) #98-Ty Majeski, 35, -8
8) #71-Rajah Caruth, 34, -9
9) #76-Spencer Boyd, 32, -11
10) #41-Bayley Currey, 32, -11
See the Driver Point Standings, Owner Point Standings

Race Updates:

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 16: Taylor Gray, driver of the #17 JBL Toyota, flips after an on-track incident during the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Fresh from Florida 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2024 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) | Getty Images
6:30am/et: NASCAR updated the race results over night with Caruth and Heim positions swapped. Heim now credited with second from scoring loop at time of caution on last lap.
10:25pm/et: #2-Nick Sanchez wins after a scary last lap with a chunk of the field involved. Taylor Gray’s machine flipped and flames erupted. All exited their vehicles under their own power. 71-Caruth, 11-Heim finished second and third.
10:21pm/et: Will go green and head into overtime. Sanchez chooses in the inside with Caruth second in the high lane. Taylor Gray will line up behind Sanchez in third.
10:11pm/et: CAUTION with 6 to go. Ankrum spins after contact. Purdy, Eckes, Hill also get contact.
10:10pm/et: 8 to go. Sanchez to the lead with a push from TayGray. They lead on the bottom over Caruth and LaJoie locked up in the high lane.
10:08pm/et: 9 laps to go for the restart. Sanchez leads TayGray, Wood, Caruth, Ankrum.
10:00pm/et: CAUTION. Thompson, Massey, Breidinger have contact after Thompson got loose.
9:57pm/et: 16 to go at the restart. Sanchez leads LaJoie, Taylor Gray, Purdy, Wood.
9:49pm/et: CAUTION Contact from LaJoie sends Eckes spinning from the high lane. Parsons, Sauter, Thompson collected.
9:46pm/et: 23 to go, back to green. The lead gets shuffled on the restart. Sanchez leads Eckes, Taylor Gray and LaJoie.
9:39pm/et: CAUTION Rhodes has another tire issue. Slows in the pack but loses it and clips Tanner Gray and Breidinger.
9:36pm/et: 30 to go. Reiging champ Rhodes on pitroad for a cut tire after contact from Ankrum. Purdy now leads.
9:29pm/et: Back to green with 39 laps left on the board.
9:22pm/et: CAUTION. Holmes was leading. Currey behind him in line. Breaks lose and spins in front of the field. Currey contact from the line. Sauter now leads and takes a string with him down pitroad under this yellow. Sauter took fuel only.
9:18pm/et: Lap 55/100. 5 rows running 3-wide. Holmes leads Sauter, Currey, TayGray, Wood, LaJoie, Enfinger, Rhodes.
9:16pm/et: Back to green lap 52/100. Sauter leads.
9:06pm/et: CAUTION. 27-McGee heavy damage
9:04pm/et: Stage 3 is green – lap 45/100. Different leaders with pit strategy coming into play due to the Tanner Gray gets the lead following the restart. Holmes on the low lane, Gray high side.
8:58pm/et: Ankrum leads them down pitroad for a round of stops. He opts for 4 fresh tires. Boyd stopped further down on pitroad to avoid a collision on entry.
8:55pm/et: Red lifted. Trucks back on track under caution. Lap 41/100.
8:44pm/et: Stage 2 ends under yellow. Ankrum gets the win. The Trucks end the stage on pitroad where they’ll park for a rain delay.
8:42pm/et: CAUTION for rain. Ankrum leads Eckes, Crafton, Dye, Rhodes, Majeski, LaJoie, Enfinger, Sanchez, Heim
8:40pm/et: Back to green with just 3 to go in stage 2. Ankrum leads Rhodes, Eckes, Crafton
8:30pm/et: CAUTION for debris – and some sprinkles reported around the track. Some teams opt to get tires under the yellow. Ankrum leads.
8:26pm/et: Ankrum gets the lead after the restart. Eckes, Rhodes, LaJoie, Crafton, Sanchez, Dye, Heim, Breidinger follow. Majeski has dropped to 10th.
8:25pm/et: Stage 2 goes green on lap 27/100. Majeski leads Ankrum, Eckes, Heim, Rhodes the top-5.
8:18pm/et: Sauter, Currey the first ones down pitroad under the yellow. Majeski stayed out.
8:12pm/et: Back to green for one lap in the stage… #45-Sauter wins it. 98-Majeski, 41-Currey, 18-Ankrum, and 17-Gray the top-5.
8:17pm/et: CAUTION Lap 16 the 33-Alan loses a tire.
8:04pm/et: Lap 15/100 – Just 6 to go in stage 1. Majeski leads Ankrum in the low lane.
8:02pm/et: Back to green at Daytona.
7:49pm/et: CAUTION multi-truck wreck. Numerous trucks with heavy damage and appear to be done already; 43-Moffitt, 25-Dillon, 13-Garcia. Accident appeared to spark after contact between Tanner Gray/Crafton/Riggs. 52-Friesen, 33-Alan, 9-Enfinger, 71-Caruth also involved to some extent. 12 trucks in all involved.
7:49pm/et: 5 laps down. Sauter leads Majeski, LaJoie, Ankrum, Dye. Mills has some damage to the nose of his truck and is dropping in the field.
7:44pm/et: Green flag is out for 100 laps at Daytona.
7:33pm/et: Engines fired.
7:28pm/et: National Anthem complete.

Trucks to the rear: #22-White, #99-Rhodes, #76-Boyd (unapproved adjustments)

Pitstall Selections

#98-Ty Majeski won the pole for the Fresh From Florida 250 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 178.767 mph for his first pole of the season, second at Daytona, and the sixth pole of his career.
#45-Johnny Sauter will start second, followed by #7-Corey LaJoie, #42-Matt Mills, #18-Tyler Ankrum, #2-Nick Sanchez, #43-Daniel Dye, #15-Tanner Gray, #41-Bayley Currey, and #46-Thad Moffitt in the top-10.
Did not qualify: #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb, #21-Mason Maggio, #36-Ryan Huff, #95-Clay Greenfield.
See the complete Fresh from Florida 250 Starting Lineup and check out the complete Qualifying Results.

Qualifying Fast Facts – Daytona:
Ty Majeski won the Cometic Gasket Pole Award for the Fresh From Florida 250 with a lap of 50.345 seconds, 178.767 mph.
This is his sixth pole in 67 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series races.
This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2024.
This is his second pole in four races at Daytona International Speedway.
Johnny Sauter (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2024 and his 10th in 15 races at Daytona International Speedway.
Corey LaJoie(i) (third) posted his second top-10 start at Daytona International Speedway. It is his first in one race this season.
Thad Moffitt (10th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.

Qualifying Order

Practice for the Fresh From Florida 250 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway is over; the top-five, slowest and notes:
#45-Sauter 190.444
#15-Gray 190.335
#25-Dillon 190.235
#43-Dye 190.026
##19-Eckes 190.006
Slowest: #39-Cobb 172.414
Most laps run: #91-Wood, 20
See complete results on the Practice speeds page.(2-15-2024)

The entry list for the season opener Fresh From Florida 250 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway has been released. There are 38 drivers/teams for 36 spots. Since 38 teams are entered, two will miss the race.
Some notes/changes for this year: #02-Massey, #7-LaJoie, #9-Enfinger, #13-Garcia, #18-Eckes, #21-Maggio, #25-Dillon, #27-McGee, #33-Alan, #38-Riggs, #41-Currey, #42-Mills, #45-Sauter, #46-Moffitt, #71-Caruth, #75-Parsons, #76-Boyd, #77-Purdy, #91-Wood. See the complete Fresh From Florida 250 Entry List page.
UPDATE: #10-Cobb and #36-Huff have been late adds to bring the entries to 40.

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

Race Specific News:



Track News