Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 Preview

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Daytona International Speedway – The World Center of Racing – is giving two 2013 champions a chance to make history.

 

For one driver the outcome of his chance will be known by the end of the NextEra Energy Resources 250 on Friday night at Daytona International Speedway. For the other, it’s just the beginning of his journey and a chance to get started with a strong finish in the first race of the season. Continue reading

Number 17 pays off big for Timothy Peters in Las Vegas

Timothy Peters, driver of the #17 Parts Plus Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Smith's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 28, 2013  Photo - Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

Timothy Peters, driver of the #17 Parts Plus Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Smith’s 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 28, 2013
Photo – Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

Timothy Peters took advantage of a rare mistake by Ron Hornaday Jr. on the last restart at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to win the Smith’s 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

Peters started 12th and when the last caution came out late in the race, he was running second to Hornaday, who is known for his prowess on restarts. When the green flag flew with two laps to go, Hornaday spun his tires and Peters powered to the lead. As Hornaday faded back, Peters held off Johnny Sauter to record his seventh career victory, his second of the season and his first in Las Vegas. Continue reading

Thunderous Finish Leaves Busch Victorious at Bristol

Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 ToyotaCare Toyota Celebrates after winning the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2013  Photo - John Harrelson/Getty Images

Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 ToyotaCare Toyota Celebrates after winning the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2013
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The reasons why fans adore the Bristol Motor Speedway were on display during the truck race Wednesday night. Classic Bristol showed up to put on quite a wild show. Action was evident throughout the race and a photo finish was the perfect end to the night. Kyle Busch edged out Timothy Peters in an ending that would fit the term “checkers or wreckers” perfectly. Continue reading

Impressive Performance Results in a Rockingham Win for Larson

Kyle Larson, driver of the #30 Autism Speaks Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Carolina 200 at Rockingham Speedway on April 14, 2013  Photo - Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Kyle Larson, driver of the #30 Autism Speaks Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Carolina 200 at Rockingham Speedway on April 14, 2013
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To say Kyle Larson had a good day would be the biggest understatement so far this year. Larson had a phenomenal day where he led over half of the laps in the race and was able to hold off various drivers for the lead throughout the afternoon. He had never raced a lap in a truck at the Rockingham Speedway until this weekend; and by the end of a race, he looked like he had raced at the Rock all of his life. Besides this win being Larson’s first Truck win, this was his first victory in any of the top levels of NASCAR. Kyle Larson put on a pure dominant performance at the Rock. Continue reading

Redemption Strikes for Sauter at Daytona

Johnny Sauter, driver of the #98 Carolina Nut Co./Curb Records Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb 22, 2013  Photo - Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Johnny Sauter, driver of the #98 Carolina Nut Co./Curb Records Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb 22, 2013
Photo – Chris Graythen/Getty Images

A 360 degree turn-around occurred for Johnny Sauter at Daytona Friday night. Last year, Sauter was leading during after a restart and he was involved in a wreck. This year, Sauter pulled into victory lane after the race ended under caution due to a wreck. What a difference a year makes. Sauter celebrated in victory lane while many drivers will shake their heads and wonder what they could have, would have and should have done.

The Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona started out pretty dicey when drivers attempted to make early moves. Luckily for the drivers, none of those early moves resulted in a wreck. Justin Lofton led the race early before being passed by Ty Dillon on lap seven. The first caution didn’t come out until the one-fourth mark of the race when debris was spotted on the track. The next caution came just after halfway and it was the big one. Continue reading