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NASCAR - Camping World Truck - NextEra Energy Resources 250 Preview

Date: Friday, Feb. 20

Start Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Site: Daytona International Speedway -- Daytona Beach, Fla.

Track: 2.5-mile tri-oval

Laps: 100

Miles: 250

Capacity: 146,000 (Grandstand Seating)

Total purse:

Payouts:

Year: 16th

On TV: FOX Sports 1

Announcers:

On Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio

Race record: Mark Martin, 2006, (146.622 mph)

Qualifying record: Joe Ruttman, 2000, (187.563 mph)

2014 Finish

Defending champion: Kyle Busch (not defending)

Runner up: Timothy Peters

Pole winner: None due to inclement weather

Top 10:

1. Kyle Busch (Start: 7)

2. Timothy Peters (18)

3. Johnny Sauter (9)

4. Ryan Truex (14)

5. Ron Hornaday Jr (2)

6. Ryan Blaney (3)

7. Jeb Burton (11)

8. Joe Nemechek (13)

9. Jimmy Weller (30)

10. German Quiroga (23)

Average speed: 142.631 mph

Time of race: 1 hr., 45 mins., 10 secs.

Margin of victory: 0.016 secs.

Caution flags: 4 for 19 laps

Lead changes: 8 among 4 drivers

Past winners

2014 Kyle Busch, Toyota, 142.631 mph

2013 Johnny Sauter, Toyota, 141.598 mph

2012 John King, Toyota, 119.169 mph

2011 Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 130.025 mph

2010 Timothy Peters, Toyota, 115.296 mph

2009 Todd Bodine, Toyota, 122.766 mph

2008 Todd Bodine, Toyota, 127.551 mph

2007 Jack Sprague, Toyota, 117.739 mph

2006 Mark Martin, Ford, 146.622 mph

2005 Bobby Hamilton, Dodge, 124.931 mph

2004 Carl Edwards, Ford, 112.570 mph

2003 Rick Crawford, Ford, 127.642 mph

2002 Robert Pressley, Dodge, 140.121 mph

2001 Joe Ruttman, Dodge, 129.407 mph

2000 Mike Wallace, Ford, 130.152 mph

Last race

Race: Ford EcoBoost 200 (Nov. 14, 2014)

Site: Homestead-Miami Speedway -- Homestead, Fla.

Miles: 201

Laps: 134

Finish line order: Darrell Wallace Jr., Kyle Larson, Timothy Peters, Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney

Time of Race: 1 hr., 45 mins., 59 secs.

Average speed: 113.791 mph

Margin of victory: 0.293 secs.

Caution flags: 7 for 28 laps

Lead changes: 13 among 5 drivers

Lap leaders: Larson 1-25, Cobb 26, Larson 27-42, K. Busch 43, Larson 44-74, Larson 1-25, Cobb 26, Larson 27-42, K. Busch 43, Larson 44-74, Wallace Jr 75, Larson 76, Wallace Jr 77, Larson 78-100, Silas 101, K. Busch 102, Wallace Jr 103-114, K. Busch 115-118, Wallace Jr 119-134.

Entry list

#1 Donnie Neuenberger (Brandywine, MD) Chevrolet/Eagle Conven. Stores

#02 Tyler Young (Midland, TX) Chevrolet/AKL Insurance Group

#4 Erik Jones (Byron, MI) Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports

#5 John Wes Townley (Watkinsville, GA) Toyota/Zaxby's

#6 Norm Benning (Level Green, PA) Chevrolet/TBA

#07 Ray Black Jr. (Palm Coast, FL) Chevrolet/scubalife.com

#08 To Be Announced Chevrolet/SFB4

#8 Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL) Chevrolet/swmtx.com/DAB Constructors

#10 Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS) Chevrolet/driven2honor.org

#11 Ben Kennedy (Daytona Beach, FL) Toyota/Local Motors

#13 Cameron Hayley (Calgary, Canada) Toyota/Cabinets by Hayley

#14 Daniel Hemric (Kannapolis, NC) Chevrolet/California Clean Power

#15 Mason Mingus (Brentwood, TN) Chevrolet/811 Call Before You Dig

#17 Timothy Peters (Providence, NC) Toyota/Red Horse Racing

#19 Tyler Reddick (Corning, CA) Ford/Draw Tite

#20 Scott Lagasse Jr. (St. Augustine, FL Chevrolet/Alert Today Florida

#23 Spencer Gallagher (Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/Allegiant Travel

#25 Matt Tifft (Hinckley, OH) Toyota/Federated Auto Parts

#28 Ryan Ellis (Torrance, CA) Chevrolet/FDNY Racing

#29 Austin Theriault (Fort Kent, ME) Ford/Cooper Standard

#31 James Buescher (Plano, TX) Chevrolet/gunbroker.com

#33 Ty Dillon (Welcome, NC) Chevrolet/Rheem

#35 Justin Marks (Rocklin, CA) Toyota/American Born Moonshine

#40 Todd Peck (Glenville, PA) Chevrolet/Arthritis Foundation

#50 Cody Ware (Greensboro, NC) Chevrolet/Burnie Grill/Bubba Burger

#51 Daniel Suarez (Monterrey, Mexico) Toyota/Arris

#54 Justin Boston (Baltimore, MD) Toyota/BitPay

#63 Justin Jennings (LaGrange, MO) Chevrolet/Mittler Bros.

#68 Clay Greenfield (Clarksville, TN) Chevrolet/1-800-PAVEMENT

#74 Jordan Anderson (Forest Acres, SC) Chevrolet/Tri-Analytics

#82 Austin Hill (Winston, GA) Ford/A&D Welding

#84 Chris Fontaine (Lakeland, FL) Toyota/Chris Fontaine Inc.

#88 Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA) Toyota/Menard's/Damp Rid

#92 David Gilliland (Riverside, CA) Ford/Blacks Tire/Goodyear Fleet-HQ

#94 Travis Kvapil (Janesville, WI) Chevrolet/Chargebacks 911

#98 Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI) Toyota/Smokey Mtn/Curb Records

#99 Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL) Chevrolet/TBA

Leading contenders

Name 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Timothy Peters 12 --- --- 6 Won 11 2 27 2
Johnny Sauter --- --- --- 27 35 17 24 Won 3
Joe Nemechek --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 8
Tyler Reddick --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 12
Matt Crafton 26 8 24 8 5 10 23 9 13
John Wes Townley --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 21 14
Ben Kennedy --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 15
James Buescher --- --- --- 25 --- 9 17 13 ---
Ty Dillon --- --- --- --- --- --- 9 6 ---
Erik Jones --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
Daniel Suarez --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

Notes

The 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season begins with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. This will be the 21st season in the series' history.

The series has competed at Daytona once each season since 2000. Todd Bodine is the only driver who has multiple truck victories at Daytona. Bodine, a two- time series champion, won at this 2.5-mile racetrack in 2008 and '09.

Other truck race winners at Daytona include: Mike Wallace (2000), Joe Ruttman (2001), Robert Pressley (2002), Rick Crawford (2003), Carl Edwards (2004), Bobby Hamilton (2005), Mark Martin (2006), Jack Sprague (2007), Timothy Peters (2010), Michael Waltrip (2011), John King (2012), Johnny Sauter (2013) and Kyle Busch (2014).

Of the previous truck race winners at Daytona, Peters and Sauter are the only ones on the entry list for this year's event.

Pressley, Waltrip and King are those drivers who scored their first career truck wins at this track.

A Toyota driver has won the truck race at Daytona the past eight years. The last time a Ford went to Daytona's Victory Lane for a truck event was in 2006 with Martin. Chevrolet has yet to win a race in the series at this track.

The truck race at this track has been won from the pole three times: Ruttman (2001), Martin (2006) and Sprague (2007). Hamilton won the 2005 race from the 36th starting position, which is the furthest back a driver has started and won a truck event there.

This race has featured a green-white-checkered finish five times (2001, '03, '06, '11 and '12).

The closest margin of victory for a truck race at Daytona occurred last year when Busch edged Peters by only 0.016 seconds. The greatest margin of victory for this event happened in 2001 when Ruttman beat Ricky Hendrick by just 0.318 seconds.

Matt Crafton, the two-time and defending series champion, has competed in 14 of the previous 15 races at this track. Crafton did not run in the 2000 inaugural event.

Those drivers entered in this race that made their first career starts in the Truck Series at Daytona include: Travis Kvapil (2001) and Ryan Ellis (2014).

The next Camping World Truck Series race is the Feb. 28 Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The series did not compete at Atlanta the past two years. Ty Dillon won the most previous race there in August 2012.



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