NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results from Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2018
The NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway hosts the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. After 100 laps and 250 miles we’ll have the first winner of the season.
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David Gilliland and Johnny Sauter lead the NASCAR Truck Series to the green flag. 20 laps in stages one, 20 in stage two and 60 more to the line. The average finish for the trucks at Daytona is less than a tenth of a second, I expect the same thing tonight.
Stage 1 – Report
Green flag, David Gilliland gets the jump. He’s blocking both lanes heading into turn 1. Two by two behind him.
Lap 2, Johnny Sauter has help and he’s moving. Sauter pulls even with Gilliland on the outside. Lap 3, the yellow is out. Travis Kvapil has expired an engine.
Johnny Sauter restarts on the inside. Gilliland back to the front. Clay Greenfield is working the top, he made 3 starts in 2017.
Lap 12, Sauter locks bumpers with Gilliland down the back. He pushes him all the way to the front by two car lengths. “240,” Sauter says of the temperature gauge.
Lap 16, a 3rd lane has begun to form, but it’s struggling to make any ground. Gilliland and Sauter run side by side for the stage win.
1 to go in stage, Gilliland leads and there’s a lap car ahead. They catch him down the back. But, the lap cars forces them 4 wide into turn 3 for 20th on back.
Gilliland wins stage 1 at Daytona.
Stage 1 Results: 1. David Gilliland; 2. Johnny Sauter; 3. Dalton Sargeant; 4. Clay Greenfield; 5. Grant Enfinger; 6. John Hunter Nemechek; 7. Myatt Snider; 8. Matt Crafton; 9. Noah Gragson; 10. Cody Coughlin;
Stage 2 – Report
The field hits the pit lane. Fuel only for most. Clay Greenfield stalls it leaving his pit box. Greenfield returns to the pits for 4 tires.
Korbin Forrister stayed out. He and Noah Gragson lead them back to green. Gragson is around Forrister before turn 1, he pulls the train with him.
Gragson is riding the highside. The train follows but it’s short lived. Sauter dives to the bottom, he hangs Gragson out to dry as Sauter leads off turn 2.
Lap 45, trucks get shaky for 2nd on back. Gilliland gets shuffled out of line.
2 to go in stage two, the top 8 are single file on the bottom. Sauter leads the train.
Sauter wins stage two at Daytona.
Stage 2 Results: 1. Johnny Sauter; 2. Stewart Friesen; 3. David Gilliland; 4. Cody Coughlin; 5. Matt Crafton; 6. Justin Haley; 7. Korbin Forrister; 8. Parker Kligerman; 9. John Hunter Nemechek; 10. Spencer Davis;
Stage 3 – Report
The field hit pit road. Several trucks take no tires, most take 2 or 4. Matt Crafton has spun into his pit stall. Crafton will be regulated to the tail of the field.
Gilliland and Dalton Sargent lead them back to green in the final stage. Gilliland gets the jump.
Lap 51, Grant Enfinger and Nemechek are clicking around the top side. Enfinger is clear, he drops to the bottom. Nemechek is still trucking with help from Sauter. Enfinger attempts to block the outside line. It’s too late, Nemechek is there. Nemechek leads on the highside at the line.
45 to go, Enfinger drifted off the yellow line. He wiggled the car took off back to the apron. Sparks fly and Enfinger is sideways in front of the field. Jennifer Jo Cobb loses it under braking behind the accident. She makes heavy contact with the infield wall just ahead of the pit entrance.
Matt Crafton has smoke coming out of the back of his truck under yellow. He’ll head to pit road. He’s on the 6 minute crash clock. Nemechek pits from the lead.
Green, Sauter leads them to him. He elects for the outside. Kliggerman has a tire rub. He remains on track. Crash in front of him! Kliggerman just caught a huge break!
Bo LeMastus get sideways in front of the field. He bounced off the apron and back up the banking. Gragson swerved around it but lost it as he went around and slammed into the wall.
The field hits pit lane and Nemechek has cycled back to the lead. Green, Nemechek leads.
30 to go, Rhodes has a run. He pulls out to move to the lead. Nemechek throw a block, Nemechek swerves all the way to the wall to force his way around. They make contact. Rhodes goes back to the bottom and he has a fender rub.
28 to go, Nemechek has blown a tire! He’s sideways in front of the field. Davis somehow avoided it all, he was directly behind Nemechek. Friesen and Moffitt are sent nose first into the wall.
Green, Haley takes leads. Trouble in the back! Greenfield wiggled off the middle. Crafton shot the gap. At the same time, Greenfield had gathered it up and was locking for his place in line. Crafton filled it, Greenfield cut down on the the nose of Crafton. Greenfield is turned into the outside wall. Red flag.
Green, 15 laps to go, Haley and Gilliland run side by side at the front. Nobody can pull away.
Gilliland has on run on the highside. Haley tried to block, too late. Haley dives back to the bottom, that hole is filled also. Haley is trapped in the middle and going backwards.
9 to go, Sauter to the lead. 7 to go, Davis gets into Gilliland at the exit of the tri-oval, Gilliland gets sideways and clips the wall. We remain green.
3 to go, only 9 trucks remain in the lead pack. They all run single file around the bottom. Jordan Anderson runs 5th!
1 to go, 7 car break-away. The top 5 are single file. Lagasse is on the brakes and stacking up the field. He’s going to try to get a run from 2nd. They split him! The entire field is 3 wide and coming for Sauter who’s on an island at the line.
They run out of time. Sauter wins at Daytona!
NASCAR Trucks at Daytona
Feb 16, 2018 – Race Results
Related: NASCAR Truck Series: Starting Lineup
POS | Driver
1. Johnny Sauter
2. Justin Haley
3. Joe Nemechek
4. Ben Rhodes
5. Scott Lagasse Jr
6. Grant Enfinger
7. Spencer Davis
8. Dalton Sargeant
9. Jordan Anderson
10. Justin Fontaine
11. Austin Hill
12. Wendell Chavous
13. Robby Lyons
14. Norm Benning
15. Scott Stenzel
16. Korbin Forrister
17. Cody Caughlin
18. Bryan Dauzat
19. Matt Crafton
20. Austin Wayne Self
21. David Gilliland
22. Clay Greenfield
23. Noah Gragson
24. Myatt Snider
25. John Hunter Nemechek
26. Brett Moffitt
27. Stewart Friesen
28. Parker Kligerman
29. Chris Fontaine
30. Bo LeMastus
31. Jennifer Jo Cobb
32. Travis Kvapil
Related: Daytona TV Schedule
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