NASCAR Truck results from the rain race at Daytona International Speedway
Tonight, we’re on the Daytona Road Course in Daytona Beach, Florida. That has the NASCAR Truck Series in a rain or shine situation. The weather gods have elected for rain. We’re going rain racing at Daytona International Speedway!
View full 2021 Daytona race results for the NASCAR Truck Series below.
Ben Rhodes and Ryan Truex set the front row. 44 laps of NASCAR truck racing are up next…
Daytona Truck Race
Stage 1 – Report
Laps: 12 (1-12 / 44)
Green flag, Nemechek drives it deep on the outside into turn one but he runs wide. Ben Rhodes drives to his inside and takes the lead. Lessard gets spun behind them, no caution.
Lap 1, Nemechek has a run on Rhodes out of turn six. Nemechek has the inside as they roll to the banking of the turn three oval, Nemechek leads.
Lap 3, Cory Roper is around in turn one, no caution.
Lap 6, Nemechek leads Sheldon Creed by 2.2 seconds. Howevver, the track is drying up fast.
Lap 9, Cory Roper is around once again. He’s stalled in the middle of the track and the caution is out.
Many trucks head for the pit lane. Christian Eckes is the only driver to put on slicks. The leaders stayed out for a 1 lap shootout.
Green, Nemechel leads the field into turn one but he locks up under braking, runs wide and Rhodes takes over the lead.
Nemechek works inside of him in turn four, clear.
John Hunter Nemechek wins stage 1 on the Daytona Road Course!
Daytona Truck Race Results – Stage 1 : 1. John Hunter Nemechek; 2. Ben Rhodes; 3. Chandler Smith; 4. Brett Moffitt; 5. Ryan Truex; 6. Matt Crafton; 7. Johnny Sauter; 8. Austin Hill; 9. Sheldon Creed; 10. Riley Herbst;
Daytona Truck Race
Stage 2 – Report
Laps: 13 (13-25 / 44)
Most of the field heads for the pit lane. Nemechek is one of the only trucks to stay out.
Green flag on stage two, Nemechek holds the lead as they run three wide for 2nd. Creed holds 2nd and pulls to the rear bumper of the leader in turn two.
Nemechek gets loose into turn six. Creed fills the inside lane and takes the lead away.
Lap 16, a lap truck misses the corner and clips the race leader. Door damage but Creed holds the lead.
3 to go in stage two, Creed hits the put lane. Meanwhile, Nemechek is coasting on the track as that truck has lost oil pressure. As Nemechek comes to a stop, the caution is out.
This stage will finish under the yellow. Raphael Lessard wins stage two at Daytona!
Daytona Truck Race Results – Stage 2 : 1. Raphael Lessard; 2. Kaz Grala; 3. Zane Smith; 4. Austin Wayne Self; 5. Todd Gilliland; 6. Matt Crafton; 7. Hailie Deegan; 8. Sheldon Creed; 9. Chase Purdy; 10. Brett Moffitt;
Daytona Truck Race
Stage 3 – Report
Laps: 19 (26-44 / 44)
Lessard leads most of the field to the pit lane as Crafton stays out. Rhodes is first to the pit exit with fuel only.
Green flag on stage three, Creed gets the launch and leads into turn one as Crafton stacks up the field behind him.
17 to go, Herbst clears Crafton on the backstretch to take 2nd away.
14 to go, Hocevar hits the wall leaving the pit lane. Ryan Truex and Timothy Peters are collected. The caution is out.
Crafton hits the pit lane. He was saving his last set of tires for a stage three caution.
Penalty: Creed is shutting off the engine but doesn’t maintain caution speed. The race leader will be penalized and restart 5th. Herbst takes over the race lead.
Green, Stewart Friesen drives it deep into turn one. But he runs wide and Herbst takes the race lead.
Rhodes and Herbst rub doors for the lead in turn three. Rhodes takes the spot as Creed follows him through to take over 2nd in a hurry.
9 to go, multiple trucks tangle heading into the final chicane. Zane Smith was turned right by Brett Moffitt. Smith bounces off the wall and many trucks tangle as they try to avoid it. The caution is back out.
Restart, caution, restart
Green, Rhodes gets the jump and leads into turn one. Hervst takes 2nd away from Creed into turn one and they rub doors in turn three as Creed takes the spot back away.
6 to go, two trucks are stalled on the track, caution. Austin Hill has a flat and Spencer Boyd has stalled.
Green, Rhodes leads into turn one once again. Creed drives it deep and nearly gets to his inside.
The leaders run side by side into turn three, Creed drives it much deeper as they rub doors. Creed to the race lead. They fight for space into turn six and Creed shoves Rhodes off the track.
Sam Mayer and Tanner Gray tangle and the caution is out.
Crafton has slightly fresher tires, he’s climbed to 7th. Nemechek has battled back after running out of fuel, he runs 9th.
Green, Creed gets the jump but he wheel hops into turn one and Rhodes is on his bumper. Creed runs wide and Rhodes takes over the lead!
Rhodes leads Creed by 15 truck lengths. Crafton and Nemechek are flying through the field in tandem. Nemechek runs 3rd.
Coming to the white flag, the caution is out! They’ll do it again as multiple trucks are crashed.
Green, Rhodes gets the jump. Nemechek drives it deep into the corner and rubs on the bumper of Rhodes. Rhodes holds the lead.
Multiple trucks are tangled back in turn two, caution. Jennifer Jo Cobb is unable to re-fire.
Green, Rhodes leads into turn one. They run three wide for 2nd briefly but Creed takes 2nd away.
Hailie Deegan is sent through the grass behind them.
White flag, Rhodes leads Creed by just three truck lengths as they take the white flag.
The caution is out as Rhodes head into the final chicane.
Ben Rhodes holds him off and wins on the Daytona Road Course!
Daytona Race Results
February 19, 2021
NASCAR Truck Series
Pos | Driver
1. Ben Rhodes
2. Sheldon Creed
3. John Hunter Nemechek
4. Todd Gilliland
5. Riley Herbst
6. Matt Crafton
7. Derek Kraus
8. Kaz Grala
9. Timmy Hill
10. Christian Eckes
11. Stewart Friesen
12. Chandler Smith
13. Camden Murphey
14. Carson Hocevar
15. Austin Wayne Self
16. Codie Rohrbaugh
17. Dawson Cram
18. Johnny Sauter
19. Tate Fogelman
20. Tyler Ankrum
21. Tanner Gray
22. Parker Chase
23. Chase Purdy
24. Timothy Peters
25. Brett Moffitt
26. Bobby Reuse
27. Raphael Lessard
28. Hailie Deegan
29. Jett Noland
30. Danny Bohn
31. Ryan Truex
32. Norm Benning
33. Austin Hill
34. Cory Roper
35. Jennifer Jo Cobb
36. Lawless Alan
37. Sam Mayer
38. Jason White
39. Spencer Boyd
40. Zane Smith
NASCAR Truck Series
Pos | Driver | Points | Wins
1. Ben Rhodes
100 | 2 Wins
2. John Hunter Nemechek
3. Sheldon Creed
4. Chandler Smith
5. Matt Crafton
6. Carson Hocevar
7. Raphael Lessard
8. Codie Rohrbaugh
9. Johnny Sauter
10. Ryan Truex
11. Todd Gilliland
12. Austin Wayne Self
13. Cory Roper
14. Grant Enfinger
15. Derek Kraus
16. Stewart Friesen
17. Brett Moffitt
18. Zane Smith
19. Timothy Peters
20. Drew Dollar
21. Christian Eckes
22. Danny Bohn
23. David Gilliland
24. Tyler Ankrum
25. Austin Hill
26. Hailie Deegan
27. Kris Wright
28. Spencer Boyd
29. Tate Fogleman
30. Chase Purdy
31. Camden Murphy
32. Jennifer Jo Cobb
33. Dawson Cram
34. Tanner Gray
35. Bryan Dauzat