The Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series is set to kick off the 2020 racing season with some night racing on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway.

Prior to qualifying, several teams were frantically trying to get their trucks through the inspection process.

Thirty two trucks will battle it out in the NextEra Energy 250 and after one lap of single truck qualifying Riley Herbst puts his number 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports truck on the pole with a time of 49.544 seconds around the two and a half mile track; but eight drivers will have to go home after failing to make the cut.

After having issues with his truck Josh Reaume has withdrawn from the competition. Norm Benning, John Hunter Nemechek, Jennifer Jo Cobb, Ray Ciccarella, Clay Greenfield, Joe Nemechek, and Todd Peck all failed to qualify for the race.

The starting lineup for the NextEra Energy 250:
Riley Herbst
Brett Moffitt
Christian Eckes
Ross Chastain
Johnny Sauter
Zane Smith
Tyler Ankrum
Raphael Lessard
Korbin Forrister
Matt Crafton
Grant Enfinger
Sheldon Creed
Ben Rhodes
Tanner Gray
Austin Hill
Derek Kraus
Ty Majeski
Tate Fogleman
Cory Roper
Gus Dean
Codie Rohrbaugh
Ryan Dauzat
Jordan Anderson
Austin Wayne Self
Todd Gilliland
Jesse Little
Brennan Poole
Stewart Friesen
Spencer Boyd
Natalie Decker
Jason White
Angela Ruch

For the second night in a row, Mother Nature delays the start of the race with some rain showers.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano joins the FOX broadcast team in the booth.

After a 45 minute delay for rain track drying the drivers finally fire up the engines and get ready to race.

Stages one and two of the race are only 20 laps each with stage three lasting 60 laps. The drivers can run a fuel load of around 36 laps.

Riley Herbst brings the field down for the green flag start of the race from the inside lane and jumps out in front of Brett Moffitt for the lead of the race.

Drivers may bump draft but may not lock bumpers; locking bumpers will result in a drive through penalty.

Lap two, Riley Herbst holds the lead of the race with Christian Eckes in second; Johnny Sauter, Tyler Ankrum, and Grant Enfinger round out the top five.

Lap five, Riley Herbst continues to lead the race with the outside lane trying to move forward. Ben Rhodes gets caught in the middle lane and quickly falls through the field.

Lap nine, Riley Herbst has led every lap so far with Christian Eckes in second. Derek Kraus has some sort of an issue with his truck and comes down pit road with a possible tire issue.

Topping 190mph, Riley Herbst leads the field around the track.

Lap 14, the top five are Riley Herbst, Christian Eckes, Johnny Sauter, Tyler Ankrum, and Grant Enfinger.

The caution flag comes out with five laps remaining in stage one after a big crash that put Ty Majeski on his roof. Austin Wayne Self and Tate Fogleman were also involved.

NASCAR has red flagged the race to get Majeski out of his truck and get the track cleaned up.

After track officials rolled the truck back onto its wheels, Ty Majeski crawled out of the car and walked to the ambulance for the mandatory ride to the infield care center.

After a red flag of nearly eight minutes, the trucks are again moving with many at the back of the field coming down pit road for service with the end of stage one only three laps away. Leaders stay out.

Riley Herbst brings the field down for the green flag restart with just one lap remaining in stage one. Riley Herbst holds on to his lead with Christian Eckes in second.

After leading every lap, Riley Herbst wins stage one. This is Herbst’s first stage win.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Riley Herbst
Tyler Ankrum
Christian Eckes
Brett Moffitt
Johnny Sauter
Stewart Friesen
Austin Hill
Grant Enfinger
Raphael Lessard
Todd Gilliland

Johnny Sauter slides through his pit box and had to back up in order to get service. His pit sign was not displayed so that he could find the pit stall.

Taking fuel only, Christian Eckes wins the race off of pit road.

Ty Majeski has been released from the infield care center and is fine.

Grant Enfinger and Raphael Lessard bring the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 26 with Grant Enfinger getting out in front for the lead; Sheldon Creed, Ben Rhodes, Tyler Ankrum, and Raphael Lessard round ouf the top five.

Lap 30, Grant Enfinger leads the way with Sheldon Creed in second; Ben Rhodes, Tyler Ankrum, and Riley Herbst round out the top five.

The window net has come down on Zane Smith’s truck and he will have to come down pit road to repair the issue.

Lap 34, Sheldon Creed gets around Grant Enfinger for the lead; Brett Moffitt, Ben Rhodes, and Matt Crafton round out the top five.

Lap 35, Grant Enfinger retakes the lead with Ben Rhodes in second place.

Codie Rohrbaugh got loose and spun out on the apron and the track stayed green.

Grant Enfinger takes the white flag for the final lap in stage two. Grant Enfinger wins stage two.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Grant Enfinger
Ben Rhodes
Tyler Ankrum
Austin Hill
Riley Herbst
Raphael Lessard
Stewart Friesen
Johnny Sauter
Sheldon Creed
Tanner Gray

Ross Chastain and Johnny Sauter were charged with having uncontrolled tires on pit road and Christian Eckes was charged with going through too many pit boxes on pit road. The drivers will have to restart the race from the back of the field.

Ben Rhodes brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 44and edges out Austin Hill for the lead.

Austin Hill and Ben Rhodes swap the lead back and forth as each lane move forward…or back.

Lap 46, Grant Enfinger takes the lead only to battle with Austin Hill swapping the lead back and forth. Lap 48, Grant Enfinger and Austin Hill continue to swap the lead back and forth.

Lap 50, halfway, Continuing to battle, Grant Enfinger and Austin Hill are still swapping the lead back and forth.

Austin Hill finally takes the lead with Ben Rhodes in second; Stewart Friesen, Grant Enfinger, and Tyler Ankrum round out the top five.

Lap 53, the drivers have divided into two packs with Austin Hill, the 2019 race winner in the lead.

Lap 55, Grant Enfinger has taken the lead with Austin Hill in second; Ben Rhodes, Stewart Friesen, and Todd Gilliland round out the top five.

Tate Fogelman had to make an unscheduled trip down pit road to secure his hood that had come off. Fogelman was one of the trucks involved in the stage one crash.

Reports are that Brett Moffit has some sort of an issue with his truck but he is staying out on the track with the team saying there is nothing that they can do.

Lap 65, Grant Enfinger is in the lead with Austin Hill in second; Ben Rhodes, Stewart Friesen, and Todd Gilliland round out the top five.

Angela Ruch slams the wall and brings out the caution flag. Tate Fogelman’s truck was in flames. Brett Moffitt and Bryan Dauzat are also involved in the crash.

Taking fuel only, Stewart Friesen won the race off of pit road.

After starting the race in 28th place, Stewart Friesen brings the field down for the green flag restart with 25 laps remaining in the race.

Lap 76, Stewart Friesen takes the lead with Raphael Lessard in second; Johnny Sauter, Tyler Ankrum, and Ben Rhodes round out the top five.

Lap 69, Ben Rhodes briefly takes the lead but Stewart Friesen retakes the top spot.

Twenty to go, Stewart Friesen is in the lead but Ben Rhodes takes the lead as the two drivers swap the lead as each lane moves forward.

Seventeen to go, Ben Rhhodes is in the lead as the frontrunners narrow escape a big crash.

Sixteen to go, Ben Rhodes has the lead with Todd Gilliland in second with Austin Hill, Sheldon Creed, and Grant Enfinger rounding out the top five as Stewart Freisen gets shuffled back.

Twelve to go, Sheldon Creed becomes the new leader but Ben Rhodes retakes the lead.

Ten to go, Ben Rhodes is leading the outside lane with Sheldon Creed leading the inside lane. Ben Rhodes gets out in front of the field and takes the lead.

Lap 91, Sheldon Creed takes the lead after a push from Raphael Lessard.

Lap 92, Ben Rhodes retakes the lead.

Lap 94, Sheldon Creed takes the lead.

Raphael Lessard gets turned around but doesn’t hit anything and the track stays green.

Lap 95, Ben Rhodes retakes the lead.

Lap 96, Todd Gilliland takes the lead with Grant Enfinger in second.

The trucks are three wide battleing for the lead.

Ben Rhodes brings out the caution flag with the big one with just three laps remaining in the race. Jesse Little, Johnny Sauter, Sheldon Creed, Tyer Ankrum, Riley Herbst, Todd Gilliland, Christian Eckes, and Stewart Friesen were also involved.

Grant Enfinger is leading the race under caution. The race will go into overtime.

Last year it took eleven extra laps to complete the race under green to become the longest race in truck series history.

The top five are Grant Enfinger, Todd Gilliland, Austin Hill, Ross Chastain, and Derek Kraus.

Grant Enfinger brings the field down for the overtime start and holds on to the lead with Ross Chastain in second.

Grant Enfinger takes the white flag.

Grant Enfinger wins by a nose over Jordan Anderson to give Ford its 100th truck win.

The unofficial results of the NewEra Energy 250:
Grant Enfinger
Jordan Anderson
Codie Rohrbaugh
Derek Kraus
Natalie Decker
Austin Hill
Johnny Sauter
Ross Chastain
Sheldon Creed
Jason White
Zane Smith
Riley Herbst
Brett Moffit
Cory Roper
Matt Crafton
Todd Gilliland
Brennan Poole
Korbin Forrister
Spencer Boyd
Raphael Lessard
Stewart Friesen
Christen Eckes
Tanner Gray
Jesse Little
Ben Rhodes
Gus Dean
Tyler Ankrum
Angela Ruch
Bryan Dauzat
Tate Fogleman
Austin Wayne Self
Ty Majeski

Next week the Truck Series travels to Las Vegas.

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