It has been nearly a year since the Camping World Truck Series truck drivers have had any practice or made a qualifying run, but on Thursday 46 drivers took to the track for their one and only practice session before making a qualifying run and race on Friday (February 12).

NASCAR allows for 36 trucks in each race, meaning 10 teams will go home.

This year among the rookies coming into the series is 19 year old Hailie Deegan who is not only making her first start in a truck, it is her first attempt at running the high banks of Daytona International Speedway.

Navy Commander Jesse Iwuji gets the Truck Series qualifying started off with a time of 52.27 seconds.

Despite reports that he would be selling his truck team after last season, Ray Ciccarelli returns to NASCAR and the Camping World Truck Series.

Clay Greenfield’s team brought a new truck to the track but has been unable to get the truck going. Greenfield reports that the truck has lost power again.

With a time of 50.214 seconds, Hailie Deegan puts her truck on the provisional pole with seven trucks having made qualifying laps.


James Buescher has had his qualifying run disallowed after going below the double yellow line…which is not allowed. He will have to hope that the past champions provisional spot is open in order to make the race. Buescher was attempting to draft a truck that was slowed and exiting the track.

Coming off of pit road, the drive shaft fell off of Tim Viens’ truck.

Reigning Camping World Truck Series driver Sheldon Creed makes a run of 49. 920 seconds to take the top spot.

Johnny Sauter tops the list of drivers with a time of 49.733 seconds and wins his first pole in the Camping World Truck Series. Sheldon Creed will start alongside Sauter on the front row.

The starting lineup for the NextEra Energy 250:
Johnny Sauter
Sheldon Creed
Grant Enfinger
Chase Purdy
Raphael Lessard
Chandler Smith
John Hunter Nemechek
Zane Smith
Hailie Deegan
Timothy Peters
Tyler Ankrum
Carson Hocevar
David Gilliland
Matt Crafton
Brett Moffitt
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Drew Dollar
Austin Hill
Austin Wayne Self
Jordan Anderson
Todd Gilliland
Tanner Gray
Ben Rhodes
Spencer Boyd
Ryan Truex
Codie Rohrbaugh
Kris Wright
Bryan Dauzat
Stewart Friesen
Tate Fogleman
Cory Roper
Danny Bohn
Derek Kraus
Gus Dean
Jason White
James Buescher

Stages one and two of the race are 20 laps each with stage three lasting 60 laps. The drivers can run 30 to 35 laps on a single fuel load.

In his first ever Daytona pole, Johnny Sauter brings the field down for the green flag start of the race with Sauter jumping out in front from the inside lane. The caution flag comes out even before the drivers get to turn one for a wreck involving James Buescher after Tanner Gray had trouble getting started. Derek Kraus and Gus Dean were also involved.

Johnny Sauter brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap six and once again gets out in front of the field for the lead with Grant Enfinger on his bumper.

Lap seven, the top five are Johny Sauter, Grant Enfinger, Raphael Lessard, Sheldon Creed, and John Hunter Nemechek.

With Johnny Sauter in the lead, Sheldon Creed and Grant Enfinger battle for second.

James Buescher is out of the race even before he could get started.

Lap nine, Sheldon Creed and Johnny Sauter battle for the lead as they go side by side.

Lap 14 Raphael Lessard has taken the lead with Sheldon Creed in second; Chase Purdy, Johnny Sauter, and Chandler Smith round out the top five.

Lap 17, Raphael Lessard holds on to the lead with Sheldon Creed in second; Chase Purdy, Johnny Sauter, and Grant Enfinger round out the top five.

Raphael Lessard wins stage one…and the first points of the Truck Series season.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Raphael Lessard
Sheldon Creed
Grant Enfinger
John Hunter Nemechek
Johnny Sauter
Ben Rhodes
Chandler Smith
David Gilliland
Stewart Friesen
Timothy Peters

Drivers come down pit road for service with Sheldon Creed winning the race off of pit road after taking fuel only. Involved in the lap one incident, Derek Kraus was involved in a near crash coming out of his pit stall.

Sheldon Creed was caught speeding on pit road and had to make a pass through penalty.

Matt Crafton and Timothy Peters made contact on pit road; cauting some damage to Crafton’s truck. Crafton was also charged with pitting outside of his pit stall and will have to serve a penalty.

Grant Enfinger brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 27 with Enfinger and John Hunter Nemechek battling for the lead.

John Hunter Nemechek takes the lead with Grant Enfinger in second; Raphael Lessard, Johnny Sauter, and Ben Rhodes round out the top five.

Drivers are getting three wide across the track.

After serving a pass through penalty for speeding, Sheldon Creed has moved into the top 10 in seventh place.

Lap 30, John Hunter Nemechek leads the race with Ben Rhodes in second; Johnny Sauter, Chandler Smith, and Sheldon Creed round out the top five.

The caution flag comes out on lap 35 after Derek Kraus makes an off road excursion through the grass with a flat tire.

Some drivers come down pit road for service.

A lap down after serving a penalty, Matt Crafton is the “lucky dog” and gets his lap back.

Grant Enfinger had a slow pit stop after the jack would not work properly.

In a quick two lap shootout to end stage two, John Hunter Nemechek brings the field down for the green flag restart with Ben Rhodes getting out in front for the lead.

John Hunter Nemechek takes the lead to win stage two.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
John Hunter Nemechek
Raphael Lessard
Johnny Sauter
Sheldon Creed
Ben Rhodes
Chandler Smith
Austin Hill
Timothy Peters
Grant Enfinger
Tyler Ankrum

Drivers come down pit road for service with Todd Gilliland winning the race off of pit road after taking fuel only.

John Hunter Nemechek’s team had an issue during his pit stop and was slow coming off pit road.

After staying out on the track, Grant Enfinger brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 46 with Enfinger and Tyler Ankrum going nose to nose for the lead.

Lap 47, Tyler Ankrum edges out for the lead but Grant Enfinger gets a push to challenge for the top spot.

The top five are Tyler Ankrum, David Gilliland, Grant Enfinger, Matt Crafton, and Drew Dollar.

Gus Dean and Tanner Gray are out of the race.

Lap 49, David Gilliland takes the lead.

Tyler Ankrum is the new leader.

Lap 50, Tyler Ankrum and David Gilliland continue to battle for the lead; swapping it back and forth.

Lap 51, David Gilliland is in the lead with Grant Enfinger in second; Tyler Ankrum, Drew Dollar, and Matt Crafton round out the top five.

Drivers continue to battle for position all through the field with 48 laps remaining in the race.

Lap 52, Derek Kraus and Ryan Truex bring out the caution flag after what appears to be another flat tire.

Some teams come down pit road for service.

Matt Crafton was charged with having a crew member come over the wall too soon.

David Gilliland brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 58 but it is Grant Enfinger who edges out in front first. But a push from son Todd Gilliland, puts dad David Gilliland out in front for the lead.

Lap 59, Grant Enfinger and David Gilliland continue to swap the lead.

Jordan Anderson and Austin Wayne Self make contact and bring out the caution flag on lap 60.

With 40 laps remaining in the race, the drivers are still outside of their fuel window.

Drivers come down pit road for service. Zane Smith wins the race off of pit road.

Bryan Dauzat brings the field down for the green flag restart with 36 laps remaining in the race. The caution flag comes Tyler Ankrum gets off the track. Sheldon Creed, Jason White, and Stewart Friesen were also caught up in the wreck.

With 35 laps remaining in the race, the drivers are now on the edge of their fuel window to make to the end of the race.

Austin Wayne Self is stopped on pit road and needs a little help from the tow truck.

Chandler Smith brings the field down for the green flag restart with 31 laps remaining in the race. Todd Gilliland edges out for the lead but Chandler Smith is going nose to nose in a battle for the lead.

The drivers are getting three wide across the track.

Thirty to go, Todd Gilliland and Chandler Smith continue to battle for the lead; Ben Rhodes, Grant Enfinger and Timothy Peters round out the top five.

Todd Gilliland brings out the caution flag when he gets turned around and collects Tate Fogleman, Brett Moffitt, Matt Crafton, and Stewart Friesen in the process.

Chandler Smith brings the field down for the green flag restart with Grant Enfinger alongside on the front row with 22 laps remaining in the race. Grant Enfinger edges out in front but Chandler Smith comes up to battle Enfinger for the lead; Austin Hill, Timothy Peters, and Chase Purdy round out the top five.

Drivers are getting three wide across the track.

Twenty to go, Grant Enfinger and Chandler Smith continue to battle for the lead while the drivers get three wide through the field.

Hailie Deegan makes a run through the grass and brings out the ninth caution flag. She gets the truck moving again, but there is some damage to the front end of the truck after making contact with the wall.

Some of the drivers come down pit road for fresh tires and fuel.

Todd Gilliland and Stewart Friesen are out of the race.

Chandler Smith brings the field down for the green flag restart with just 15 laps remaining in the race. Smith and Timothy Peters battle for the lead with Timoty Peters getting out in from with a push from Ben Rhodes.

The top five are Timothy Peters, Ben Rhodes, Chandler Smith, Drew Dollar, and Grant Enfinger.

Ben Rhodes takes the lead of the race.

Brett Moffitt goes for a spin in the grass but the track stays green.

Timothy Peters leads the race with 13 laps to go.

Ben Rhodes and Timothy Peters swap the lead back and forth with just 12 laps remaining in the race.

Ten to go, the top five are Timothy Peters, Chandler Smith, Drew Dollar, Ben Rhodes, and Grant Enfinger.

Chandler Smith takes the lead.

Nine to go; Chandler Smith is in the lead with Grant Enfinger in second.

Grant Enfinger goes side by side with Chandler Smith for the lead with just eight laps to go. Enfinger is looking to make it back to back wins at Daytona.

Seven to go, Chandler Smith takes the lead; Grant Enfinger, Ben Rhodes, Matt Crafton, and Raphael Lessard round out the top five.

Grant Enfinger takes the lead as Matt Crafton appears to have some issues with his truck.

Chandler Smith makes a run through the grass but the track stays green.

The caution flag comes out with six laps to go for “the big one” involving several drivers including Johnny Sauter, Tyler Ankrum, Timothy Peters, Raphael Lessard, Chandler Smith, and Drew Dollar.

The race has gone into overtime for a gree-white-checker finish. Once the flag goes green, the drivers must make it all the way around to take the white flag on the way to the checkered flag; but if the caution flag comes out before the white flag…then they do it all over again.

Ben Rhodes brings the field down for the overtime start with David Gilliland alongside on the front row. With a push from Matt Crafton, Ben Rhodes takes the lead.

Sheldon Creed takes the lead.

Cory Roper is the new leader as the white flag comes out.

Austin Wayne Self makes a run through the grass but the track stays green. Big crash as Ben Rhodes crosses the finish line to win the race. Matt Crafton, Grant Enfinger, and Spenser Boyd were involved in the crash.

Rhodes called the win the best night of his life.

The unofficial results of the NextEra Energy 250:
Ben Rhodes
Jordan Anderson
Cory Roper
Ryan Truex
Carson Hocevar
Sheldon Creed
John Hunter Nemechek
Codie Rohrbaugh
Chandler Smith
Drew Dollar
Kris Wright
Spencer Boyd
Grant Enfinger
David Gilliland
Matt Crafton
Zane Smith
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Bryan Dauzat
Jason White
Austin Wayne Self
Danny Bohn
Austin Hill
Raphael Lessard
Hailie Deegan
Brett Moffitt
Timothy Peters
Johnny Sauter
Tyler Ankrum
Chase Purdy
Tate Fogleman
Todd Gilliland
Stewart Friesen
Derek Kraus
Gus Dean
Tanner Gray
James Buescher