NASCAR returns to Daytona International Speedway for the second race of the season, but this time the drivers will be running on the 3.61 mile road course.

The Camping World Truck Series kicks off a triple header weekend with the BrakeBest Pads 159.

After winning the race at Daytona last week, Ben Rhodes puts his number 99 turck on the pole with Ryan Truex starting alongside on the front row.

Last week the rain caused a near six hour rain delay for the Cup Series and the Daytona 500. This week the rains have again come to the track, but this time around the teams will run even in the rain.

NASCAR allows for races to run in bad weather. In wet weather conditions, the cars/trucks must run rain tires, have a windshield wiper, and a red light in the rear of the car. Use of a defroster inside the car is optional.

After drivers running the road course during The Clash last week spewed a great deal of dirt and mud across the track, NASCAR has made a few changes to the two chicane’s in the course by adding some concrete and “turtles” – large rumble strips – to keep the drivers off of the grass.

The starting lineup for the BrakeBest Pads 159:
Ben Rhodes
Ryan Truex
Carson Hocevar
John Hunter Nemechek
Sheldon Creed
Cory Roper
Codie Rohrbaugh
Chandler Smith
Matt Crafton
Spencer Boyd
Zane Smith
Raphael Lessard
Bobby Reuse
Austin Wayne Self
Danny Bohn
Christian Eckes
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Jason White
Johnny Sauter
Austin Hill
Brett Moffitt
Parker Chase
Hailie Deegan
Kaz Grala
Riley Herbst
Tyler Ankrum
Timothy Peters
Tate Fogleman
Chase Purdy
Stewart Friesen
Derek Kraus
Todd Gilliland
Tanner Gray
Timmy Hill
Jett Noland
SamMayer
Camden Murphy
Dawson Cram
Norm Benning
Lawless Alan

Stages one of the race is only 12 laps with stage two lasting just 13 laps, and three lasting 19 laps for a total of 44 laps around the 14 turn road course.

Nearly half of the field – 18 drivers – have never run a race in the rain; with three drivers making their truck series debut.

While the rains have stopped, the track is very wet with plenty of water spraying about.

On wet weather tires, Ben Rhodes brings the field down for the green flag start of the race with Rhodes jumping out in front for the lead.

Some of the drivers had issues going into turn one, but the track stayed green and everybody got sorted out.

John Hunter Nemechek gets around Ben Rhodes to take the lead on lap one.

Lap two, the top five are John Hunter Nemechek, Ben Rhodes, Sheldon Creed, Ryan Truex, and Chandler Smith.

The radial rain tires are a softer compound that the normal slicks. Once the track begins to dry out, the drivers will have to change to the slicks; before they begin having tire issues. The teams have three sets of rain tires and five sets of slicks.

Lap two, the drivers are getting three wide across the oval portion of the track.

Cory Roper got off the course, but the track stayed green and he got back on the course.

Lap four, John Hunter Nemechek contiues to lead the race; Sheldon Creed, Ben Rhodes, Ryan Trues, and Chandler Smith round out the top five.

Lap five, Parker Chase is making his Truck Series debut and has already moved up 12 spots. Chase is an experienced IMSA and Rolex 24 veteran.

Todd Gilliland started the race in 32nd place, he has moved up 20 spots since the race start.

Lap six, John Hunter Nemechek took over the lead in lap one and continues to lead the race. He has opened up a lead of over two seconds on Sheldon Creed.

Lap seven, the top five continues to be John Hunter Nemechek, Sheldon Creed, Ben Rhodes, Ryan Truex, and Chandler Smith.

Jason White was stopped on the track; once he got moving again, he took his truck down pit road. The track stays green. White was penalized for having too many crew members over the wall for his pit stop.

Riley Herbst gets off the track, but gets moving again.

Cory Roper gets turned around and is stopped on the track. He brings out the first caution flag of the race.

Lap 10, race leader John Hunter Nemechek now holds the record for leading the most road course laps in the truck series.

Some drivers came down pit road for service; including changing to slick tires, even though the track is not completely dry yet.

John Hunter Nemechek brings the field down for a one lap shootout to end stage one with Sheldon Creed alongside on the front row. Nemechek jumps out in front for the lead but Ben Rhodes get around Nemechek for the lead in turn one.

Nemechek retakes the lead in turn four with Ben Rhodes on his bumper.

Bobby Reuse gets into the grass but the track stays green.

John Hunter Nemechek wins stage one for his secnd stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:

John Hunter Nemechek
Ben Rhodes
Chandler Smith
Ryan Truex
Brett Moffitt

Johnny Sauter
Matt Crafton
Austin Hill
Stewart Friesen
Riley Herbst

Reports are coming in from the teams that the rain has started back up.

Drivers come down pit road for service. John Hunter Nemechek stayed out on the track. Ryan Truex, Riley Herbst, and Camden Murphy also stayed out on the track.

Teams are reporting that the glare is becoming an issue for the drivers.

John Hunter Nemechek brings with field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 16 and holds on to the lead with Sheldon Creed on his bumper.

The top five are John Hunter Nemechek, Sheldon Creed, Raphael Lessard, Austin Wayne Self, and Ryan Truex.

Lap 16, Sheldon Creed gets around John Hunter Nemechek to take the lead.

Johnny Sauter and Tanner Gray make contact in the chicane, spinning Gray around; but the track stays green.

Lap 17, Sheldon Creed leas the race by just under a second over John Hunter Nemechek; Raphael Lessard, Zane Smith, and Austin Wayne Self round out the top five.

Bobby Reuse and leader Sheldon Creed make contact, but the track stays green.

Lap 19, there are 35 trucks on the lead lap with Sheldon Creed leading the way.

Lap 20, Sheldon Creed leads the race with Raphael Lessard and Zane Smith battling for second; John Hunter Nemechek, and Kaz Grala round out the top five.

The rains have stopped and the conversation once again turns to whether or not to put on the slick tires.

Lap 20, Sheldon Creed continues to lead the race; Raphael Lessard, Jon Hunter Nemechek, Zane Smith, and Kaz Grala round out the top five.

With five laps remaining in stage two, some drivers are “short pitting” and coming down pit road for service prior to the end of the stage.

Sheldon Creed has a lead of nearly three seconds on John Hunter Nemechek.

With four laps remaining in stage two, John Hunter Nemechek makes his first pit stop of the race. He returns to the track in 22nd place.

Lap 23, leader Sheldon Creed comes down pit road for service; giving the lead over to Raphael Lessard.

John Hunter Nemechek has lost oil pressure and is limping his way around the track. He is stopped at the bus stop on the back stretch; bringing out the caution flag.

John Hunter Nemechek has made it to pit road. The crew got the truck working again and Nemechek is back on the track, one lap down.

Ending the stage under caution, Raphael Lessard wins stage two for his second stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:

Raphael Lessard
Kaz Grala
Zane Smith
Austin Wayne Self
Todd Gilliland
Matt Crafton
Hailie Deegan
Sheldon Creed
Chase Purdy
Brett Moffitt

Drivers come down pit road for service. The teams are changing from rain tires to slicks. Taking fuel only Ben Rhodes wins the race off of pit road.

Matt Crafton stayed out on the track.

Sheldon Creed brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three with 17 laps remaining in the race. Sheldon Creed beats out Matt Crafton for the lead.

The top five are Sheldon Creed, Matt Crafton, Riley Herbst, Stewart Friesen, and Chandler Smith.

Lap 37, Sheldon Creed has a lead of nearly three seconds on Riley Herbst; Stewart Friesen, Chandler Smith, and Matt Crafton round out the top five.

Fifteen to go, Sheldon Creed continues to lead the race; Riley Herbst, Stewart Friesen, Chandler Smith ,and Ben Rhodes round out the top five. Continuing to run on rain tires, Matt Crafton is falling through the field.

The caution flag comes out with 14 laps remaining in the race when Carson Hocevar gets into the wall after contact from another driver. Timothy Peters and Ryan Truex also have some damage to their trucks.

Leader Sheldon Creed was running short of fuel to make it to the end of the race when the caution flag came out.

In shutting off his engine in order to save fuel, Sheldon Creed’s truck didn’t refire properly; as a result, he has lost some spots and will restart the race in fifth place. Riley Herbst is the new leader. Some drivers come down pit road including Matt Crafton who finally change to slick tires.

With nine laps remaining in the race, Riley Herbst brings the field down for the green flag restart but it is Stewart Friesen who gets out in front before Ben Rhodes takes the top spot. Riely Herbst and Ben Rhodes battle it out for the lead, swapping back and forth before Ben Rhodes holds on to the lead.

The caution flag comes out with eight laps remaining in the race for a crash involving Brett Moffitt and Zane Smith; sending Smith into the wall. Parker Chase also has some damage to his truck.

At the time of the caution Ben Rhodes was the leader with Sheldon Creed in second; Riley Herbst, Stewart Friesen, and Chandler Smith round out the top five.

Ben Rhodes brings the field down for the green flag restart with Sheldon Creed alongside on the front row with just six laps remaining in the race. Ben Rhodes jumps out in front for the lead.

Riley Herbst and Sheldon Creed battle it out for second; Stewart Friesen and Chandler Smith round out the top five.

Austin Hill gets turned around and is sitting on the track. Spencer Boyd is also stuck out on the track. The caution flag comes out with five laps remaining in the race.

Looking for back to back wins at Daytona, Ben Rhodes brings the field down for the green flag restart with just three laps remaining in the race. Ben Rhodes jumps out in front for the lead while drivers back in the field get three and four wide in the corners.

Sheldon Creed takes the lead from Ben Rhodes after going deep into the corner.

Ben Rhodes comes up to battle Sheldon Credd for the lead. Creed holds on to the lead.

Sam Mayer gets turned around spraying oil on the track after making contact with Tanner Gray who runs through the grass and brings out the caution flag with just three laps to go.

With some extended cleanup time needed, the race goes into overtime for a green/white/checker finish.

Reports are that Sheldon Creed is low on fuel and the team is unsure whether he can make it to the end.

Sheldon Creed brings the field down for the two lap shootout for the finish with Creed getting out in front for the lead. After getting into the corner a little to hard, Ben Rhodes takes the lead. Drivers are getting off the track back in the field.

Ben Rhodes is in the lead with Sheldon Creed a tenth of a second back; Matt Crafton, Riley Herbst, and John Hunter Nemechek round out the top five.

Ben Rhodes has pulled out to a large lead as he takes the white flag. Just before the white flag comes out, NASCAR waves the caution flag for trucks wrecking . Austin Wayne Self gets into the wall. Raphael Lessard gets turned around. Seventeen year old Jett Noland gets turned around and is stuck in the grass.

There have been eight caution flags in tonight’s race to set a new record.

Ben Rhodes brings the field down for the second attempt at a green/white/checker finish with Sheldon Creed alongside on the front row. Ben Rhodes edges out for the lead after a big push from John Hunter Nemcechek.

Trucks are wrecking back in the field. The caution comes out. Jennifer Jo Cobb got stuck on the track and needed a push to get going again.

Some of the drivers may have to come down pit road for a splash of fuel or risk running out.

Ben Rhodes brings the field down for the third overtime green/white/checker finish with John Hunter Nemechek alongside on the front row; Sheldon Creed and Kaz Grala are in row two. Ben Rhodes gets out in front for the lead once again as drivers get three wide behind him.

Hailie Deegan goes on an off road excursion through the grass and gets stuck.

Ben Rhodes takes the white flag with Sheldon Creed on his bumper for one final lap.

Giving Toyota their 200th truck series win, Ben Rhodes becomes just the thrid driver to win the first two races of the season and the Daytona opening weekend sweep.

The caution flag came out just before Rhodes crossed the finish line.

The unofficial results of the BrakeBest Pads 159:
Ben Rhodes
Sheldon Creed
John Hunter Nemechek
Todd Gilliland
Riley Herbst
Matt Crafton
Derek Kraus
Kaz Grala
Timmy Hill
Christian Eckes
Stewart Friesen
Chandler Smith
Camden Murphy
Carson Hocevar
Austin Wayne Self
Codie Rohrbaugh
Dawson Cram
Johnny Suater
Tate Fogleman
Tyler Ankrum
Tanner Gray
Parker Chase
Chase Purdy
Timothy Peters
Brett Moffitt
Bobby Reuse
Raphael Lessard
Hailie Deegan
Jett Noland
Danny Bohn
Ryan Truex
Norm Benning
Austin Hill
Cory Roper
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Lawless Alan
Sam Mayer
Jason White
Spencer Boyd
Zane Smith