NASCAR - Camping World Truck - NextEra Energy Resources 250 Preview

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DATE: Friday, Feb. 22
SITE: Daytona International Speedway -- Daytona Beach, Fla.
TRACK: 2.5-mile tri-oval - 3,800 feet (Frontstretch); 3,000 feet (Backstretch)
ANNUAL: 14th
CAPACITY: 146,000 (Grandstand Seating)
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 7:30 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Friday, Feb. 22/1:40 p.m. ET
RUNNER-UP: Timothy Peters
POLE WINNER: Miguel Paludo (finished 30)
LAPS: 100
MILES: 250
QUALIFYING RECORD: Joe Ruttman, 2000, (187.563 mph)
RACE RECORD: Mark Martin, 2006, (146.622 mph)
2012 Finish
1John King236Todd Bodine10
2Timothy Peters277Chris Fontaine22
3Justin Lofton158Ward Burton25
4Travis Kvapil199Ty Dillon4
5Jason White810Clay Greenfield26
2012 NextEra Energy Resources 250 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 119.169 mph
TIME OF RACE: 2 hrs., 17 mins., 13 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 9 for 37 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 11 among 8 drivers
POLE WINNER: Miguel Paludo (181.514 mph)
Past NextEra Energy Resources 250 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2012 -- John King (23) -- Toyota -- 119.169 mph
2011 -- Michael Waltrip (11) -- Toyota -- 130.025 mph
2010 -- Timothy Peters (24) -- Toyota -- 115.296 mph
2009 -- Todd Bodine (3) -- Toyota -- 122.766 mph
2008 -- Todd Bodine (12) -- Toyota -- 127.551 mph
2007 -- Jack Sprague (1) -- Toyota -- 117.739 mph
2006 -- Mark Martin (1) -- Ford -- 146.622 mph (race record)
2005 -- Bobby Hamilton (36) -- Dodge -- 124.931 mph
2004 -- Carl Edwards (6) -- Ford -- 112.570 mph
2003 -- Rick Crawford (10) -- Ford -- 127.642 mph
2002 -- Robert Pressley (2) -- Dodge -- 140.121 mph
2001 -- Joe Ruttman (1) -- Dodge -- 129.407 mph
2000 -- Mike Wallace (2) -- Ford -- 130.152 mph
NOTE: Formerly called Daytona 250 (2000), Florida Dodge Dealers 250 (2001-05),
GM FlexFuel 250 (2006), Chevy Silverado 250 (2007-08).
Past NextEra Energy Resources 250 Pole Winners (Finish)
2012 -- Miguel Paludo -- 30
2011 -- Austin Dillon -- 20
2010 -- Jason White -- 4
2009 -- Colin Braun -- 9
2008 -- Erik Darnell -- 21
2007 -- Jack Sprague -- 1
2006 -- Mark Martin -- 1
2005 -- Kerry Earnhardt -- 35
2004 -- Terry Cook -- 5
2003 -- Jason Leffler -- 30
2002 -- Ted Musgrave -- 2
2001 -- Joe Ruttman -- 1
2000 -- Joe Ruttman -- 19
Last Race Results
RACE: Ford 200 (Nov. 16, 2012)
SITE: Homestead-Miami Speedway -- Homestead, Fla.
MILES: 210
LAPS: 140
WINNER: Cale Gale
RUNNER-UP: Kyle Busch
THIRD: Joey Coulter
FOURTH: Nelson Piquet Jr.
FIFTH: Miguel Paludo
POLE WINNER: Parker Kligerman (finished 7)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 43 mins., 47 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 121.407 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.014 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 5 for 23 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 11 among 7 drivers
LAP LEADERS: P. Kligerman 1-5; N. Piquet Jr. 6-37; K. Busch 38-50; K. Larson
51-86; K. Busch 87; N. Piquet Jr. 88; J. Sauter 89; T. Bodine
90-93; K. Larson 94-105; J. Sauter 106-108; K. Busch 109-139; C.
Gale 140.
NextEra Energy Resources 250 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
1Dusty Davis (Las Vegas, NV)Chevrolet/Accell Construction
3Ty Dillon (Welcome, NC)Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops
4Jeb Burton (Halifax, VA)Chevrolet/Arrowhead
5Tim George Jr. (New York, NY)Ford/TBA
6Justin Lofton (Westmorland, CA)Chevrolet/MadVapes
07Chris Cockrum (Conyers, GA)Toyota/Accu-Tech/Advanced Comm.
7John Wes Townley (Watkinsville, GA)Toyota/Zaxby's
8Max Gresham ((Griffin, GA)Chevrolet/Amwins
9Ron Hornaday Jr. (Palmdale, CA)Chevrolet/Smokey Mountain Herbal
10Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS)Chevrolet/Koma Unwind Relax Drink
13Todd Bodine (Chemung, NY)Toyota/Mattei Air Compressor
14To Be AnnouncedChevrolet/Fight For Life
17Timothy Peters (Providence, NC)Toyota/Parts Plus
18Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL)Toyota/
19Ross Chastain (Alva, FL)Ford/National Watermelon Assoc.
27Jeff Agnew (Copper Hill, VA)Chevrolet/TBA
29Ryan Blaney (High Point, NC)Ford/Cooper Standard Performance
30Ryan Truex (Mayetta, NJ)Chevrolet/TBA
31James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/Rheem
32Miguel Paludo (Nova Prata, Brazil)Chevrolet/Duroline
33 *John King (Kingsport, TN)Chevrolet/Eastern Coal Council
39Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA)Ford/Pull-A-Part LLC
50To Be AnnouncedChevrolet/Superseal/Menards
51Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Toyota Care
54Darrell Wallace Jr. (Mobile, AL)Toyota/
57Norm Benning (Level Green, PA)Chevrolet/Stone Mountain
60Dakoda Armstrong (New Castle, IN)Chevrolet/Winfield
62Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas, NV)Chevrolet/South Point
63Scott Stenzel (Alexandria, MN)Ford/TBA
68Clay Greenfield (Clarksville, TN)RAM/1-800-PAVEMENT
77German Quiroga (Mexico City, Mexico)Toyota/Net 10 Wireless
81David Starr (Houston, TX)Toyota/BYF-Chasco Contractors
82Sean Corr (Goshen, NY)Ford/Warriors in the Workplace
84Chris Fontaine (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/Carport Empire/ProBuilt
88Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA)Toyota/Menard's/Slim Jim
92Scott Riggs (Bahama, NC)Chevrolet/
93Jason White (Richmond, VA)Ford/RSS Racing
98Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI)Toyota/Carolina Nut Co/Curb Records
99Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL)Ford/Rockingham Speedway
* - defending champion.
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
John King------------------------Won
Timothy Peters------12------6Won112
Justin Lofton------------------18183
Todd Bodine---325WonWon2236
Ty Dillon------------------------9
Parker Kligerman---------------------1511
Ron Hornaday Jr.---26237254272814
James Buescher---------------25---917
Joey Coulter---------------------3418
Brendan Gaughan---30242134------2620
Matt Crafton191126824851023
Johnny Sauter---------------27351724
Darrell Wallace Jr.---------------------------
Ryan Blaney---------------------------
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Timothy Peters
Last Week's Pick to Win (Nov. 16, 2012 - Joey Coulter) - finished 3
The 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season begins with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. This will be the 19th season in the series' history.

The series has competed at Daytona once each season since 2000. Todd Bodine is the only driver who has multiple truck victories at Daytona. Bodine, a two- time series champion, won at this 2.5-mile track in 2008 and '09. He is entered in this year's race, driving the No. 13 Toyota for ThorSport Racing.

Other truck race winners at Daytona include: Mike Wallace (2000), Joe Ruttman (2001), Robert Pressley (2002), Rick Crawford (2003), Carl Edwards (2004), Bobby Hamilton (2005), Mark Martin (2006), Jack Sprague (2007), Timothy Peters (2010), Michael Waltrip (2011) and John King (2012).

Bodine, Peters and King are those drivers entered in this weekend's NextEra Energy Resources 250 that have won a previous truck race at Daytona.

In just his eighth career Truck Series start, King pulled off a stunning victory in last year's race at Daytona. King held the lead for the third and final attempt at a green-white-checkered finish. As the field crossed the start/finish line to complete the second-to-last lap, Joey Coulter got bumped from behind and then flew into the catchfence on the frontstretch before he flipped around and tumbled back down on the track. The race ended under caution, with King awarded the win. Coulter walked away from the crash unscathed.

King joined Pressley and Waltrip as those drivers who claimed their maiden truck win at Daytona.

A Toyota driver has won the truck race at Daytona the past six years. The last time a Ford went to Daytona's Victory Lane for a truck event was in 2006 with Martin. Chevrolet has yet to win a race in the series at this track.

The truck event at Daytona has been won from the pole three times: Ruttman (2001), Martin (2006) and Sprague (2007). Hamilton won the 2005 race from the 36th starting position, which is the furthest back a driver has started and won a truck event at Daytona.

This race has featured a green-white-checkered finish five times (2001, '03, '06, '11 and '12). Last year's race took three g-w-c attempts.

The closest margin of victory for a truck race at Daytona occurred in 2003 when Crawford edged Travis Kvapil by only 0.027 seconds. The greatest margin of victory for this event happened in 2001 when Ruttman beat Ricky Hendrick by just 0.318 seconds.

David Starr is the only driver who has competed in all of the 13 previous truck races at Daytona.

Those drivers entered in this race that made their first career start in the Truck Series at Daytona include: Justin Lofton (2010) and Coulter (2011).

The Camping World Truck Series is off for the next five weeks before returning to action with the April 6 Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Kevin Harvick won last year's race there.

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