Kaz Grala won the wild NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 18th Annual NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway

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Kaz Grala, driver of the #33 KiklosGreekExtraVirginOliveOil Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 24, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Starting from pole Truck 33 Kaz Grala Kiklos Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil Chevrolet won the 18th Annual NextEra Energy Resources 250, his 1st win in 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. This is Kaz Grala 1st win & 1st Top 10 finish in 2017. This is Grala 1st win & 1st Top 10 finish finish at Daytona International Speedway. Kaz Grala leads the point standings by 14 points over Johnny
Sauter & was the highest finishing rookie. Kaz Grala’s win is the fourth-time a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race has been won from the pole at Daytona – previous wins from the pole: Jack Sprague, 2007; Mark Martin, 2006; Joe Ruttman, 2001. Kas Grala becomes the youngest Daytona winner in NASCAR national series history at 18 years, 1 month and 26 days – previous record was held by Tyler Reddick (19 years, 1 month, 9 days). 2nd Place Truck 32 Austin Wayne Self AM Technical Solutions Toyota, started from 22nd place posted his 1st Top 10 finish in 2 races at Daytona International Speedway. It is his Top 10 finish in 2017. 3rd Place Truck 29 Chase Briscoe Cooper Standard Ford, started from 16th place.

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Kaz Grala, driver of the #33 KiklosGreekExtraVirginOliveOil Chevrolet, leads the field at the start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 24, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

4th Place Truck 8 John H Nemechek Fire Alarm Services Inc Chevrolet, started from 19th place followed by 5th place Truck 87 Joe Nemechek Fleetwing Chevrolet, started from 9th place. 6th Place Truck 92 Regan Smith BTS Tire & Wheel/Commercial Tire & Service Ford, started from 25th place followed by 7th place Truck 24 Scott Lagasse Jr Alert Today Alive Tomorrow Chevrolet, started from 14th
place. 8th Place Truck 4 Christopher Bell JBL Toyota, started from 4th place followed by 9th place Truck 22 JJ Yeley Legrand/Superior Essex/AM Technical Solutions Toyota, started from 27th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Truck 51 Myatt Snider Louisiana Hot Sauce Toyota, in 10th place, started from 13th place.

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Austin Cindric, driver of the #19 Draw-Tite/Reese Brands Ford, spins during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 24, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The race had 6 Cautions for 29 Laps with 2 Big Crashes: 1st Caution on lap 3 for Truck 18 Noah Gragson Switch Toyota, Truck 19 Austin Cindric Draw-Tite/Reese Brands Ford, Truck 8 John H Nemechek Fire Alarm Services Inc Chevrolet, 68, 52, Truck 99 Tommy Joe Martins MDM Motorsports Chevrolet, Truck 02 Tyler Young Randco Chevrolet, Truck 66 Ross Chastain Rugged Cross Blinds/Waterfront Services Inc Chevrolet, Truck 22 JJ Yeley Legrand/Superior Essex/AM Technical Solutions Toyota, Truck 29 Chase Briscoe Cooper Standard Ford, Truck 30 Terry Jones Nortrax Ford, Truck 13 Cody Coughlin Ride TV/JEGS Toyota, Truck 51 Myatt Snider Louisiana Hot Sauce Toyota, Truck 63 Bobby Gerhart Lucas Oil Chevrolet Big crash on the Frontstretch. 2nd Caution on lap 21 for Truck 4 Christopher Bell JBL Toyota, Truck 7 Brett Moffitt Toyota, 23 crash on the Frontstretch. 3rd Caution on lap 42 for Stage 2 Conclusion. 4th Caution on lap 72 for Truck 4 Christopher Bell JBL Toyota, Truck 5 Korbin Forrister Advanced Medical Laboratories Toyota, Truck 87 Joe Nemechek Fleetwing Chevrolet, Truck 17 Timothy Peters Toyota crash on the Frontstretch. 5th Caution on lap 96 for Truck 8 John H Nemechek Fire Alarm Services Inc Chevrolet Spin Turn 2. 6th Caution on lap 100 for Truck 88 Matt Crafton Goof Off/Menards Toyota, Truck 21 Johnny Sauter Allegiant Travel Chevrolet, Truck 27 Ben Rhodes Safelite Auto Glass Toyota, Truck 32 Austin Wayne Self AM Technical Solutions Toyota, Truck 92 Regan Smith BTS Tire & Wheel/Commercial Tire & Service Ford, Truck 4 Christopher Bell JBL Toyota, Truck 22 JJ Yeley Legrand/Superior Essex/AM Technical Solutions Toyota, Truck 51 Myatt Snider Louisiana Hot Sauce Toyota, Truck 13 Cody Coughlin # Ride TV/JEGS Toyota, Truck 17 Timothy Peters Toyota, Truck 23 Spencer Gallagher Allegiant Chevrolet, Truck 98 Grant Enfinger Jive Toyota Big crash on the Backstretch.

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Christopher Bell, driver of the #4 JBL Toyota, pits as officials indicate 5 minutes to fix the vehicle during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 24, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The race had 14 Lead Changes among 9 drivers: K. Grala # 1-13; C. Bell 14-15; S. Gallagher(i) 16-17; B. Moffitt 18-19; J. Sauter 20-43; T. Peck(i) 44; T. Peters 45-46; C. Bell 47-48; J. Sauter 49-51; B. Rhodes 52-68; C. Bell 69-70; B. Rhodes 71-73; J. Sauter 74-98; M. Crafton 99; K. Grala # 100;

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Johnny Sauter, driver of the #21 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet, leads a pack of trucks during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 24, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

This was an exciting race that proves when a big crash happens anyone can win. Here the video of the last lap when Truck 88 Matt Crafton Goof Off/Menards Toyota went airborne: http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/franchises/truck-series-highlights.nascar-camping-world-truck-series-final-laps-kaz-grala-becomes-youngest-driver-to-win-at-daytona.5336812698001.html

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race Number 1
Unofficial Race Results for the 18Th Annual Nextera Energy Resources 250
– Friday, February 24, 2017Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, FL – 2.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 100 Laps – 250 Miles

Finish Start Truck Driver Team Laps Status
1. 1. Truck 33 Kaz Grala # Kiklos Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil Chevrolet 100 Running
2. 22. Truck 32 Austin Wayne Self AM Technical Solutions Toyota 100 Running
3. 16. Truck 29 Chase Briscoe # Cooper Standard Ford 100 Running
4. 19. Truck 8 John H Nemechek Fire Alarm Services Inc Chevrolet 100 Running
5. 9. Truck 87 Joe Nemechek Fleetwing Chevrolet 100 Running
6. 25. Truck 92 Regan Smith BTS Tire & Wheel/Commercial Tire & Service Ford 100 Running
7. 14. Truck 24 Scott Lagasse Jr(i) Alert Today Alive Tomorrow Chevrolet 100 Running
8. 4. Truck 4 Christopher Bell JBL Toyota 100 Running
9. 27. Truck 22 JJ Yeley(i) Legrand/Superior Essex/AM Technical Solutions Toyota 100 Running
10. 13. Truck 51 Myatt Snider Louisiana Hot Sauce Toyota 100 Running
11. 17. Truck 13 Cody Coughlin # Ride TV/JEGS Toyota 100 Running
12. 8. Truck 27 Ben Rhodes Safelite Auto Glass Toyota 100 Running
13. 3. Truck 23 Spencer Gallagher(i) Allegiant Chevrolet 100 Running
14. 7. Truck 88 Matt Crafton Goof Off/Menards Toyota 99 Running
15. 2. Truck 21 Johnny Sauter Allegiant Travel Chevrolet 99 Running
16. 11. Truck 98 Grant Enfinger # Jive Toyota 99 Running
17. 5. Truck 17 Timothy Peters Toyota 99 Running
18. 31. Truck 83 Todd Peck(i) Pulse Transports Inc Chevrolet 99 Running
19. 28. Truck 49 Wendell Chavous # Peak Nutritional Products Chevrolet 98 Running
20. 10. Truck 5 Korbin Forrister Advanced Medical Laboratories Toyota 71 Accident
21. 21. Truck 63 Bobby Gerhart(i) Lucas Oil Chevrolet 41 Radiator
22. 6. Truck 7 Brett Moffitt Toyota 20 Accident
23. 23. Truck 02 Tyler Young Randco Chevrolet 12 Accident
24. 32. Truck 50 Travis Kvapil Florida Lottery Chevrolet 11 Engine
25. 24. Truck 30 Terry Jones Nortrax Ford 4 Accident
26. 12. Truck 18 Noah Gragson Switch Toyota 1 Accident
27. 18. Truck 19 Austin Cindric # Draw-Tite/Reese Brands Ford 1 Accident
28. 20. Truck 16 Ryan Truex SeaWatch International Toyota 1 Accident
29. 15. Truck 68 Clay Greenfield 1-800-PAVEMENT/BH Holmes Construction Chevrolet 1 Accident
30. 26. Truck 66 Ross Chastain(i) Rugged Cross Blinds/Waterfront Services Inc Chevrolet 1 Accident
31. 29. Truck 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar International Chevrolet 1 Accident
32. 30. Truck 99 Tommy Joe Martins MDM Motorsports Chevrolet 1 Accident

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, no trucks dropped to the rear of the field. Failed to Qualify: (10) 47 Chris Fontaine, 6 Norm Benning, 44 Brandon Brown, 45 TJ Bell, 28 Bryan Dauzat, 74 Jordan Anderson, 1 Timothy Viens, 12 Spencer Boyd, 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb, 75 Parker Kligerman. Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 55 Mins, 38 Secs. Average Speed: 129.720 MPH. Margin of Victory: Caution.
Caution Flags: 6 for 29 laps. Lead Changes: 14 among 9 drivers. Keystone Light Pole Award: Kaz Grala, #33 180.676 mph. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Earnhardt Childress Racing Engines, #33. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kaz Grala, #33. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Kaz Grala, #33.
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
Next Race: Mar. 4, 2017 – Atlanta Motor Speedway
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