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Daytona International Speedway

NextEra Energy 250 Results

February 18th, 2022

RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

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POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Zane Smith

38 |

20

Running

106

3

46

5

2

Ben Rhodes

99 |

27

Running

106

6

44

0

3

Christian Eckes

98 |

14

Running

106

9

41

0

4

Tanner Gray

15 |

24

Running

106

0

36

0

5

Parker Kligerman

75 |

31

Running

106

0

32

0

6

Jesse Little

02 |

9

Running

106

0

31

0

7

Ty Majeski

66 |

1

Running

106

21

35

0

8

Danny Bohn

20 |

28

Running

106

0

29

0

9

Carson Hocevar

42 |

22

Running

106

0

28

0

10

Matt DiBenedetto

25 |

23

Running

106

0

27

0

11

Spencer Boyd

12 |

15

Running

106

0

26

0

12

Riley Herbst

17 |

8

Running

106

0

0

0

13

Austin Wayne Self

22 |

16

Running

106

0

29

0

14

Timmy Hill

56 |

35

Running

106

0

23

0

15

Austin Hill

7 |

13

Running

106

1

0

0

16

Stewart Friesen

52 |

5

Running

106

2

29

0

17

Hailie Deegan

1 |

26

Running

106

0

20

0

18

Thad Moffitt

43 |

34

Running

106

0

19

0

19

Kris Wright

44 |

12

Running

106

0

18

0

20

Jason M. White

33 |

33

Accident

105

0

17

0

21

Chandler Smith

18 |

3

Running

105

0

33

0

22

Tate Fogleman

30 |

32

Running

105

0

15

0

23

Bryan Dauzat

28 |

25

Running

105

0

14

0

24

John H. Nemechek

4 |

2

Running

104

50

33

2

25

Lawless Alan

45 |

10

Accident

103

0

12

0

26

Derek Kraus

19 |

30

Accident

101

1

14

0

27

Matt Crafton

88 |

29

Accident

100

0

16

0

28

Tyler Ankrum

16 |

4

Accident

99

4

14

0

29

Grant Enfinger

23 |

7

Accident

99

0

13

0

30

Colby Howard

91 |

18

Accident

99

9

7

0

31

Blaine Perkins

9 |

19

Accident

99

0

6

0

32

Corey Heim

51 |

6

Accident

91

0

12

0

33

Jack Wood

24 |

11

Accident

63

0

4

0

34

Johnny Sauter

47 |

36

Electrical

60

0

3

0

35

Bret Holmes

32 |

21

Clutch

44

0

4

0

36

Dean Thompson

40 |

17

Brakes

36

0

1

0

  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Zane Smith

    POS1

    LEADER

    Zane Smith

    Driver badge number 38 |

  • POS 2 | 5.197

    Ben Rhodes

    POS2

    5.197

    Ben Rhodes

    Driver badge number 99 |

  • POS 3 | 5.198

    Christian Eckes

    POS3

    5.198

    Christian Eckes

    Driver badge number 98 |

Zane Smith wins in overtime in Truck Series opener at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A 17-car incident as the field approached the white flag signaling one lap to go instead sent Friday night‘s NextEra Energy 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season-opener into overtime where 22-year old Californian Zane Smith won under caution over defending series champion, Ben Rhodes.

A nearly 16-minute red flag was needed to clean up all the debris from the frontstretch melee, which happened only a few feet before the start-finish line and littered much of the track‘s tri-oval. Had Smith – the leader at the time – crossed the line before the wreck began, the race would have ended. Instead, the remaining cars that were able to continue, continued.

RELATED: Race results | Watch big wreck before final lap

So Smith had to do it all over again. He lined up alongside Eckes for the final two-lap run to the checkered. A sturdy nudge from behind from Parker Kligerman sent Smith‘s No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford-150 to the front and he was able to pull away – taking the white flag before a caution flew on the final lap. He led only three laps on the night — including the important last two.

“It‘s something else, man,” Smith said of winning at the iconic Daytona International Speedway. “This place is its own, I‘ll tell you that. Literally, my heart hurt during that red flag. I thought we had it.

“Just hats off to this whole group. They‘ve really put the work in and it‘s so damn cool to see when it pays off. Man, this is going to be a really fun year and I‘m going to try and make it a record year for myself.”

Reigning series champion Ben Rhodes finished second while his ThorSport teammate Eckes finished third. Former National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) standout Tanner Gray and Kligerman rounded out the top five. Carson Hocevar, Jesse Little, pole sitter Ty Majeski, Danny Bohn and former NASCAR Cup Series driver Matt DiBenedetto rounded out the top 10. This was DiBenedetto‘s career first start in the series.

Kligerman, who was the last driver to qualify for the race on speed, started 31st and rallied into the top five ultimately giving that winning push to Smith, who now has four victories and was championship runner-up last year. It was the kind of dramatic racing — there were 18 lead changes — and finish that fans have come to expect of Truck races on the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway high banks and it did not disappoint.

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“This is just huge to get this momentum,” said Kligerman, a part-time series competitor who also does national racing broadcast work for NBC.

He was particularly proud of Friday‘s effort considering his truck team has only one full-time employee.

“It‘s just such an honor,” Kligerman said. “I‘m so grateful to have the chance to just show up here, let alone go out there and compete and reel off a top five. We‘re just firing on all cylinders.”

While the ending was certainly exciting, last year‘s five-race winner John Hunter Nemechek really dominated the early-going. He led a race-best 50 of the 106 laps and won both Stage 1 and Stage 2. He was caught up in the massive incident while running in the top-five and ultimately settled for a 24th-place showing.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series takes a week off and then resumes competition in the Victoria‘s Voice Foundation 200 on March 4 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (9 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Note: Inspection in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series garage is complete. There were no issues. The No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford of Zane Smith is officially the race winner.