The 13th annual NextEra Energy Resources 250 gives the Camping World Truck Series some love at Daytona this week.
The trucks will kick things off in a 100-lap 250-mile race that is sure to get every last fan satiated until the Daytona 500 later in the weekend.
There is no better way to get a weekend of motorsports started than this race that continues to get better with every season. Let's take a deeper look at the specifics.
Where: Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla
When: Friday, February 24th, 7:30 p.m. EDT
Live Stream: NASCAR Track Pass
Listen: Motor Racing Network
Like every year, there is always something to do at Daytona right now. Friday is filled with events to keep you entertained until the trucks run.
4:05 p.m. ET: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 Qualifying (Two laps, all positions)
4:15 p.m. ET: Driver Appearance: David Ragan at the Ford display in the Midway
6:00 p.m. ET: Driver Appearance: Travis Pastrana inside the 5th Turn hospitality area
6:30 p.m. ET: Pre-Race Ceremonies Access: Pre-Race or Sprint FANZONE access required
7:00 p.m. ET: NextEra Energy Resources 250 Driver Introductions
Driver to Watch: Mike Skinner
Unfortunately we do not get to see last year's winner Michael Waltrip trying to defend his title. He will be in the booth for Speed Channel, but other drivers will have to pique our interest.
I will have my eyes on Mike Skinner who will finally get back on the Camping World Truck track after a year away. I am interested to see what he has for us on Friday and if it will all come flooding back.
Defending champion: Michael Waltrip
Runner up: Elliott Sadler
Pole winner: Austin Dillon (179.047 m.p.h.)
You would think drivers would stay clear of winning this race as no driver has ever gone onto win the NextEra and then the Championship. The field is wide open but I have a good feeling about Mike Skinner's return or Travis Kvapil who will be running with RAB racing.
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