You can call the Friday Friday's NextEra Energy Resources 250 an attrition battle, but that would not do justice to the opening of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.
It was more like a long war in its own right.
At a race at Daytona International Speedway which recorded a record 11 warnings, a record 55 warning laps and only nine of the 32 trucks on arrival, Austin Hill took the flag Checkered in the 11th round of NASCAR 's extension for the first time in the series – in the Toyota Hattori Racing Enterprises who took Brett Moffitt to the championship last year.
"My last heart was pounding," said Hill about the race until arriving at lap 111. "I thought it was going to get to the outside and that we were going for a drag race, but I was able to protect him.
"I can not believe my first win came to Daytona. It's surreal. I can not wait to party with these guys. "
Grant Enfinger was second, 0.278 seconds behind Hill, after surviving a stack of 12 cars in lap 4 of lap 54. Enfinger rebounded after two laps and attempted to score a goal on Hill in the last two corners, but Hill has blocked it. Tour 4 and cruise to the finish line.
"I did not have anyone behind Turn 4 behind me," said Enfinger. "I wonder if it's the full moon tonight – a carnage everywhere."
Ross Chastain finished third in his first race for Niece Motorsports. Spencer Boyd finished fourth, followed by Matt Crafton, Josh Reaume, Timothy Peters, Angela Ruch and Austin Wayne Self, who was defeated by Chevrolet # 22 and was the last car to race. 'arrival.
In the truck series for the first time since 2010, and for the second time only in his career, Ruch achieved his best result in a national series event. Her eighth place is the second highest performance of a driver in the history of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck series, with the record held by Jennifer Jo Cobb (sixth at Daytona in 2011).
Ben Rhodes led on the 99th lap, before a crash of 10 cars overturned him. This wreckage forced the extra time and, at the first attempt, Self and Bobby Gerhart crashed on their backs to require a second attempt.
Moffitt, defending champion of the series, was the victim of the scrum of the 54th round and retired in 26th place of his first race with GMS Racing.
Before the race was three lap old, David Gilliland, qualified for second place, drove his No. 17 Toyota to the road with a tire cut. On the same circuit, Natalie Decker, her teammate from Gilliland's DGR-Crosley, followed in the pit lane with a cut tire and a broken oil line.
Decker's car caught fire, the fire caught fire in the left wheel arch and his crew pulled him from the car, ending his first start in the Truck series.
"The tire broke down and it caught fire when I took it off a road to the stands," Decker said. "I really wanted to have a good finish, but that's it."
Under the caution of Decker's problem, Bryan Dauzat took risks after hitting the Turn 1 wall in a previous incident in green. Unable to stop his No. 28 Chevrolet at a standstill, Dauzat hit the jackman Billy Rock and threw him on the sidewalk.
According to NASCAR officials, Rock was alert and awake, but was rushed to a local hospital for further assessment.
1. (10) Austin Hill, Toyota, 111.
2. (5) Grant Enfinger, Ford, 111.
3. (23) Ross Chastain (i), Chevrolet, 111.
4. (14) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 111.
5. (15) Matt Crafton, Ford, 111.
6. (32) Josh Reaume, Chevrolet, 111.
7. (28) Timothy Peters, Chevrolet, 111.
8. (30) Angela Ruch, Chevrolet, 111.
9. (12) Austin Wayne Self, Chevrolet, 111.
10. (7) Stewart Friesen, Chevrolet, Accident, 108.
11. (29) Bobby Gerhart, Chevrolet, Accident, 105.
12. (9) Clay Greenfield, Chevrolet, Accident, 103.
13. (2) David Gilliland, Toyota, Accident, 100.
14. (22) Ben Rhodes, Ford, Accident, 98.
15. (13) Gus Dean #, Chevrolet, Accident, 98.
16. (19) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, Accident, 98.
17. (6) Sheldon Creed #, Chevrolet, Accident, 98.
18. (4) Harrison Burton #, Toyota, Accident, 89.
19. (3) Todd Gilliland, Toyota, Accident, 88.
20. (25) Cory Roper, Ford, Accident, 76.
21. (24) Myatt Snider, Ford, Accident, 62.
22. (1) Christian Eckes, Toyota, Accident, 61.
23. (17) Johnny Sauter, Ford, Accident, 60.
24. (26) Brennan Poole, Toyota, Accident, 55.
25. (27) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, Accident, 53.
26. (8) Brett Moffitt, Chevrolet, Accident, 53.
27. (16) Chris Fontaine, Toyota, Accident, 27.
28. (31) Ray Ciccarelli, Chevrolet, Accident, 27.
29. (18) Tyler Dippel #, Chevrolet, Accident, 23.
30. (20) Robby Lyons II, Chevrolet, Accident, 16.
31. (21) Bryan Dauzat, Chevrolet, Accident, 2.
32. (11) Natalie Decker #, Toyota, Accident, 1.