Johnny Sauter won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway finishing ahead of Kyle Busch and Ty Dillon.
The win was the first at Daytona for Sauter and the seventh of his career. It was aided in part by a caution on the final lap when Jeff Agnew lost control of his truck.
Brennan Newberry sat on the pole for the race.
The race was surprisingly clean early on with only a caution for the blown engine of Scott Riggs’ truck. Then a wreck on lap 54 collected 14 trucks when Brendan Gaughan attempted to go three wide between German Quiroga and Newberry.
Ryan Truex blew a tire collecting Ross Chastain and Timothy Peters which created a restart with five laps to go.
NextEra Energy 250 Results from Daytona
Ron Hornaday Jr.
Darrell Wallace Jr.
Johnny Sauter scores at Daytona after losing shot at win last year...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Johnny Sauter was taken out on the final lap at Daytona International Speedway last year.
On Friday night, another late wreck helped him get to Victory Lane.
Sauter caught a break when defending series champion James Buescher crashed on the final lap of the Trucks Series opener, bringing out a caution that prevented veteran Kyle Busch from making a last...
A 360 degree turn-around occurred for Johnny Sauter at Daytona Friday night. Last year, Sauter was leading during after a restart and he was involved in a wreck. This year, Sauter pulled into victory lane after the race ended under caution due to a wreck. What a difference a year makes. Sauter celebrated in victory lane while many drivers will shake their heads and wonder what they...