Ben Rhodes Charges to Dramatic Overtime Victory at Daytona

Ben Rhodes charges to victory in a dramatic overtime NASCAR Truck Series NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night.

Ben Rhodes charges to victory in a dramatic overtime NASCAR Truck Series NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night.

With a gaggle of trucks wrecking behind him as the field approached the finish line, Ben Rhodes shot past Cory Roper in the tri-oval at Daytona International Speedway to win Friday night’s NextEra Energy 250, the 2021 season-opener for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

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Enfinger Wins Trucks Finale at Richmond; Hill Clinches Regular-Season Title

Grant Enfinger wins the Trucks finale at Richmond Raceway, while Austin Hill clinches the regular-season championship title in the ToyotaCare 250 on Thursday night.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – SEPTEMBER 10: Grant Enfinger, driver of the No. 98 Champion/Curb Records Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway on September 10, 2020, in Richmond, Virginia. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Enfinger wins the Trucks finale at Richmond Raceway, while Austin Hill clinches the regular-season championship title in the ToyotaCare 250 on Thursday night.

Bookending the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series regular-season with victories, Grant Enfinger answers his season-opening win at Daytona with a win Thursday night in the ToyotaCare 250 regular-season finale at Richmond (Va.) Raceway – leading his ThorSport Racing teammates Matt Crafton and Ben Rhodes across the finish line by a 1.033-seconds.

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Zane Smith Tames Monster Mile as a Rookie

Zane Smith Tames Monster Mile in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series KDI Office Technology 200 on Friday, August 21st at Dover International Speedway.
DOVER, DELAWARE – AUGUST 21: Zane Smith, driver of the No. 21 On The House Cocktail Mix Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series KDI Office Technology 200 at Dover International Speedway on August 21, 2020, in Dover, Delaware. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Zane Smith Tames Monster Mile in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series KDI Office Technology 200 on Friday, August 21st at Dover International Speedway.

After surviving a restart with two laps left in Friday’s KDI Office Technology 200 at Dover International Speedway, Zane Smith pulled away to claim his second NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory of the season.

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Crafton Secures Playoff Spot

Matt Crafton secures playoff spot with a win in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series e.p.t. 200 on Saturday, July 25th at Kansas Speedway.
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – JULY 25: Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series e.p.t 200 at Kansas Speedway on July 25, 2020, in Kansas City, Kansas. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Crafton secures playoff spot with a win in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series e.p.t. 200 on Saturday, July 25th at Kansas Speedway.

For Matt Crafton, the victory couldn’t have been sweeter.

The 44-year-old reigning NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series champion held off a determined charge from 19-year-old Christian Eckes and held on to win Saturday’s e.p.t. 200 at Kansas Speedway.

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Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series is All Set for 2020

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 13: Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Mold Armor/Menards Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 13, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

Only one time in its 20-year history has a driver won back-to-back NextEra Energy 250 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series races  – Todd Bodine in 2008-09. And with the stacked field set for Friday night’s season-opener, defending winner Austin Hill faces a mighty challenge.

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