NASCAR 2010 Begins: Camping World Truck Series


NASCAR racing is back for 2010! Starting with Daytona. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series had their qualifying session on Thursday for their Nextra Energy Resources 250 race. Jason White in his #23 Ford truck won the pole with a speed of 177.525. Jason was the first driver on the track and had to wait until all 42 drivers qualified before he could claim his pole. Only 22 trucks were guaranteed spots in the race. And a lot of the drivers not locked in were fast trucks.

33 Ron Hornaday, 2009 champion, transferred his points to team mate Elliott Sadler in his 2 truck. 2008 champion Johnny Benson is in a new truck without owner points and had to qualify to get in. Former champion Ted Musgrave is back in the series in Billy Ballew’s 15 truck. 2009 ARCA champion, Justin Lofton is in the 7 truck. Donny Lia is back in the series in the 21 truck. The 10 truck this year is piloted by Jennifer Jo Cobb.

The black #3 is back with Richard Childress’s grandson Austin Dillon driving. He qualified third. Ricky Carmichael is back in his #4 Monster truck for the full season and qualified fourth. Kyle Busch started his own team, driving his own #18 truck with team mate Taylor Malsom in the #56 truck. “Mad Max” Papis made it into the race in his #9 truck.

#1 this year is open wheeler Nelson Piquet. 98 is Landon Cassill. 01 J. J. Yeley finally made it into the race after the last truck out, 89 Wayne Edwards failed to qualify. The five others who did not qualify are 93 Shane Sieg, 53 Justin Hobgood, 28 L W Miller, 74 Derrike Cope (who failed to qualify for the Daytona 500 also) and 85 Brent Raymer.

Friday night the trucks will race. That is, if it stops raining in Daytona, Florida. Stay tuned.

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