The NASCAR trucks got their season underway in spectacular fashion. The new series title sponsor Camping World should be very pleased with the results. Todd Bodine won the NextEra Energy Resources 250 in dramatic fashion narrowly defeating Kyle Busch at Daytona International Speedway. Rowdy's tires gave out on the last lap and it was all he could do to keep from wrecking and save a 2nd place finish as Bodine became the Truck Series first 2-time Daytona winner.
Speaking of wrecks, Brent Reimer took one of the hardest licks I've seen in quite a while when he blew a tire and went almost head-on into the outside wall. His throttle hung on impact and his truck bounced off the wall, headed towards the infield then curved back thru traffic and head-on into the wall again. Fortunately, he was able to walk away. A testament to the safety engineering put into these machines.
SPEED's coverage was excellent. Krista Voda handled the Prerace Setup then handed it off to Rick Allen, Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip. These guys are a great team and call an exciting race. IMHO, they are second only to to FOX's Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds and Darrel Waltrip.
Todd Bodine won the race in an unsponsored ride. I can't understand why the Truck Series has trouble attracting fans and sponsors. Week in and week out it is the most entertaining of the NASCAR lineup. Seasoned veteran's and young wannabe's. Old age and treachery versus youth and exuberance. These guys battle it out on every single lap. It's definitely worth the price of admission.
We have a NCWTS race coming up at Texas Motor Speedway on April 3rd. If you've never been to a car race and wonder what all hype is about, go check out the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Cheap tickets, plenty of thrills and fun for the whole family!