2014 Camping World Truck Series: Race for the Title
Busch inches out Peters
The new season kicked off with the closest finish in truck history. Kyle Busch inched out Timothy Peters to win the NextEra Energy Resources 250. Kyle Busch lead 25 laps in his #51 truck while Peters led 20 laps in his #17 truck.
The pole sitter Ben Kennedy led a race high 52 laps but faulted late to finish in 15th. Only one other driver led any laps, Travis Kvapil led three laps in his #28 truck.
Rowdy Busch wins NextEra Engery Resource 250
Kyle Busch celebrating Win
Rookies to Watch
After the first race of the season we have four rookies that have been put on our radar. Tyler Reddick of Brad Keselowski Racing finished 12th in his #19 truck. He currently is in ninth place in the current standings with 32 points. Ben Kennedy who had the pole finished 15th and currently sits in 11th place with 31 points. Kennedy led 52 laps to earn two bonus points.
Mason Mingus of Win-Tron Racing sits in 24th place with 16 points after his 28th place finish at Daytona. Tyler Young is the last rookie. He finished in 34th place earning 10 points and finding himself in 29th place for current standings. Young drives Young's Motorsports.
R. Hornaday Jr.
J. Weller III
G. Quiroga Jr.
Top Five Standings
Even with Kyle Busch winning the first race of the season, he is not the point leader as he is ineligible for the title. Timothy Peters of Red Horse Racing tops the standings with his second place finish. He has 43 points on season leading ThorSport Racing Johnny Sauter by two points.
Turner Scott Motorsports driver Ron Hornaday Jr is in third place with 39 points. Ryan Blaney is fourth with 38 points. Blaney drives for Brad Keselowski racing. Jeb Burton rounds out top five in his ThorSport Racing truck with 37 points.
The second race of the season is not until the last week of March as the drivers will race in the Kroger 250 in Martinsville. This season has just begun but looks like we are gonna have a great battle for the title.
Look for young guys like Ryan Blaney, Jeb Burton, Reddick, Kennedy and Darrell Wallace Jr to make this season a season to remember.