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Little known rookie John King emerged as the winner of the Nextera Energy Resources 250 Camping World Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway.
John King claimed his first win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway, at the end of a crash-filled event that required three green-white-chequered-flag attempts to complete. It was King's first start at Daytona, and only his eighth Truck Series race since joining the championship.

The final positions were ultimately set following a multi-truck crash involving Joey Coulter, James Buescher and Ron Hornaday Jr., with Coulter launched into the air and into the catchfence in a frightening incident.

In qualifying earlier on Friday, King had taken 23rd place. Miguel Paludo had claimed pole position with a lap of 49.583s (181.514mph), edging out former F1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr. by 0.023s. Paludo went on to lead for over half the race but then spun out on lap 83 and made a hard head-on impact against the infield wall reminiscent of Danica Patrick's Gatorade Duel crash the day before. The #32 was briefly airborne in the impact but Paludo was unhurt.

Race results

1. #7 John King * Toyota 109 laps Running (47/4 pts)
2. #17 Timothy Peters Toyota 109 laps Running (42/0 pts)
3. #6 Justin Lofton Chevrolet 109 laps Running (41/0 pts)
4. #09 Travis Kvapil Toyota 109 laps Running (0pts)
5. #23 Jason White Ford 109 laps Running (40/1 pts)
6. #11 Todd Bodine Toyota 109 laps Running (38/0 pts)
7. #84 Chris Fontaine Toyota 109 laps Running (37/0 pts)
8. #27 Ward Burton Chevrolet 109 laps Running (36/0 pts)
9. #3 Ty Dillon * Chevrolet 109 laps Running (35/0 pts)
10. #168 Clay Greenfield Ram 109 laps Running (34/0 pts)
11. #29 Parker Kligerman Ram 109 laps Running (33/0 pts)
12. #182 Grant Enfinger Ford 109 laps Running (32/0 pts)
13. #15 Dusty Davis * Dodge 109 laps Running (31/0 pts)
14. #9 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 109 laps Running (30/0 pts)
15. #39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 109 laps Running (29/0 pts)
16. #93 Chris Cockrum Chevrolet 109 laps Running (28/0 pts)
17. #31 James Buescher Chevrolet 109 laps Running (28/1 pts)
18. #22 Joey Coulter Chevrolet 108 laps Accident (26/0 pts)
19. #5 Paulie Harraka* Ford 105 laps Running (25/0 pts)
20. #2 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 104 laps Accident (0pts)
21. #81 David Starr Toyota 104 laps Accident (23/0 pts)
22. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 104 laps Accident (23/1 pts)
23. #88 Matt Crafton Toyota 104 laps Accident (21/0 pts)
24. #13 Johnny Sauter Toyota 104 laps Accident (21/1 pts)
25. #73 Rick Crawford Chevrolet 101 laps Accident (19/0 pts)
26. #24 Max Gresham * Chevrolet 100 laps Accident (18/0 pts)
27. #119 Brad Keselowski Ram 99 laps Accident (0pts)
28. #08 Ross Chastain * Toyota 94 laps Accident (17/1 pts)
29. #99 Bryan Silas * Ford 93 laps Accident (16/1 pts)
30. #32 Miguel Paludo Chevrolet 83 laps Accident (16/2 pts)
31. #07 T.J. Duke * Chevrolet 62 laps Accident (13/0 pts)
32. #33 Cale Gale * Chevrolet 61 laps Accident (12/0 pts)
33. #8 Mike Skinner Chevrolet 61 laps Accident (11/0 pts)
34. #60 J R Fitzpatrick Chevrolet 61 laps Accident (10/0 pts)
35. #98 Dakoda Armstrong * Toyota 33 laps Accident (9/0 pts)
36. #18 Jason Leffler Toyota 17 laps Accident (8/0 pts)

Qualifying times

1. #32 Miguel Paludo Chevrolet 49.583s (Leader) 181.514mph
2. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 49.606s (-0.023) 181.430mph
3. #31 James Buescher Chevrolet 49.736s (-0.153) 180.955mph
4. #3 Ty Dillon* Chevrolet 50.032s (-0.449) 179.885mph
5. #119 Brad Keselowski Ram 50.043s (-0.460) 179.845mph
6. #18 Jason Leffler Toyota 50.188s (-0.605) 179.326mph
7. #33 Cale Gale* Chevrolet 50.204s (-0.621) 179.269mph
8. #23 Jason White Ford 50.209s (-0.626) 179.251mph
9. #22 Joey Coulter Chevrolet 50.414s (-0.831) 178.522mph
10. #11 Todd Bodine Toyota 50.424s (-0.841) 178.486mph
11. #2 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 50.426s (-0.843) 178.479mph
12. #9 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 50.427s (-0.844) 178.476mph
13. #8 Mike Skinner Chevrolet 50.432s (-0.849) 178.458mph
14. #5 Paulie Harraka* Ford 50.488s (-0.905) 178.260mph
15. #6 Justin Lofton Chevrolet 50.547s (-0.964) 178.052mph
16. #15 Dusty Davis* Dodge 50.565s (-0.982) 177.989mph
17. #81 David Starr Toyota 50.606s (-1.023) 177.845mph
18. #98 Dakoda Armstrong* Toyota 50.663s (-1.080) 177.644mph
19. #09 Travis Kvapil Toyota 50.720s (-1.137) 177.445mph
20. #13 Johnny Sauter Toyota 50.732s (-1.149) 177.403mph
21. #182 Grant Enfinger Ford 50.746s (-1.163) 177.354mph
22. #84 Chris Fontaine Toyota 50.750s (-1.167) 177.340mph
23. #7 John King* Toyota 50.854s (-1.271) 176.977mph
24. #08 Ross Chastain* Toyota 50.858s (-1.275) 176.963mph
25. #27 Ward Burton Chevrolet 50.869s (-1.286) 176.925mph
26. #168 Clay Greenfield Ram 50.909s (-1.326) 176.786mph
27. #17 Timothy Peters Toyota 50.916s (-1.333) 176.762mph
28. #29 Parker Kligerman Ram 50.946s (-1.363) 176.658mph
29. #24 Max Gresham* Chevrolet 50.955s (-1.372) 176.626mph
30. #88 Matt Crafton Toyota 51.074s (-1.491) 176.215mph
31. #60 J R Fitzpatrick Chevrolet 51.212s (-1.629) 175.740mph
32. #99 Bryan Silas* Ford 51.416s (-1.833) 175.043mph
33. #39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 51.777s (-2.194) 173.822mph
34. #07 T.J. Duke* Chevrolet 51.943s (-2.360) 173.267mph
35. #93 Chris Cockrum Chevrolet 52.611s (-3.028) 171.067mph
36. #73 Rick Crawford Chevrolet 51.568s (-1.985) 174.527mph

Did Not Qualify

37. #0 Jake Crum Ram
38. #92 David Reutimann Chevrolet
39. #176 Derek White Ford
40. #63 Caleb Roark Ford
41. #10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Ford
42. #28 Wes Burton Chevrolet
43. #57 Norm Benning Chevrolet
44. #174 Wheeler Boys Chevrolet

* Denotes Rookie

Camping World Truck Series championship standings

1. John King* 47 pts
2. Timothy Peters 42 pts (- 5 pts)
3. Justin Lofton 41 pts (- 6 pts)
4. Jason White 40 pts (- 7 pts)
5. Todd Bodine 38 pts (- 9 pts)
6. Chris Fontaine 37 pts (- 10 pts)
7. Ward Burton 36 pts (- 11 pts)
8. Ty Dillon* 35 pts (- 12 pts)
9. Clay Greenfield 34 pts (- 13 pts)
10. Parker Kligerman 33 pts (- 14 pts)
11. Grant Enfinger 32 pts (- 15 pts)
12. Dusty Davis* 31 pts (- 16 pts)
13. Ron Hornaday 30 pts (- 17 pts)
14. Ryan Sieg 29 pts (- 18 pts)
15. Chris Cockrum 28 pts (- 19 pts)
16. James Buescher 28 pts (- 19 pts)
17. Joey Coulter 26 pts (- 21 pts)
18. Paulie Harraka* 25 pts (- 22 pts)
19. David Starr 23 pts (- 24 pts)
20. Nelson Piquet Jr. 23 pts (- 24 pts)
21. Matt Crafton 21 pts (- 26 pts)
22. Johnny Sauter 21 pts (- 26 pts)
23. Rick Crawford 19 pts (- 28 pts)
24. Max Gresham* 18 pts (- 29 pts)
25. Ross Chastain* 17 pts (- 30 pts)
26. Bryan Silas* 16 pts (- 31 pts)
27. Miguel Paludo 16 pts (- 31 pts)
28. T.J. Duke* 13 pts (- 34 pts)
29. Cale Gale* 12 pts (- 35 pts)
30. Mike Skinner 11 pts (- 36 pts)
31. J R Fitzpatrick 10 pts (- 37 pts)
32. Dakoda Armstrong* 9 pts (- 38 pts)
33. Jason Leffler 8 pts (- 39 pts)

* denotes rookie
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