NASCAR Truck Series drivers will take the green flag on the Daytona International Expressway on Friday at 7:30 PM EST. NextEra Energy 250 will begin the global 2021 camping truck series in NASCAR’s largest stage, and NASCAR Truck Series drivers will compete in 22 races with championship determination during the seven qualifiers at the end of the season. It will be the 22nd season that Nascar Truck Series drivers open their season at Daytona, with drivers of the Nascar Truck Series Grant Infinger and Austin Hill winning the last two truck races of the series in Daytona, with Invenger taking the checkered flag last year. The Daytona 500 Launch Series will be seen by NASCAR Truck Series drivers in 2021 and Sheldon Creed is the defending champion among the NASCAR Truck Series drivers. He led the series with five wins last season and won the series championship by winning the championship race at Phoenix International Raceway. Daytona 500: 6 Dark Horses to see NASCAR Truck Series drivers Zane Smith, Brett Moffitt and Enfinger as they competed in last season’s qualifiers. Other race winners include Hill, Ben Rhodes and veteran Matt Crafton. Also watch out for NASCAR truck chain driver John Hunter Nemechek, a young driver who was an impressive in the NASCAR Cup Series last year and will drive Kyle Busch Motorsports. The rookies to follow among the NASCAR Truck Series drivers will be all eyes on 19-year-old Hailey Deegan, who will be battling the entire season with David Gilliland Racing. Deegan, Ford’s development driver, finished third in the ARCA Series last season with four places from the top five and 21 from the top ten. She finished second in her career in the ARCA race in Daytona. Hailie Deegan will drive Jellyland’s # 1 Ford, a former NASCAR Cup Series driver, and is expected to compete for the Rookie of the Year award. You can also spot 18-year-old Chandler Smith, a Toyota development driver who is also running a full schedule. Smith will drive Kyle Bosch Motorsports, so he must have a fast truck and be a frequent competitor. Smith won nine ARCA races in the last season three and has eight of the five best races in 16 series starting with the NASCAR Truck Series. Which NASCAR Truck Series drivers are favorite in Daytona? NASCAR truck chain drivers and championship competitors Sheldon Creed, Grant Infinger and Austin Hill are all set to compete, but watch as NASCAR series truck veteran drivers Matt Crafton and Johnny Sutter, who won the pole in Friday’s race. Crafton has 15 Truck Series wins, while Sauter, a former Cup Series driver, has won the Daytona truck race three times, and among other NASCAR Truck Series drivers is also watching for Cup veteran David Gilleland, who will team up with Deegan in NASCAR Truck Series drivers: Daytona 1 starting lineup Johnny Suter No. 13 ThorSport Racing Toyota2 Sheldon Creed No. 2 GMS Racing Chevrolet3 Kris Wright No. 02 Young Motorsports Chevrolet4 Chase Purdy No. 23 GMS Racing Chevrolet5 Raphael Lessard No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet6 Chandler Smith No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota7 John Hunter Nemechek No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota8 Zane Smith No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet 9 Hailie Deegan No. 1 David Gilliland Racing Ford10 Timothy Peters No. 25 Rackley WAR Chevrolet11 Tyler Ankrum No 26 GMS Racing Chevrolet12 Carson Hocevar No. 42 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet13 David Gilliland No. 17 David Gilliland Racing Ford14 Matt Crafton 88 ThorSport Racing Toyota15 Brett Moffitt No. 45 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet16 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer No. 10 Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet17 Dollar draw 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota18 Austin Hill No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprise Toyota19 Austin Wayne Sylve No. 22 a.m. Chevrolet Race 20 Jordan Anderson No. 3 Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet 21 Todd Gilleland No. 38 in the front row of Motorsport Ford22 Tanner Gray No. 15 David Gilliland Racing Ford 23 Ben Rhodes No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota24 Spencer Boyd No. 20 Young Motorsports Chevrolet 25 Ryan Truex No. 40 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet26 Codie Rohrbaugh No. 9 CR7 Motorsports Chevrolet 27 Chris Wright 02 Young Motors Sports Chevrolet 28 Brian Dossat No. 28 FDNY Racing Chevrolet 29 Stewart Friesen No. 52 Halmar Friesen Racing Toyota 30 Tate Fogleman No. 12 Young Motorsports Chevrolet31 Cory Roper No. 04 Roper Racing Ford32 Danny Bohn No. 30 On Point Motorsport Toyota33 Derek Kraus No. 19 McAnally-Hilgemann Racing Toyota34 Gus Dean No. 56 Hill Motorsports Chevrolet35 Jason White No. 33 Ryum Brothers Racing Chevrolet 36 James Becher No. 44 Daughter of Motorsports Chevrolet did not qualify for Norm Benning No. 6 Norm Bening Racing Chevrolet Joe Nemeshek No. 8 Nimco Motorsports Ford Spencer Davis No. 11 Spencer Davis Motorsport Toyota Trey Hutchins 14 Trey Hutchins Racing Chevrolet Brett Holmes No. 14. 32 Brett Holmes Racing Chevrolet Jesse Eugi No. 34 Rayom Brothers Racing Toyota Dawson Cram No. 41 Cram Racing Enterprise Chevrolet Ray Cicarelli No. 49 CMI Motorsports Chevrolet Clay Greenfield No. 68 Clay Greenfield Motorsports Toyota Parker Clijerman No. 75 Henderson Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado No. 75 Henderson Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado No. 82 Young Motorsports ChevroletTim Viens No. 83 CMI Motorsports ChevroletJustin Carroll No. 91 Justin Carroll Racing ToyotaTodd Peck No. 96 Peck Motorsports ChevroletNASCAR Truck Series Winners Daytona 2000 Mike Wallace 2001 Joe Ratman 2002 Robert Presley 2003 Rick Crawford 2004 Carl Edwards 2005 Bobby Hamilton 2006 Mark Martin 2007 Jack Body Spragen 2008 Todd Bowden 2010 Timothy Peters 2011 Michael Waltrip 2012 John King 2013 Johnny Suter 2014 Kyle Bush 2015 Tyler Riddick 2016 Johnny Suter 2017 Kaz Gala 2018 Johnny Suter 2019 Austin Hill 2020 Grant Enfinger Published Feb 13, 2021 03:10 IST.