Ben Rhodes endured three overtime attempts to win Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on the Daytona International Speedway road course.
Rhodes becomes the third driver in Truck Series history to open a season with back-to-back wins, joining his ThorSport Racing teammate Johnny Sauter (2013 – Daytona, Martinsville) and NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin (2006 – Daytona, Fontana).
Hailie Deegan was in contention for a top-10 finish entering the third overtime attempt, but spun off-course in the final laps and finished 28th. She later mentioned on social media that she had suffered a flat tire.
Rhodes remains atop the Truck standings, coming out of Friday night’s race with a nine-point lead over Nemechek (100-91).