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Sheldon Creed wins Truck race on Daytona road course in overtime

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Sheldon Creed held off Brett Moffitt in an overtime finish to win Sunday’s inaugural Truck Series race on the Daytona road course.

The GMS Racing driver led 19 of 46 laps and scored his second win of the year.

“Going against Brett like that is really hard, he’s really good and has a lot of experience,” Creed said of his teammate. “I owe a lot to him. He’s helped me a lot in the last year-and-a-half and to be him straight up like that is really rewarding.”

The top five was completed by Raphael Lessard, Matt Crafton and Austin Hill.

The overtime finish was setup by a caution with two laps left in the scheduled distance for Carson Hocevar‘s truck stalling on the track after an incident.

With his victory, Creed also won the first $50,000 bonus of the Triple Truck Challenge.

More: Race results, point standings

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STAGE 1 WINNER: Brett Moffitt won the stage under caution.

STAGE 2 WINNER: Sheldon Creed

WHO HAD A GOOD RACE: Raphael Lessard scored his best-career finish and his first career top-five finish … Matt Crafton earned his fifth top-five finish in the last six races … Parker Kligerman placed eighth for his second consecutive top-10 finish.

WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Zane Smith, who won at Michigan, started from the pole but overdrove the first turn on Lap 1 and fell back to 19th. He finished 13th … In her 200th Truck Series start, Jennifer Jo Cobb finished 31st after suffering brake problems on Lap 6 … Niece Motorsports driver Mark Smith brought out the caution at the end of the first stage when he spun off course and stalled. He finished 36th … Christian Eckes finished 12th after he wrecked from contact with Stewart Friesen coming to the checkered flag .. Alex Tagliani finished 22nd in his only start of the year after he was part of a wreck with Ben Rhodes and Parker Kligerman during the overtime finish.

NOTABLE: Ty Majeski was transported to a local hospital after the race for further evaluation.

WHAT’S NEXT: Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway at 5 p.m. ET Aug. 21 on FS1.

Super Late Model driver Jett Noland joins Niece Motorsports

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Super Late Model driver Jett Noland has joined Niece Motorsports for a partial Truck Series schedule this year, the team announced Thursday.

Noland will compete for the team in races at Richmond Raceway (April 18), Iowa Speedway (June 12) and the playoff races at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (Aug. 21), Bristol Motor Speedway (Sept. 17), Martinsville Speedway (Oct. 30) and Phoenix Raceway (Nov. 6).

A native of Groveland, Florida, the 16-year-old Noland competed full-time in Super Late Models in 2019 and won rookie of the year honors at his home track of New Smyrna Speedway. He also finished in the top 10 in the Southern Super Series season points.

Noland joins a Niece Motorsports driver lineup that includes Ty Majeski (full-time), Ross Chastain, Natalie Decker, Ryan Truex and Carson Hocevar.

Ryan Truex added to Niece Motorsports driver lineup

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Ryan Truex is set to makes six starts in the Gander RV & Outdoors Trucks Series in 2020 with Niece Motorsports, the team announced Tuesday.

Truex, the younger brother of Martin Truex Jr., will drive the No. 40 truck in races at Texas Motor Speedway (March 27), Kentucky Speedway (July 9), Michigan International Speedway (Aug. 8), Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Sept. 25), Martinsville Speedway (Oct. 30) and Phoenix Raceway (Nov. 6).

Truex will be sponsored by Marquis Spas, which was one of his backers in 2019 when he ran a part-time schedule in the Xfinity Series with JR Motorsports.

Truex has 42 Truck Series starts since 2012. He competed full-time in 2017 with Hattori Racing Enterprises and earned eight top fives, 13 top 10s and two poles.

Truex joins a Niece driver lineup that includes Ty Majeski (full-time), Natalie Decker and Carson Hocevar.

Natalie Decker to run part-time Truck slate for Niece Motorsports in 2020

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Niece Motorsports announced Thursday that Natalie Decker will run a part-time schedule in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in 2020.

The Eagle River, Wisconsin, native will drive the No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado. It’s expected that Decker will run at least eight Truck races, with the possibility of adding more as the season plays out. Decker’s first race will be the season-opening NextEra 250 on Feb. 14 at Daytona International Speedway.

“Change is inevitable, change is expected and exciting, and change is also frightening,” Decker said in a media release. “But this year is a year I’m ready for! I have never felt so prepared with my health, in the gym, and mentally.

“There are so many things to be excited about working with Niece Motorsports, starting with my teammates Ross (Chastain) and Ty (fellow Wisconsin native Ty Majeski). I’m ready to learn from them and be 100% open minded going into the season!”

Decker joins Niece Motorsports after competing in 19 races last season for DGR Crosley. Photo: Niece Motorsports.

The 22-year-old Decker will also have Carson Hocevar as a Niece Motorsports teammate.

“We are excited to have Natalie join the team,” said team owner Al Niece.  “Natalie has shown a lot of talent, and we are excited to see her continue to develop that at Niece Motorsports.  We are certain we will put her in competitive equipment that will really give her a chance to shine.”

Decker, who spent the 2015 season as part of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program with Rev Racing, joins Niece Motorsports after making 19 starts last season for DGR-Crosley and finishing 19th in the overall standings.

Her best finish last season was 13th at Las Vegas. It was a difficult first year in the Truck Series for her, recording nine DNFs, including eight early exits due to crashes.

She previously raced full-time in the ARCA Menards Series in 2018, including earning the pole and finishing fifth in the season opener at Daytona. She went on to finish seventh overall in the season standings.

Decker also announced that in addition to her part-time Truck Series slate with Niece Motorsports, she’ll run a full six-race schedule in the SGT-Trans Am West Coast Series for AVE Motorsports. She’ll be behind the wheel of a GT-4. The season begins March 14 at Sonoma Raceway.

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Carson Hocevar to race part-time schedule with Niece Motorsports

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ARCA Menards Series driver Carson Hocevar is set for nine Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series starts in 2020 with Niece Motorsports, the team announced Friday.

Hocevar, 16, joins a driver lineup that includes full-time driver Ty Majeski.

Hocevar made two Truck Series starts in 2019, finishing 25th at Eldora and 23rd at Phoenix.

He has 15 ARCA starts over the last two years, earning six top fives and 12 top-10 finishes.

A native of Portage, Michigan, Hocevar has won 15 United States Auto Club championships and 79 Quarter Midget National races.

“I’m really looking forward to this opportunity,” Hocevar said in a press release.  “Niece Motorsports has invested a lot in their program in the last few years, and the results are really showing.  I’m excited to be able to work with and learn from drivers like Ty Majeski and Ross Chastain.  I’m thrilled to get in race-winning equipment and hopefully learn a lot and compete at a high level.”

“Carson has proven to be a very talented young racer, and we are looking forward to him continuing that with our team,” said team owner Al Niece in the press release. “We are excited to prove that last season wasn’t a fluke and are looking to run strong again in 2020.”