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King Wins Wreck-Filled Truck Race

| , RacinToday.com Friday, February 24 2012


John King won the NextEra Energy Resources 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night.

The victory for King came in his eight start in the series.

The victory came after a third green/white/checkered restart.

Timothy Peters finished second and Travis Kvapil was third.

The race featured several scary wrecks. The second-to-last last happened with seven laps to go and set up the first green/white/checkered restart.

When the race restarted after that wreck was cleaned up, Jason While had the lead while Johnny Sauter was next to him on the front row. Behind them were John King, Ron Hornaday Jr. and Todd Bodine.

Sauter took the lead on the restart with a push from Hornaday. But as the field headed to the white flag, another big wreck occurred back in the pack.

That set up the second G/W/C.  Sauter had the lead with King behind him.

Just before the white flag, Sauter was bashed from behind by King causing a huge wreck. Sauter smashed the wall just before the start/finish line and his chance at victory ended.

The wreck brought out a red flag.

On the third G/W/C restart, King had the lead and held it.

Though the race ended when King crossed the line, the wrecking did not as yet another huge, flaming wreck occurred back in the pack.

| , RacinToday.com Friday, February 24 2012
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  • john godsey says:

    Is this part of the old King family that owned Mason and Dixon Truck Line for so long, I worked for them as district manager int he 60s, great company.