Daytona Truck race

19 02 2011

 

The Truck series got their 2011 season underway at Daytona last nite! The weather was great and 3 truck of Auntin Dillon was on the pole!

Trucks were racing single file most of the nite. I rather see the 2×2 square dancing the Cup guys are doing than single file line dance!

There were 2 huge wrecks the first on lap 76 invold 14 trucks and the other on lap 95 taking out 10 more trucks and bringing out the reg flag for a few mins for clean up. All the drivers were fine and no injuries!

The last yellow set up for green,white,checker shootout, Elliott Sadler and Micheal Waltrip broke away from the rest of the pack.  Coming to the checkers Micheal Waltrip was able get long side of Elliott Sadler and sling shot pass Sadler for the win!

It was a very emotional win for Micheal Waltrip! He won his first ever Cup race Daytona 500 and lost his best friend Dale Earnhardt 10 years ago. Its perty neat he got his first cup win and first Truck win 10 years apart! Also his brother Darrell Waltrip called him to the win just like he did for his first Cup win!

Heres a few comments from the drivers on twitter

mw55 What a day. What a night. You cant make this stuff up. Thanks for all the sweet comments

austindillon3 Well we almost made it nothing we could have done different its just daytona

Travis Kvapil We had a pretty fast truck tonight, but we had a little bad luck and blew a left rear tire and caused a pretty big wreck. It was fun while it lasted, and I can’t wait for the 500 Sunday.
AllWaltrip 10 years ago today I was sitting in my motor home crying and here I am again tonight doing the same thing,slightly different circumstances !

Today is the Nationwide race at 1 est on ESPN! Enjoy the race!!

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