NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race No. 1 NextEra Energy Resources 250, Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida
Race Information: Event: NextEra Energy Resources 250, Friday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. Local Time Track: Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Qualifying: Friday, February 20 at 4:45 p.m. Local Time Track Length: 2.5-mile paved oval.
Welcome Back To The Team: For the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season-opener, Win-Tron Racing welcomes back former driver Justin Marks. Marks drove for Win-Tron Racing in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in 2010, where in addition to scoring his first career ARCA victory at Palm Beach (Fla.) International Raceway, en route to a sixth place finish in the final championship standings.
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Welcome Co-Sponsor GoPro Motorplex: In addition to American Born Moonshine, GoPro Motorplex will serve as a co-sponsor in Friday night’s NCWTS race. GoPro Motorplex is dedicated to providing racing enthusiasts a turn-key karting experience centered around an advanced, world-class racetrack. By integrating an on-site karts, parts, and service retail center, as well as a diverse schedule accommodating seasoned karters, arrive-and-drive events, races, and corporate/group events, GoPro Motorplex is the premier source for all things karting at every level of the sport. Additionally, standard and luxury garages, and exclusive memberships, provide serious karters with everything they need to make the
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World Center of Racing Stats: Marks is no stranger to the high banks of the 2.5-mile superspeedway. In addition to three ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards starts with one pole (2008), the Rocklin, California native also hoists two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the venue with his best showing in 2008, where he qualified and finished eighth in an entry for Germain Racing.
Going For The Triple: Justin Marks is one of the busiest drivers on the grounds of Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway this week. Not only is the 33-year old planning to compete in Friday’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 for Win-Tron Racing, but the North Carolina resident also is attempting to compete in the NASCAR XFINITY Series opener (Sat. Feb 21) and make his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start in the “Great American Race,” the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb 22. Marks’ bid in XFINITY and Cup are being fulfilled by RAB Racing with Brack Maggard, another team he drove for in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.
Should Marks accomplish the feat, he will join fellow competitor Ty Dillon, who is also attempting to accomplish the same task.
Former Daytona Winners: Win-Tron Racing is a former race winner at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. In 2009, Win-Tron Racing guided James Buescher to his second career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory in the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200, after starting seventh. At the time, Buescher was the youngest winner in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards history, also propelling to victory at Lakeland (Fla.) International Speedway in 2007.
Chassis Intel: Veteran crew chief Jamie Jones has elected to bring Win-Tron Racing chassis number 041 to the 2.5-mile superspeedway this weekend. The truck in its second showing with Win-Tron Racing. Daniel Suarez made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut with the intel last October with a 15th-place finish.
Win-Tron Racing, Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Pre-Race Quotes:
Justin Marks, driver of the No. 35 American Born Moonshine / GoPro Motorplex
On His Daytona Outlook: “This is the biggest week of the year for NASCAR and our teams are ready to take on Daytona,” said Marks. “We are thrilled to partner up with American Born Moonshine and are hopeful that this will be the first of many great runs with them.”
Win-Tron Racing, Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Pre-Race Quotes:
Nate Thiesse, owner of the No. 35 American Born Moonshine / GoPro Motorplex
On Justin Marks Returning To The Team: “We’re ecstatic to have Justin (Marks) back driving a Win-Tron Racing prepared vehicle. It was such an honor and privilege for him to drive our racecar back in 2010 and we’re looking forward to having him back in the seat for Daytona.
“Justin has a lot going on (in Daytona), but we know the extra seat time for him could be our benefit. He’s one of few drivers that will turn more laps around Daytona than anyone else in the garage this week. Without a doubt that could be the advantage that puts us back in victory lane at Daytona.”
On Team’s Outlook For Daytona This Weekend: “Justin’s had success at Daytona in the past, but every team is eager to come out of the box swinging in the opening race. Our truck looks fantastic with the American Born Moonshine and GoPro Motorplex colors. Our plan is to have a good qualifying run on Friday afternoon and when the green flag drops, put ourselves in position to be as close to the front as possible and contend for the win. Justin has done so many great things for this sport, I know it would be a dream come true to him if he can start his busy weekend with a trophy in hand.”
Justin Marks, Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Prior Performance Record:
Race Start Finish Laps Status
2008 8 8 100 / 100 Running
2011 30 24 96 / 103 Running
The NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps / 250 miles) is the first of 23 events on the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. The first practice session of the year begins on Thursday, February 18th from 1:30 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. Round two is set for later in the afternoon from 3:30 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Friday, February 20th, scheduled to lift off at 4:45 p.m. The 32-truck starting field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). Pre-race coverage of the anticipated thriller is tentatively scheduled to lift off at 7:00 p.m. also on FOX Sports 1.
Driver: Justin Marks on Twitter @JMarksDE
Team: Win-Tron Racing on the web: Win-TronRacing.com or follow them on Twitter @WinTronRacing.
Marketing Partner: American Born Moonshine on the web: AmericanBornMoonshine.com.
Sanction: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: NASCAR.com.
About Win-Tron Racing:
Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, Win-Tron Racing (Win-TronRacing.com / @WinTronRacing) is a professional race team headquartered in “Race City USA.” Owned by former racers Kevin Cywinski and Nate Thiesse, the two have built a successful program in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, as well as expanding to a full-time campaign in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starting in 2014. Since Win-Tron Racing’s inception in 2007, the team has hosted a variety of drivers, including leading drivers James Buescher, Blake Bjorklund, Justin Marks, Matt Merrell and Brandon McReynolds to their first career ARCA victories. In 2015, the team will begin its ninth year of competition in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in addition to its second year full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.