Sheldon Creed wins truck race at Daytona road course

Sheldon Creed scored his second win of the season after holding off Brett Moffitt on an overtime restart.

The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series had their turn on the Daytona road course early Sunday afternoon.

On the opening lap, pole sitter Zane Smith would show his rookie colors as he overdrove turn one and would drop to 18th. This allowed Brett Moffitt to take advantage and claim the lead. He would go on to lead the remaining laps in stage one to score his fourth stage win of 2020.

There would be issues on pit road following the stage with Grant Enfinger and Stewart Friesen. Enfinger had to change the ECU to his truck and Friesen needed to swap alternators.

In the second stage, it would be Matt Crafton taking the lead early. However, he would have problems at the backstretch chicane, which allowed Sheldon Creed to take the lead. On the final lap of the stage, Creed slowed his truck down thinking the stage was over. This allowed Austin Hill to close in but Creed would hold on for his second stage win of the season.

Raphael Lessard would have the lead at the beginning of the final stage, but he would overdrive the chicane coming off of turn four and would slide back to fifth. Creed, Moffitt and Crafton would battle it out for the lead with Creed coming out on top with 10 to go. However, two cautions would fly late as Jordan Anderson and Derek Kraus both stopped on track with issues.

On the restart with three to go, it would be Creed out front but another caution would come out for Carson Hocevar. Prior to the caution, Alex Tagliani, Parker Kligerman and Ben Rhodes would get together in the backstretch chicane.

On the overtime restart, Creed would hold off a charging Moffitt to take the win. Creed earned $50,000 as this was the first race of the Triple Truck Challenge.

Christian Eckes would get spun and suffer heavy damage in the grass right before the start-finish line. He would finish 12th.

Lessard earned his best career finish in the truck series with a third-place run. Crafton and Hill would round out the top five.

Tyler Ankrum finished sixth. Grant Enfinger finished seventh. Kligerman finished eighth. Scott Lagasse Jr., who returned to the truck series for the first time since 2018, finished ninth. Stewart Friesen rounded out the top 10.

The truck series will head to Dover International Speedway on Friday.

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