To close out the second stage of the NextEra Energy 250 a second big one took out another sentimental favorite in Rajah Caruth and fan favorite Matt DiBenedetto. Caruth, in the number 24 truck, seemingly got loose coming out of turn three, thus collecting Matt DiBenedetto and Daniel Dye.
You Need To Know:
- Rajah Caruth is a young rookie driver competing in his first full-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Season. He competed in one previous race at Daytona in the ARCA season opener of 2022.
- Drivers have been complaining about loose conditions all night and it certainly seems like Caruth just got loose, thus triggering a multi-car pileup.
- Fans seem to like Caruth and have a lot of faith in his abilities despite his misfortunes here tonight.
The Main Characters
Rajah Caruth (#25) made his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut at Daytona tonight in the number 24 truck owned by GMS Racing. Caruth has only made one start at Daytona before in the ARCA Menards Series. Here, speaking to Matt Weaver, he explains why he went three-wide:
After the wreck, Caruth came over the radio and said:
“I’m sorry guys, that one was on me.”
Daniel Dye (No. 43) explains the crash from his perspective:
Matt DiBenedetto has elected to stay in the race and repair the truck. He is certainly still in this thing.
In The Stands
Caruth clearly has some fan support, including Dave Varnell, who understands that he’s going through a learning curve.
Other fans, however, are not so forgiving of the youngster, such as jctool11.
Everyone involved in the crash were able to walk away safely or are still competing. Caruth is a young driver and is bound to make some mistakes in his young driving career. The only thing to do now is watch his progression through the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series this season.