Friesen, Crafton Come From The Back For Top 3 Finishes But Rhodes’ Win Derails What Was A Good Night

SPARTA, KY – Stewart Friesen and Matt Crafton desperately needed the top three finishes that they came away with in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225. See, both were among several NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers battling for at the time, the four final wildcard spots in this year’s playoff field. Crafton, hadn’t had a top five finish in his last three starts. In fact, two of those saw him finish 20th or worse. Friesen, well he had two straight finishes of 13th or worse. To make matters…

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Pit Stop Strategy Helps Rhodes Score Huge Trucks Win In Home Track

SPARTA, Ky – Throw Ben Rhodes into the mix as a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship contender. Team owner of ThorSport Racing said so after Rhodes reached victory lane in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Seat 225 at the Kentucky Speedway. Rhodes, aided by a great final pit call that saw him take fuel only, outlasted Stewart Friesen who had taken four new tires on his final stop and won his second career Truck Series race. But, this one was bigger. This win was not only at his hometrack,…

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Nemechek Has Problem On Final Lap, Moffitt Winds Up In Victory Lane As Result

JOLIET, Ill – He wasn’t even supposed to be in this race but here Brett Moffitt is taking his No. 16 Toyota to victory lane for the third time of the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season on Friday night at the Chicagoland Speedway. Moffitt, told everyone over the last three weeks that funding for the Overton’s 225 was few and far between. Then, last weekend, he said barring a miracle, he wouldn’t be racing on the 1.5-mile track. By virtue of that, he’d be giving away both of his wins…

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Top 3 Drivers In Monday’s Snow Delayed Truck Series Race in Martinsville Falter In Closing Laps

MARTINSVILLE, VA – For most of Monday’s snow delayed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Martinsville (VA) Speedway, it looked like the victory in the Alpha Energy Resources 250 would be either Ben Rhodes, Matt Crafton or Johnny Sauter. Rhodes, led the opening 25 laps and 72 of the first 76 laps, but a bad pit stop in the final stage ruined his chances of winning a brand new Grandfather clock. In fact, Rhodes was untouchable in winning the first two stages of Monday’s race and having the Truck…

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5 Favorites For Friday Night’s Stratosphere 200 (9 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) in Las Vegas

For the first time in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history, the drivers will be heading to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the Spring months. The first 21 races that the series has been coming to the 1.5-mile track, they’ve all been run in the Fall. In fact, the series has been embarking on the Nevada desert every year with the exception of one (2000) since 1996. Friday night’s Stratosphere 200 (9 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will make history. So, who will win it?

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After Strong Start To 2018 Season, Ben Rhodes Eyeing Victory In Vegas

The last time Ben Rhodes was at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, he was celebrating in victory lane. The win last year was his first and still only NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of his career. Now, he heads back to the 1.5-mile track with his eyes on a repeat. This time, in the inaugural Stratosphere 200 (9 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Rhodes, will be driving his No. 41 Ford, or “Mashmallow” as they call it. A surviving chassis from the June 2016 fire, and nick-named for its appearance once…

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5 Favorites For Saturday’s Active Pest Control 200 (4:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

HAMPTON, GA – In the one and only doubleheader of the NASCAR season, the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ will share the limelight on Saturday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The XFINITY Series drivers will race at 2 p.m. ET followed by the Truck Series race 30 minutes after the completion of the Rinnai 250. As far as drivers to watch for Saturday’s Active Pest Control 200 (4:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), there were two practice sessions on Friday to give us a look. Here’s who…

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Newly 21 Year Old Ben Rhodes Hoping To Take “Jasmine” To Victory Lane in Atlanta

Ben Rhodes just had a big birthday this week. On Wednesday, the ThorSport Racing driver turned 21. Unfortunately, he got a less than stellar birthday gift this week by virtue of his crew chief getting suspended for a race and getting fined $5k as well as Rhodes and the team losing 10 points each for their car failing post race technical inspection following last weekend’s fourth place finish at Daytona. This weekend, Rhodes is hoping for a better birthday present in Atlanta. In Saturday’s Active Pest Control 200 (4:30 p.m.…

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Ben Rhodes Returns To ThorSport In 2018, Changes Number Back To No. 41

Entering his third full-time season in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series, Louisville, Kentucky-native Ben Rhodes will return to ThorSport Racing for 2018. Continuing to build on his success, Rhodes has tallied one win, nine top-five and 20 top-10 finishes, two pole awards and led 258 laps over the past two seasons for ThorSport.   Piloting the No. 41 NCWTS entry for the team in 2018, with backing from Ford, Rhodes notes his anticipation for the upcoming season, saying “It’s great to be back this year at ThorSport Racing with Ford…

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Late Race Cautions Allow Austin Cindric To Advance To Championship 4, Rhodes Crashes Out

Avondale, AZ – We all knew that entering Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Phoenix Raceway that the battle for the fourth and final spot that advances to the Championship 4 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway would be very intense. Tonight didn’t disappoint. All night, Ben Rhodes has the better truck between him and Austin Cindric. When the duo were separated by just a handful of points heading into this weekend’s cutoff race, it was likely shaping up to see the ThorSport driver advancing past…

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