Ben Rhodes
ThorSport Racing
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Rhodes is expected to return to the seat of this strong race team. Last year he nabbed one victory, 13 Top-10 finishes, three pole positions and wound up a respectable eighth-place in the final driver standings. While the campaign fell short of championship aspirations, Rhodes did build well on his solid 2017 season of similar performance. Rhodes and crew chief, Eddie Troconis, have built some nice chemistry the last two seasons. This young driver will be just turning 22-years-old early into the upcoming season, so he's still very young and teachable. With 73 combined starts in this division of NASCAR to his credit, Rhodes is one of the more experienced young drivers in the series. Read Past Outlooks
Runner-up Finish at Kansas
Gander Outdoors Truck
May 11, 2019
Rhodes finished second in the Digital Ally 250 Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway Friday night.
ANALYSIS
The ThorSport Racing veteran turned in a strong performance at Kansas Speedway. Rhodes would overcome starting 14th in the field and race around the back end of the Top 10 all evening. He would work his way forward in stage 3, and finally get the track position he needed to contend for the win. Good racing and good pit strategy would reward Rhodes with the runner-up finish. It was his third Top 5 of the season, and he moves into fourth-place in the driver point standings.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Rhodes made some real progress in 2017. He nabbed his first series victory at Las Vegas and went on to post 12 Top-10 finishes en route to a fifth-place points finish. It was a dramatic improvement over his 2016 campaign. Rhodes now looks to step up his game another notch and become a championship contender and challenge for race wins. ThorSport will give him the trucks and team to make that happen. This racing series is all about developing younger talent and this 20-year-old will take his next steps this season and turn into the next big name to watch in climbing the NASCAR ladder. Rhodes' talent is undeniable and it's certain that big things are ahead.
The Louisville, Kentucky native had by some measures a disappointing 2016 season. It was Rhodes' first full-season in the truck series and it didn't quite net the results anyone expected. The 19-year-old labored to just five Top 10's in 2016 and wound up a discouraging 14th in the final driver standings. Rhodes is expected back with this ThorSport Racing team this season. If so, he'll be once again paired with crew chief Kevin Bellicourt and a very solid set of corporate sponsors on the No. 41 Toyota Tundra. We've seen Rhodes impress in the K&N Pro Series East and for brief stretches in the truck series, now it's time to put it all together in 2017. The young driver enters a make-or-break year in terms of his career, but the good news is that he'll have the team and support to succeed greatly.
Rhodes will increase his NASCAR schedule this season as he takes over the No. 41 Toyota full-time in 2016. The 18-year-old driver only dabbled part-time in the Xfinity Series last year, and spent way too much time on the sidelines. That will all change with this great opportunity to race for one of the truck series’ top multi-truck teams. Rhodes is the 2014 K&N Pro Series East champion, and he completely dominated that circuit two seasons ago. He’ll turn 19-years-old just as this season is getting underway, so the room to grow and develop will be given ample opportunity. The No. 41 team is a new team for ThorSport and it will be headed up by Kevin Bellicourt, who himself will be a rookie crew chief at this level.
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Runner-up Finish at Martinsville
Gander Outdoors Truck
March 23, 2019
Rhodes finished second in the TruNorth Global 250 Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway Saturday afternoon.
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Fast Truck Series Happy Hour
Gander Outdoors Truck
February 22, 2019
Rhodes was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the Atlanta 200 Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday. He turned a fast lap of 177.726 mph.
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Runner-up Finish at Texas
Camping World Truck
November 2, 2018
Rhodes finished second in the JAG Metals 350 Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night.
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Wins Truck Series Pole at CTMP
Camping World Truck
August 25, 2018
Rhodes won the pole for the Chevrolet Silverado 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park Saturday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 90.465 mph.
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Wins Truck Series Pole at Eldora
Camping World Truck
July 18, 2018
Rhodes won the pole for the Eldora Dirt Derby 150 Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday with a speed at 86.801mph.
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