Ben Rhodes – 2018 Bristol Preview

Ben Rhodes, No. 41 FEI World Equestrian Games Ford F-150
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Bristol Motor Speedway –  UNOH 200
Race No. 16 of 23

Team Info/Stats:

Crew Chief: Eddie Troconis
Driver Point Standings: 8th
Owner Point Standings: 11th
Playoff Position: 4th
Spotter: Lloyd Garner

Chatting with Ben Rhodes…

“Our game plan going into Bristol is to simply keep our FEI World Equestrian Games Ford F-150 clean. Chassis No. 37 has been really good to us. It’s won at Las Vegas, and we want to keep it fresh for the toughest part of the season. Our focus has shifted just a little bit. Going into Bristol, we’re thinking more playoff-oriented now, and trying to make sure that we have all the resources available to us to have success in the first round of the Playoffs. With that said, we want to go to Bristol and get a win for the bonus points to help propel us into Homestead, but we fully understand we have to keep our Ford F-150 as clean as possible.”

Chassis No. 37

Nickname: “Marshmallow”
Starts: 13
Last race: Dover (2018)
Poles: 0
Wins: 1 (Vegas – 2017)
Total Laps Led: 132
Top-five finishes: 4
Top-10 finishes: 8

Rhodes at Bristol (NCWTS)

Starts: 3
Highest start: 4th (2016)
Highest finish: 5th (2017)
Last race finish: 5th (2017)
Laps led: 1
Notables:

  • 1 Pole Award (2014)

Race Recap: Michigan

Started: 17th
Stage 1: 6th
Stage 2: 17th
Finished: 6th
Laps: 100/100
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running


News and Notes

FEI World Equestrian Games… Joining ThorSport Racing for a two-race partnership, the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) kick off Sept. 11, 2018, at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina. Held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle, WEG is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar, combining eight equestrian World Championship caliber events. An anticipated 1,000 athletes, 1,500 horses and 500,000 spectators from more than 70 countries are expected to attend the 13-day event.

Locked In…  Heading into Thursday night’s race at Bristol, Rhodes looks ahead to the upcoming NCWTS Playoffs squarely locked in with his win at Kentucky Speedway in July. Sitting fourth in the Playoff standings, Rhodes is among five different winners this season, with three Playoff spots up for grabs at the UNOH 200.

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