Ben Rhodes – 2018 ISM Raceway Preview


No. 41 Carolina Nut Co. Ford F-150
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
ISM Raceway – Lucas Oil 150
Race No. 22 of 23

Team Info/Stats:
Crew Chief: Eddie Troconis
Driver Point Standings: 7th
Owner Point Standings: 5th
Spotter: Lloyd Garner

Chatting with Ben Rhodes…

“I’m really excited to run ISM Raceway this weekend. With the new start/finish line, I feel like you’ll see a brand-new race on the restarts, and to me, that’s going to be exciting. Turns 1 & 2 really fit my driving style. I love how flat it is, how much room there is. You can really move around and challenge other trucks, and I will be taking my Carolina Nut Co. Ford F-150 to the bottom, making some crazy passes on the restarts. It is a tough place to pass at, but with the new start/finish line, I feel like it’s going to put an a very entertaining show for the fans.”

Chassis No. 37

Starts: 13
Last raced: Dover, 2018
Wins: 1
• B. Rhodes – Las Vegas 2, 2017
Poles: 0
Laps led: 133
Top-five finishes: 4
Top-10 finishes: 6
Highest start: 2nd
• Iowa, 2016 – C. Hayley
Highest finish: 1st
Las Vegas 2, 2017 – B. Rhodes

Rhodes at ISM Raceway (NCWTS)
Starts: 3
Highest start: 3rd (2017)
Highest finish: 5th (2014)
Last race finish: 20th (2018)
Laps led: 0
Top-five finishes: 1
Top-10 finishes: 1
Average start: 5.3
Average finish: 13.0
Laps completed: 405

Race Recap: Texas II

Started: 16th
Stage 1: 8th
Stage 2: 15th
Finished: 2nd
Laps: 147 / 147
Laps Led: 2
Status: Running

News and Notes

Chassis Chatter… The No. 41 Carolina Nut Co. Ford F-150 team this week brings Chassis No. 37 to ISM Raceway near Phoenix. The same chassis that Rhodes earned his first career NCWTS victory in at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in September 2017, it was last raced at Dover International Speedway earlier this season where it started and finished the race eighth. Nicknamed “Marshmallow,” the truck is one that was saved from the team’s June 2016 fire, and given the namesake after its “toasted” appearance. Overall, the chassis has one win, four top-five and six top-10 finishes, in addition to 133 laps led, in 13 starts.

0