Ben Rhodes – 2018 Las Vegas II Preview

No. 41 Carolina Nut Co. Ford F-150
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Las Vegas Motor Speedway – World of Westgate 200
Race No. 18 of 23

Team Info/Stats:
Crew Chief: Eddie Troconis
Driver Point Standings: 4th
Owner Point Standings: 6th
Playoff Position: 7th
Spotter: Lloyd Garner  

Chatting with Ben Rhodes…

“This race will be just as important this year as it was last. Coming back the defending winner, it’s a really good boost of confidence for my team considering the spring race was nothing like we had seen. There was a lot of drafting, and we saw a very, very fast pace. I’m hoping that the 100-degree temperatures coming back here in the fall are really going to change up the racing. It’ll take grip away from our competitors and make it really racy with a lot of sliding around. Right now, we’re solely focused on the Round of 6. If we could make that happen with a win this weekend in Las Vegas, it would mean the world to myself and the No. 41 Carolina Nut Ford F-150 team.”

Chassis No. 62
Nicknamed: “Jasmine”
Starts: 11
Last raced: Pocono – 2018
Poles: 1 (Pocono, 2017)
Wins: 0
Laps led: 13
Top-five finishes: 1
Top-10 finishes: 4
Highest start: 1st (Pocono, 2017)
Highest finish: 2nd (Pocono, 2017)

Rhodes at LVMS
Starts: 3
Highest start: 6th (2017)
Highest finish: 1st (2017)
Last race finish: 7th (2018)
Laps led: 20 (2017)
Average start: 9.7
Average finish: 6.7
Laps completed: 426

Race Recap: Canada
Started: 1st
Stage 1: 2nd
Stage 2: 15th
Finished: 14th
Laps: 60/60
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running

News and Notes

Happy Anniversary… Rhodes celebrates the anniversary of his first career NCWTS win this weekend, coming at the 1.5-mile asphalt oval, Sept. 30, 2017. Starting sixth, Rhodes led 20 of event’s 146 laps in 2017, racing his way to Victory Lane ahead of Christopher Bell and Chase Briscoe. Continuing to show his strength at the 1.5-mile track this spring, Rhodes raced as high as third en route to a seventh-place finish.

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