Ben Rhodes – 2018 Las Vegas Recap

Mar 3, 2018

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Las Vegas Race Information:
Started: 15th
Stage 1 Finish: 6th
Stage 2 Finish: 4th  
Finished: 7th 
Laps: 134/134 
Laps Led: 0 
Status: Running      
Driver Points: 5th 
Owner Points: 6th 


“We had pretty decent speed in our No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Ford F-150 today. It wasn’t the absolute fastest truck, but it was definitely fast enough to be in victory lane. We drove through the field from a 14th place starting spot to fourth, but unfortunately had a pit stop issue in the race which put me at the tail end of the field. I had to fight my way through, but unfortunately there was only one caution, so we had to do a green flag stop and gamble on right side tires. When the caution came out, that set us up badly on the restart with some guys with fresh tires right on our tailgate. They were able to get a run and basically stall our momentum and go four and five wide on the backstretch. For me, to keep from getting into a wreck, I had to back out. Ultimately, it was a solid effort, but not the finish this team deserves. I said it at Atlanta that, this truck deserves to be in victory lane – we certainly had a fast enough truck to do that, we just couldn’t get the track position tonight.” 

2018 Stats:
Starts: 3 
Laps Completed: 368 of 368   
Laps Led: 0 
Wins: 0
Top-five Finishes: 1 
Top-10 Finishes: 2