Ben Rhodes – 2018 Texas II Preview

No. 41 Carolina Nut Co. Ford F-150
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Texas Motor Speedway – JAG Metals 350
Race No. 21 of 23

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

Chatting with Ben Rhodes…

“With the recent repave at Texas Motor Speedway, it has brought challenges for teams, but I think we did a great job finding speed in our No. 41 Carolina Nut Co. Ford F-150 earlier this year. Unfortunately, that was one of the races where we had issues with our truck that took us out of contention, but if you look back, we challenged for the lead and was a solid top-five contender. It was definitely a truck that could’ve won the race. I feel very confident going back to this track this weekend. I feel Texas and Homestead-Miami Speedway will be our two strongest tracks left this season.”

Chassis No. 35
Starts: 15
Last raced: Michigan, 2018
Wins: 2
• M. Crafton – Kansas, 2015
• B. Rhodes – Kentucky, 2018
Poles: 1
• M. Crafton – Michigan, 2015
Laps led: 82
Top-five finishes: 6
Top-10 finishes: 8
Highest start: 1st
• Michigan, 2015
Highest finish: 1st
Kansas, 2015 & Kentucky 2015

Rhodes at Texas (NCWTS)
Starts: 5
Highest start: 7th (2017)
Highest finish: 5th (2017)
Last race finish: 16th (2018)
Laps led: 1
Top-five finishes: 1
Top-10 finishes: 1
Average start: 9.4
Average finish: 13.0
Laps completed: 790

Race Recap: Martinsville II
Started: 4th
Stage 1: 4th
Stage 2: 14th
Finished: 4th
Laps: 200 / 200
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running

News and Notes

On the Line… Despite being out of the chase for a driver’s championship, Rhodes and the No. 41 are still on the hunt for the NCWTS owner’s title, a first, if achieved, for ThorSport Racing. With his run at Martinsville Speedway this past weekend, Rhodes aided in the fight running as high as second, and ultimately finishing fourth, while spending 185 of 200 laps in the top-15 among the field.

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