Ben Rhodes is set to make his fifth Daytona Gander Trucks start in the No. 99 Carolina Nut / Food Lion Ford F-150 this Friday in the NextEra Energy 250.
Rhodes has a Gander Trucks track-best start of eighth (2017), and a track-best finish of fourth (2018).
ThorSport Racing is celebrating 25 years in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series this season. In celebration, all four of the ThorSport Ford F-150’s will have a special silver paint scheme to commemorate the teams Silver Anniversary.
Since its inception, the Sandusky, Ohio-based team has tallied 12 consecutive seasons with at least one win in Gander Trucks and has wheeled to Victory Lane a total of 30 times in the series with Terry Cook, Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter, Ben Rhodes, Grant Enfinger, and Chase Briscoe.
ThorSport Racing has a combined four driver’ championships — one in the ARCA Menards Series with 10-time champion Frank Kimmel and three in the Gander Trucks all with Matt Crafton.
Over the years, ThorSport has captured three Gander Trucks Rookie of the Year titles with Myatt Snider (2018), Johnny Sauter (2009), and Willie Allen (2007).
The top two drivers with the most consecutive starts in Gander Trucks history have been behind the wheel of a ThorSport truck. Active driver Matt Crafton, who currently holds the record with 453 starts, and Terry Cook with 296 starts who began his career at ThorSport Racing.
Crew Chief: Matt Noyce
2019 Driver Point Standings: 9th
2019 Owner Point Standings: 10th
Spotter: TJ Majors
Rhodes’ Daytona Stats
Highest start: 8th (2017)
Highest finish: 4th (2018)
Last race finish: 14
Laps led: 31
Top-five finishes: 1
Top-10 finishes: 2
Average start: 19.5
Average finish: 9.2
Laps completed: 398/411