Race Report – Charlotte Motor Speedway

May 26, 2023

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Hailie Deegan – No. 13 Ford Performance F-150


Charlotte Race Information

Started: 21st

Stage 1: 21st

Stage 2: 20th

Finished: 33rd

Laps: 128/134

Laps Led: 0

Status: Running

Driver Points: 16th

Owner Points: 20th

Matt Crafton – No. 88 Menards/PLANTERS Ford F-150


Charlotte Race Information 

Started: 24th

Stage 1: 19th

Stage 2: 16th

Finished: 12th

Laps: 134/134

Laps Led: 0

Status: Running

Driver Points: 7th

Owner Points: 8th

Ty Majeski – No. 98 Curb Records Ford F-150

Las Vegas Race Information


Started: 2nd

Stage 1: 6th

Stage 2: 14th

Finished: 7th

Laps: 134/134

Laps Led: 0

Status: Running

Driver Points: 2nd

Owner Points: 2nd

Ben Rhodes – No. 99 Campers Inn RV Ford F-150


Charlotte Race Information

Started: 19th

Stage 1: 17th

Stage 2: 7th

Finished: 1st

Laps: 134/134

Laps Led: 37

Status: Running

Driver Points: 5th

Owner Points: 6th


  • This is Rhodes’ first victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2023.
  • This is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in eight races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
  • Rhodes gave Ford its first NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway with tonight’s win.
  • It also marked the second win (Joey Logano, Bristol Dirt) for ThorSport Racing since re-joining Ford at the start of this season.
  • The last time Rhodes won with Ford was on Sept. 6, 2020, at Darlington.
  • This marks the third CRAFTSMAN Truck Series win for Rhodes in a Ford F-150.


YOUR FIRST WIN OF THE YEAR AND NOW YOU’RE ALL BUT LOCKED INTO THE PLAYOFFS?  “I’m not gonna say I was getting worried, but I was certainly feeling a little bit of the pressure, and it wouldn’t have been like that if it wasn’t for the last three races.  We somehow found ourselves getting wrecked.  We’d run the high side and get wrecked.  We’d run the bottom and get wrecked.  Lo and behold, here we are recovering and I can’t think of a sweeter way to do it.  These guys have worked their absolute butts off.  Again, being up north we have a different set of challenges and my guys work 10 times harder, I think, to fulfill that.  They deserve it.  I’m just so happy for them.  It’s all theirs and I’m happy.”


THIS IS THE FIRST TRUCK WIN AT CHARLOTTE FOR FORD.  WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO DO THAT? “It means a lot.  I spend a lot of time actually in Charlotte even though I live in Kentucky.  I come down here to the Ford Performance Technical Center that is right down the road.  This is their home track as far as that goes.  They’ve got a lot of really hard-working people at Ford and they deserve this as much as anybody, too.  To think that they’ve gone this long and not gotten a win in their backyard in that sense, that’s really cool. I’m just happy we could do it.  I’m happy for my team, happy for Ford, everybody involved, and, of course, Campers Inn.  They flew up from Florida and they’re here with us now and I don’t think they’ve been to a NASCAR Victory Lane before, so we’re gonna show them how they do it.”

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