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2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Ben Rhodes and ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton will remain with the team next year, Allison Thorson said on SiriusXM NASCAR radio per a tweet from Alan Cavanna.
Rhodes secured the championship after passing Zane Smith within the final 10 laps at Phoenix Raceway last weekend. He earned two victories, eight top fives and 16 top-10 finishes in 2021.
The Louisville, Ky. native has been with ThorSport since 2016 and has five career wins, 41 top fives and 76 top 10s in the Truck Series.
The team will run four trucks, with the other drivers TBA
— Alan Cavanna (@AlanCavanna) November 11, 2021
Crafton, meanwhile, joined Rhodes in the Championship 4 last week and finished fourth in the standings. He earned five top fives and 12 top 10s in 2021.
Overall, the Californian has earned three Truck titles, 15 wins, 130 top fives and 300 top 10s. He’s been with ThorSport since his debut in 2000, except for his tenure with Kevin Harvick Incorporated in 2004.
Crafton will have a different crew chief atop the pit box as Carl “Junior” Joiner is stepping away from the role next year.
ThorSport will field four trucks in 2022. Other drivers are yet to be named.
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