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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Goes Back-to-Back at Daytona

2021 Trucks Daytona Road Ben Rhodes, No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota, Win (Credit: NKP)

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In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes completed a sweep of the two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events at Daytona International Speedway with a win Friday night, essentially dominating the BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 at the track’s road course configuration. A downpour prior to the race made for less-than-ideal driving conditions, but precipitation stayed clear of …

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Ben Rhodes Outduels Sheldon Creed to Claim 2nd Consecutive Daytona Win

2021 Trucks Daytona Road Ben Rhodes, No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota, Burnout (Credit: NKP)

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Ben Rhodes found his way into the Daytona International Speedway victory lane for the second time in seven days. One week after winning on the Daytona oval, Rhodes held off the 2020 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed to claim the win on the road course in the BrakeBest Brake Pads 159. The 23-year-old …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Is Ben Rhodes in a Prove-It Year at ThorSport?

2021 Trucks Daytona Ben Rhodes, No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota, checkered flag (Credit: NKP)

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A Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway isn’t exactly the best gauge for how drivers will perform the next week or, moreover, how a season will go for anyone in the field. But that doesn’t stop us from trying. In a race that literally started and ended with trucks wrecking across the …

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Ben Rhodes on Truck Pole at Daytona Road Course

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ben Rhodes will wheel his No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota from the pole in Friday’s (Feb. 19) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Daytona International Speedway road course. Rhodes claimed the position after winning last week’s season opener on the Daytona oval. Niece Motorsports teammates Ryan Truex and Carson Hocevar will start second …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Edges Jordan Anderson at Daytona

2021 Trucks Daytona finish with wreck - Rhodes/Roper/Anderson. (Credit: NKP)

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In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes edged Jordan Anderson and Cory Roper at the line to score his first career Daytona International Speedway win in Friday’s (Feb. 12) NextEra Energy 250 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. A caution involving 10 trucks with just four laps remaining set up the overtime finish that gave ThorSport …

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Ben Rhodes Wins Crash-Marred Daytona Truck Race

2021 Trucks Daytona Ben Rhodes, No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota, burnout (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In typical fashion, this year’s edition of the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway was again a compilation of bent fenders, high attrition and one excited NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver after a wild finish. That one driver ended up being Thorsport Racing’s Ben Rhodes as the smoke cleared Friday night (Feb. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Closing the Door on an Unforgettable 2020 Season

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It’s hard to believe but the 2020 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has come to an end, and there’s really only one way to describe this season: Unforgettable. The season opened normally enough at Daytona International Speedway with the usual wreck fest followed by a finish that saw Grant Enfinger edge Jordan Anderson by mere …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Clint Bowyer Reflects on NASCAR Career, Move to Broadcast Booth

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the penultimate weekend of the season at Martinsville Speedway, which saw Chase Elliott win his way into the Championship 4 in the NASCAR Cup Series. Meanwhile, nine-time winner and regular season champion Kevin Harvick was eliminated from the postseason. The duo dives into the current …

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ThorSport’s Matt Crafton, Ben Rhodes Just Miss Out on Championship 4

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A second and fifth place run wasn’t enough for the ThorSport Racing duo of Ben Rhodes and Matt Crafton to advance to the Championship 4. Their teammate’s victory saw Rhodes and Crafton fall short of advancing to contend for a title in Phoenix, while Grant Enfinger‘s fourth checkered flag of the year vaulted him into …

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4 Burning Questions: What Is the State of NASCAR?

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What is the state of NASCAR? In a crazy season in a crazy year, there are still some positives coming out of it for NASCAR. It looks like TV ratings will fall at about the same level as they did in 2019, just a percentage point or two. This is actually great news, as NASCAR’s …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Matt Tifft on New Cup Team

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a long weekend of racing at Texas Motor Speedway that saw Kyle Busch score his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season, 77 hours after the green flag was thrown. Why was this an emotional win for Busch, who now has at least one …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: NASCAR’s Failed Message by Letting Ben Rhodes Race

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Though the NASCAR Cup Series just finished its race at Texas Motor Speedway Wednesday afternoon, the penalty report for the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has already been released. And while Chandler Smith received a penalty (rightfully so) after one of his wheels came off as he was leaving pit road, the sanctioning body …

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