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Truckin’ Thursdays: Rough Start to 2021 for Many Drivers

#26: Tyler Ankrum, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado Liuna! #21: Zane Smith, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado MRC Construction

After a two-week break, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads back east for its fourth race of the 2021 season on Saturday (March 20) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Like last year, Atlanta marks the fourth race of the season, albeit under very different circumstances and taking place almost three full months earlier than the …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ben Rhodes Explains His Hot Start, William Byron’s Homestead Win

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

Credit: NKP

Ben Rhodes is off to a blazing hot start in the Camping World Truck Series this year, winning both races this season for ThorSport Racing, his first multi-win season of his career. He joins Davey Segal this week to discuss his wins at Daytona International Speedway, how he visits the shop in Ohio while living …

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Ben Rhodes on Truck Pole for Las Vegas

Ben Rhodes stands next to trophy after winning at Daytona in trucks Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ben Rhodes will roll off from the pole in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday night (March 5). Rhodes looks to continue his winning ways after sweeping the first two events at Daytona International Speedway (on the oval and the road course). GMS Racing’s Sheldon Creed starts second …

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Stock Car Scoop: Homestead-Miami Speedway Previews

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Frontstretch‘s Bryan Nolen previews the NASCAR Xfinity and Cup series races at Homestead-Miami Speedway and gets you up to date on the start times of all three races, stage lengths, starting lineups and more. Nolen will also recap you on the Camping World Truck Series race from a week ago and get you ready for …

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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)

Credit: NKP

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)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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)

Credit: NKP

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

Ben Rhodes stands next to trophy after winning at Daytona in trucks Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(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)

Credit: NKP

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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