Ben Rhodes Returns to ThorSport

Ben Rhodes is set to embark on his third full season of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and it will be filled with familiarity. He will once again drive for ThorSport Racing, behind the wheel of the No. 41 Ford. 

“It’s great to be back this year at ThorSport Racing with Ford behind us,” Rhodes said. “Duke and Rhonda Thorson have given me an excellent opportunity to build on our 2017 performance. We are working hard to start this year off with the momentum we had at Homestead, and after our performance improved with every start last season, I feel this year is going to be no exception. Having a second year with my crew chief Eddie [Troconis], and the same team, is a big plus. All of our foundations are there, which makes winning right out of the gate much easier.”

Rhodes piloted the No. 41 Toyota Tundra in his first full-time campaign in 2015, though switched to the No. 27 last season for branding purposes. Now entering 2018, the Kentucky native will return to the number he used coming up the ranks. 

“Obviously, we’re very excited in having Ben and Eddie back together for a second season,” team general manager David Pepper said. “They proved they could run up front and win races last year, and we’re looking forward to the possibility of winning more races and having a chance to compete for the championship in 2018.”

Over the past two seasons, Rhodes has scored a win, nine top-fives, and 20 top-10’s, along with a pair of pole awards for ThorSport. He placed fifth in the year-end standings in 2017. 



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By Ashley McCubbin

Currently the Executive Editor for Popular Speed, Ashley McCubbin also runs Short Track Musings, while handling media relations for OSCAAR. Currently living in Bradford, Ontario, she spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area taking photos.