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Kubota Back With Ben Rhodes for 2023

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Kubota Tractor Corporation partners with ThorSport Racing to sponsor 2021 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion Ben Rhodes in 2023, the team announced March 1.

Rhodes’ No. 99 featured Kubota in multiple races last season, and the company will return for multiple races in 2023 and as an associate on all ThorSport trucks in every race.

“It feels great to be back with Kubota in the 2023 season,” Rhodes said in a team release. “We have some unfinished business with how close we came in the playoffs last year. I would love nothing more than to celebrate some wins with Kubota this season. It’s also been fun to see how much support we have received from Kubota owners, NASCAR fans and people within the company. I know we will have a lot of people pulling for this orange truck to make it to victory lane.”

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Kubota is also a sponsor of Ross Chastain in the NASCAR Cup Series, debuting for 2023 on his No. 1 Chevrolet last weekend at Auto Club Speedway.

The 26-year-old Rhodes finished runner-up in Truck standings in 2022. He opened 2023 with an 11th-place finish at Daytona International Speedway.

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series returns to action this Friday, March 3, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with the race starting at 9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

About the author

Luken Glover arrived on the Frontstretch scene in 2020. He has been an avid NASCAR fan for the majority of his life, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, who used to help former team owner Junie Donlavey in his garage. Glover covers news for the site and took over "The Underdog House" column in 2021. In addition to being a college junior, his hobbies include volunteering at church, playing basketball and tennis, racing go-karts, and helping at his high school alma mater.

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