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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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Brad Keselowski & Bubba Wallace Crew Chiefs Fined After Daytona

Brad Keselowski at Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Jeremy Bullins, crew chief for the Brad Keselowski‘s No. 2, and Mike Wheeler, crew chief for Bubba Wallace‘s No. 23, were both fined $10,000 due to their cars failing post-race inspection last weekend, NASCAR announced Feb. 16. The teams were found in violation of section 10.9.10.4 of the rule book., which deals with lugnuts not …

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Riley Herbst Driving for DGR at Daytona Road Course

Riley Herbst in Daytona, February 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Riley Herbst will drive David Gilliland Racing’s No. 17 at the Daytona International Speedway road course in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this weekend, DGR announced Feb. 16. The race is currently a one-off in the series for DGR, the team confirmed to Frontstretch. Team owner David Gilliland drove the No. 17 at Daytona last …

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Jett Noland Running 6 Races for Niece Motorsports

James Buescher during Qualifying for the NextEra Energy 250, 2/12/2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Jett Noland will run six races for Niece Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2021, Niece announced Feb. 16. Noland, who was originally scheduled to debut with the team in 2020 before COVID-19 derailed plans, will drive the No. 44 beginning at this weekend’s event at the Daytona International Speedway road course. …

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Parker Chase to Run 2 Road Course Events for KBM

Parker Chase in the Pits at Road America

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Parker Chase is slated to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut for Kyle Busch Motorsports, the team announced Feb. 15. Chase will debut this week at the Daytona International Speedway road course. The 19-year-old New Braunfels, Texas, native will also get a chance to race in his home state when the series makes …

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Entry List: BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 at Daytona Presented By O’Reilly

BOWMANVILLE, ON - AUGUST 30: Erik Jones, driver of the #4 Toyota Toyota, races with Cole Custer, driver of the #00 Haas Automation Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on August 30, 2015 in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)

(Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry list has been released for next Friday’s road course race (Feb. 19) at Daytona International Speedway. The BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 is the second race on the schedule for 2021. Forty-two drivers are entered for this event, meaning two drivers will miss the field, barring any entry list …

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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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Cory Roper Nearly Upsets Daytona Truck Field, Finishes 3rd

Cory Roper During Truck Practice in Daytona, 2/11/2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field worked its way down the backstretch coming to the checkered flag at Daytona, Cory Roper had nobody in view in his front windshield. It was an unfamiliar sight. But the independent racer knew he was in a compromised position. The underdog had slammed the wall while getting …

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Jordan Anderson Evades Last-Lap Melee, Records 2nd Straight Daytona Runner-Up Finish

Jordan Anderson at Daytona, 2/12/2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Jordan Anderson was outside the top 10 when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field took the white flag in Friday’s NextEra Energy Resources 250. He sat eighth when there was half a lap to go at Daytona International Speedway, mired in the middle of the pack, and lost another spot to David Gilliland when …

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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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