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Ben Rhodes Tops Opening Truck Series Practice at New Hampshire

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In the last few minutes of opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Ben Rhodes jumped a host of Chase drivers on the leaderboard to pace the opening session. The No. 41 Toyota posted a lap of 132.076 mph, the only driver to reach the 132 mph bracket. The first …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: 3 Kentucky NASCAR Races, 3 Different Results For FOX And NBC

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Welcome back.  Last weekend saw three interesting races at the new-and-possibly improved Kentucky Speedway.  It’s pretty rare to see three completely different races in one race weekend. Before we start, FOX Sports announced on Wednesday that Shannon Spake has left ESPN to join the FOX Sports family.  The press release indicates that she will keep …

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Ben Rhodes Hungry to Showcase His Speed

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Entering Thursday night’s Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway, Ben Rhodes had back-to-back top-5 finishes in his, so far, decent rookie Camping World Truck Series season. A thrilling fight to the checkered flag at Iowa Speedway gave the 19-year-old a fourth-place finish, while Gateway was home to Rhodes’ first career series pole …

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Ben Rhodes Sweeps NCWTS Practices, Abreu to Backup at Gateway

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Ben Rhodes used a late mock qualifying run to top final practice and sweep the morning sessions at Gateway Motorsports Park. Rhodes, 19, completed a 33.148-second lap late in Saturday’s final session to lead the way for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Johnny Sauter (33.208) ended the round second on the charts, with John Hunter …

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Ben Rhodes Quickest During First Practice at Iowa Speedway

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Four days after losing 40 percent of its race shop, ThorSport Racing topped the speed chart in opening practice at Iowa Speedway. Three of the four team trucks were among the top 10 during the first practice at a racetrack since the incident. Practice One:  Looking for his first Camping World Truck Series victory, rookie Ben Rhodes paced the …

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Rookies and Veterans Fast in Truck Series Practices at Texas

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After having the first of three practice sessions postponed due to NASCAR officials not being on the premises, the Camping World Truck Series finally got on track Thursday evening. It was a mixture of youth and experience that laid down quick laps in each session. Matt Crafton, two time winner at Texas, led the first …

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Cup Crew Member Suspension Highlights All-Star Penalty Report

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Penalties, suspensions, and warnings, oh my. NASCAR’s weekly report ran the gambit as a number of teams were docked for various infractions. Tuesday, NASCAR came down hard on the No. 30 Camping World Truck Series team of Jesse Little for illegal throttle body shafts and an illegal engine component, both of which were found during …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Five Drivers that Need to Turn the Corner

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Five races into the Camping World Truck Series season, there are familiar foes atop the season long standings. Four of the potential Chase births have already been clinched. The real question is whether or not there will be more than eight winners that make up the newly anointed Chase. On the other side of things there …

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Johnny Sauter, Ben Rhodes Collide on Last Lap in Kansas Speedway

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Johnny Sauter thought he had made the move of the race late in the going at Kansas Speedway. Instead, he wound up in the wall on the white flag lap of the race. After a late-race wreck involving Tyler Reddick with four laps remaining in the race, the race went into overtime. Sauter made a …

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Ben Rhodes Wins First Truck Series Pole in Martinsville


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Ben Rhodes, driving the No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Toyota, will start from the inside of the front row for Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Posting a lap of 19.659 seconds [96.322 mph], Rhodes grabbed his first career Camping World Truck Series pole in just his seventh start. “All of our guys were so close …

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Martin Truex, Jr., Ben Rhodes Hit with Daytona Penalties

Fourteen teams from across the three NASCAR national series were either penalized or warned by NASCAR on Wednesday, including Daytona 500 second-place finisher Martin Truex Jr. Truex’s No. 78 team was given a P2 penalty for a violation regarding the roof flaps during pre-qualifying inspection. The flaps did not lay flush with the roof following …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 2016 Season Shaping Up to Be a Strong One

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As the weekend quickly approaches, so does the 2016 Camping World Truck Series season. With a handful of changes and a large number of driver moves, this season is shaping up to be the healthiest in years, and it all starts with Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250. The biggest changes you need to know …

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