2018 – Homestead-Miami Speedway Preview

From ThorSport Racing PR –

 

 

Race 23 of 23: Homestead-Miami Speedway

 

Track Length / Type: 1.5-mile oval

Race Distance: 134 laps I 201 miles

Race Format: Three Stages | Stage 1: 30 laps (ending at Lap 30), Stage 2: 30 laps (ending at Lap 60), Final Stage: 74 laps (scheduled to end at Lap 134)

 

ThorSport Racing at Homstead-Miami Speedway 

ThorSport Racing has made 44 starts at the 1.5-mile oval with 17 different drivers since 1998:

  • Wins: 2
    • 2011: Johnny Sauter
    • 2015: Matt Crafton
  • Poles: 1
    • 2015: Matt Crafton
  • Top-five finishes: 4
  • Top-10 finishes: 17
  • Laps Led: 226

Team Notes:

Rounding Out 2018… Rounding out his third full-time season in the NCWTS, Ben Rhodes collected one victory at his home track of Kentucky Speedway in July, along with three pole awards (Martinsville Speedway, Eldora Speedway and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park), eight top-five and 12 top-10 finishes, in addition to 230 laps led this year. Overall, Rhodes has amassed 72 starts, two wins (Las Vegas 2 – 2017 & Kentucky – 2018), 17 top-five and 32 top-10 finishes, five pole awards and 488 laps led in his NCWTS tenure.

 

Ford Facts: Homestead-Miami Speedway

Ford-powered F-150’s have found victory lane 98 times since 1995 in the NCWTS, including six wins at Homestead-Miami Speedway:

  • 1996: Dave Rezendes
  • 1997: Kenny Irwin, Jr.
  • 1998: Rick Crawford
  • 1999: Mike Wallace
  • 2006: Mark Martin
  • 2017: Chase Briscoe

 

Team Info/Stats:

Crew Chief: Eddie Troconis

Driver Point Standings: 7th

Owner Point Standings: 5th

Spotter: Lloyd Garner

Truck: No. 41 Carolina Nut Co. Ford F-150

 

Chatting with Ben Rhodes…

 

“It’s all about winning Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It’s Ford Championship Weekend, and it would be extremely special to go out there and finish off the year strong with victory in our Ford F-150. Last season, we led a bunch of laps and I felt like we had a truck that was capable of winning. I know we can do the same this year and win. It’s a very fun racetrack, and one I’ve looked forward to all season.”

 

Chassis No. 62

Starts: 12

Last raced: Vegas 2, 2018

Wins: 0

Poles: 1

*    Pocono, 2017

Laps led: 4

Top-five finishes: 7

Top-10 finishes: 10

Highest start: 1st

*    Pocono, 2017

Highest finish: 2nd

*    Pocono, 2017 & Chicago, 2018

Rhodes at Miami (NCWTS)

Starts: 2

Highest start: 2nd (2017)

Highest finish: 19th (2017)

Last race finish: 19th (2018)

Laps led: 0

Top-five finishes: 0

Top-10 finishes: 0

Average start: 6.5

Average finish: 19.5

Laps completed: 43

 

Race Recap: ISM Raceway

Started: 6th

Stage 1: 9th

Stage 2: 5th

Finished: 12th

Laps: 150 / 150

Laps Led: 2

Status: Running

 

Join the Conversation

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Rock the Vote

 Voting for 2018’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver is open, and we need your help! Votes can be cast once daily until 12 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. To vote for your favorite ThorSport Racing driver, log on to nas.cr/2Q6mmiA. Votes shared via Twitter and Facebook count as double.

 

Catch the Action

Ford EcoBoost 200: Friday, Nov. 16 | 8 p.m. ET | FOX Sports 1 (FS1) | Motor Racing Network (MRN) | SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90

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