2018 – ISM Raceway Preview

From ThorSport Racing PR –

 

Race 22 of 23: ISM Raceway

Track Length / Type: One-mile low-banked tri-oval

Race Distance: 150 laps I 150 miles

Race Format: Three Stages | Stage 1: 45 laps (ending at Lap 45), Stage 2: 45 laps (ending at Lap 90), Final Stage: 60 laps (scheduled to end at Lap 150)

 

ThorSport Racing at ISM Raceway

ThorSport Racing has made 46 starts at the one-mile low-banked tri-oval with 17 different drivers since 1996:

  • Wins: 0
  • Poles: 1
    • 2009: Johnny Sauter
  • Top-five finishes: 10
  • Top-10 finishes: 17
  • Laps Led: 17

Team Notes:

 

  • Chassis Chatter… The No. 41 Carolina Nut Co. Ford F-150 team this week brings Chassis No. 37 to ISM Raceway near Phoenix. The same chassis that Ben Rhodes earned his first career NCWTS victory in at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in September 2017, it was last raced at Dover International Speedway earlier this season where it started and finished the race eighth. Nicknamed “Marshmallow,” the truck is one that was saved from the team’s June 2016 fire, and given the namesake after its “toasted” appearance. Overall, the chassis has one win, four top-five and six top-10 finishes, in addition to 133 laps led, in 13 starts.

 

Ford Facts: ISM Raceway

Ford-powered F-150’s have found victory lane 98 times since 1995 in the NCWTS, including three wins at ISM Raceway:

  • 1997: Joe Ruttman
  • 1998: Mike Bliss
  • 2001: Greg Biffle

 

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…

 

“I’m really excited to run ISM Raceway this weekend. With the new start/finish line, I feel like you’ll see a brand-new race on the restarts, and to me, that’s going to be exciting. Turns 1 & 2 really fit my driving style. I love how flat it is, how much room there is. You can really move around and challenge other trucks, and I will be taking my Carolina Nut Co. Ford F-150 to the bottom, making some crazy passes on the restarts. It is a tough place to pass at, but with the new start/finish line, I feel like it’s going to put an a very entertaining show for the fans.”

 

 

Chassis No. 37

Starts: 13

Last raced: Dover, 2018

Wins: 1

(B. Rhodes – Las Vegas 2,

2017)

Poles: 0

Laps led: 133

Top-five finishes: 4

Top-10 finishes: 6

Highest start: 2nd

(Iowa, 2016 – C. Hayley)

Highest finish: 1st

(Las Vegas 2, 2017 – B.

Rhodes)

Rhodes at ISM Raceway (NCWTS)

Starts: 3

Highest start: 3rd (2017)

Highest finish: 5th (2014)

Last race finish: 20th (2018)

Laps led: 0

Top-five finishes: 1

Top-10 finishes: 1

Average start: 5.3

Average finish: 13.0

Laps completed: 405

Race Recap: Texas II

Started: 16th

Stage 1: 8th

Stage 2: 15th

Finished: 2nd

Laps: 147 / 147

Laps Led: 2

Status: Running

 

 

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Lucas Oil 150: Friday, Nov. 9 | 8:30 p.m. ET | FOX Sports 1 (FS1) | Motor Racing Network (MRN) | SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90

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