From ThorSport Racing PR –
Crew Chief: Eddie Troconis
2017 Driver Point Standings: 5th
2017 Owner Point Standings: 10th
Spotter: Lloyd Garner
News and Notes:
This Week’s No. 41 Ford F-150… The No. 41 ThorSport Racing team will unveil chassis No. 68 for Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season-opener at Daytona International Speedway (DIS).
Troconis Returns… Crew Chief Eddie Troconis will once again be calling the shots for Rhodes atop the pit box this season, returning for a second season with the young gun after last season’s Playoff push and fifth place finish in the point standings.
2017 Season Stats… In 22 starts last season, the ThorSport Racing driver earned one pole (Pocono), and led 160 laps en route to one win (Las Vegas), six top-five, and 12 top-10 finishes.
Truck Series Stats… In 49 NCWTS races, Rhodes has two poles, and has led 215 laps en route to one win, nine top-five, and 20 top-10 finishes.
Back to School… Off-track, Rhodes recently enrolled in classes to further his knowledge-base, pursuing education in heating and cooling disciplines.
Flying High… Further pursuing his pilot’s license in addition to education, Rhodes also continues his training in aviation when not at the track, building upon and expanding the ratings he’s earned in the cockpit of an airplane.
Catch Rhodes at Daytona… Rhodes will join his fellow ThorSport Racing teammates for the NCWTS autograph session in the Infield Fan Zone at DIS from 3-3:45 p.m. ET Friday, Feb. 16.
Chatting with Ben Rhodes…
“The offseason went pretty fast, but at the same time, I’m ready to get back to Daytona. Our race ended a bit prematurely last year, but I’m excited to get back with the No. 41 Ford F-150 team a second year in a row and see what we can do. We have consistency, and I think we’re going to be really fast right off the bat. Being in the shop and seeing the progress made, I’m really happy with what I see, and I think we’ll be up there at the end.”
Catch the Action
Friday, Feb. 16 | 7:30 p.m. ET | FOX Sports 1 – NextEra Energy Resources 250