Ben Rhodes / No. 88 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet Preview: Homestead-Miami Speedway

“I am looking forward to the new challenge of riding the wall at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend. This will be a new and exciting experience for me! To prepare, I have been combing over telemetry from the past as well as watching races and spending time in a simulator. I also learned a lot by watching Kevin Harvick at Texas a couple of weeks ago.”

Ben Rhodes / No. 88 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet Preview: Dover International Speedway

“Getting back in the No. 88 Alpha Energy Solutions Camaro for the second week in a row is going to be a huge boost to my confidence. It will give me a chance create somewhat of a rhythm and be more comfortable with the car from the start. I’m hoping this will also allow me to build from what I learned last week at Kentucky Speedway and help us get a great finish.”

Ben Rhodes Starts on the Pole at Road America; Tire Issue Ends Promising Run

“All in all, I have a lot I learned today – pacing once again was the big issue. Early on, the guys went a lot harder charging for positions in the front than I thought they would and that put me in a bad spot several times. I lost some spots, got a little greedy trying to make them up and went off the track. We had to pit to get the grille clean, which put us around some bad cars and ultimately lead to our demise today.”

Ben Rhodes / No. 88 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet Preview: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

“Mid-Ohio is a very technical course that rewards smart, patient drivers. To be successful, I believe we need to qualify up front and, once again, work on minimizing mistakes. One of my biggest areas to improve is my braking zones. I worked on this constantly at the Glen and will have time at Mid-Ohio to work on it again, which should bring more speed.”

Ben Rhodes / No. 88 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet Preview: Watkins Glen International

“My mindset approaching Watkins Glen will be a little different than it would for an oval track. I only have two road course races under my belt so I have a lack of experience, but there’s a wealth of knowledge available in my JR Motorsports teammates. The key to success at all the road courses will be patience. I have to minimize my mistakes and survive. I feel like many people may take themselves out of competition by going too hard too soon.”