SPORT NEWS – Rhodes salutes ThorSport house owners after Truck championship double

Rhodes salutes ThorSport house owners after Truck championship double

Ben Rhodes’ NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection championship effort was a primary for the 24-year-old Kentucky driver and a primary for proprietor title for his crew house owners, Duke and Rhonda Thorson, who personal Rhodes’ No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota and a five-truck powerhouse group that has competed within the sequence since 1996.

It’s the fourth drivers’ title for the operation, however the first crew house owners’ championship for the Sandusky, Ohio primarily based crew.

“I wouldn’t even be right here right now if it wasn’t for Duke and Rhonda,” a smiling Rhodes stated, holding his championship trophy.

“They gave me my alternative within the sport. They had been my very first full-time nationwide sequence crew that I raced for and I’ve been with them ever since. They’re so superb and I can’t even start to thank them sufficient.

“This has simply been the trip of a lifetime and I hope it’s not over. It is a feeling you get and savor for the remainder of your life, however you’re hungry for extra. I really like this, however I really like racing much more and Daytona can’t get right here quick sufficient.”

The ThorSport Racing crew had two drivers within the Championship 4 at Phoenix, with three-time sequence champion Matt Crafton ending fourth amongst them with a Twelfth-place effort on Friday.

Chandler Smith put an exclamation level on his rookie marketing campaign with the victory at Phoenix. by Michael Levitt/Motorsport Photographs

In the meantime, Kyle Busch Motorsport’s Chandler Smith finalized his Sunoco Rookie of the Yr honor with an enormous walk-off win in Friday evening’s season finale at Phoenix Raceway — incomes the victory by a wholesome 4.674s over Halmar Friesen Racing’s Stewart Friesen.

The win was the second of the 19-year outdated’s younger profession, matching a victory at Bristol Motor Speedway in September. His onerous work was not solely a race trophy, however the season’s high rookie honors over fellow playoff driver Carson Hocevar, who completed tenth at Phoenix.

It marked the tenth win of the season for Kyle Busch Motorsports and the ninetieth of the crew’s tenure within the sequence.

Smith accomplished the season with 9 top-10 finishes, six top-five finishes and the 2 wins. He led 213 laps.


SPORT NEWS – Rhodes salutes ThorSport house owners after Truck championship double


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