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September 13, 2017
Sounding Off – Ben Rhodes: “I feel like Chicagoland (Speedway) will be a lot like Atlanta (Motor Speedway), we’re actually taking the same truck and setup from Atlanta there, and improving upon what we had. I’m excited for that. And, with all the things we’ve done this year – all the new setup changes, all the stuff we’ve been working on – I feel like we can add to what we had going for us in Atlanta – where we finished fourth – and we’ll have the best of both worlds. Maybe we can go set another track record.”
September 13, 2017
Sounding Off – Matt Crafton: What makes Chicagoland Speedway so unique compared to some of the other mile-and-a-half tracks that the Truck Series runs on? “It’s widened out a lot, and it widened out fairly quick. There are multiple grooves, and the bottom’s fast, without a doubt. When the tires start to fall off, you can run all the way against the fence. This race usually puts on a great show, and hopefully it does the same thing again this year.”
September 13, 2017
“It’s always nice to be familiar with a race track. I’m sure some things have changed since I last raced at Chicagoland Speedway – the track is probably a bit more worn out. First practice will probably be a bit of a ‘feeling-out’ period, but I know the line heading in. I’ve run well there before, and the team has had good speed on the intermediate tracks, so I have a good feeling for Friday night.
August 31, 2017
Sounding Off – Matt Crafton: You have four top-10 finishes in four starts at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Is it safe to say you enjoy road course racing? “Oh, I love to road race. It’s a blast, and I have a lot of fun doing it. I think we need one more on the schedule, to be totally honest. There are a lot of us (teams) that actually have a specialty road course truck, and we just run it one time a year. It just goes and sits in the basement after that. There’s a ton of really cool road courses that we could go run, and we don’t, it’s a shame.” Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
August 31, 2017
Sounding Off – Ben Rhodes: Out of all the ThorSport Racing drivers, you have the most starts on a road course. Is the road course race this weekend an event you’re looking forward to?
August 31, 2017
Sounding Off – Grant Enfinger: You’re making your Canadian Tire Motorsport Park debut this weekend, but you have some prior road course racing experience in the ARCA Series. Are you looking forward to the lone road course race on the 2017 schedule?
August 01, 2017
Ben Rhodes, driver of the No. 27 Safelite AutoGlass Toyota Tundra, made his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway in Saturday’s Overton’s 150. Starting from the pole position, the second of his career, and first at the 2.5-mile “Tricky Triangle,” the Safelite AutoGlass driver finished third in Stage 1, and fourth in Stage 2, battling a “tight” Toyota Tundra. With a mix of strategy down pit road late in the 60-lap event, Rhodes would restart the final Stage from the 14th position.
July 26, 2017
Sounding Off – Matt Crafton: You’re fourth in the standings, and you have a win, locking you in the Chase. Does this change your approach to the rest of the season? “No. I wanna win more races, and it will all take care of itself. NASCAR has put such an emphasis on getting the wins – they mean so much for the playoff points. Then, if you win the regular season points, you get 15 bonus playoff points going into the Chase. We need to go run down Johnny Sauter, he’s leading it right now. We need to go out there and win some more races, and build ourselves a cushion.”
July 26, 2017
Sounding Off – Grant Enfinger: Although you will be making your debut at Pocono in the Truck Series, you have eight starts, including a win, at Pocono in the ARCA Racing Series. What are the keys to getting around the “Tricky Triangle?” “I’ve never been to Pocono in a truck, but I’ve had some good runs there in the past, in ARCA. Everyone always talks about the tunnel turn and how it’s a big part of making a good lap at Pocono, but I put a lot of focus on Turn 3 because that sets you up for that mile long straightaway.”
July 26, 2017
Sounding Off – Ben Rhodes: There are five races remaining before the start of the NCWTS Chase. You are currently in the 2017 Chase, based on points, but do you feel the pressure to win now more than ever, to firmly secure your spot in the Chase? Do you think you can secure your spot this weekend at Pocono?

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