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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Rhodes made some real progress in 2017. He nabbed his first series victory at Las Vegas and went on to post 12 Top-10 finishes en route to a fifth-place points finish. It was a dramatic improvement over his 2016 campaign. Rhodes now looks to step up his game another notch and become a championship contender and challenge for race wins. ThorSport will give him the trucks and team to make that happen. This racing series is all about developing younger talent and this 20-year-old will take his next steps this season and turn into the next big name to watch in climbing the NASCAR ladder. Rhodes' talent is undeniable and it's certain that big things are ahead.
The Louisville, Kentucky native had by some measures a disappointing 2016 season. It was Rhodes' first full-season in the truck series and it didn't quite net the results anyone expected. The 19-year-old labored to just five Top 10's in 2016 and wound up a discouraging 14th in the final driver standings. Rhodes is expected back with this ThorSport Racing team this season. If so, he'll be once again paired with crew chief Kevin Bellicourt and a very solid set of corporate sponsors on the No. 41 Toyota Tundra. We've seen Rhodes impress in the K&N Pro Series East and for brief stretches in the truck series, now it's time to put it all together in 2017. The young driver enters a make-or-break year in terms of his career, but the good news is that he'll have the team and support to succeed greatly.
Rhodes will increase his NASCAR schedule this season as he takes over the No. 41 Toyota full-time in 2016. The 18-year-old driver only dabbled part-time in the Xfinity Series last year, and spent way too much time on the sidelines. That will all change with this great opportunity to race for one of the truck series’ top multi-truck teams. Rhodes is the 2014 K&N Pro Series East champion, and he completely dominated that circuit two seasons ago. He’ll turn 19-years-old just as this season is getting underway, so the room to grow and develop will be given ample opportunity. The No. 41 team is a new team for ThorSport and it will be headed up by Kevin Bellicourt, who himself will be a rookie crew chief at this level.
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Leads Opening Truck Practice
Rhodes was fastest in opening practice for the SpeedyCash.com 400 Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Thursday. He turned a fast lap of 180.681 mph.
Runner-up Finish at Kansas
Rhodes finished second in the Digital Ally 250 Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway Friday night.
Runner-up Finish at Martinsville
Rhodes finished second in the TruNorth Global 250 Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway Saturday afternoon.
Fast Truck Series Happy Hour
Rhodes was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the Atlanta 200 Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday. He turned a fast lap of 177.726 mph.
Runner-up Finish at Texas
Rhodes finished second in the JAG Metals 350 Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night.