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Team: JR Motorsports-88-NXS
Age / DOB:  (18) / 2/21/1997

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Ben Rhodes finished 12th in Friday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.
Started the No. 88 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet Camaro 14th on the grid for the Lakes Region 200. He completed 199 laps of the 200-lap race. Rhodes, who made three of the 17 series races so far this season, is currently 31st in the 2015 XFINITY Series championship standings. Jul 21 - 9:41 AM

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Ben Rhodes has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the XFINITY Series Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The average speed of 125.372 mph in the No. 88 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet Camaro was best of the five cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 42 Brennan Poole (125.121 mph), No. 8 Blake Koch (124.664), No. 25 Dylan Lupton (121.909) and No. 26 Matt Wallace (121.212) are the rest of the drivers on this list.
Jul 17 - 3:45 PM

Ben Rhodes finished seventh in Sunday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.

He started the No. 88 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet Camaro 14th on the grid for the 3M 250. He completed all laps of the 259 lap race. Rhodes, who made his series debut in this race, is currently 114th in the 2015 XFINITY Series championship standings.
May 18 - 1:02 PM

Sunday’s Iowa race will mark the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) debut for Ben Rhodes. The 18-year-old previously raced at Iowa Speedway in the NKNPSE.

In four starts at the 0.875-mile oval, he has led 140 laps, earning one win (May 2014), two top-five and four top-10 finishes. Rhodes will graduate from Holy Cross High School (HCHS) with an impressive 3.98 GPA. The HCHS senior will miss his graduation ceremony, scheduled for Friday, May 15, to be in Iowa for his NXS debut, but HCHS president Tim Weihe will present the soon-to-be graduate with his high school diploma on stage at driver introductions on Sunday, May 17.-JR Motorsports
May 15 - 2:45 PM

Ben Rhodes had a decent debut in 2013, with two top fives and five top 10s in seven starts while splitting time between the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and running his Late Model in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

In 2014 he was flat-out dominating. His first seven starts produced five wins – including a series record-tying four in a row – and a runner-up finish, to go with four pole awards. For the season, Rhodes averaged 5.8 finishing position and he completed 2110 of the 2112 laps – missing out on a perfect mark after a mid-race incident in the final race at Dover. He also led 778 laps (37% of the season). Rhodes also made four starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with three top 10s. His 2015 plans include a 10-race slate for JR Motorsports in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.-NASCAR K&N Pro Series-East
Jan 2 - 11:18 AM

JR Motorsports announced today that Ben Rhodes, the reigning K&N Pro Series East champion, will drive 10 NASCAR XFINITY Series races in the No. 88 Chevrolet in 2015.

He joins an all-star lineup of drivers for the No. 88 team that includes Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne in select races. Alpha Energy Solutions will sponsor the Rhodes-driven races. He won the K&N Pro Series East championship as a rookie. With the title he also claimed Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors and the series’ most popular driver award. His mammoth 2014 included five wins, 11 top-five and 13 top-10 finishes. Rhodes also competed four times in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, earning one top-five and three top-10 finishes.-JR Motorsports
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 02:52:00 PM

The fans have spoken, and they have selected a pair of series champions as well as a pair of repeat award winners in balloting for the NASCAR regional touring series’ 2014 Most Popular Driver Awards.

The Most Popular Driver Award winners for 2014 are: Ben Rhodes (K&N Pro Series East), Brandon McReynolds (K&N Pro Series West), J.R. Fitzpatrick (Canadian Tire Series), Rodrigo Marban (Mexico Toyota Series), Freddy Nordstrom (Whelen Euro Series), Melissa Fifield (Whelen Modified Tour) and Andy Seuss (Whelen Southern Modified Tour). First-time award winners from the group include Rhodes, McReynolds, Marban and Fifield while Nordstrom and Seuss retained their popular status from last year’s balloting.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 09:35:00 PM

Ben Rhodes finishes fifth in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.

He started the No. 32 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet Silverado fourth in the lineup for the Lucas Oil 150. Rhodes, who made four of the 21 races this season, is currently 33rd in the 2014 NCWTS point standings after the event.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 12:18:00 PM

Ben Rhodes has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in final practice for the Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway.

The average speed of 130.685 mph in the No. 32 Chevrolet Silverado was best of the seven trucks that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 00 Cole Custer (129.831 mph), No. 02 Tyler Young (128.061), No. 08 Korbin Forrister (124.973), No. 50 Jordan Anderson (121.096), No. 74 Wendell Chavous (118.298) and No. 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb (113.079) are the rest on this list.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 07:19:00 PM

Making his fourth and final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start with Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) this season, Ben Rhodes hopes to finish strong in the No. 32 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet Silverado.

In his previous three NCWTS starts at Martinsville Speedway, Dover International Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway, the 17-year-old had limited track time due to rain canceling or shortening practice sessions. This time around, Rhodes and crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. hope the desert weather stays intact as they look to capitalize off of their two top-10 finishes and claim TSM's first NCWTS victory this season.-TSM
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 08:07:00 PM

Ben Rhodes (No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet) has five wins, five poles, 13 top fives and 18 top 10s in 22 career K&N Pro Series East starts.

Clinched the 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship and 2014 Sunoco Rookie of the Year award. Finished 26th in his Dover International Speedway debut last season Has five wins and nine podium finishes his last 13 events. Scored first career win on March 22 at Greenville. Most recent win came at Langley. Made NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut on March 30 at Martinsville and finished eighth. Is a member of the NASCAR Next program that spotlights young talent in the sport.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 01:23:00 PM

Ben Rhodes has clinched the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title by virtue of holding a 36-point lead heading into the final event of the season, the Drive Sober 150 at Dover (Delaware) International Speedway on Sept. 26.

On Sept. 6 at Greenville Pickens Speedway in South Carolina, Rhodes wrapped up the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship. He is now among the company of Ricky Craven, Andy Santerre, Brad Leighton, Joey Logano, Ryan Truex and Kyle Larson – all K&N Pro Series East champions – who have won the prestigious Rookie of the Year Award. Rhodes is also one of four drivers to win the overall championship abd Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the same season, joining Logano (2007), Truex (2009) and Larson (2012). Through the first 15 races of the 16-race season, Rhodes has five wins, six poles, 11 top-fives and 13 top-10 finishes, garnering the Sunoco Rookie of the Race Award 11 times in that span.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Ben Rhodes entered the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 needing to finish at least 13th to clinch his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East crown, he did nine spots better.

The 17-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, native earned his 11th top-five finish of the season, crossing the Greenville Pickens Speedway finish line fourth and clinching his first series title in the process. Rhodes picked up his first K&N Pro East win at Greenville, the first of five wins -- including four in a row -- that gave him an insurmountable points lead.-NASCAR K&N Pro Series-East
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 11:02:00 PM

Ben Rhodes, looking to sweep the 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races at Greenville Pickens Speedway, will start Saturday’s Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 on the pole.

Rhodes earned his sixth 21 Means 21 Pole Award presented by Coors Brewing Co., posting a fast lap of 20.742 seconds (86.780 mph) in afternoon qualifying. The 17-year-old from Louisville, Kentucky, also had the fastest overall time in practice. Rhodes needs only to finish 13th or better in the race to clinch the series championship.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 07:21:00 PM

Ben Rhodes, who won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Greenville Pickens Speedway earlier this year, posted the fastest time in practice at the half-mile oval Saturday afternoon.

The 17-year-old from Louisville, Kentucky, had a fast time of 20.900 seconds (86.124 mph) in the first 45-minute practice for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140. Rhodes needs only to finish 13th or better in the race to clinch his first series championship. Austin Hill was the second fastest in the first practice with a time of 21.202 (84.898 mph) and Gray Gaulding followed in third with a time of 21.224 (84.810 mph). Rhodes also posted the fastest lap in the final 30-minute practice at 21.379 seconds (84.195 mph).
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 04:44:00 PM