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

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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

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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

Ben Rhodes (No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet) has five wins, five poles, 12 top fives and 17 top 10s in 21 career K&N Pro Series East starts.

Leads championship standings by 65 points over Cameron Hayley. Has five wins and nine podium finishes his last 12 events. Scored first career win on March 22 at Greenville Pickens Speedway. 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.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 01:49:00 PM

Current NASCAR K&N Pro Series East point leader Ben Rhodes will make his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut this weekend at Madison International Speedway.

Rhodes, 17, has five pole’s and has five wins already this season in the K&N East Series and has been selected to be part of the NASCAR Next Program for 2014-15. Rhodes will be led by his K&N crew chief Mark McFarland on Sunday, August 24, in the Herr’s Live Life with Flavor 200. He will drive the No. 55 Toyota at Madison, driving for Venturini Motorsports.-Venturini Motorsports
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Ben Rhodes scores a 10th place finish in Friday night's NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at Virginia International Raceway.

He started the No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet 2nd in the lineup for the Biscuitville 125. He maintains his position as the leader in the 2014 K&N Pro Series-East point standings after this event.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 09:41:00 AM

Ben Rhodes (No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet) has five wins, five poles, 12 top fives and 16 top 10s in 20 career K&N Pro Series East starts.

Leads championship standings by 75 points over Cameron Hayley. Has five wins and nine podium finishes his last 11 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.-KNPSE
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 02:01:00 PM