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Rhodes gets Truck Series win near hometown

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Ben Rhodes picked up his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky on Thursday night. Rhodes, who was driving a Ford, won the race in his backyard, as he is from Louisville, Kentucky.

He was driving The Carolina Nut Co. for Duke Thorson led 38 of the 150 laps. He also received 58 points for the win, with six playoff points.

Ben Rhodes racing in the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway (Getty Images)

Ben Rhodes racing in the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway (Getty Images)

Canadian Stewart Friesen was the second-place finisher in his Halmar Intl/We Build America Truck for Chris Larsen. Frieson, who was looking for his first Camping World Truck Series victory, led 37 laps and received 46 points.

Matt Crafton, a Camping World Truck Series veteran, was the third-place finisher. Crafton was driving the Great Lakers/Menards truck for Duke Thorson and received 41 points.

Noah Gragson, who finished in the eighth position, led a race-high 62 laps. Todd Gilliland, who finished in the seventh position, also led a lap. Parker Kligerman, who crashed, also led 12 laps.

Kligerman finished in the 27th position after crashing in his Food Country USA truck for Charlie Henderson on Lap 133. Tate Fogleman, who finished in the 28th position, who was driving the RandCo Chevrolet for Randy Young, had suspension problems and left on Lap 103.

Jennifer Jo Cobb was the 29th finisher in her Driven2Honor entry for Jennifer Jo Cobb as it overheated on Lap 28. Bayley Currey was the 30th finisher in his MB Motorsports truck for Mike Mittler after having a vibration on Lap 22.

Camden Murphy finished in the 31st position, who was also driving the Driven2Honor sponsorship for Jennifer Jo Cobb, had electrical problems and left the race on Lap 11. Tyler Matthews, who was driving the Accent Imaging entry for D.J. Copp, was the 32nd finisher after being involved in a crash on Lap 1.

Johnny Sauter is the points leader with 533 points. Gragson is second with 491 points, while Brett Moffitt is third with 442 points.


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