I would probably get nervous pretty quick, honestly. Rhodes would claim TSM's second consecutive K&N Pro Series East Championship through five wins, 11 top five finishes, and six poles. 3 min read. And as soon as you get off the plane, theyre standing in the jet bridge not to collect baggage or anything theyre just standing there waiting for somebody else or theyre confused and theyre looking at their phone trying to figure out where they need to go. Id rather meet people. 2011 F.A.S.T. Their oldest is a girl, Ella, who was born in 2015. Youll never hear from me. He is not dating anyone. It goes back to that whole old soul thing. Finished fourth at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NH) in September. Earned first-career UARA-STARS pole position at Kingsport Speedway (TN) in May. 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The problem is I would talk, but it would be probably too much. Im getting up as soon as the next person is there. Thats fairly common though. Its not because Im ignoring people although it sounds like that. She went on to graduate school at the US Naval War College, where she earned an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies. So what would you like to pick? I had so much fun with that. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Laps Led Leaders. And the last one was with Corey LaJoie. Each week, The Athletic asks the same 12 questions to a different race car driver. And his question is: What was the biggest watershed moment of your career where something happened, and if that thing had not happened, it would have been the end of your driving career? 88 Chevrolet Camaro with Sprint Cup Series drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, and Kasey Kahne. But long answer short: Twitter. 88 Chevrolet Camaro with Sprint Cup Series drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, and Kasey Kahne. Now if you get a two-truck team, is it really pulling that many resources away, or does it come naturally? Yeah, I feel you on that. His father is the president of Kentucky-based mechanical service contractor Alpha Energy Solutions which has sponsored Ben's racing efforts. 5. Led 232 laps for the season with eight top 5s and thirteen top 10s. But I do think I have enough wisdom to say, Hey, gratitude is good. Still hectic, I guess. I try to keep it to myself. Earned first-career NKNPSE victory at Greenville Pickens Speedway (SC) on March 22nd. Ben Rhodes, driver of the Clarks Pump-N-Shop Ford, walks onstage during driver intros prior to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series NextEra Energy 250.  Rhodes had the fastest time in the first practice at Road America in August 2015 and he was awarded the pole position after qualifying rained out.  Rhodes would also make his ARCA Racing Series debut at his home track Kentucky Speedway, starting fifth but finishing 27th after a crash. So what I immediately thought of right there was the Coliseum race and LA. How long do you wait before you honk? We made this., So Im gonna have fun balancing a baby, a business, the simulator and Sandusky now. When not at the racetrack, Ben can be found back in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky with family and friends or in Sandusky, Ohio with his team. And then I immediately try to get back on the horse. Sign up to receive emails about sales, new merch, and more. Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 26 years old? I feel like thats kind of like making a deal with the devil. 11. So podcasts and Spotify, man, I burn it up. Ill do sales. We asked Ben about coming off cool as a cucumber in the car & W/ the media & about being a dad now to a two. 1/64 scale @kubotausa diecasts have arrived! Basically, I wanted to get into sealcoating because that was the area I knew from SealMaster and the Thorsons. I would like to go out and just race as hard as I can all the time. I cant say there was something big that didnt work out because Im very, very happy with where Im at, Ben Rhodes, the 2021 Trucks champion, says of his team, ThorSport. But something seemed to change in 2021, and it culminated. Earned two Coca-Cola Move of the Race awards (Iowa and Greenville). I wouldnt say much. Subscribe to The Athletic for in-depth coverage of your favorite players, teams, leagues and clubs. 9. In March 2019, Rhodes participated in the Michelin Pilot Challenge sports car race at Sebring International Raceway, driving a Ford for Multimatic Motorsports alongside ThorSport Racing teammates Matt Crafton, Grant Enfinger, and Myatt Snider. Rhodes made his debut with the team at Iowa Speedway on May 16, finishing seventh. I was done racing and I retired. I get recognized every once in a while. But you really just need to shut up and get it done. Rhodes was available due to the Truck Series having an off weekend that weekend. https://t.co/2aq7xBaDza, The New Yorker (@NewYorker) May 7, 2018. Im a caller. From there, she went on to work for the State Department, first in the departments office of global womens issues, and then in the State Departments Bureau of Legislative Affairs. Ben Rhodes: 3: 4.60: 22: 7. Ben Rhodes has denied that he was ever involved in any such conspiracy. Ben Rhodes reacts to making the Championship 4. Terrible, terrible. Rhodes started the season with a 7th-place finish at Daytona. Earned first-career NCWTS pole April 2nd at Martinsville Speedway. 1. AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) Ben Rhodes opened the NASCAR season with back-to-back wins and closed it Friday night by winning . So Im optimistic about NASCARs ability to get back to the roots and run short tracks that appeal to old-school racers, but also the ability to make the race an event where they have this entire venue and theyve got artists and people out there appealing to all different types and different interests and bringing people together through the sport of racing.  After the 2012 season, Rhodes signed a deal with Turner Scott Motorsports to begin racing part-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2013. In March 2019, Rhodes participated in the Michelin Pilot Challenge sports car race at Sebring International Raceway, driving a Ford for Multimatic Motorsports alongside ThorSport Racing teammates Matt Crafton, Grant Enfinger, and Myatt Snider. 2. Made Late Model debut at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) in July, finishing seventh. June 1, 2021. Voted third nationally in Speed51.coms 2012 Late Model Most Popular Driver contest. And lo and behold, I lose the battle and my tires are not in good shape and I lose a couple of positions.  On September 30, Rhodes held off eventual champion Christopher Bell to win his first Truck race at the Las Vegas 350. Ann Norris is the former foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama. CONCORD, N.C. (June 1, 2021) - Spire Motorsports announced today that NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Championship contender Ben Rhodes will make his . As far as interrupting celebrations, probably not because that seems kind of trashy. But its always stuck with me. So I would say giving baby a bath, but I dont want to not have to do it again. And when I started giving it back, I could leave the track and I didnt carry that anger with me. Up next: Ben Rhodes, the defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, who drives for ThorSport Racing. Benjamin J. Larson celebrated with his wife, Katelyn, son, Owen, and daughter, Audrey. Id be willing to move or whatever we had to do to make that happen. Powered by. So myself, my dad, my parents and really my whole family is kind of involved. We can bring puppy and baby. And its like, Whew. Im pretty well isolated in my community. Id rather make my FaceTime face time. My biggest thing that helped me get better over time was working on the skill to race smarter, but not harder. If they told me tomorrow, It was a good run, I would just say, Thank you. I wasnt expecting to be here. Well figure something out. AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) Ben Rhodes opened the NASCAR season with back-to-back wins and closed it Friday night by winning the Truck Series . He competes full-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, driving the No. So its a whole new perspective, whole new reality shift for me and all in the best way. Ben Rhodes began his racing career in go-karts in 2004, at just seven years old. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, driving the No. Andwas it your idea to start that or your whole family got together? Whatever makes me happy, ba-boom! But yeah life experiences. Ben Rhodess income source is mostly from being a successful Driver. Earned first-career Late Model Stock win in August at Kingsport Speedway (TN). The title sponsor of the Truck series posted $300,000 in season-long bonuses before the race. So if that is eating a certain food or whatever maybe thats bad. It blew my mind how fun that side of racing is.  He earned three top tens, including an 8th-place finish in his debut, in four Truck Series races. Finished third in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at Richmond International Raceway (VA) behind NASCAR regulars Kyle Busch and David Ragan (best two-year average of any driver from 2012 2013). If someone blatantly wrecked you to win a race, would you interrupt their celebration? 3. Lets say youre at a stoplight and youre behind one car. So usually Ill call people. Its getting harder and harder. Some people like to eat food maybe more than others. 2009 Kentucky state Bandolero Bandits champion. What is the best way to get out of a conversation with someone who wont stop talking? And yeah, its been a hell of a learning experience. First full time season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Yeah, because I dont end the conversations. 10. I always like talking about parenting because its a big part of my life. Fourth full time season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. 12 Questions with Ben Rhodes (2022 edition) Jeff Gluck Mar 16, 2022 8 Each week, The Athletic asks the same 12 questions to a different race car driver. 136 Outer Loop Thats why PR people are a must around me. The biggest thing Ive found is time. Lets make the schedule work..  Rhodes missed the inaugural Truck Series Chase and finished 14th in series points. Norris apparently turned down the womans request, which she found too bizarre to be true. Ben Rhodes's Tweets. What do you do to make yourself feel better when youre having a crappy day? If you could only pick one form of social media to use and drop all the rest, which would it be? That all goes back to the whole opportunity from ThorSport. Im going for it. That doesnt necessarily apply in real life. How often do you get recognized at the grocery store? Practice went well last night, New look at @daytona this year with @clarkspumpnsh, The race starts at 1:45pm ET tomorrow and can be f, Day 1 of the #RoarBeforeThe24 was a blast! Completed 2110 of 2112 laps during the season, leading 778 (zero DNFs). And now its a big part of your life after you had a baby last August. We did a podcast conversation three years ago and I had asked you what your week was like. No joke. The NASCAR champion has competed in numerous series and vehicles to climb the racing ladder. View popular celebrities life details, birth signs and real ages. What should I do?. Subscribe to The Athletic for in-depth coverage of your favorite players, teams, leagues and clubs. This all looks like a game from afar, but they are human beings who are in these jobs and it can take a real toll., Ann Norris, Ben Rhodes Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Copyright 2023 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. (key) (Bold Pole position awarded by qualifying time. But Ann, a California native, told the Times that she was longing to return home to California. I stopped sleeping very well. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season came to an end on Friday, November 5, with one final battle in the desert. The r, Rolling through tech here at @itsbristolbaby! NASCAR Craftsman Truck fastest laps with points standing positions, percentage and total fastest laps: . He enjoys that and it makes me happy, too. Thats not good. Choosing the harder right than wrong. Maybe if your wife grew up in that house, then there could be a lot of value in that. 12. Im no longer going to Sullivan University and doing all that. Nov 6, 2021 703 Dislike Share NASCAR on FOX 135K subscribers After winning the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship, Ben Rhodes had a hilarious post-race press conference. In May, the New Yorker reported that a group of Israeli Operatives was collecting information about former Obama officials, in an effort to discredit them. Benjamin J. Rhodes is an American professional stock car racing driver. Check out the, @fordperformance photoshoot Or do you keep it to yourself? I would go from the plant here and I would hop out and do what I can on the job. All of us have them and, if you have just one, youre probably lucky. 792 Following. (Laughs). 48K views, 600 likes, 35 loves, 129 comments, 315 shares, Facebook Watch Videos from NASCAR on FOX: "WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE" All the best moments from Ben Rhodes and his amazing championship press. I was expecting to be fixing air conditioners right now. This one had a Kentucky tie-in, so I thought Id ask you. Terrible. Im not running into anybody from the racing industry. Earned three top-five finishes in 5 UARA-STARS Late Model Stock starts. Earned one Sunoco Rookie of the Race award (Iowa). Its crazy to me, because it literally takes the center of your life. I went to work to write speeches for Barack Obama! Likes. Ben Rhodes is recognized as the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion at the awards ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. But gosh, that seems to be like a more and more common occurrence. He is currently single. Or if its like a text message where theyre sending something to me and I could just write back OK sometimes I dont do that. Whatever was in the center of your life (before), it boots it to the outer peripherals a little bit and the kid takes front and center. But once I saw how much he enjoyed it, its relaxing for me because I dont have to do anything. Rhodes later said he was mad at Poole because he believed the lapped truck cost him a shot at a win and a berth in the NASCAR playoffs. That doesnt make sense. To me, its so pure in the sense that its man versus man or woman versus woman. Rhodes started 31st and finished 30th. But if I can vegetate and check out on my phone, excellent. NASCAR suspends Josh Williams one race: Did they get it right? So I was not into the paving world at all. I found it very pure, the way that its one on one. Youre just like sitting there and theyre happy. My wife thinks the whole sport is barbaric. And well be like, Yeah, its our baby. Made series debut in March at Iowa Speedway (IA), finishing seventh. Ty Majeski, 4. Prerace meals, Raceday at @atlmotorspdwy! It, Race day! We will update Ben Rhodes's Height, weight, Body Measurements, Eye Color, Hair Color, Shoe & Dress size soon as possible. I was just angry in general. Picked up Thorsport Racings first owners championship since first competing in 1996 and earned Thorsport Racings fourth driver championship. I want off the plane. But at the same time, if its going to cause problems for you going forward, you just have to weigh those two. 77 for Spire Motorsports. If I could rephrase Rosss question to run a whole bunch of races and ThorSport being my P1 and they give me the opportunity to do it, then yeah. So as long as Ive got some good people around me and I have my head on straight for the night, I dont think Ill do it. And we hadnt really announced anything yet, but we have a baby on the way now, which is exciting. I guess I sound like an old guy when I say that. But saving tires versus knowing the proper pace is different in NASCAR. So the right thing for me was to get up out of bed in the mornings and work. He competes full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. Ive put a bigger premium on my time at home, even if its doing nothing, but just being present with my kid. 2007 WKA Karting Family of the Year award winner. Louisville, KY 40214, Please send a self addressed stamped envelope to: I thought it was a win for sure. Im a really bad backseat driver. And Ive done the same thing now with my family. Its not like a normal sport where it doesnt cost that much to to do this. The stoplight turns green and the person does not go. A repeat win in 2019 with ThorSport was not to be, however, as the lapped truck of Brennan Poole made contact with Rhodes in the late stages of the race, causing tire problems and relegating Rhodes to a 19th-place finish. Hey, I would consult with a CPA before you consult with Ben Rhodes here. On pit road after the race, Rhodes tried to drag Dippel from his truck before calling him a dirty driver.