Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

ThorSport Racing’s Ben Rhodes tops first Truck practice at Iowa

NASCAR Xfinity - Kentucky

SPARTA, KY - SEPTEMBER 25: Ben Rhodes, driver of the #88 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet, stands in the garage area before practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series 300 at Kentucky Speedway on September 25, 2015 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Getty Images

Ben Rhodes was the fastest driver in the Camping World Truck Series’ first practice session at Iowa Speedway Friday afternoon.

The ThorSport Racing driver finished the 85-minute session with a speed of 135.542 mph around the short track. He was the only driver to top 135 mph and one of two to top 134 mph. Rhodes accomplishment comes just a few days after a fire damaged ThorSport Racing’s shop in Sandusky, Ohio.

Filling out the top five was William Byron, John Hunter Nemechek, Spencer Gallagher and Timothy Peters.

The Truck series will have one more practice session Friday evening.

Speed chart

practice 1