NASCAR | Ben Rhodes Glad to Be Back in Kentucky This Week

07/03/2017 12:21 PM

Ben Rhodes is getting ready to race in Thursday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway.

The Louisville native is hoping to get his first-career NASCAR victory.

Rhodes is currently fifth in the NCWTS standings, 123 points behind point standings leader Johnny Sauter.

Rhodes has found a lot of success this year, finishing in the “Top 5” three times, while finishing in the “Top 10” five times.

Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff caught up with Rhodes at Saturday’s Louisville City FC match against Ottawa Fury FC. He spoke with Rhodes about the upcoming week:

Rhodes was at the LouCity FC match to help promote the races at Kentucky Speedway and to flip the coin for the pregame coin toss. Rhodes will be sporting the LCFC shield on his car during Thursday night’s race.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.

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