ThorSport Racing

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ThorSport Racing
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Owner(s)Duke Thorson
Rhonda Thorson
Mike Curb
Base Sandusky, Ohio
Series NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
Race drivers13. Johnny Sauter
27. Myatt Snider, Chase Briscoe (part-time)
88. Matt Crafton
98. Grant Enfinger
99. Ben Rhodes
Sponsors13. Tenda Heal
27. Louisiana Hot Sauce
88. Menards (Ideal Door)
98. Champion Power Equipment, Jive Communications, Curb Records, Ride TV
99. Carolina Nut Company, Havoline
Manufacturer Ford
Opened 1996
Career
DebutNationwide Series:
2008 Kroger 200 (IRP)
Gander Outdoors Truck Series:
1996 Sears Auto Center 200 (Milwaukee)
Latest raceNationwide Series:
2008 Food City 250 (Bristol)
Gander Outdoors Truck Series:
2019 World of Westgate 200 (Las Vegas)
Races competedTotal: 874
Nationwide Series: 2
Gander Outdoors Truck Series: 830
ARCA Racing Series: 42
Drivers' Championships Total: 3
Nationwide Series: 0
Gander Outdoors Truck Series: 2
2013, 2014
ARCA Racing Series: 1
2013
Race victoriesTotal: 36
Nationwide Series: 0
Gander Outdoors Truck Series: 30
ARCA Racing Series: 6
Pole positions Total: 31
Nationwide Series: 0
Gander Outdoors Truck Series: 30
ARCA Racing Series: 1

ThorSport Racing is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The team is based on Sandusky, Ohio. Owned by Duke Thorson and his wife Rhonda, the team currently fields the No. 13 Ford F-150 full-time for Johnny Sauter, the No. 27 F-150 part-time for Myatt Snider, the No. 88 F-150 full-time for Matt Crafton, the No. 98 F-150 full-time for Grant Enfinger, and the No. 99 F-150 full-time for Ben Rhodes. [1]

Stock car racing Form of automobile racing

Stock car racing is a form of automobile racing found mainly and most prominently in the United States and Canada, with New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Great Britain and Brazil also having forms of stock car auto racing. Traditionally, races are run on oval tracks measuring approximately 0.25 to 2.66 miles. The world's largest governing body for stock car racing is the American NASCAR, and its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is the premier top level series of professional stock car racing. Top level races typically range between 200 to 600 miles in length. The cars were originally production models, but are now highly modified.

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Pickup truck racing series

The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) is a pickup truck racing series owned and operated by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, and is the only series in all of NASCAR to race modified production pickup trucks. The series is one of three national divisions of NASCAR, ranking as the third tier behind the second-tier NASCAR Xfinity Series and the top level Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Camping World was the title sponsor from 2009 to 2018; it replaced Craftsman, who served in that role from 1996 through 2008.

Sandusky, Ohio City in Ohio, United States

Sandusky is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Erie County. Situated in northern Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie, Sandusky is midway between Toledo to the west and Cleveland to the east.

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Nationwide Series

Car No. 13 history

In 2008, ThorSport Racing made their Nationwide Series debut with Shelby Howard driving the No. 13 Chevrolet Impala for 2 races starting at Lucas Oil Park and Bristol. He then finished 20th and 23rd both of the races.

Shelby Howard

Shelby Dean Howard IV is a NASCAR driver. He is currently a free agent.

Chevrolet Impala car model

The Chevrolet Impala is a full-size car built by Chevrolet for model years 1958 to 1985, 1994 to 1996, and since 2000 onwards. The Impala is Chevrolet's popular flagship passenger car and is generally among the better selling American made automobiles in the United States.

Gander Outdoors Truck Series

Truck No. 13 history

The No. 13 truck began racing in 2004, with Tina Gordon driving with sponsorship from Vassarette and Microtel. After five races, she left the team due to injuries she suffered at Atlanta, and Lance Hooper and Paul White shared the ride for the next several races. After several lackluster results, Jimmy Spencer drove at Loudon, finishing eighteenth, before Jason Small and Andy Houston finished out the season in the truck. For 2005, Tracy Hines drove the truck and had a fifth-place finish at Richmond International Raceway with sponsorship from David Zoriki Motorsports. He was released with two races to go, and Chad Chaffin and Johnny Sauter filled out the schedule in his place.

Tina Gordon is a former NASCAR driver and spokesperson for the Sticks 'N' Stuff furniture chain. She is related to neither NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon nor Robby Gordon. After being released from her ride at Jay Robinson Racing in 2005 she retired from racing.

Vassarette

Vassarette is a brand of women's underwear owned by Vanity Fair Brands, a division of Fruit of the Loom. Until 2010 the brand was owned by the Northwestern Knitting Company, which became Munsingwear. Their lines include bras, stockings and lingerie, and they were previously a major manufacturer of girdles. Originally advertised discreetly in ladies' magazines, they have more recently advertised on prominent and sometimes controversial billboards and by sponsorship of motorsport.

Lance Hooper American race car driver

Lance Allen Hooper is a race car driver in NASCAR as well as several touring divisions. Hooper attended his first race when he was just two weeks old, and also came from a long line of racing champions, including his uncle, father, and brother. Hooper currently serves as the driver and crew chief of the #44 Key Motorsports Chevy in the Craftsman Truck Series.

Kerry Earnhardt drove for ThorSport Racing during the 2006 season, his best finish being 11th which he recorded twice, at Nashville and Las Vegas. He was not retained for 2007 and rookie Willie Allen was signed to replace him. He had two top-tens and won Rookie of the Year, but was replaced at the end of the year by USAR Hooters Pro Cup driver Shelby Howard. Howard had two top-tens as well in the BobCat Company/FarmPaint.com Chevy, but finished seventeenth in points, and was released. Sauter returned to the team for the 2009 season full-time with sponsorship from Fun Sand. The team now runs through a partnership with Mike Curb. Sauter took ThorSport's third win as a team at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and giving ThorSport its first ever 1–2 finish, with Crafton in second. Sauter would finish 6th in points at the end of the year. In 2010, Sauter took home his second win at Kansas after late contact with Ron Hornaday. Sauter would eventually finish 3rd in points to Todd Bodine. For 2011 the team gained sponsorship from Safe Auto Insurance Company. Sauter would score wins at Martinsville and Homestead, finishing second in points to Austin Dillon. Safe Auto left the team, being replaced by The Peanut Roaster in 2012. Sauter's season was beset by bad luck, but improved performance late in the season, as well as sweeping the races at Texas, lifted Sauter to 9th in points. Todd Bodine took over as the driver for the 2013 season placing 11th at Daytona International Speedway, with Mattei Air Compressors as the truck's new primary sponsor. However, the team was unable to find additional sponsorship and was forced to release Bodine after the seventh race, with Brett Moffitt, Frank Kimmel and Tracy Hines each running a race before the team shut down. Kimmel returned to the No. 13 at the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. [2]

Kerry Dale Earnhardt is a former NASCAR driver and the elder son of seven-time Winston Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt. He is the half-brother of former Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. He was employed by Dale Earnhardt, Inc. as a consultant, specializing in driver development, until 2011. His younger son, Jeffrey Earnhardt, began racing for DEI in 2007, and currently competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Kerry is known for his physical similarity to his father.

2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

The 2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series was the twelfth season of the Craftsman Truck Series, the third highest stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. It was contested over twenty-five races, beginning with the GM Flex Fuel 250 at Daytona International Speedway and ending with the Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Todd Bodine of Germain Racing won the drivers' championship.

2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

The 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season was the thirteenth season of the third highest stock car racing series in North America. Sanctioned by NASCAR, the season began on February 16, 2007, at Daytona International Speedway with the Chevy Silverado HD 250, and ended on November 16, 2007, with the Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Ron Hornaday, Jr. of Kevin Harvick Incorporated was crowned champion.

In 2014, Jeb Burton was hired to drive the No. 13. [3] Initially running on a race-by-race basis pending sponsorship, Burton's ride was upgraded to the full season when Estes Express Lines signed a deal with the team. [4] However, the deal would not be extended to 2015, causing the team to release Burton, who subsequently signed with BK Racing in the Sprint Cup Series. Meanwhile, the No. 13 was taken over by Cameron Hayley, with Cabinets by Hayley signing to sponsor the ride. Hayley returned to the ride in 2016. [5] Hayley would have a dismal season, with not making it to the Chase and worse point standings finish than last year. Hayley did not return for 2017. He would be replaced by Cody Coughlin for 2017. After the 2017 season Coughlin was released and replaced by Myatt Snider for the 2018 season. Snider would go on to record 3 top 5s and 8 top 10s that would be good enough for a 9th place points finish for the rookie driver.

Jeb Burton American racing driver

John Edward "Jeb" Burton IV is an American professional stock car racing driver. He is the son of Ward Burton and the nephew of Jeff Burton. He competed for several seasons as a regular driver at South Boston Speedway, an American racing circuit that his family has historically been known for competing at, as well as at Ace Speedway. He currently competes part-time in each of NASCAR's three national series: he drives the No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the Nos. 51 and 52 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Ford Mustang for Rick Ware Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Estes Express Lines is a full-service freight transportation provider based in Richmond, Virginia, in the United States. Founded in 1931 by W.W. Estes, the company is still owned and operated by the Estes family. Robey W. Estes, Jr., became the company’s president in 1990, then chairman and CEO in 2001.

BK Racing Stock car racing team

BK Racing was an American professional stock car racing team that fielded entries in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series from 2012 to 2018. It most recently fielded the No. 23 Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion for J. J. Yeley, Gray Gaulding, and other drivers. In 2018, the team was involved in a court case involving team owner Ron Devine and Union Bank & Trust Company over outstanding loans. In August of that year, after being turned over to a trustee who oversaw the team's operations, BK Racing was liquidated, with the assets going to Front Row Motorsports. However, BK Racing still fielded a car until the end of the 2018 season, with help from Front Row Motorsports and NY Racing Team.

Only a few days before the truck series season opener at Daytona, it was announced that Johnny Sauter would once again make a return to the team for the 2019 season. [6] At Iowa, Sauter was parked by NASCAR for wrecking Austin Hill during the caution lap. [7] As a result of the incident, he was suspended for the following week's race at Gateway. [8] Snider was announced to substitute for Sauter at Gateway. [9]

The 2019 M&M's 200 is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race held on June 16, 2019, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Contested over 200 laps on the 0.8-mile (1.3 km) D-shaped oval, it was the 10th race of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season. The race was postponed from Saturday, June 15 to Sunday, June 16 due to rain.

Austin Edward Hill is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, driving the No. 16 Toyota Tundra and part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 61 Toyota Supra for Hattori Racing Enterprises.

CarShield 200

The CarShield 200 presented by CK Power is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway held since 1998, and ran until 2010 when the track closed. With new ownership in place in 2012, the race returned to the schedule in 2014.

Truck No. 27 history

On July 16, 2018 Chase Briscoe joined forces with ThorSport Racing and won the 2018 Eldora Dirt Derby in his first race in a NASCAR truck since 2017.

For the 2019 NextEra Energy 250, Myatt Snider drove the No. 27 Ford F-150 for Daytona.

Truck No. 88 history

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The No. 88 truck

The No. 88 truck was the first out of the ThorSport stable. Debuting in the 1996 season at the Milwaukee Mile, Terry Cook finished 12th in the race for the team, which was then known as Sealmaster Racing. He ran two additional races in the truck that season, but did not finish better than 21st. Cook drove a limited schedule with the team in 1997 in the PBA Tour Chevy. Despite not finishing in the top-ten, Cook won his first career pole at Flemington Speedway, and finished 24th in the final standings. The team received enough funding to compete full-time in 1998, and Cook won his first career race at Flemington, but only improved to a twentieth-place points finish.

ThorSport began the 1999 without primary sponsorship before Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce joined the operation late in the season, allowing Cook to finish 15th in points. In 2000, PickupTruck.com became the team's new sponsor, and Cook had a total of eight top-ten finishes, but was replaced in the final event of the season by Matt Crafton, who finished ninth. Fast Master Driveway Sealer and XE Sighting System shared sponsorship duties for Crafton, who picked up eleven top-tens and finished 12th in points in his rookie season. Despite Menards becoming a full-time sponsor in 2002, Crafton only had six top-tens and dropped to fifteenth in the standings, but improved to eleventh the following year. For the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Buddy Rice was placed in the 88 truck 20th.

In 2004, rookie Tracy Hines became the team's new driver, and he posted three top-ten finishes and finished eighteenth in points. Crafton returned to the 88 for 2005, winning his first career pole at New Hampshire International Speedway and finishing ninth in points, a team-best. He slipped to fourteenth in points in 2006 despite ten top-tens, and repeated his top-ten total in 2007, moving up to eighth in points. 2008 was the team's best year to that point, with Crafton scoring his first win at Charlotte and finishing fifth in points. Despite not winning the next year, the No. 88 team finished runner-up in points to Ron Hornaday.

Crafton had another strong season in 2010, earning one pole at Texas Motor Speedway, 10 top-five and 20 top-10 finishes, resulting in a season-ending rank of fourth.

2011 saw the second win of Crafton's career at Iowa Speedway, in addition to poles at Michigan International Speedway and Martinsville Speedway, where he broke the track qualifying record. However, four DNFs (Did Not Finish) due to engine failures, mechanical issues and accidents caused by other competitors led to only five top fives and 13 top 10s, ultimately relegating Crafton to eighth in the final standings. In 2012, he had a decent season, finishing 6th in points.

2013 was Crafton's best season in his career to date. He won his third career race at Kansas in April. After this win, Crafton picked up the points lead and held it for the rest of the season. He finished in the top ten in the first sixteen races of the season, and 19 overall, with a worst finish of 21st in the season finale at Homestead. He clinched his first Truck Series championship with his start in that race, [10] and was able to stay on the lead lap despite late crash damage to become the first driver to complete every lap of the season in the Truck Series. [11]

On March 30, 2014, Crafton scored his fourth career Truck win at Martinsville. [12] On June 6, he won on fuel strategy at Texas Motor Speedway to win two races in a season for the first time in his career. It was also the first time he led more than 100 laps in a race. Despite crashing out at Dover and Gateway, his first DNFs in over two years, and dropping to 17 top tens, Crafton would ultimately go on to become the first back-to-back champion in the Truck Series.

Crafton would score his sixth career victory on February 28, 2015, in the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200, the revived Atlanta race. In May, he played fuel strategy to the win at Kansas, winning a second race at one track for the first time in his career. This also marked the first repeat win by any driver in the Truck Series at Kansas. In June, Crafton won at Texas to defend his victory from the previous season, another career first. In July, he picked up his fourth win of the season at Kentucky after the race was cut short due to Ben Kennedy's crash into the catchfence. He scored two additional wins at Martinsville and the season finale at Homestead, but finished third in the points due to a few crashes. He then went on to conclude 2016 & 2017 with a runner-up and fourth-place showings in the final point standings respectively under the new "Playoffs" system. He then finished 6th in the 2018 standings despite being winless for the time since 2012 as well as eliminated after the Round of 8.

Truck No. 89 history

This truck entered in the 2017 Eldora Dirt Derby, with Rico Abreu driving.

Truck No. 98 history

ThorSport first fielded the 98 truck at the 2002 Chevy Silverado 150 for Cory Kruseman with Agromin sponsoring. He finished 31st after suffering engine failure. The next race came a year later at the season-ending Ford 200 with Crafton driving, with sponsorship from Enzyme Magic as a sister truck to the 88 that he normally drove, finishing fifteenth. The 98 did not appear for six years until the 2009 Heluva Good! 200 at New Hampshire with Michael McDowell driving. He finished fourteenth in the Perkins Police truck. It ran another race later in the season at Texas with David Gilliland, but finished 35th after suffering rear end problems early into the race.

In 2010, the 98 ran at Daytona with Landon Cassill and EasytoInstall.com, but wrecked early in the race. The 98 returned in 2011 with Penske development driver Dakoda Armstrong behind the wheel with sponsorship from Ferrellgas and Argisure for 7 races. Armstrong later joined ThorSport for the 2012 season to make a run at Rookie of the Year. However, the team's EverFi sponsorship would only last for the first 14 races, forcing the team to release Armstrong before the fall race at Iowa and shut the team down.

The 98 returned for 2013 with Johnny Sauter swapping numbers. The team took back to back wins at Daytona and Martinsville, but suffered a setback when crew chief Joe Shear, Jr. was handed a suspension from NASCAR due to a fuel cell issue. Despite Shear's return at Iowa, he would later resign from ThorSport after the Eldora race, citing disagreements over the team being based in Ohio rather than North Carolina. Sauter would nonetheless win his third race of 2013 at Talladega, sweeping the restrictor plate events in the Truck Series. He would finish fourth in final points.

Sauter returned to the 98 in 2014. He dropped to just one win, at Michigan, but was a championship contender throughout much of the season before fading back to equal his fourth-place points finish from 2013. Sauter ran the Truck again in 2015, but announced late in the season that he would be leaving for GMS Racing in 2016. He would later be replaced by Rico Abreu. [13] Abreu lost his ride after the 2016 season due to a lack of sponsorship. [14] He would be replaced by Grant Enfinger for 2017. [15] Enfinger missed the playoffs and finished 11th in points. 2018 saw a more successful year for Enfinger, as he made the playoffs with his strength throughout the regular season and won the fall Las Vegas race, advancing to the Round of 6. He missed the Championship 4 but finished 5th in points.

Truck No. 99 history

On December 15, 2015, Ben Rhodes joined the team in a new fourth truck with sponsorship from Alpha Energy Solutions, the truck being numbered 41. [16] He recorded two top-fives and five top-tens. [17] He had a shot to win at Kansas Speedway until he tangled with Johnny Sauter on the last lap, leading to a William Byron win. [18]

Rhodes returned in 2017 to the renumbered 27 truck. [19] Rhodes won his first Truck race at Las Vegas holding off Christopher Bell.

The truck returned to using the 41 for 2018, scoring a win at Kentucky Speedway in the summer.

The truck would once again be renumbered for the 2019 season with the number 99.

ARCA Racing Series

Car No. 13 history

In 2014, Jeb Burton made his debut with ThorSport Racing after being released from Turner Scott Motorsports due to sponsorship, driving the No. 13 Toyota Camry at the season opener at Daytona in the ARCA Racing Series. Burton started 21st and finished 29th after being involved in the early crash.

Car No. 18 history

ThorSport fielded the No. 18 Toyota Camry for Matt Crafton in 2012 at Lucas Oil Raceway where he started on the pole, but finished 31st after being involved in a crash.

Car No. 44 history

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Kimmel's 2013 No. 44 ARCA championship car at Road America

In 2012, nine-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel joined the team in the No. 44 Toyota Camry. [20] In 2013, Kimmel became the leader in all-time wins in ARCA history with 80, en route to his tenth championship. Kimmel left the team for Win-Tron Racing after the season. [21]

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