ThorSport Racing

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ThorSport Racing
ThorSport logo.gif
Owner(s)Duke Thorson
Rhonda Thorson
Mike Curb
Base Sandusky, Ohio
Series NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Race drivers13. Johnny Sauter (part-time)
66. Ty Majeski
88. Matt Crafton
98. Christian Eckes
99. Ben Rhodes
Sponsors13. Protect the Harvest, CMR Construction & Roofing, Menards
66. Cincinnati Inc., Wheel Pros, Farm Paint, Road Ranger
88. Menards (Mold Armor, Slim Jim, Black Label Bacon, Ideal Door, Richmond Water Heaters, Great Lakes Wood Floors, Jack Links, Flex Seal, Chi-Chi's, Paslode, Oregon Tool, Denali Aire, Oklahoma Joe's Smokers, Zep)
98. AHI Facility Services, Curb Records, CMR Construction & Roofing
99. Extreme Hair Therapy, Tenda, Kubota, Ohio Logistics
Manufacturer Toyota
Opened 1996
Career
DebutNationwide Series:
2008 Kroger 200 (IRP)
Truck Series:
1996 Sears Auto Center 200 (Milwaukee)
Latest raceNationwide Series:
2008 Food City 250 (Bristol)
Truck Series:
2022 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)
Races competedTotal: 650
Nationwide Series: 2
Truck Series: 606
ARCA Racing Series: 42
Drivers' Championships Total: 5
Nationwide Series: 0
Truck Series: 4
2013, 2014, 2019, 2021
ARCA Racing Series: 1
2013
Race victoriesTotal: 46
Nationwide Series: 0
Truck Series: 40
ARCA Racing Series: 6
Pole positions Total: 36
Nationwide Series: 0
Truck Series: 35
ARCA Racing Series: 1

ThorSport Racing is an American [1] professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The team was founded in 1996 as SealMaster Racing and is based in Sandusky, Ohio. Owned by Duke Thorson and his wife Rhonda, it currently fields four full-time teams: the No. 66 for Ty Majeski, the No. 88 for Matt Crafton, the No. 98 Christian Eckes, and the No. 99 for Ben Rhodes. The team also fields the No. 13 part-time for Johnny Sauter. The team has won three Truck Series championships (2013, 2014, 2019) with Crafton, and one championship with Rhodes (2021). [2] The team is also the longest continually tenured team in the truck series, having fielded at least one truck in every season since 1996.

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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 Monte Carlo for 2 races starting at Lucas Oil Park and Bristol. He then finished 20th and 23rd both of the races.

Camping World Truck Series

Truck No. 8 history

In 1998, ThorSport Racing, at the time SealMaster Racing, fielded the No. 8 truck at Mesa Marin for Jerry Cook. Cook started 34th before retiring from the race and finishing 32nd.

The No. 8 was once again fielded by the team in 1999 at Phoenix for Joe Ruttman.

Truck No. 13 history

Johnny Sauter in the No. 13 at Dover International Speedway in 2019 Johnny sauter (40852600973).jpg
Johnny Sauter in the No. 13 at Dover International Speedway in 2019
Multiple Drivers (2004-2005)

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.

Kerry Earnhardt (2006)

Kerry Earnhardt drove for ThorSport Racing during the 2006 season, his best finish being 11th which he recorded twice, at Nashville and Las Vegas.

Willie Allen (2007)

Earnhardt 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.

Shelby Howard (2008)

Shelby Howard had two top-tens as well in the BobCat Company/FarmPaint.com Chevy, but finished seventeenth in points, and was released.

Johnny Sauter (2009-2012)

Johnny 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 gave 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.

Part Time (2013)

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. [3]

Jeb Burton (2014)

In 2014, Jeb Burton was hired to drive the No. 13. [4] 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. [5] 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.

Cameron Hayley (2015-2016)

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. [6] Hayley would have a dismal season, with not making it to the Chase and worse point standings finish than last year.

Cody Coughlin (2017)

Hayley did not return for 2017. He would be replaced by Cody Coughlin for 2017. Coughlin finished 14th in points, which lead to him being released after the 2017 season.

Myatt Snider (2018)

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 which would be good enough for a 9th-place points finish for the rookie driver.

Johnny Sauter (2019-2021)

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. [7] At Iowa, Sauter was parked by NASCAR for wrecking Austin Hill during the caution lap. [8] As a result of the incident, he was suspended for the following week's race at Gateway. [9] Snider was announced to substitute for Sauter at Gateway. [10] Sauter was eliminated from the playoffs at Las Vegas when he finished 29th after experiencing an engine failure that also plagued three other trucks. Ilmor, the manufacturer of the engines, took responsibility for the NT1 engines that suffered from severe detonation due to the combination of the high engine load condition combined with the extreme weather conditions in Las Vegas. [11] Despite Ilmor's announcement, NASCAR denied ThorSport's request to reinstate Sauter and Grant Enfinger into the playoffs. [12]

On February 21, 2020, the No. 13 team was docked 10 owner and driver points before the Las Vegas race after an illegal engine oil reservoir tank was discovered during pre-race inspection. [13] Despite this, Sauter finished 2nd to Kyle Busch. However, it was the team's best finish of the season. Sauter missed the Playoffs for the first time in his career and finished 13th in the final standings. In 2021, Sauter picked up his first top 5 finish in 20 races at the Fr8Auctions 200.

Part Time (2022)

The 13 would be reduced to only 4 races with Sauter in 2022 as Thorsport would open a brand new 4th team. Sauter would really impress, almost winning at Martinsville Speedway and getting another top 5 at Gateway.


Truck No. 13 Results

ThorSport Racing No. 13 Truck
YearDriverNo.Make12345678910111213141516171819202122232425OwnersPts
2004 Tina Gordon 13 Chevy DAY
24
ATL
35
MAR
30
MFD
34
CLT
25
-2061
Lance Hooper DOV
33
TEX
19
MEM
25
KAN
22
MCH
20
RCH
DNQ
Paul White MLW
30
KEN
28
GTW
14
IRP
30
NSH
30
BRI
22
Jimmy Spencer NHA
18
Rick Bogart LVS
30
Jason Small CAL
22
TEX
33
DAR
21
HOM
31
Andy Houston MAR
25
PHO
16
2005 Tracy Hines DAY
22
CAL
33
ATL
16
MAR
13
GTY
25
MFD
27
CLT
18
DOV
25
TEX
26
MCH
36
MLW
32
KAN
19
KEN
20
MEM
16
IRP
32
NSH
29
BRI
24
RCH
5
NHA
19
LVS
36
MAR
17
ATL
26
TEX
35
-2269
Chad Chaffin PHO
35
Johnny Sauter HOM
20
2006 Kerry Earnhardt DAY
18
CAL
29
ATL
34
MAR
20
GTY
27
CLT
20
MFD
27
DOV
29
TEX
34
MCH
29
MLW
35
KAN
25
KEN
23
MEM
28
IRP
23
NSH
11
BRI
20
NHA
19
LVS
11
TAL
36
MAR
33
ATL
21
TEX
29
PHO
27
HOM
19
22nd2199
2007 Willie Allen DAY
29
CAL
22
ATL
13
MAR
22
KAN
18
CLT
21
MFD
28
DOV
14
TEX
28
MCH
22
MLW
31
MEM
23
KEN
15
IRP
29
NSH
29
BRI
19
GTW
12
NHA
28
LVS
23
TAL
6
MAR
14
ATL
20
TEX
11
PHO
17
HOM
28
15th2524
2008 Shelby Howard DAY
15
CAL
25
ATL
26
MAR
34
KAN
16
CLT
20
MFD
6
DOV
19
TEX
20
MCH
19
MLW
14
MEM
16
KEN
36
IRP
5
NSH
22
BRI
26
GTW
23
NHA
14
LVS
18
TAL
17
MAR
13
ATL
22
TEX
17
PHO
19
HOM
25
17th2636
2009 Johnny Sauter DAY
27
CAL
17
ATL
18
MAR
27
KAN
9
CLT
13
DOV
5
TEX
6
MCH
16
MLW
14
MEM
8
KEN
22
IRP
14
NSH
6
BRI
18
CHI
5
IOW
5
GTW
2
NHA
5
LVS
1*
MAR
16
TAL
14
TEX
6
PHO
5
HOM
9
6th3331
2010 DAY
35
ATL
8
MAR
15
NSH
11
KAN
1*
DOV
15
CLT
12
TEX
2
MCH
14
IOW
2
GTY
3
IRP
4
POC
14
NSH
5
DAR
4
BRI
11
CHI
4
KEN
2
NHA
7
LVS
2
MAR
21
TAL
3
TEX
2
PHO
3
HOM
3
3rd3676
2011 DAY
17
PHO
4
DAR
9
MAR
1
NSH
7
DOV
11
CLT
6
KAN
2
TEX
22
KEN
24
IOW
4
NSH
2
IRP
23
POC
4
MCH
13
BRI
2
ATL
29
CHI
6
NHA
5
KEN
14
LVS
4
TAL
15
MAR
4
TEX
7
HOM
1
2nd882
2012 Toyota DAY
24
MAR
29
CAR
4
KAN
24
CLT
25
DOV
24
TEX
1
KEN
6
IOW
4
CHI
22
POC
27
MCH
11
BRI
11
ATL
12
IOW
4
KEN
6
LVS
21
TAL
2
MAR
14
TEX
1
PHO
25
HOM
6
9th678
2013 Todd Bodine DAY
11
MAR
11
CAR
32
KAN
21
CLT
17
DOV
19
TEX
18
29th285
Brett Moffitt KEN
14
Frank Kimmel IOW
21
HOM
24
Tracy Hines ELD
13
POC MCH BRI MSP IOW CHI LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO
2014 Jeb Burton DAY
7
MAR
21
KAN
6
CLT
15
DOV
18
TEX
12
GTW
18
KEN
27
IOW
14
ELD
7
POC
16
MCH
8
BRI
11
MSP
17
CHI
5
NHA
12
LVS
8
TAL
16
MAR
12
TEX
2
PHO
25
HOM
13
12th679
2015 Cameron Hayley DAY
23
ATL
14
MAR
11
KAN
5
CLT
14
DOV
21
TEX
7
GTW
5
IOW
19
KEN
9
ELD
8
POC
4
MCH
10
BRI
18
MSP
7
CHI
16
NHA
12
LVS
10
TAL
6
MAR
3
TEX
10
PHO
11
HOM
9
8th766
2016 DAY
23
ATL
14
MAR
11
KAN
5
CLT
14
DOV
21
TEX
7
GTW
5
IOW
19
KEN
9
ELD
8
POC
4
MCH
10
BRI
18
MSP
7
CHI
16
NHA
12
LVS
10
TAL
6
MAR
3
TEX
10
PHO
11
HOM
9
12th476
2017 Cody Coughlin DAY
11
ATL
16
MAR
19
KAN
26
CLT
16
DOV
16
TEX
18
GTW
12
IOW
12
KEN
15
ELD
11
POC
8
MCH
21
BRI
17
MSP
21
CHI
11
NHA
17
LVS
6
TAL
25
MAR
20
TEX
16
PHO
3
HOM
14
14th511
2018 Myatt Snider Ford DAY
24
ATL
7
LVS
15
MAR
6
DOV
11
KAN
15
CLT
15
TEX
23
IOW
10
GTW
4
CHI
10
KEN
26
ELD
20
POC
12
MCH
18
BRI
29
MSP
19
LVS
6
TAL
2
MAR
3
TEX
13
PHO
22
HOM
14
12th611
2019 Johnny Sauter DAY
23
ATL
2
LVS
8
MAR
9
TEX
3
DOV
1
KAN
22
CLT
17
TEX
13
IOW
27
CHI
18
KEN
10
POC
8
ELD
21
MCH
12
BRI
11
MSP
6
LVS
29
TAL
14*
MAR
3
PHO
8
HOM
6
6th2237
Myatt Snider GTW
10
2020 Johnny Sauter DAY
7
LVS
2
CLT
7
ATL
40
HOM
5
POC
13
KEN
4
TEX
33
KAN
9
KAN
33
MCH
16
DAY
21
DOV
6
GTW
33
DAR
31
RCH
27
BRI
9
LVS
11
TAL
11
KAN
18
TEX
23
MAR
23
PHO
11
15th523
2021 Toyota DAY
27
DAY
18
LVS
15
ATL
4
BRI
32
RCH
5
KAN
9
DAR
6
COA
22
CLT
31
TEX
12
NSH
12
POC
35
KNX
20
GLN
23
GTW
5
DAR
8
BRI
5
LVS
4
TAL
30
MAR
31
PHO
11
13th505
2022 DAY LVS ATL COA MAR
2
BRI DAR KAN TEX CLT GTW
5
SON KNO NSH MOH POC IRP
12
RCH KAN BRI TAL HOM PHO -**

Truck No. 22 history

Part Time (2002)

In 2001, Lance Hooper drove a second ThorSport truck at Milwaukee, the No. 22.

Truck No. 27 history

Ben Rhodes (2017)

In 2017, it was announced that Ben Rhodes would move from the 41 to the 27 to run full-time with a full-season sponsor in Safelite AutoGlass. He held off Truck Series champion Christopher Bell to win his first race at Las Vegas and finished 5th in the point standings. For 2018, Rhodes moved back into the 41.

Part-time (2018-2019)

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 at Daytona and Martinsville.

Chase Briscoe returned to the No. 27 for the 2019 Eldora Dirt Derby. After leading the majority of the race and winning the first two stages, a late crash lead to a seventh-place finish.

Truck No. 66 history

Part-time (2021)

In 2021, Ty Majeski was scheduled to drive at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Nashville Superspeedway in the No. 66 truck. Later, retired driver Paul Menard would return to the series by driving at Circuit of the Americas. Majeski would drive an additional race at Pocono Raceway. Paul Menard returned to compete at Watkins Glen.

Ty Majeski in the No. 66 at Sonoma Raceway in 2022 Ty Majeski 66 Truck Sonoma 2022.jpg
Ty Majeski in the No. 66 at Sonoma Raceway in 2022
Ty Majeski (2022-present)

It was announced that Ty Majeski would drive the No. 66 full time in the 2022. He made the playoffs by staying consistent with seven top-fives and ten top-10 finishes. During the playoffs, Majeski won at Bristol and Homestead to lock himself in the Championship 4. [14] Majeski finished 20th at Phoenix after a late spin, resulting in a fourth place finish in the standings. [15]

Truck No. 66 Results

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
YearTeamNo.Make1234567891011121314151617181920212223NCWTCPts
2021 Paul Menard 66 Toyota DAY DAY LVS ATL BRI RCH KAN DAR COA
11
TEX KNX GLN
8
DAR BRI LVS TAL MAR PHO
Ty Majeski CLT
7
NSH
8
POC
14
GTW
33
2022 DAY
7
LVS
10
ATL
3
COA
30
MAR
11
BRI
21
DAR
4
KAN
2
TEX
5
CLT
13
GTW
32
SON
3
KNX
4
NSH
4
MOH
12
POC
7
IRP
8
RCH
3
KAN
8
BRI
1
TAL
23
HOM
1
PHO
20
1st4017

Truck No. 87 history

Part-time (2006)

In 2006, ThorSport fielded the No. 87 truck for driver Willie Allen.

Truck No. 88 history

The No. 88 truck in 2018 88 Matt Crafton 2018 Menards Truck.jpg
The No. 88 truck in 2018
Part-time (1996-1997)

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.

Terry Cook (1999-2000)

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 season 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.

Matt Crafton (2001-2003)

Fast Master Driveway Sealer and XE Sighting System shared sponsorship duties for Crafton, who drove for the team full time in 2002, picking up eleven top-tens and finishing 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 he improved to eleventh the following year. For the 2003 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Buddy Rice was placed in the No. 88 truck, finishing 20th, while Crafton moved to the No. 98.

Tracy Hines (2004)

In 2004, rookie Tracy Hines became the team's new driver, and he posted three top-ten finishes and finished eighteenth in points.

Matt Crafton (2005-present)

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 Jr.

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, [16] 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. [17]

On March 30, 2014, Crafton scored his fourth career Truck win at Martinsville. [18] 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 catch fence. He scored two additional wins at Martinsville and the season finale at Homestead but finished third in the points due to a few crashes.

Crafton went on to conclude 2016 & 2017 with runner-up and fourth-place showings in the final point standings respectively under the new "Playoffs" system.

Crafton finished 6th in the 2018 standings despite being winless for the first time since 2012.

Despite also concluding 2019 without winning a race, Crafton made his third-ever Championship 4 appearance and beat out Ross Chastain by two spots to claim his third career Truck Series Championship.

On February 21, 2020, the No. 88 team was docked 10 owner and driver points before the Las Vegas race after an illegal engine oil reservoir tank was discovered during pre-race inspection. [13] That season, Crafton broke his winless streak by winning at Kansas and had runner-up finishes at Dover and Richmond, putting him 5th in the final point standings.

In 2021, Crafton did not win a race. Despite this, he made the Championship 4, finished 12th at Phoenix, and 4th in the final standings.

Truck No. 88 Results

ThorSport Racing Truck No. 88
YearDriverNo.Make123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627NCWTCPtsRef
1996 Terry Cook 88 Chevy HOM PHO POR EVG TUS CNS HPT BRI NZH MLW
12
LVL I70 IRP
DNQ
FLM GLN NSV
25
RCH NHA MAR NWS SON MMR PHO
21
LVS
DNQ
51st371 [19]
1997 WDW
DNQ
TUS
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
PHO
19
POR EVG I70
23
NHA
25
TEX
33
BRI
27
NZH
15
MLW
27
LVL
15
CNS
19
HPT
24
IRP
24
FLM
18
NSV
33
GLN
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
SON MMR CAL
23
PHO
28
LVS
DNQ
24th1651 [20]
1998 WDW
21
HOM
38
PHO
16
POR
31
EVG
29
I70
20
GLN
24
TEX
10
BRI
14
MLW
32
NZH
34
CAL
19
PPR
23
IRP
20
NHA
12
FLM
1
NSV
25
HPT
2
LVL
5
RCH
9
MEM
8
GTY
22
MAR
22
SON
30
MMR
11
PHO
22
LVS
34
20th2845 [21]
1999 HOM
19
PHO
19
EVG
26
MMR
15
MAR
25
MEM
13
PPR
17
I70
12
BRI
15
TEX
22
PIR
4
GLN
12
MLW
16
NSV
20
NZH
14
MCH
13
NHA
12
IRP
17
GTY
15
HPT
19
RCH
24
LVS
10
LVL
23
TEX
6
CAL
31
15th2838 [22]
2000 DAY
4
HOM
8
PHO
14
MMR
7
MAR
30
PIR
22
GTY
9
MEM
31
PPR
17
EVG
13
TEX
19
KEN
35
GLN
11
MLW
21
NHA
17
NZH
6
MCH
9
IRP
28
NSV
11
CIC
8
RCH
30
DOV
14
TEX
17
2943 [23] [24]
Matt Crafton CAL
9
2001 DAY
27
HOM
26
MMR
30
MAR
6
GTY
7
DAR
8
PPR
6
DOV
9
TEX
16
MEM
10
MLW
9
KAN
22
KEN
21
NHA
10
IRP
7
NSH
25
CIC
26
NZH
22
RCH
32
SBO
10
TEX
12
LVS
28
PHO
15
CAL
9
12th2778 [25]
2002 DAY
23
DAR
14
MAR
20
GTY
10
PPR
29
DOV
27
TEX
7
MEM
21
MLW
29
KAN
10
KEN
17
NHA
13
MCH
16
IRP
10
NSH
18
RCH
32
TEX
23
SBO
12
LVS
25
CAL
17
PHO
9
HOM
9
15th2424 [26]
2003 DAY
12
DAR
11
MMR
29
MAR
13
CLT
9
DOV
22
TEX
10
MEM
10
MLW
9
KAN
19
KEN
7
GTW
10
MCH
25
IRP
10
NSH
10
BRI
6
RCH
14
NHA
10
CAL
14
LVS
9
SBO
16
TEX
12
MAR
28
PHO
14
3177 [27]
Buddy Rice HOM
20
2004 Tracy Hines DAY
20
ATL
16
MAR
29
MFD
5
CLT
34
DOV
21
TEX
16
MEM
14
MLW
14
KAN
14
KEN
17
GTW
15
MCH
16
IRP
9
NSH
22
BRI
21
RCH
19
NHA
30
LVS
18
CAL
31
TEX
19
MAR
35
PHO
34
DAR
13
HOM
13
18th2604
2005 Matt Crafton DAY
11
CAL
6
ATL
14
MAR
15
GTY
17
MFD
19
CLT
9
DOV
9
TEX
5
MCH
22
MLW
18
KAN
27
KEN
7
MEM
7
IRP
4
NSH
13
BRI
12
RCH
7
NHA
35
LVS
11
MAR
12
ATL
22
TEX
17
PHO
8
HOM
10
9th3095 [28]
2006 DAY
26
CAL
20
ATL
9
MAR
3
GTY
12
CLT
8
MFD
6
DOV
15
TEX
12
MCH
5
MLW
34
KAN
20
KEN
7
MEM
3
IRP
20
NSH
9
BRI
12
NHA
8
LVS
21
TAL
18
MAR
34
ATL
12
TEX
15
PHO
5
HOM
12
14th3102 [29]
2007 DAY
8
CAL
11
ATL
3
MAR
17
KAN
10
CLT
7
MFD
35
DOV
26
TEX
7
MCH
34
MLW
9
MEM
10
KEN
16
IRP
14
NSH
11
BRI
12
GTW
9
NHA
11
LVS
26
TAL
18
MAR
18
ATL
7
TEX
7
PHO
14
HOM
12
8th3060 [30]
2008 DAY
24
CAL
15
ATL
4
MAR
2
KAN
21
CLT
1
MFD
12
DOV
5
TEX
7
MCH
15
MLW
2
MEM
3
KEN
3
IRP
4
NSH
11
BRI
21
GTW
12
NHA
12
LVS
3
TAL
16
MAR
8
ATL
29
TEX
19
PHO
8
HOM
17
5th3392 [31]
2009 DAY
8
CAL
7
ATL
11
MAR
9
KAN
7
CLT
3
DOV
6
TEX
2
MCH
4
MLW
16
MEM
5
KEN
3
IRP
16
NSH
5
BRI
2
CHI
14
IOW
6
GTW
6
NHA
4
LVS
2
MAR
9
TAL
10
TEX
2
PHO
8
HOM
2
2nd3772 [32]
2010 DAY
5
ATL
27
MAR
7
NSH
6
KAN
25
DOV
7
CLT
11
TEX
18
MCH
27
IOW
3
GTY
5
IRP
3
POC
3
NSH
7
DAR
6
BRI
31
CHI
7
KEN
10
NHA
4
LVS
5
MAR
10
TAL
4
TEX
3
PHO
4
HOM
10
4th3547 [33]
2011 DAY
10
PHO
7
DAR
4
MAR
11
NSH
6
DOV
3
CLT
26
KAN
18
TEX
29
KEN
32
IOW
1
NSH
11
IRP
6
POC
8
MCH
21
BRI
21
ATL
7
CHI
7
NHA
6
KEN
23
LVS
2
TAL
31
MAR
12
TEX
5
HOM
19
8th785 [34]
2012 Toyota DAY
23
MAR
24
CAR
3
KAN
12
CLT
15
DOV
8
TEX
2
KEN
4
IOW
3
CHI
4
POC
4
MCH
16
BRI
9
ATL
9
IOW
9
KEN
9
LVS
2
TAL
18
MAR
4
TEX
6
PHO
20
HOM
12
6th759 [35]
2013 DAY
9
MAR
2
CAR
6
KAN
1
CLT
4
DOV
2
TEX
4
KEN
10
IOW
6
ELD
8
POC
8
MCH
9
BRI
10
MSP
10
IOW
7
CHI
4
LVS
11
TAL
9
MAR
17
TEX
10
PHO
5
HOM
21
1st804 [36]
2014 DAY
13
MAR
1
KAN
2
CLT
2
DOV
23
TEX
1*
GTW
26
KEN
6
IOW
3
ELD
9
POC
14
MCH
2
BRI
4
MSP
6
CHI
2
NHA
3
LVS
3
TAL
14
MAR
3
TEX
5
PHO
2
HOM
9
1st833 [37]
2015 DAY
8
ATL
1*
MAR
2
KAN
1
CLT
3
DOV
5
TEX
1*
GTW
21
IOW
4
KEN
1
ELD
9
POC
28
MCH
6
BRI
7
MSP
2
CHI
14
NHA
2
LVS
8*
TAL
24*
MAR
1
TEX
4
PHO
23
HOM
1*
3rd877 [38]
2016 DAY
10
ATL
30*
MAR
7
KAN
2*
DOV
1
CLT
1*
TEX
2*
IOW
8
GTW
27
KEN
8
ELD
10
POC
12
BRI
32
MCH
7
MSP
4
CHI
27
NHA
3
LVS
8
TAL
22
MAR
17
TEX
2
PHO
3
HOM
7
2nd4026 [39]
2017 DAY
14
ATL
2
MAR
9
KAN
16
CLT
6
DOV
11
TEX
9
GTW
4
IOW
19
KEN
8
ELD
1
POC
6
MCH
6
BRI
2
MSP
25
CHI
16
NHA
6
LVS
7
TAL
9
MAR
2*
TEX
9
PHO
21
HOM
6
4th4031 [40]
2018 Ford DAY
19
ATL
5
LVS
29
MAR
15
DOV
2
KAN
6
CLT
11
TEX
5
IOW
26
GTW
20
CHI
11
KEN
3
ELD
4
POC
9
MCH
10*
BRI
8
MSP
5
LVS
5
TAL
26
MAR
13
TEX
9
PHO
11
HOM
6
6th2280 [41]
2019 DAY
5
ATL
14
LVS
3
MAR
8
TEX
5
DOV
5
KAN
6
CLT
5
TEX
2
IOW
7
GTW
9
CHI
8
KEN
13
POC
6
ELD
10
MCH
10
BRI
7
MSP
11
LVS
30
TAL
8
MAR
23
PHO
6
HOM
2
1st4035 [42]
2020 DAY
15
LVS
4
CLT
35
ATL
12
HOM
9
POC
40
KEN
3
TEX
3
KAN
4
KAN
1
MCH
23
DAY
4
DOV
2
GTW
14
DAR
14
RCH
2
BRI
10
LVS
9
TAL
8
KAN
8
TEX
6
MAR
5
PHO
14
5th2274 [43]
2021 Toyota DAY
15
DAY
6
LVS
5
ATL
8
BRI
14
RCH
18
KAN
24
DAR
4
COA
15
CLT
30
TEX
20
NSH
6
POC
6
KNX
6
GLN
22
GTW
2
DAR
10
BRI
7
LVS
3
TAL
14
MAR
5
PHO
12
4th4025 [44]
2022 DAY
27
LVS
7
ATL
25
COA
13
MAR
7
BRI
9
DAR
5
KAN
9
TEX
9
CLT
18
GTW
13
SON
34
KNX
7
NSH
10
MOH
18
POC
15
IRP
9
RCH
7
KAN BRI TAL HOM PHO -*-* [45]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

Truck No. 89 history

Part-time (2017)

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

Truck No. 98 history

Christian Eckes in the No. 98 at Sonoma Raceway in 2022 Christian Eckes 98 Truck Sonoma 2022.jpg
Christian Eckes in the No. 98 at Sonoma Raceway in 2022
Part-time (2002-2003, 2009-2012)

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.

Johnny Sauter (2013-2015)

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.

Rico Abreu (2016)

Rico Abreu would replace Sauter in the 2016 season. Abreu posted 2 Top 5s and 5 Top 10s and finished 13th in points. [46]

Grant Enfinger (2017-2020)

Abreu lost his ride after the 2016 season due to a lack of sponsorship. [47] He would be replaced by Grant Enfinger for 2017. [48] 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.

On February 21, 2020, the No. 98 team was docked 10 owner and driver points before the Las Vegas race after an illegal engine oil reservoir tank was discovered during pre-race inspection. [13] On September 10, Enfinger won at Richmond Raceway and teammates Ben Rhodes and Matt Crafton completed the top three finishers; it was the first 1-2-3 finish in the history of the NASCAR Trucks Series [49]

Grant Enfinger & Christian Eckes (2021)

In 2021, it was announced Enfinger and Christian Eckes would split the schedule in the #98, with Enfinger driving the races he didn’t have scheduled in the 98 for CR7 Motorsports. Eckes won at the Las Vegas night race.

Christian Eckes (2022-present)

Eckes would drive the truck full-time in 2022. In 2022, Eckes would run up front at many races and made the playoffs despite not having a win. At the Round of 8 cutoff in Homestead-Miami, Eckes would miss making the Championship 4 by 7 points to teammate Ben Rhodes.

Truck No. 99 history

Ben Rhodes in the No. 99 at Daytona International Speedway in 2019 Ben Rhodes 99 Truck 2020 (46248424235) (cropped).jpg
Ben Rhodes in the No. 99 at Daytona International Speedway in 2019

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. [50] He recorded two top-fives and five top-tens. [51] 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. [52]

Rhodes returned in 2017 to the renumbered 27 truck. [53] 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. Rhodes won the Trucks' return to Darlington in 2020.

In 2021, Rhodes won the first two races of the season at Daytona and the Daytona Road Course, then finished the season off by winning the Truck Series championship.

In 2022, Rhodes finished second at Daytona. He DNF'd at 31st place at Las Vegas, but made up for the loss with three consecutive top-five finishes before winning at the Bristol dirt race. [54] Rhodes finished second at Phoenix and second in the standings. [15]

Truck No. 99 Results

ThorSport Racing Truck No. 99
YearDriverNo.Make1234567891011121314151617181920212223NCWTCPtsRef
2016 Ben Rhodes 41 Toyota DAY
7
ATL
6
MAR
16
KAN
18
DOV
28
CLT
17
TEX
11
IOW
4
GTW
2
KEN
13
ELD
23
POC
11
BRI
30
MCH
6
MSP
30
CHI
25
NHA
15
LVS
12
TAL
24
MAR
19
TEX
15
PHO
14
HOM
20
14th387 [55]
2017 27 DAY
12
ATL
4
MAR
20
KAN
23
CLT
8
DOV
4*
TEX
5
GTW
8
IOW
14
KEN
27
ELD
30
POC
2
MCH
11
BRI
5
MSP
10
CHI
6
NHA
7
LVS
1
TAL
23
MAR
9
TEX
18
PHO
20
HOM
19
5th2263 [56]
2018 41 Ford DAY
4
ATL
4
LVS
7
MAR
12*
DOV
8
KAN
18
CLT
5
TEX
16
IOW
17
GTW
19
CHI
2
KEN
1
ELD
29
POC
11
MCH
6
BRI
7
MSP
14
LVS
4
TAL
16
MAR
4
TEX
2
PHO
12
HOM
10
8th2254 [57]
2019 99 DAY
14
ATL
5
LVS
25
MAR
2
TEX
10
DOV
6
KAN
2
CLT
4
TEX
21
IOW
2
GTW
8
CHI
32
KEN
19
POC
9
ELD
14
MCH
23
BRI
8
MSP
3
LVS
8
TAL
12
MAR
16
PHO
4*
HOM
12
9th773 [58]
2020 DAY
25
LVS
5
CLT
10
ATL
9
HOM
18
POC
5
KEN
2
TEX
9
KAN
7
KAN
5
MCH
11
DAY
14
DOV
5
GTW
11
DAR
1
RCH
3*
BRI
13
LVS
23
TAL
4
KAN
20
TEX
20
MAR
2
PHO
7
7th2240 [59]
2021 Toyota DAY
1
DAY
1
LVS
10
ATL
16
BRI
2
RCH
7
KAN
10
DAR
2
COA
10
CLT
3
TEX
26
NSH
7
POC
17
KNX
7
GLN
15
GTW
3
DAR
34
BRI
9
LVS
2
TAL
13
MAR
7
PHO
3
1st4034 [60]
2022 DAY
2
LVS
31
ATL
2
COA
4
MAR
5
BRI
1
DAR
25
KAN
10
TEX
27
CLT
10
GTW
8
SON
18
KNX
10
NSH
12
MOH
23
POC
19
IRP
2
RCH
18
KAN
13
BRI
18
TAL
2
HOM
6
PHO
2
2nd4035 [61]

* Season still in progress

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. 44 history

Kimmel's 2013 No. 44 ARCA championship car at Road America Road America 2013 ARCA 44 Frank Kimmel.jpg
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. [62] In 2013, Kimmel became the leader in all-time wins in ARCA history with 80, en route to his tenth championship. The team shut down after Kimmel left the team for Win-Tron Racing following the championship-winning season. [63]

Car No. 88 history

ThorSport fielded the No. 88 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. Previously, Crafton had ran a number of races for Kimmel Racing in the No. 88.

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Myatt M. Snider is an American professional stock car racing driver. He is the son of NASCAR on NBC pit reporter Marty Snider. He competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro for Jordan Anderson Racing.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jordan Anderson Racing</span> American auto racing team

Jordan Anderson Racing Bommarito Autosport is an American professional stock car racing team that competes in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, fielding the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro full-time for Myatt Snider, the No. 32 part-time for owner Jordan Anderson and Austin Wayne Self, and in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, fielding the No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado part-time for Anderson and Dylan Westbrook. The team has a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing, who build their cars, and ECR Engines, who build their engines.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series</span> 2019 motorsports season

The 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series was the 25th season of the third highest stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in North America. It marks the transition of the series' corporate sponsor from Camping World to its subsidiary Gander Outdoors.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2019 World of Westgate 200</span> Motor car race

The 2019 World of Westgate 200 is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race held on September 13, 2019, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contested over 134 laps on the 1.5 mi (2.4 km) asphalt intermediate speedway, it was the 19th race of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season, third race of the Playoffs, and final race of the Round of 8.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series</span> 28th season of third-tier NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

The 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series was the 28th season of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, a stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. The season started with the NextEra Energy 250 on February 18 at Daytona International Speedway, and concluded with the Lucas Oil 150 on November 4 at Phoenix Raceway. This was the final season of the Truck Series with Camping World as the title sponsor, as CEO Marcus Lemonis announced the brand would not return for the 2023 season. On August 26, 2022, it was announced that Craftsman would return as the Truck Series title sponsor, although the tool company is now owned by Stanley Black & Decker instead of Sears, who owned Craftsman when they were the series title sponsor from 1995 to 2008. This makes Stanley Black & Decker the series' third title sponsor.

The 2020 ToyotaCare 250 was the 16th stock car race of the 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season, the 12th iteration of the event, and the final race of the regular season, therefore making the race the cutoff race to get into the Playoffs. Originally to be held on April 18, 2020, the race was postponed to Thursday, September 10, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The race was held in Richmond, Virginia at Richmond Raceway, a 0.75 miles (1.21 km) permanent D-shaped oval racetrack. The race took 250 laps to complete. At race's end, Grant Enfinger of ThorSport Racing would pass Matt Crafton with seven to go to win the race, the 5th NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series win of his career and the 3rd of the season. To fill the podium, Matt Crafton and Ben Rhodes, both driving for ThorSport Racing, finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

The 2022 Dead On Tools 200 was the seventh stock car race of the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the third iteration of the event. The race was held on Friday, May 6, 2022, in Darlington, South Carolina at Darlington Raceway, a 1.366 miles (2.198 km) permanent egg-shaped racetrack. The race was increased from 147 to 149 laps, due to a NASCAR overtime finish. At race's end, John Hunter Nemechek of Kyle Busch Motorsports would win, after holding off Carson Hocevar in the final restart. He would also lead the most laps. This was Nemechek's 12th career truck series win, and his first of the season. To fill out the podium, Grant Enfinger of GMS Racing would finish 3rd, respectively. Matt Crafton was going to be awarded with a 5th place finish, but was disqualified after post-race inspection, due to the front of the truck being too low to the ground. However, a few days later, ThorSport Racing won their appeal over NASCAR, and Crafton was able to keep his 5th place position.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2022 Kansas Lottery 200</span> 19th race of the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

The 2022 Kansas Lottery 200 was the 19th stock car race of the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the final race of the Round of 10, and the 2nd iteration of the event. The race was held on Friday, September 9, 2022, in Kansas City, Kansas at Kansas Speedway, a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) permanent oval-shaped racetrack. The race took the scheduled 134 laps to complete. In an exciting battle on the final lap, John Hunter Nemechek, driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports, took over the lead from Carson Hocevar, and earned his 13th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win, and his second of the season. Nemechek dominated the entire race as well, leading 88 laps. Hocevar had attempted to win the race on fuel milage, but was unsuccessful as he ran out of fuel on the last lap. To fill out the podium, Ryan Preece, driving for David Gilliland Racing, would finish 3rd, respectively.

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