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ThorSport Racing Locks in Driver Lineup for NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series 2024 Season

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series: ThorSport Racing, the dominant force in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series with two of the last three championships, solidified its driver lineup for the 2024 season on Wednesday.

Maintaining continuity, except for the recently announced No. 13 Ford F-150 designated for Jake Garcia, ThorSport Racing will see an unchanged full-time driver roster for the upcoming season. Matt Crafton, Ty Majeski, and Ben Rhodes are set to return, each steering their familiar Ford F-150 entries from the previous season.

Crafton, the unrivaled leader in NASCAR ,Craftsman Truck Series starts, will once again command the No. 88 Ford F-150, marking his 20th consecutive full-time season with ThorSport Racing. Hailing from Tulare, California, Crafton boasts an impressive record of 15 victories, 134 top-fives, and 321 top-10 finishes across 544 starts, securing series championships in 2013, 2014, and 2019.

Ty Majeski, a three-time winner in the NASCAR Truck Series and the recent victor of the Snowball Derby, will continue steering the No. 98 Ford F-150 for his third consecutive full season with ThorSport Racing. Joining the team part-time in 2021, the Seymour, Wisconsin-native has clinched three wins, 18 top-fives, and 31 top-10 finishes. The 29-year-old eyes becoming ThorSport Racing’s third champion in the last six seasons.

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Defending champion Ben Rhodes remains at the helm of the No. 99 Ford F-150 for the 2024 season, embarking on his ninth full-time campaign with ThorSport Racing. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Rhodes has secured seven victories and amassed 56 top-five and 103 top-10 results in 187 starts in the NASCAR Truck Series, primarily stationed in Sandusky, Ohio.

Adding to the lineup, Conner Jones will make a return for a part-time stint in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2024, steering the No. 66 Ford F-150 as ThorSport Racing’s fifth entry.

Jones previously completed a nine-race schedule for ThorSport Racing in the NASCAR Truck Series last season, securing a single top-15 finish at Bristol Motor Speedway and four top-20 finishes.

Further specifics, encompassing sponsorship, personnel, and Conner Jones’ event schedule for the part-time NASCAR Truck Series campaign, will be disclosed at a later date.

Also read: Tyler Ankrum Joins MHR: Boosting NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Lineup

Our Reader’s Queries

Is Craftsman coming back to NASCAR?

Craftsman, the tool manufacturer owned by Stanley Black & Decker, has been announced as the title sponsor of Nascar’s Truck Series from 2023. This marks a return for the company, which previously held the title sponsorship between 1995 and 2008. The Nascar Craftsman Truck Series will officially make its comeback on 17th February next year.

Who is in the Craftsman Truck Series playoffs?

The 2023 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Playoffs are in full swing, with the CUTOFF +/-1 determining who will advance. Leading the pack is Ben Rhodes of ThorSport Racing with a score of 99, closely followed by Grant Enfinger of GMS Racing with a score of 23. Corey Heim of TRICON Garage and Carson Hocevar of Niece Motorsports are also in the running. Stay tuned to see who will come out on top in this exciting competition.

What is the top speed of a NASCAR Craftsman truck?

The NASCAR Craftsman Ford F150 is an American-made vehicle with a powerful OEM cast-iron block 90 degree V engine that can produce up to 650 horsepower. With a fuel capacity of 70.78 liters (18.7 gallons) and a weight of 1565 kg (3450 lbs), this truck can reach a top speed of 235 mph (378 kmh) and go from 0-60 mph (0-100 kmh) in just 4.0 seconds. The price for this impressive machine is $11.95 USD.

How much horsepower does the Craftsman truck series have?

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series trucks are an absolute thrill to race. These beasts boast a whopping 650 horsepower, propelling their 3450-pound frames around super speedways, ovals, short tracks, and even the occasional road course. Watching these trucks in action is a treat, and driving them is a true test of skill. With their unique blend of power and agility, NASCAR’s trucks are a must-see for any racing enthusiast.

Khushal Bhatia
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