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Inspection Complete: Ben Rhodes Officially Scores Second Truck Series Championship

UPDATE: Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 12:30 PM ET

Post-race engine teardown has been completed following Friday night’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway.

The engines for Ben Rhode’s No. 99 ThorSports Ford F-150, and Christian Eckes’ No. 19 McAnally-Hilgemann Racing Chevrolet Silverado have passed.

As a result, Rhodes has officially been declared the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Champion, and Eckes has been named the official winner of the race.


ORIGINAL STORY: Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 2:57 AM ET

Ben Rhodes is a two-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion after he finished fifth just ahead of Grant Enfinger in Friday night’s Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway. While Rhodes came home in fifth, it was Christian Eckes who won the event.

Following post-race tear down inspection, NASCAR found no issues through the field.

Eckes and his No. 19 McAnally-Hilgemann Racing team will be the official winners of the race, marking the fourth win of the season for the group, pending post-race engine teardown which is scheduled for Saturday morning.

Rhodes will also officially be named the series champion so long as the post-race engine teardown comes back clean.

Grant Enfinger finished runner-up in the championship standings, Corey Heim was third, and Carson Hocevar finished fourth in the standings.

Jake Garcia made it a 1-2 sweep for the McAnally-Hilgemann team as he finished second. Chase Purdy, and Jesse Love rounded out the four finishers ahead of Rhodes in the final running order.

Official Race Results

Race Results: NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Championship Race at Phoenix

Official Driver Standings

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Driver Standings

Official Owner Standings

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Owner Standings

Race Recap

Christian Eckes Wins Phoenix in Quadruple Overtime; Ben Rhodes Captures Second Title

Video Highlights

Video: Corey Heim Turned By Fellow Title Contender Carson Hocevar Late at Phoenix

Video: Corey Heim Exacts Revenge on Carson Hocevar; Sets Up Overtime at Phoenix

Video: Zane Smith Misses Shift; Rhodes Sustains Major Damage in Stackup

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