A Flat Tire Got Rhodes At Michigan

Ben Rhodes

Michigan Information:
Started: 7th
Stage 1 Finish: 2nd
Stage 2 Finish: 5th
Finished: 23rd
Laps: 103/105
Laps Led: 15
Status: Running
Driver Points: 5th
Owner Points: 7th
Unofficial Playoff Position – Driver: 9th
Unofficial Playoff Position – Owner: 10th
2019 Stats:
Starts: 16
Laps Completed: 2170/2415
Laps Led: 87
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Top-five Finishes: 5
Top-10 Finishes: 9
Average start: 12.0
Average finish: 12.2

“Having the flat tire late in the race was an unfortunate event. As I was passing for the lead the No. 4 (Todd Gilliland) tried to block me and clipped the right front, very gentle, but a brace ended up breaking and cut the tire immediately. I was in the lead in the middle of Turn 1 and Turn 2 when the tire popped. Luckily we didn’t hit the wall. We came down to fix it and then blew another tire. Came down pit road, again, to fix it and but by that point we were two laps down. I really think our Havoline Ford F-150 was the truck to beat today. We were going to win the race.”


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