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Harrison Rhodes (born July 15, 1993) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the Nos. 51/52 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1s and Toyota Camrys for Rick Ware Racing.

Harrison Rhodes
Harrison Rhodes At Packapalooza 2015.jpg
Rhodes with Mr. Wuf at the 2015 Packapalooza
Born (1993-07-15) July 15, 1993 (age 26)
High Point, North Carolina
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
6 races run over 1 year
Car no., teamNos. 51/52 (Rick Ware Racing)
2018 position39th
Best finish39th (2018)
First race2018 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Atlanta)
Last race2018 Gander Outdoors 400 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
84 races run over 5 years
2017 position24th
Best finish24th (2015, 2017)
First race2013 Dollar General 200 (Phoenix)
Last race2017 Ford EcoBoost 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
Statistics current as of November 18, 2018.

Racing careerEdit

A native of High Point, North Carolina, Rhodes started racing at age 10 in midget cars.[1] He moved up to Legends cars at the end of 2007, battling for the 2009 national championship;[2] he wound up finishing second.[1]

After competing in NASCAR local competition and the UARA Late Model Series in 2011, Rhodes moved up in 2012 to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East; after racing in two events for Spraker Racing, he moved to MacDonald Motorsports, racing in three of the final seven races of the season.[3] He posted his best finish in the series, fourth, in his first race of the year at Bowman-Gray Stadium.[4][5] Rhodes also drove in four Pro Cup Series races during the year, posting a best finish of fifth at Anderson Motor Speedway.[6]

For 2013, Rhodes moved up to the Nationwide Series, making his series debut at Phoenix International Raceway driving for Rick Ware Racing in association with R3 Motorsports in the No. 23 Ford.[7]

In 2014, Rhodes moved to SR² Motorsports, driving the No. 24 Toyota in selected races starting at Daytona International Speedway.[8]

For 2015, JD Motorsports announced that Rhodes would be their third full-time driver with the No. 0 Chevrolet Camaro. He failed to qualify for the season opener, missed 4 races and drive two for MBM Motorsports. He had a best finish of 9th at the July Daytona race.[9] On January 28, 2016, it was announced Rhodes will drive the No. 97 Chevrolet Camaro for Obaika Racing full-time, replacing various drivers. Rhodes was replaced by Ryan Ellis for the spring Texas race.

On February 7, 2017, JD Motorsports announced that Rhodes would return to the team for the full 2017 season, driving the No. 01 car.[10] However, Sheldon Creed replaced Rhodes in the No. 01 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.[11] Vinnie Miller replaced Rhodes full-time in the No. 01 for the 2018 season.[12]

In February 2018, Rhodes joined Rick Ware Racing to make his Cup Series debut in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, driving the No. 51 Camaro ZL1.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

Rhodes attended NC State where he graduated in 2016.

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Monster Energy Cup SeriesEdit

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 MENCC Pts
2018 Rick Ware Racing 51 Chevy DAY ATL
33
LVS PHO CAL MAR
35
TEX
22
RCH
36
TAL DOV KAN CLT POC MCH SON CHI DAY KEN NHA POC GLN MCH BRI DAR IND LVS RCH CLT 39th 24
Toyota BRI
37
52 Chevy DOV
38
TAL KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM

Xfinity SeriesEdit

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts
2013 Rick Ware Racing 23 Ford DAY PHO
25
LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR
31
CLT DOV
26
IOW
23
MCH ROA KEN
29
DAY NHA CHI
32
IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN
32
DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 49th 782
2014 SR² Motorsports 24 Toyota DAY
39
PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX DAR RCH TAL IOW 55th 40
JGL Racing 93 Dodge CLT
38
DOV MCH
32
ROA KEN DAY
MBM Motorsports 72 Chevy NHA
37
KEN
35
DOV
36
KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM
JD Motorsports 4 Chevy CHI
RL
IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI
2015 0 DAY
DNQ
ATL
34
LVS
26
PHO
23
CAL
25
TEX
27
BRI
29
RCH
22
TAL
36
IOW
37
CLT
35
DOV
26
MCH
22
DAY
9
KEN
35
NHA
39
IND
25
IOW
35
GLN MOH BRI
34
ROA DAR
33
RCH
23
CHI KEN
34
DOV
27
TEX
34
PHO
22
HOM
24
24th 430
4 CHI
25
MBM Motorsports 13 Dodge CLT
34
KAN
27
2016 Obaika Racing 97 Chevy DAY
DNQ
ATL
35
LVS
32
PHO
30
CAL
35
TEX CLT
24
POC 33rd 121
Rick Ware Racing 25 Chevy BRI
26
RCH
27
TAL DOV
MBM Motorsports 13 Dodge MCH
26
Chevy IOW
26
DAY KEN
38
NHA BRI
38
ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM
Toyota IND
34
IOW GLN MOH
2017 JD Motorsports 01 Chevy DAY
10
ATL
24
LVS
27
PHO
23
CAL
31
TEX
35
BRI
23
RCH
24
TAL
22
CLT
34
DOV
37
POC
37
MCH
22
IOW
36
DAY
36
KEN
28
NHA
18
IND
22
IOW
15
GLN
23
MOH BRI
31
ROA DAR
24
RCH
30
CHI
25
KEN
24
DOV
37
CLT
22
KAN
24
TEX
25
PHO
27
24th 321
15 HOM
39
– Relieved Jeffrey Earnhardt

K&N Pro Series EastEdit

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSEC Pts
2012 Spraker Racing 37 Chevy BRI GRE RCH IOW BGS
4
GRE LGY
19
25th 134
MacDonald Motorsports 49 Toyota CNB
8
COL IOW
94 NHA
33
DOV GRE
49 Dodge CAR
22
2013 Toyota BRI GRE PEN
23
36th 67
Spraker Racing 37 Chevy RCH
22
BGS IOW LGY COL IOW VIR GRE
20
NHA DOV RAL

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points
2 Rhodes began the 2013 season not eligible for Nationwide Series points, but began receiving points starting at Dover in July.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bio – Harrison Rhodes". Harrison Rhodes Racing. Accessed 2013-03-01.
  2. ^ "Wheeling's Braden in Unique Race For Championship". October 7, 2009. Wheeling, WV: WTRF-TV. Accessed 2013-03-01.
  3. ^ "Harrison Rhodes to drive Chick-Fil-A No 49 for MacDonald Motorsports". July 12, 2012. YardBarker. Fox Sports. Accessed 2013-03-01.
  4. ^ "Spraker Racing Enterprises Turning Heads In NASCAR K&N Competition". June 6, 2012. Speedway Media. Accessed 2013-03-01.
  5. ^ Harrison Rhodes – NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results. Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Accessed 2013-03-01.
  6. ^ Harrison Rhodes – Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series Results. Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Accessed 2013-03-01.
  7. ^ "Harrison Rhodes to Drive #23 Nationwide Car Starting at Phoenix". February 28, 2013. SPEED Channel. Fox Sports. Accessed 2013-03-01.
  8. ^ "Harrison Rhodes: Rhodes in No. 24 for Nationwide Series opener". Rotoworld. February 5, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  9. ^ "Harrison Rhodes: Harrison Rhodes joins JD Motorsports in 2015". Rotoworld. January 30, 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-04.
  10. ^ "Chastain, Smithley, Rhodes driving for JD Motorsports". Diecast CraZy - Discussion Forums for True Collectors. Retrieved 2017-02-07.
  11. ^ "5th Annual Mid-Ohio Challenge - NASCAR XFINITY Series - Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course - 8/12/2017" (PDF). Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  12. ^ Weaver, Matt (November 28, 2017). "JD Motorsports names Vinnie Miller to full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series entry". Autoweek. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  13. ^ Long, Dustin (February 15, 2018). "Harrison Rhodes to make Cup debut at Atlanta". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved February 16, 2018.

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