Episode 151: Pedal To The Metal with Ben Rhodes

Ben Rhodes is the reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion. Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Ben started racing at the age of 7 years old and is now on the verge of stardom at only 25. Before moving up to the Truck Series, Rhodes competed full-time in what is now the ARCA Menards Series East, where he drove for Turner Scott Motorsports and won the 2014 series championship. He also previously competed part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for JR Motorsports in 2015.

Today on the show, Eric and Ben dive into their career journeys, how to stay focused during a race and some of the parallels between professional sports and business. Other topics include:

  • (5:00-10:10) – How Ben started racing, kart/truck racing and the progression to NASCAR
  • (10:10-17:00) – What separates the best drivers from the rest? Skill sets needed
  • (17:00-21:50) – Importance of focus during race. Pre race routine?
  • (21:50-27:20) – Fear of crashing? Discussion on concussions
  • (27:20-33:20) – Role models in racing. Dealing with distractions
  • (33:20-40:00) – Winning the NASCAR Truck Series in 2021. Old school NASCAR

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