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Ben Rhodes places fifth at Pocono Raceway

Ben Rhodes finished fifth in the Pocono Organics 150 to benefit Farm Aid at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.

Rhodes’ top five finish, the second time he has achieved that result this year, added 41 points to his season total.

Rhodes started in sixth position. The sixth-year driver has tallied two career victories, with 25 top-five finishes and 49 results inside the top 10.

The fifth-place result on Saturday was the first time Rhodes has cracked the top five at Pocono Raceway. It also marks his second top-10 finish at Pocono.

The Louisville, Kentucky native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting three spots higher than his career mark of 9.2 and completing the race seven places ahead of his 12.3 career average finish.

Rhodes competed with a field of 40 drivers on the way to his fifth-place finish. The race endured nine cautions and 29 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were eight lead changes.

Brandon Jones earned the checkered flag in the race, and Austin Hill followed in second. Sheldon Creed crossed the finish line third, with Todd Gilliland taking fourth place. Rhodes rounded out the top five.

Creed got off to a great start in the race, winning the first two stages, but couldn’t hang on to end up in Victory Lane.

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