ThorSport Racing won with a truck from the shop fire

Eddie Troconis: “We nicknamed it Marshmallow”

In 2015, the ThorSport Racing shop caught fire. A fire started outside the shop, it went up the walls and found it’s way to the roof. The rubber roof, also caught fire. Soon, the fire spread inside the shop. The team had to start over.

“I wanna say, probably half of my fleet, you know, the trucks that I have assigned for the #27. They are trucks that came back from the fire,” Eddie Troconis stated on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

“This chassis truck, #37 from ThorSport, we nicknamed it ‘Marshmallow’. We had to race it with that smoky color on the chassis, gray, last year. That was one of the trucks that was more complete, we took [it] to Iowa, after the fire.”

ThorSport Racing shop fire
ThorSport Racing shop fire

“The nickname on the truck stayed, as Marshmallow. Over the winter time, Duke wants to do it right here at ThorSport. We’re able to rebuild every single chassis truck that we had in house.”

“So, they’re all cut down, sandblasted, painted, brand new bodies, brand new suspension. The essence of the chassis is the same chassis [from the fire]. Everything that has come out of the fire, we built it stronger.”

Thorsport Racing shop
ThorSport Racing shop

“You’re going to have the trophy in the living room. Years from now you’re going to be like, ‘This was my first win.’ ”

Eddie Troconis claimed his first win as a NASCAR crew chief on Saturday night. At the same time, it was also the first win for NASCAR driver Ben Rhodes.

Ben Rhodes Marshmallow chassis truck
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 30: Ben Rhodes, driver of the #27 Safelite Auto Glass Toyota, does a burnout after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ben Rhodes ran his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in 2014. Since then, he’s run 45 NASCAR Truck Series races and 10 NASCAR Xfinity Series events.

Ben Rhodes has collected nineteen top 10 runs in the Truck Series. On Saturday night, he finally claimed his first win. The win came at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Author: Shane Walters


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