SPARTA, Ky. (WDRB) -- There was not better place for Ben Rhodes' first victory of 2018.

Rhodes won at his home track in Sparta on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway.

Rhodes’ truck was strong all night in the Truck Series Buckle Up In Your Truck 225. He won the first stage rather easily, which was significant, given that Rhodes is on the playoff bubble. But the real victory was still to come.

The 21-year-old pulled away down the stretch to take the checkered flag in front of friends and family. It’s the second career win for the Louisville native in his 62nd start.

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