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On the Air: On Track with Ben Rhodes

This article, by Roy Walter,  first appeared at Louisville Catholic Sports Network. This weekend will mark the debut of “On Track With Ben Rhodes,” a television show created and produced by the Louisville Catholic Sports Network (LCSN). The show is co-hosted by Rhodes, the 16-year-old Holy Cross junior who will be racing full time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East this year. Joining him as co-host is WHAS-11 sports anchor Kent Spencer. “It’s going to be really interesting for…

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Victory! Local Voting Puts Alpha’s Ben Rhodes In National Spotlight

The title of Most Popular Driver in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East may elude him, but Ben Rhodes knows that he’s got plenty of support from the Alpha Energy Solutions family and network. Rhodes received nearly 5,000 votes during the online voting contest, which ended Nov. 30 after 44 days. Until the actual last hour of the voting, Rhodes was in the first place, thanks to a strong show of support throughout Kentucky. Barely 100 votes separated the eventual top…

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Rain Doesn’t Delay Fun for Alpha Energy Solutions Customers at Kentucky Speedway

At Kentucky Speedway’s big fall weekend, there was no averting the weather on Friday. Heavy and steady rain pelted the track all night, postponing the scheduled ARCA race until the following day. That left Alpha Energy Solutions, which invited separate groups of customers to its suite, with a dilemma for Saturday, when the Nationwide race was scheduled. Two sets of guests for one suite would have made for a crowded and uncomfortable situation. Talk about turning lemons into lemonade!  Thanks…

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Breakthrough Week for Alpha Energy Solutions Race Team

Ben Rhodes, the 16-year-old driver of the Alpha Energy Solutions racecar, will remember August of 2013 when he finally broke through to victory lane on the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock series. First, in Kingsport, Tenn. Then the very next day in Hickory, N.C. And then a week later, back in Kingsport. Victory lane times three, his first wins since he began competing in late model stocks in 2012. Three wins in four races. Here’s a recap from…

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Big Day for Alpha Energy Solutions at the Kentucky Speedway

It was a big victory for Ty Dillon on the Kentucky Speedway, who won the NASCAR Truck Series race on Thursday night. But it was also the first of three big days for Alpha Energy Solutions in Sparta. When entering the track, most guests see the brightly-colored Alpha Energy Solutions hauler, which carries the #41 Alpha Energy Solutions car, driven by Ben Rhodes. It is in a prominent spot in the infield. Alpha banners are displayed around the track, and…

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Alpha Energy Solutions Sponsoring Cancer Screenings at Kentucky Speedway

Alpha Energy Solutions is proud to be a sponsor, along with Kentucky Speedway, of FREE Mouth and Throat Cancer Screenings during the events at Kentucky Speedway June 27-29.   The non-profit organization, A Voice for Hope, is partnering with the UK Medical Center to set up a Speedway tent. The group expects to conduct 200 screenings on Saturday at the track. The screenings are performed by cancer specialist physicians and many other medical professionals who volunteer their time to do…

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Big Night at Slugger Field for Alpha Energy Solutions and Ben Rhodes

Ben Rhodes Night was a big success at Slugger Field, as 7,775 fans, including more than 60 Alpha Energy Solutions staff members and their families, saw the Louisville Bats beat Columbus 4-1. The Alpha Energy Solutions #41 car was on display, and driver Ben Rhodes was there to sign autographs for fans. Ben also was honored by the Bats as he threw out the ceremonial first pitch and did a radio interview with the Bats official radio broadcast in the…

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Check Out the Alpha Energy Solutions TV Spot from Kentucky Speedway

It took weeks of planning and the cooperation of our friends at Kentucky Speedway. Alpha Energy Solutions technicians Mike Burke and Tim O’Banion had their trucks all shined up. Marshall Jaggers finished detailing the #41 show car on a tight deadline, delivered it to the track, and even got a few seconds on camera. Of course, Ben Rhodes had to miss another day of school. And thanks to the magic of WDRB-TV producer Brandon Smith, the first-ever Alpha Energy Solutions…

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In Business Story, Rhodes Stresses Customer Service

  photo by Business First of Louisville The Nov. 9 edition of Louisville’s business newspaper, Business First, features a profile of Alpha Energy Solutions’ president Joe Rhodes. Reporter John Karman, not surprisingly, found Rhodes to be humble and driven to succeed. From the story: Humble in nature, Rhodes deflects most questions about his personal success, opting instead to give credit to his employees. He chalks up the success of his business to the company’s focus on customer service. Later in…

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Vote Every Day for Ben Rhodes

Ben Rhodes, the 15-year-old driver of the #9 Stanley/Alpha Energy Solutions Ford Fusion for Marcos Ambrose Motorsport, is looking forward to a strong finish in his rookie season in late model racing. His next start is Friday, Sept. 14, at the Kingsport (TN) Speedway, where Rhodes earned his first pole in May., the leader in short track racing coverage, has opened voting for the 2012 Most Popular Driver.  Ben Rhodes, from Louisville, is on the ballot. He is in…

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