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Ricky Thornton Jr.

Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Age: 27
Website: rickythorntonjr.com
Car No.: 20rt
Chassis: Larry Shaw Race Cars
Engine: Mullins Race Engines
Crew Chief: Justin Thornton
Sponsors: Double Stuf Oreo, Casey's General Stores, LEAF Racewear, Coast Island Marine, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Solid Construction, Certified Inspection Service Co., RHRSwag.com, Dylan Earven Foundation, Wreckers or Checkers Bar, Mullins Race Engines, Bassett Wheels, Petroff Towing, CPD Racing Shocks, Tanner Racing, EMD Wraps

Ricky Thornton Jr.

Ricky Thornton Jr. debuted his No. 20RT Double Stuf Oreo modified during the opening round of the USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo., on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.

Casey's General Stores lets customers know about Ricky Thornton Jr.'s appearance during the opening round of the USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo., on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.

Ricky Thornton Jr. debuted his No. 20RT Double Stuf Oreo modified during the opening round of the USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo., on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.

Ricky Thornton Jr. debuted his No. 20RT Double Stuf Oreo modified during the opening round of the USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo., on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.

Ricky Thornton Jr. leads Travis Saurer at the 2nd Annual USMTS Chubbs Performance Midweek Modified Madness at the Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn., on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #1 action featuring Stormy Scott (2s), Mike Densberger (81), Jared Stiens (59), Ricky Thornton Jr. (20rt), Pat Graham (1g) and Jamie Hibbs (109) from the 7th Annual USMTS Malvern Bank Duals at the Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa, on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Current Gressel Racing driver Tanner Mullens leads former Gressel Racing driver Ricky Thornton Jr. during the feature race at the inaugural USMTS event at the Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan., on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

R.C. Whitwell (left) and Ricky Thornton Jr. during the inaugural USMTS event at the Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan., on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Veteran Al Purkey (30) races with Ricky Thornton Jr. (20rt) during the 3rd Annual USMTS Southern Kansas Nationals at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

Ricky Thornton Jr. at the 3rd Annual RHRSwag.com Summersota Modified Nationals at the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn., on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Ricky Thornton Jr. getting ready to kick off the main event during the 9th Annual USMTS Missouri Meltdown at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Ricky Thornton Jr. won the Wehrs Machine & Racing Products

Ricky Thornton Jr. streaks down the back-stretch during the 9th Annual USMTS Missouri Meltdown at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Ricky Thornton Jr. won the Casey's General Stores

Ricky Thornton Jr. of Chandler, Ariz., won the Sybesma Pole Award and main event on Thursday, March 9, at the 5th Annual Production Jars Sooner Showdown at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla., part of Summit Racing USMTS Winter Speedweeks.

The top three main event finishers on Thursday, March 9 (from left to right): third-place Rodney Sanders, runner-up Ryan Gustin and main event winner Ricky Thornton Jr. at the 5th Annual Production Jars Sooner Showdown at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla., part of Summit Racing USMTS Winter Speedweeks.

Ricky Thornton Jr. (20), Terry Phillips (75) and Kyle Strickler (8) battle during the main event of the 6th Annual Cajun Clash presented by Horseshoe Bossier City at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La, on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Ricky Thornton Jr. (20rt) and Zack VanderBeek (33z) during the 6th Annual Cajun Clash presented by Horseshoe Bossier City at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La., on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

<B>20/20 VISION:</B> Rodney Sanders (inside) battles with Ricky Thornton Jr. (outside) in the main event during the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region event at the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.

Ricky Thornton Jr. (background) smirks while tall tales and white lies are told by Cade Dillard (left), Phil Dixon (center) and Jason Hughes (right) at the drivers meeting during the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region event at the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.

Ricky Thornton Jr. picked up the win during the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region event at the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.

Eventual winner Ricky Thornton Jr. (20rt) leads Stormy Scott (2s) in the main event during the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region event at the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.

Ricky Thornton Jr. (20rt) and Billy Vogel (4) in the parade lap during the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region event at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.

Ricky Thornton Jr. during the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region event at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.

Ricky Thornton Jr. on open practice night at the Cotton Bowl Speedway.

Ricky Thornton Jr. on open practice night at the Cotton Bowl Speedway.

Left to right: Bryce Hall, Ricky Thornton Jr. and Savannah Thornton on open practice night at the Cotton Bowl Speedway.

Ricky Thornton Jr. sat in the cockpit of the Gressel Racing Modified Thursday night.

Ricky Thornton Jr. at the drivers meeting on the final night of King of America VI presented by Chix Gear. (Buck Monson Photo)

The 28 starters for the $12,000-to-win, 72-lap main event on the final night of King of America VI presented by Chix Gear. From left to right (back row, standing): Clyde Dunn Jr., Lucas Schott, Matt Dotson, Tyler Davis, Jeremy Payne, Hunter Marriott, Joe Duvall, Mike Jergens, Darron Fuqua, defending winner Jason Hughes (sitting in chair), Todd Shute, Austin Siebert, Ryan Gustin, Terry Phillips, Jason Cummins, Cade Dillard, Stormy Scott; Front row, kneeling: Jake Gallardo, Johnny Scott, Paul Niznik, Zack VanderBeek, Tad Davis, Ricky Thornton Jr., Travis Sauer, Brady Gerdes, Rodney Sanders, Kyle Strickler, Brad Dierks. (Cody Papke Photo)

Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.


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