F-150 to Honor Hero Police Officer at Kentucky Speedway, July 12

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NASCAR’s Ben Rhodes to pay homage to fellow Louisville notable with special graphics on his F-150 during Camping World Truck Series race.

One famous Ford truck enthusiast will be doing something especially altruistic and memorable at the Camping World Truck Series race on July 12.

NASCAR driver Ben Rhodes will honor slain Louisville Metro Police Officer Nick Aniceto Rodman on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway. Rodman died in a 2017 vehicle crash while pursuing a violent suspect.

Louisville native Rhodes, who attended the same Holy Cross High School as Rodman, has modded his Ford F-150 with Rodman’s name and a Louisville Metro Police Foundation decal, which will make their public debut during the Camping World Truck Series race.

“I’m honored to have Officer Nick Rodman and the Louisville Metro Police Foundation riding along with us this week at at KySpeedway,” Rhodes tweeted on July 10.

If things go well on the track for Rhodes on July 12, the race could also be very memorable for him, setting him up to begin the playoffs.

“That would be the biggest win ever,” Rhodes recently told the Louisville Courier Journal. “I could tell you that they would have a lot of work to do to get this track back in working condition for the next day, between all the people in the stands and how our team would react.”

Catch all the action on July 12 on Fox Sports 1 at 5 p.m. EST.

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