July 9th, 2018

Final "All Rhodes Leads to Kentucky Speedway" event Tuesday

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

Final "All Rhodes Leads to Kentucky Speedway" event Tuesday
photo by Conor Revell

Holy Cross alum Ben Rhodes continues to make noise on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and is making a grand return to his home state while supporting our “real” heroes at the same time.

Rhodes will race in the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway Thursday night with the hopes of winning a NASCAR race at his “home track” in Sparta.

While the race is certainly on his mind, Rhodes has been busy supporting local responders these past couple weeks on his “All Rhodes Lead to Kentucky Speedway” Tour.

The former Cougar felt especially inclined when fellow Holy Cross alum Nick Rodman was killed in the line of duty last year.

Instead of having Rhodes on his Alpha Energy Solutions Truck, it will be replaced with Rodman for Thursday night’s race.

His final pre-race event will be Tuesday night from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Roosters on Dixie Highway where he will honor more first responders.

Rhodes is currently in eighth place in the season standings, which is the final spot in the standings to qualify for the playoffs, after this week’s race at Kentucky Speedway, the Holy Cross alum will only have four races left before the postseason starts.

The first responders will have their emergency equipment out for the crowd to see with mascots and Rhodes will host an autograph session.

Rhodes will have free tickets to hand out to first responders while supplies last. This is Rhodes way of saying thanks.

None of this would happen without the support of his lead sponsor Campbellsville University - Louisville and supporting sponsors Roosters and Park Community Credit Union.

Park Community Credit Union has been a sponsor and supporter of Ben since he was in high school at Holy Cross and he has never forgotten their support. Visit Ben tomorrow, get an autograph, maybe a free race ticket, and say thanks to the true heroes, our local first responders.


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