Ben Rhodes


LouisvilleKY’s Kroger Marketplace Grand Opening Thursday

First Marketplace Store in Metro Louisville Opens Thursday Photos from The New Dixie Highway’s Facebook Page Louisville, KY. (September 16th, 2016) – Kroger will celebrate the grand opening of the new store located at 4915 Dixie Hwy., in Louisville Kentucky, on Thursday, September 22nd; at 8:00 a.m. The official Ribbon Cutting Event will be performed by professional stock car racer, Ben Rhodes. The new, 125,000 square foot state of the art Kroger Marketplace store, replaces the current 62,000 square foot store. This move has created 184 new jobs; the new store will employ more than 360 associates. It offers expanded…

Put Louisville’s Ben Rhodes on Top of NASCAR Voting

Ben is the 16-year-old racecar driver who is making a name for himself in the NASCAR K&N Series, a small step away from racing with the Sprint Cup drivers in the top of the sport. He’s having a great year, racing on the biggest tracks in the country, competing with drivers who are usually older and, certainly, not from Louisville OR Kentucky.

Rusty Gets Athletic with Ben Rhodes and John Boel

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE. In my world, the big news this week wasn’t local. One of my favorite writers of all time, Elmore Leonard, passed away this week.  And on Wednesday, it seems like every other post on my Facebook page was another tribute to Leonard, who was 87. My tribute in the podcast was to talk about Leonard’s famous 10 Tips for writing. The best-known is the advice to leave out the parts people usually skip. But the most useful may have been Leonard’s opinion on writing dialogue — never use anything other than the word “said” in…

Rhodes To Drive Full 2013 Schedule with Hawk-McCall Motorsports

A few weeks after announcing he will make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Debut in 2013 with legendary crew chief Lee McCall, 15-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, native Ben Rhodes has announced today he will drive the No. 41 Chevrolet for Hawk-McCall Motorsports in 22 events, racing the full 2013 UARA-STARS Late Model Stock tour as well as various NASCAR Whelen All-American Series events throughout the year.

Ben Rhodes to Make NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Debut in 2013

LOUISVILLE, KY (September 21st, 2012) – 15-year-old racer Ben Rhodes, who is in his first full season of Late Model Stock racing, will make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Debut in 2013. The Louisville, Kentucky, native will drive the #14 Toyota with legendary crew chief Lee McCall joining him for a limited schedule of events with the eventual plan of racing full time in the series in 2014.

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This Town’s Full of Losers, and a Winner

I Love LEO’s Losers: Read the cover story in LEO this week and crack up over the 2011 stories of prominent people doing stupid stuff. They pick on every politician around (well, not John Yarmuth) along with soon-to-be-forgotten failures like Museum Plaza, the Zeppelin Cafe, 732 Social and the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church.  The local media did not go unscathed. Eric Flack’s troubleshooting, Lindsay Allen’s loose lips, Jackie Gulbe’s doggy suitcase and Stu Pollard’s music videos come in for criticism. And then there’s Todd Blue. And Judy Green. And Richie Farmer. It’s a whole lotta losers. (LEO) Ben Rhodes,…

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Get On Board with Ben Rhodes

Friends, I’m involved in marketing the racing career of Ben Rhodes, a phenomenal 14-year-old freshman at Holy Cross High School, who aspires to a career as a professional race driver. Wouldn’t it be something to see someone from Louisville among the top drivers in the world? Ben certainly has an opportunity to get there. Take a look at the latest news from the Rhodes camp.  If you’d like to support Ben’s quest in 2012, please get in touch with me at LOUISVILLE, KY (November 16th, 2011) – 14-year-old Kentucky native Ben Rhodes has signed with Marcos Ambrose Motorsport to…

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Ben Rhodes Enters Huffman Memorial at Hickory

Here’s the latest on Ben Rhodes, the Holy Cross High School freshman who’s making a name for himself racing cars throughout the country. 14-Year-Old Racer Ready for Big Late Model Stock Event on October 16th During the 2011 racing season, 14-year-old Kentucky native Ben Rhodes spent the majority of his year racing in the Legends Young Lions division across the country.  With 43 victories, more than any of the 1,200 Legends drivers in the country during the 2011 season, Rhodes started his transition to Late Model racing with Jamie Yelton’s Fat Head Racing.  After a successful start, Rhodes will now…

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Meet Ben Rhodes

Ben Rhodes is a 14-year-old from the South End who’s been racing motorized vehicles since he was seven years old. He’s progressed from go-karts to his recent debut in a late-model, excelling at every level. A few weeks ago, he made his debut in late-model cars in Hickory, N.C., racing against professional drivers, and finished 7th in a field of 18. He’s signed a driver development deal with a NASCAR driver, which means his driving career is getting ready to accelerate while he learns every facet of the business. All that, and he will be a freshman at Holy Cross…