(FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - Professional stock car racing driver Jeffrey Earnhardt is honoring fallen Mooresville Police Officer Jordan Sheldon in the Xfinity Series race this weekend.
The emotional unveiling of the special tribute vehicle, a Joe Gibbs Racing car, happened on Thursday morning. The vehicle will race at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series ALSCO 300.
Jeffrey Earnhardt, a Mooresville native, wanted the tribute vehicle made to show his appreciation to the law enforcement officers who protect his hometown.
Ofc Jordan Sheldon being honored by @JEarnhardt1 & @ToyotaRacing as they unveil the paint scheme for this weekends @XfinityRacing event at @CLTMotorSpdwy. Ofc Sheldon's K9 "Ramone" and members of the Mooresville PD K9 Unit were there to witness the unveiling@FOX46News pic.twitter.com/NyM5RZeqG3— Jonathan Monte (@JonMonteFOX46) May 23, 2019