NKY Marine veteran gets NASCAR race named for himUPDATED 5:08 AM HST Jun 28, 2013Video Transcript
loss for words for sure. I am forever thankful TONIGHT SAYING THANK YOU... TO A LOCAL HERO. A RETIRED MARINE ... WHO TOOK THE BLOW OF AN I-E-D TO PROTECT HIS FELLOW COMRADES... IS BEING HONORED THIS RACE WEEKEND. THE BRICKYARD 400 ... WILL BE NAMED THE "SAMUEL DEEDS 400"... TO MARK THE BRAVERY OF THE GUNNERY SERGEANT FROM INDEPENDENCE. WL-WT'S ALISON MONTOYA WAS THERE FOR THE SPECIAL SPEEDWAY SURPRISE. IT WAS A DAY FULL OF SURPRISES FOR GUNNERY SERGEANT SAMUEL DEEDS AND HIS FAMILY AS THEY ARRIVED AT FLAGSHIP PARK IN ERLANGER. (Samuel Deeds, Gunnery Sergeant USMC) (Once I sat down I saw in front of me they had the yard of bricks and some quotes from people I know and I saw the empty spot and I looked at April and I said this is it.) DEEDS WAS A FINALIST IN THE YOUR HERO'S NAME HERE NAMING RIGHTS CONTEST TO THE BRICKYARD... AND TODAY - HIS LATEST MISSION WAS COMPLETED. (The Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard powered by Big Machine Records.com. Claps) IT WAS AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT... BUT DEEDS WANTS TO USE THIS MOMENT TO HONOR OTHERS. (Samuel Deeds, Gunnery Sergeant USMC) (If it was up to me it would be the Samuel Deeds Fallen Heroes 400. Not just for the guys that I served with or not just for the men and women serving overseas, you know everyday we lose police officers and firefighters so just encompass everybody.) ANOTHER SURPRISE ... ONE OF DEEDS FAVORITE NASCAR DRIVERS ARRIVED... THIS WEEKEND KURT BUSCH WILL BE DRIVING WITH A STICKER ON HIS CAR TO HONOR DEEDS AND HIS SERVICE. (Deeds) (Just to know my name is flying around the Kentucky Speedway is going to be great.) THE STAR POWER DIDN'T STOP THERE... COUNTRY MUSIC STAR JUSTIN MOORE ALSO MADE THE TRIP AND EVEN DEBUTED HIS NEW SONG, CALLED HEROES. (Justin Moore, Country Music Star) (This is so inspiring people look at what I do is something that really helps people, maybe it does, but compared what these guys and gals in our military does it's minimal at best.) (Alison Montoya, WLWT) (The Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brick Yard is July 28th and he hopes to hand off the trophy to NASCAR driver Kurt Busch. From Erlanger, Alison Montoya WLWT News 5.) YOU CAN DOWNLOAD JUSTIN MOORE'S NEW SONG... BY HEADING TO THE AS SEEN ON SECTION OF WL-WT-DOT-COM. A DOLLAR FROM EVERY DOWNLOAD WILL BE DONATED TO THE ARMED FORCES FOUNDATION.