School's out: NASCAR's Ben Rhodes skipping prep commencement for Xfinity Series racing debut

Ben Rhodes doesn't have time for his graduation ceremony.

He's already poised to move on to the next phase of his racing career.

The 18-year-old Rhodes is skipping the commencement at Louisville's Holy Cross High to make his NASCAR Xfinity series debut on Sunday at Iowa Speedway.

Rhodes will pilot the No. 88 JR Motorsports car typically driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick in the first stand-alone race of the season for NASCAR's second-tier series.

Rhodes will run 10 Xfinity races this summer.