SPARTA, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The No. 4 car in Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity race is honoring Kentucky's Jared Lorenzen. 

The decals were put on the car Friday afternoon.  

The driver of the No. 4 car BJ McLeod said the didn't know much about Lorenzen before partnering with this initiative but he's learned more about the "Hefty Lefty" in the last couple of days. 

McLeod admires Lorenzen for his football talent and his efforts to help others who have struggled with weight and health issues. 

Lorenzen, 38, was laid to rest earlier this week. He died earlier in July due to an infection and kidney and heart issues. 

A memorial fund was recently set up to help fund the education of Lorenzen's two children, Taylar and Tayden. As of July 12, more than $45,000 has been raised. 

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