Jake Hopkinson, courtesy of Methodist Dallas Medical Center

NASCAR chose a nurse from Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Oak Cliff to be a grand marshal in the Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway in North Carolina this past weekend.

Jake Hopkinson is an emergency room trauma nurse and  a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

“I don’t even really consider myself a hero. I just consider myself going to a job that I love,” Hopkinson told KDFW.

Hopkinson got to ride in the car of Erik Jones, who was the 2019 winner, and Hopkinson even had his own name on the car.