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BRONX, N.Y. (Aug. 11, 2011) – Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Wednesday night’s Major League Baseball matchup between the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Angels at Yankees Stadium.
The Yankees won Wednesday night’s game 9-3 over the Angels, placing them in the lead of the American League Wild Card race.
“I had a great time last night at Yankee Stadium,” Harvick said. “I can now say I have thrown out the first pitch at the old Yankee Stadium as well as the new one, which will be a memory I will never forget. It was also great to see my two good friends Joe Girardi (Yankees team manager) and Gene Monahan (Yankees head athletic trainer), who will be retiring at the end of this season after 50 years within the Yankees organization.”
DENVER, Colo. (Aug. 3, 2011) — Regan Smith said he was more nervous throwing out the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday at Coors Field than he was prior to competing in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
But as he did with his third-place Brickyard finish in his No. 78 Chevrolet, the Furniture Row Racing driver came through again before the Colorado Rockies-Philadelphia Phillies baseball game. Smith hurled the baseball with authority to Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta.
DENVER (Aug. 1, 2011) — Regan Smith, driver for the Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Wednesday afternoon’s (Aug. 3) Major League Baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field.
Smith, who is coming off an impressive third-place finish in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is looking forward to the 60-feet, 6-inch throw.
“I’ve been fortunate to participate in many neat things throughout my career and throwing out the first pitch at a Rockies game is going to rank right up there,” said Smith. “I am really excited about this opportunity and hope I can throw a strike.”