Matt Kenseth (R), driver of the #17 Ford Eco Boost Ford talks with Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot / Mobil 1 Chevrolet in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Advocare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2012 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth lock fenders as they battle for the lead and both cars pile into the inside wall.
In anticipation of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson visits Wrigley Field in Chicago on Thursday to throw out the first pitch for the Chicago Cubs-Atlanta Braves game. Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson throws out the first pitch on Thursday at Wrigley Field in Chicago as the Windy City prepares to host the first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sept. 18.
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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.