Edwards, Burton to captain teams in celebrity softball game between Dover International Speedway and Pocono Raceway
Dover International Speedway and Pocono Raceway are pleased to announce the tracks are teaming up for a celebrity softball game featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Carl Edwards and Jeff Burton on Tuesday, May 15 at Campbell’s Field, home of the Camden Riversharks in Camden, N.J.
The game, billed as Team Dover vs. Team Pocono, marks the first time two NASCAR tracks have joined forces to promote their respective races. Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Fastenal Ford, will lead the Monster Mile squad, while Jeff Burton, who pilots the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, will captain “The Tricky Triangle” team.
The teams rosters will be filled out with drivers from the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, as well Philadelphia-area athletes and celebrities, and members of the local media. As they are announced, updated rosters will be posted at DoverSpeedway.com and PoconoRaceway.com, as well as Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway and Facebook.com/PoconoRaceway, and on Twitter @MonsterMile and @PoconoRaceway.
Gates open at 4 p.m. with the game beginning at 4:30 p.m. Following the game, Carl Edwards and Jeff Burton will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the 7:05 p.m. Lancaster Barnstormers vs. Camden Riversharks baseball game.
During the Barnstormers vs. Riversharks game, both tracks will be giving away tickets to their respective NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races each inning – the June 3 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” race for Dover and the June 10 “Pocono 400″ race for Pocono.
Access to the Team Dover vs. Team Pocono celebrity softball game is free with a ticket to that night’s baseball game. Tickets for the Riversharks game start at just $5, and all children ages 16 and younger that wear their NASCAR gear get in free. In addition, the United Way of Camden County offers free admission for any child that wears the uniform of the little league team they play for to the game. For tickets, call 1-866-SHARKS-9.
NASCAR action returns to Dover International Speedway June 1-3, 2012 with the June 3 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the June 2 “5-hour ENERGY 200″ NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the June 1 “Lucas Oil 200″ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.
Then, June 8-10, NASCAR’s top national circuit heads north to newly-repaved Pocono Raceway for the “Pocono 400″ weekend June 8-10. The racing action kicks off with the “Pocono 200″ ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards race on June 9 and will be followed by the “Pocono 400″ NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on June 10. For tickets or more information, call 1-800-RACEWAY or visit PoconoRaceway.com.
From NASCAR Media