2023 Daytona 500 champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will throw the ceremonial first pitch at Busch Stadium

On Tuesday night, May 30, 2023, DAYTONA 500 CHAMPION Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will have the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals play at Busch Stadium. This was made possible by the collaboration of the Cardinals and the World Wide Technology Raceway (WWTR) for a special theme night at the ballpark.

“We are thrilled to have 2023 Daytona 500 Champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. throw out a ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday’s Cardinals game as part of our World Wide Technology Raceway Night at Busch Stadium,” said Dan Farrell, vice -Senior President of Cardinals Sales. and Marketing. “We send our best wishes to Ricky as he prepares for the NASCAR Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300 race at World Wide Technology Raceway on Sunday.”

“We are thrilled to partner with the St. Louis Cardinals for the World Wide Technology Raceway themed night,” said Chris Blair, executive vice president and general manager of WWTR. “We’ve had a terrific response from our fans and industry insiders who love the cool factor that comes with cross-promoting two sports. St. Louis is the biggest sports city in the world, and we love working together to bring something special to the biggest fans on the planet. And we’re especially proud that the winner of the 2023 Daytona 500 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. of JTG Daugherty Racing – throws the ceremonial first pitch on our special game night .

One thing is certain, Stenhouse Jr. was not going to pass up this momentous occasion when he found out.

“It’s going to be cool to throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Cardinals game,” Stenhouse Jr. said. baseball. So it’s special for me to have this opportunity.

“I’ve only had the chance to throw a first pitch once before at a Major League Baseball stadium and that was at Fenway Park,” Stenhouse Jr. continued. baseball for a while, and I have to practice. It’s an honor to have that experience at the Cardinals game.

After leaving the pitcher’s mound, Stenhouse Jr. prepares for the sprint car races at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City. Then he sets his sights on the Enjoy Illinois 300 at World Wide Technology Raceway. Stenhouse Jr. and the JTG Daugherty Racing team enter the 1.25-mile oval with a commendable record this season that includes one win, two top fives, four top 10s and nine top 15s in 13 starts.

“We’ve improved our short track program a lot, so I’m looking forward to seeing how things go for us on Sunday,” said Stenhouse Jr. qualify well. I also do dirt races around the area. So it will be a good weekend overall.

Live coverage of Sunday’s 240-lap event at World Wide Technology Raceway begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

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