Team Dover, Team Pocono to square off at home of Harrisburg (Pa.) Senators on April 24 in second annual contest
DOVER, Del. – NASCAR veteran Elliott Sadler, as well as NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers Joey Coulter and 2012 champion James Buescher, have been added to the growing lineup of players for the Second Annual Celebrity Softball Game between Dover International Speedway and Pocono Raceway. The game will be played on Wednesday, April 24 at the home of the Harrisburg Senators in Harrisburg, Pa.
Sadler will join Clint Bowyer and the rest of Team Dover in an attempt to avenge a loss in last year’s game to Team Pocono, which will be captained by Kevin Harvick, and also feature Coulter and Buescher. Miss Sprint Cup will also participate in the game, and rosters will be rounded out by motorsports media, local media personalities and a few other special guests.
Access to the celebrity softball game is free with a ticket to that night’s baseball game. Tickets for the Senators game start at just $8, and all children ages 16 and younger that wear any NASCAR gear get a free Senators Hat and free passes to the Kids Play Area. For tickets, call 717-231-4444 or visit SenatorsBaseball.com.
Gates for the game will open at 3:30 p.m. with the game beginning at 4:30 p.m. Following the softball game, time permitting, Bowyer and Harvick will throw out the first pitch for that evening’s 7:05 p.m. baseball game between the Harrisburg Senators and the visiting Reading Fightin’ Phils. The teams are the AA affiliates of the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies, respectively.
Throughout both the softball and baseball games, both tracks will be promoting and giving away tickets to their NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races which take place on Sunday, June 2 at Dover and Sunday, June 9 at Pocono.
Additionally, fans are encouraged to bring their old and unusable mobile devices to the ballpark, where they will be recycled properly. Any fan who recycles their phones by dropping them off at the track’s display table inside Metro Bank Park, will be automatically entered to win an autographed Sprint helmet signed by Kevin Harvick after he won the 600-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Charlotte (N.C.) in 2011.
The tracks have also teamed up to offer an all-new ticket package that includes a ticket for each of the tracks’ spring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races — June 2 at Dover, June 9 at Pocono — as well as a hot dog, beverage and souvenir program for each race. The package costs $158 as the Monster Mile and The Tricky Triangle are only 158 miles apart.
NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway May 31-June 2, 2013 for the June 2 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the June 1 “5-hour ENERGY 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the May 31 “Lucas Oil 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.
A week later, NASCAR’s premier circuit visits Pocono Raceway for the June 7-9, 2013 “Party in the Poconos 400” race weekend, including the June 8 “Pocono 200” ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards race and the June 9 “Party in the Poconos 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. For tickets or more information, call 800-722-3929 or visit PoconoRaceway.com.
About Dover Motorsports, Inc.
Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) is a leading promoter of NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tennessee. For further information, log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.
About Pocono Raceway
“The Tricky Triangle” is host to two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, one IZOD IndyCar Series, one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, two ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and one Firestone Indy Light Series events each year. Pocono Raceway’s 2.5-mile triangular design makes it truly unique. Pocono is the America’s only professional race circuit with three turns, three different radii and three variant degrees of banking. All that ensures our fans will enjoy some serious action, meanwhile presenting a competitive challenge to the world’s best drivers and their crew chiefs. Pocono strives to create a family atmosphere with increased focus on the Fan Experience. We are Pocono Raceway and this is “The Tricky Triangle.”
In business for over 50 years, Pocono Raceway is family-owned and situated in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. We are located within 300 miles of one-third of the U.S. population and within 90 miles of New York City and Philadelphia.
Pocono Raceway is the world’s largest solar powered sports facility. The Raceway developed a 25 acre, three megawatt solar farm that provides the energy needs of the Raceway as well as adding electricity to the local power grid.
About the Harrisburg Senators
The Harrisburg Senators joined the Eastern League in 1987, making this their 27th season since baseball returned to City Island. This also marks their ninth season as an affiliate of the National League Eastern Division Champion Washington Nationals. The Senators have won six Eastern League titles, including four straight in the late 1990’s. Not only have the Senators won six titles, but also more than 275 players have played in Harrisburg and the big leagues, including current Nationals Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, Ian Desmond and Ryan Zimmerman. More than six million fans have come to the ballpark on City Island, making the Senators one of the most sustained and successful franchises in minor league baseball.