"This is some of the best news for me personally as I am a HUGE fan of both these guys," said Flying Squirrels Vice President and COO Todd "Parney" Parnell. "And now our fans will have a chance to interact with these icons leading up to the ToyotaCare 250 race at Richmond International Raceway. We also have a ton racing giveaways lined up to add to the fun."
Tickets for the game start as low as $7 each. Tickets for the exclusive Michael Waltrip and Martin Truex Jr. meet and greet in the PFG Picnic Zone are $35 each and include a two-hour all-you-can-eat buffet, a reserved Diamond Club seat down the third base line and a ticket to the ToyotaCare 250 Nationwide Series race on Friday April 26th at RIR. Fans interested in this unique and limited experience may contact Ida Henley at Ida.firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-359-FUNN ext. 346
"AAA is thrilled to sponsor an event which combines our river city's love of baseball and NASCAR while honoring our heritage of more than 100 years of promoting safety on Virginia roadways, " said Martha Mitchell Meade, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. "Fans will not only get to witness a NASCAR driver attempting to drive a golf cart on a coned course under a simulated impaired state, but will also get the chance to try the course themselves. After completing the test, we believe that drivers, especially younger less experienced drivers, will become keenly aware of the dangers of driving while impaired."
The tentative schedule for Waltrip and Truex Jr. while at The Diamond is listed below and subject to change.
4:30-5:00PM: Media access and batting practice with Flying Squirrels players.
5:05-5:35PM: Test Drive Course participation and fan interaction.
5:40-6:15PM: Meet and greet session in the PFG Picnic Zone.
6:20-6:35PM: On field for first pitches and photographs.
6:35-TBD: Game starts. In-Game both drivers may participate in on-field promotions and other activities.
ABOUT RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY & TOYOTACARE 250
Richmond International Raceway, known as America's Premier Short Track, offers great night racing action and a commitment to the fan experience. One of the most popular facilities among drivers and fans in all of motorsports, Richmond International Raceway annually hosts two NASCAR Doubleheader weekends, featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series. The ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race pits young up-and-comers, as well as wily veterans and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars, all battling it out around the three-quarter-mile D-shaped oval. With children 12 and under admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections for more information or to purchase tickets over the phone call 866-455-7223.
ABOUT AAA MID-ATLANTIC
ABOUT MICHAEL WALTRIP
ABOUT MARTIN TRUEX JR.
Truex Jr. is a member of Michael Waltrip Racing and drives the No. 56 Napa Auto Parts Toyota in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series. In 2001 Truex made his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Dover International Speedway in his father's NO. 56 Chevy. Truex began racing full-time in 2004 and since has recorded 75 top ten finishes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Single-game tickets for the 2013 season of Flying Squirrels baseball are currently on sale by contacting the box office at (804) 359-FUNN (3866) or on-line at SquirrelsBaseball.com. Season-Ticket and Mini-Plan packages are currently available and can be purchased by calling the Flying Squirrels at (804) 359-FUNN (3866), logging on to SquirrelsBaseball.com or visiting the Squirrels Ticket Office at The Diamond.