(February 27, 2015) – Dover International Speedway and Pocono Raceway will meet for the third time in their annual Dover vs. Pocono Celebrity Softball Game, featuring the two most recent winners of the Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2014) and Joey Logano (2015). The game will be played at ARM & HAMMER Park, the home of the Trenton (N.J.) Thunder, Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
Earnhardt, driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS, is scheduled to captain Team Pocono, while Logano, who pilots the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Fusion, will lead Team Dover. The softball series between the two tracks is currently tied at one game apiece. Pocono came from behind to win the inaugural game in 2012 and Dover evened the score with a walk-off victory two years ago.
In addition to Earnhardt and Logano, the rosters from each team will be made up of members of national and local motorsports media, as well as other local media personalities, and a few other special guests.
Access to the celebrity softball game is free with a ticket to the April 21 matchup between the Thunder and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Tickets for the Trenton Thunder’s baseball game start at just $11, and all children ages 12 and younger receive a free hot dog, popcorn and drink. Additionally, it will be “1-Dollar Dog Night” for all fans, courtesy of Black Bear Franks. Tickets for the Thunder game are currently on sale for groups of 20 or more and for ticket plans; individual game tickets will available beginning March 14. For tickets to this special event, please call 1-609-394-3300 or visit www.TrentonThunder.com.
Gates for the softball game will open at 4 p.m. with the event beginning at 4:30 p.m. Following the softball game, time permitting, Earnhardt and Logano will throw out the first pitch for that evening’s 7 p.m. baseball game versus the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
Throughout both the softball and baseball games, both tracks will be promoting and giving away tickets to their respective NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races being held on Sunday, May 31 (Dover) and June 7 (Pocono).
NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway May 29-31, 2015 and includes the May 29 “Lucas Oil 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the May 30 “Buckle Up 200 Presented by Click It or Ticket” NASCAR XFINITY Series race and the May 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, which will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 at 1 p.m. ET. For race tickets or more information, call 1-800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.
Just one week later, NASCAR’s premier series heads to Pocono Raceway for the June 5-7, 2015 Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 race weekend. In addition to Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race (FOX Sports 1 at 1 p.m. ET), the race weekend includes the June 6 “Pocono 200” ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards race. For race tickets or more information, call 1-800-RACEWAY or visit www.PoconoRaceway.com.
All dates, times and attendees are subject to change without notice. Neither NASCAR nor any of its affiliates are sponsors of this promotional event.