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Kasey Kahne to captain Team Pocono in celebrity softball game

Courtesy of Dover (Del.) International Speedway:

DOVER, Del. – Dover International Speedway and Pocono Raceway take their yearly rivalry on to the field for the for the Third Annual Celebrity Softball Game, featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kasey Kahne and Jamie McMurray. The game will be played Wednesday, April 30 at the home of the York Revolution in York, Pa.

Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS, will captain Team Pocono, while McMuray, who pilots the No. 1 Chevrolet SS, will lead Team Dover. The softball series is currently tied at one game a piece, with Team Pocono coming from behind to win the inaugural game in 2012 and Team Dover evening the score with a walk-off victory last year.

Access to the celebrity softball game is free with a ticket to that night’s baseball game. Tickets for the York Revolution game start at just $8, and all children ages 12 and younger that wear their NASCAR gear receive free admission. For tickets, call 717-801-4478 or visit www.YorkRevolution.com.

In addition to Kahne and McMurray, the rosters from each team will be made up of members of national and local motor sports media, as well as other local media personalities, and a few other special guests.

As rosters are announced, they will be posted and updated at DoverSpeedway.com and PoconoRaceway.com, as well as on Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway and Facebook.com/PoconoRaceway, and on Twitter at @MonsterMile and @poconoraceway.

Gates for the softball game will open at 4 p.m. local time with the event beginning at 4:30 p.m. After the softball game and if time permits, Kahne and McMurray will throw out the first pitch for that evening’s 7 p.m. baseball game between the York Revolution and Lancaster Barnstormers.

Throughout both the softball and baseball games, both tracks will be promoting and giving away tickets to their respective NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races which take place on Sunday, June 1 at Dover and Sunday, June 8 at Pocono.

Dover International Speedway will host its first Sprint Cup race of the season on June 1. For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com 

Just one week later, NASCAR’s premier series heads to Pocono Raceway. For tickets or more information on the June 8 Cup event, call 800-722-3929 or visit PoconoRaceway.com.

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