DENVER (Aug. 1, 2011) — Regan Smith, driver for the Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Wednesday afternoon’s (Aug. 3) Major League Baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field.
Smith, who is coming off an impressive third-place finish in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is looking forward to the 60-feet, 6-inch throw.
“I’ve been fortunate to participate in many neat things throughout my career and throwing out the first pitch at a Rockies game is going to rank right up there,” said Smith. “I am really excited about this opportunity and hope I can throw a strike.”
Smith and Furniture Row Racing are enjoying their best season, which was highlighted by a victory in early May at the historic Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.
The next Sprint Cup race for Smith and Furniture Row Racing is Sunday (Aug. 7) at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.