DiBendetto's Opening Pitch Sets Pace for Sounds' Home Victory
The Nashville Sounds drove the Iowa Cubs out of town on “Racing Night” Wednesday at First Horizon Park by plating a season-high 13 runs on 10 hits in a 13-2 shellacking.
But it was crowd-favorite Matt DiBenedetto who stole the show in the early stages of the rout (despite attempts to be overshadowed by the Sounds’ two first-inning homers as part of a four-score opening stanza).
The driver of the No. 25 Chevrolet Silverado for Rackley-Willie Allen Racing threw out a scorching first pitch and then signed autographs for throngs of fans through the game’s first few frames. Not surprisingly, DiBenedetto’s presence sparked the Sounds to a 9-2 advantage after four innings when the ink dried from the last item he signed.
Nashville Superspeedway general manager Matt Greci raised the Nashville Sounds’ Hit City flag before the game, also helping prompt the Sounds’ speedy start out of the gates.
The 7,241 fans in attendance enjoyed a number of giveaway items, including exclusive Nashville Superspeedway prize packages, T-shirts and Ally 400 tickets.
Nashville Superspeedway’s Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 pace car was on site and situated under the venue’s iconic guitar-shaped scoreboard in right field, even turning plenty of heads while cruising through the streets of Germantown en route to the yard.
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NASCAR Race Schedule and Tickets
Nashville Superspeedway’s 2023 race schedule includes:
Sunday, June 25
Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series race
6 p.m. CT, NBC, PRN, Sirius NASCAR Radio
Saturday, June 24
Tennessee Lottery 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race
2:30 p.m. CT, USA, PRN, Sirius NASCAR Radio
Friday, June 23
Rackley Roofing 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race
7 p.m. CT, FS1, PRN, Sirius NASCAR Radio
Call 866.RACE.TIX to discuss your options with an account representative, or visit NashvilleSuperSpeedway.com. Tickets for the races on Friday and Saturday are free for children ages 12 and younger (with a paying adult) and are only $10 on Sunday.
About Nashville Superspeedway
Nashville Superspeedway, Middle Tennessee’s racing jewel, is a year-round family-friendly destination in one of the fastest-growing regions in the country. The 1.33-mile D-shaped track with 14 degrees of banking has hosted two NASCAR Cup Series races, 23 NASCAR Xfinity Series races, 15 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events and eight Indy Racing League contests. The largest concrete-only track in NASCAR, Nashville Superspeedway is owned by Speedway Motorsports LLC.