Members from Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet pit crew will throw out the first pitch prior to Sunday’s Winston-Salem Dash game at BB&T Balllpark, located in Winston-Salem, N.C.
The game is scheduled to commence at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time against the Lynchburg (Va.) Hillcats.
Bass Pro Shops team members, including spotter Andy Houston, tire specialist Dustin Keath, shock specialist P.J. Bryant and jack man Sam Abney, serve as key support for Austin Dillon in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The team produces speedy pit stops and lightning-fast No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolets each week. Currently, they are fourth in the point standings and have earned two pole awards this season.
“These are the guys that support me each week and build fast trucks for me,” said Dillon. “They are the reason my trucks are fast. I love baseball and I love my team so this is going to be a fun event for everyone.”
Although stock car auto racing is their primary career, the Bass Pro Shops pit crew members are not unfamiliar with baseball. Houston has spent much of this summer attending his children’s little league baseball games. Bryant and Keath played on little league teams as children and Abney was an outfielder at Azle High School outside of Fort Worth, Texas.
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