Apr 14, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (April 9, 2014) – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards drives fast for a living and shows nerves of steel. But last night at the Kansas City Royals game, Edwards showed a few nerves as he prepared to throw out the first pitch.


“I haven’t thrown in a while, so I had to get to my arm loosened up,” said Edwards, who tossed a few warm-up pitches before his official duties. “The guys (Royals players) just kept telling me not to bounce it in, so that is what I had to concentrate on.”


Edwards, who was in Kansas City to promote Kansas Speedway’s May 10 inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race, couldn’t stop raving about how great Kaufman Stadium is and how much fun he had meeting Manager Ned Yost and the Royals players. Edwards even got an introduction to Royals team owner David Glass.


As Edwards talked to the Royals about racing, the conversation turned to Kansas Speedway.


“The May 10 night race is going to be awesome. I really want to win at Kansas Speedway and winning the first night race would be cool.”


To see if Edwards can pull off the win at Kansas Speedway on May 10, tickets are currently on sale for both individual races and season tickets, and can be purchased by calling 866-460-RACE (7223) or visiting www.kansasspeedway.com.  Season ticket holders receive a TrackPass for each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race day that allows access to the infield for the Kansas Army National Guard Pre-Race activities, including the pre-race concert and driver introductions.


Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.


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Carl Edwards throwing out the first pitch on April 8, 2014, prior to the Kansas City Royals game.

Carl Edwards and Kansas City Royals Manager Ned Yost discussing strategy before the Kansas City Royals game (April 8, 2014).