Kurt Busch threw out the first pitch for Wednesdays game between the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres.
By all accounts Busch – driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet – zipped the pitch right down the center of the plate.
This is hardly the first time that Busch has thrown out the first pitch at a baseball game but the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion described it as one of his better.
“I’ve had some pitches in the past go high, go wide but today at Coors field I had the heat and put it in the strike zone,” explained Busch. “It was a relief — the last thing you want to do is embarrass yourself.”
Busch is 11th in the Sprint Cup standings, only two points out of the top ten.