Monday, May 19, 2014

The Charlotte Knights are taking NASCAR stars out to the ballgame

    NASCAR stars Michael Waltrip and Joey Logano will each throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Wednesday night at BB&T Ballpark as the Charlotte Knights host the Norfolk Tides. Game time is 7:05 p.m. 

   Gates open at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a Joey Logano Foundation racing calendar.

   Waltrip, a native of Owensboro, Ky., is a two-time winner of the Daytona 500 and is a pre-race analyst for Fox Sports. Logano, 23, is the youngest winner in two of NASCAR's three national series. The native of Middletown, Conn., is off to his career best start in the Sprint Cup Series with two wins already this season. 

   Single-game tickets for Wednesday’s game against the Tides are available by calling (704) 357-8071; or online at