NASCAR At The Ballpark: Reds Racing Night In Cincinnati


It’s that time of the year again: NASCAR racing invades the Cincinnati metro and the Tri-State area.  In support of the upcoming race weekend at nearby Kentucky Speedway (located down I-71 from Cincinnati, roughly halfway to the Louisville metro area), which starts on Thursday, June 27, through Saturday, June 29, 2013, concluding with the 3rd annual running of the Quaker State 400 that night.

Cincinnati Reds Racing Night – live from Great American Ball Park – the Reds host the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, June 17, 2013.

If you don’t already have tickets for the event tonight, you may want to consider the deal offered here:


What exactly HAPPENS at Reds Racing Night?  Well, a year ago (2012), NASCAR legend (as well as inaugural Hall of Fame member) and 7-time Cup Champion Richard Petty came to GABP and threw out a ceremonial first pitch in the ballpark.  Earlier this 2013 season, reigning (2012) NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski (@Keselowski) came to GABP just a couple of weeks ago to also throw out a ceremonial first pitch that evening.

(See the entire Reds / MLB Press Release here)


CINCINNATI (June 14, 2013) – Reds fans and racing enthusiasts should come to the ballpark on Monday, June 17 for an evening of excitement at the second annual Reds Racing Night presented by Kroger. 

May 10, 2013; Darlington, SC, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick during qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. (Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick) will throw a ceremonial first pitch and the Kroger Fan Zone will be packed with a collection of racing showcars, simulators and interactives.

Harvick is currently 5th in Sprint Cup Series with two wins this season, drives the #29 Budweiser NASCAR racecar for Richard Childress Racing and is scheduled to race in the Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, June 29.

Reds Racing Night schedule of events:

• 5:40 pm: Ballpark gates open and fans can experience the Kroger Fan Fest showcars, racing games and driving simulators in the Kroger Fan Zone.

• 7:00 pm: Kevin Harvick throws out ceremonial first pitch

• 7:10 pm: Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

• End of the 5th Inning: Kevin Harvick guest bartending at the Budwesier Bowtie Bar (open to the public)

Discount tickets for Reds Racing Night are available at or at any Kroger Ticketmaster outlet.

Reds Racing Night tickets include a game ticket in the Field Box ($23), Mezzanine ($17) or View Level ($11) sections and a concession credit on your ticket barcode for a Kroger Meal Deal.

The Kroger Meal Deal for this homestand includes a hot dog, 16oz Coke product, bag of chili cheese flavored Wheat Thins and pack of Oreo cookies. Redeeming your concession credit is easy! Visit any concession stand where the Kroger Meal Deal Logo is displayed and simply scan your game ticket bar code at the register.

Additionally, fans that attend Reds Racing Night can use their Reds ticket stub to get $10 off any ticket for the June 29th Quaker State 400 race or Fan Zone pass. Please call the Kentucky Speedway for details: (859) 578-2300.


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