This year’s Daytona 500 winner, and Middletown’s favorite son, is putting on a different kind of uniform – he’ll be playing baseball in New Jersey against Dale Earnhardt Jr.

The past two Daytona 500 winners will be a part of the Trenton Thunder is a Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, and before their game today against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (who just lost four games in a row against the New Britain Rock Cats). Trenton is sort of the midpoint between Dover and the Pocono’s racetracks, and both drivers will play in a charity game before throwing out the first pitches of the real game at 7pm.

If you’re in Connecticut today, you probably can’t make it down – but if you’ve got friends in Jersey, they can get tickets here.

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