RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It's race week at Richmond International Raceway, and drivers take the opportunity to have a little fun in the days leading up to the dropping of the green flag. Nationwide driver Austin Dillon is no exception as he gave a Major League Baseball player a look at racing.
Dillon gave Nationals' relief pitcher Drew Storen a ride around the track on Thursday morning, despite rain at RIR. Dillon and Storen reached speeds of up to 110 miles per hour in the Chevy Camaro they took around the 3/4 mile oval. After showing him the ropes, Dillon let Storen take the wheel for a few laps, as well.
This was all part of RIR's effort to promote the weekend of racing. Dillon was at Nationals Park on Wednesday night, where he took batting practice and threw out the first pitch. The famous Nationals racing presidents were also in attendance, filming a pit stop which will air at Nationals Park during Friday night's game.
Dillon is currently fourth in the Nationwide standings, trailing leader Elliott Sadler, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Sam Hornish Jr.