Ryan Blaney got his weekend in the Chicago area off to a memorable start with a trip to the ballpark Thursday afternoon.
The Team Penske driver got the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field before the Chicago Cubs’ game against the Atlanta Braves.
While the pitch was a little high, Blaney got the ball across home plate.
This isn’t the first time NASCAR drivers have taken part in ceremonies at Wrigley Field.
Last July, Austin Dillon sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the the seventh-inning stretch of a game. Cubs fans Kurt Busch did the honors in 2011 and Jeff Gordon did so in 2005, though he’d like a do over.
Illinois native and Cubs fan Danica Patrick has also thrown the opening pitch twice over the years.