Dixon has special honor in Milwaukee

DIXON TO THROW OUT FIRST PITCH AT MILLER PARK AND U.S. CELLULAR FIELD VISTA, Calif. (June 2, 2005) -- Two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon has achieved a great deal of success in NHRA's Top Fuel ranks. Now, the 36-time NHRA winner is...

DIXON TO THROW OUT FIRST PITCH AT MILLER PARK AND U.S. CELLULAR FIELD

VISTA, Calif. (June 2, 2005) -- Two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon has achieved a great deal of success in NHRA's Top Fuel ranks. Now, the 36-time NHRA winner is going to give America's pastime a whirl.

Dixon, the third winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history, will throw out the first pitch before the Milwaukee Brewers/New York Yankees tilt at Miller Park on Wednesday, June 8, before making a second trip to the pitcher's mound prior to the start of the first place Chicago White Sox/Arizona Diamondbacks game at U.S. Cellular Field in the Windy City on Monday, June 13. Both games are scheduled for 7:05 p.m. (CT) starts.

"I think this is really cool," Dixon said. "I've done it at Triple A parks before, but never at a Major League park, so I'm looking forward to the opportunity. I hope I don't bounce it, and if they ask me to lead the 'Seventh Inning Stretch' I'll make sure I know what park I'm in."

Dixon and Don Prudhomme's Miller Lite Top Fuel team will compete at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., June 9-12, during the Eighth annual CARQUEST Auto Parts Nationals. Dixon scored the victory at the Chicago track in 2002.

Don Prudhomme Racing is headquartered in Vista, Calif., with a second shop -- Don Prudhomme Racing, Brownsburg, Ind. -- serving as thebase for racing operations. Drivers Larry Dixon and Tommy Johnson Jr. complete the roster of Don Prudhomme Racing drivers and proudly represent such racing partners as Miller Brewing Co., Ameriquest Mortgage Co, Lucas Oil Products, Raybestos and Petroff Towing.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Dixon , Don Prudhomme , Tommy Johnson Jr.