Austin Dillon sings 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' during the seventh-inning stretch at Wrigley Field.

Dillon Sings ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ at Wrigley Field

Before heading to Chicagoland Speedway for the weekend’s NASCAR action, 2018 Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon enjoyed one of his favorite past times, watching some baseball at one of America’s most iconic ballparks, Wrigley Field.

Dillon spent Friday afternoon at historic ballpark in the heart of Chicago to take in his first Cubs game, but he was not just a fan in the stands, he was also tabbed to sing ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ during the game’s seventh-inning stretch.

“The opportunity came about to sing during the seventh-inning stretch and at first I was like, ‘Yeah, sure!’ I’ve sang it since I was a kid playing Little League baseball,” Dillon told on Monday. “I’ll tell you when I got there the nerves kicked in.”

“It was a hot day and the Cubs were playing good. I was worried I was going to have to go sing when the Cubs were down, but they hit a grand slam leading up to the seventh inning,” he said. “I got warmed up, heard the organist play and they pretty much just hand you the mic and it’s your time to go and you just try to belt it out.”

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As someone that played in the Little League World Series and has a love of sports, Dillon understood the significance and history surrounding his visit to Wrigley Field.

“Wrigley Field is just one of those places that it is epic to be at. That was my first time at Wrigley,” he said. “I know the history behind that place and they won a World Series a couple of years back. When I walked in there you could tell it was nostalgic, kind of like Daytona, but it hasn’t been upgraded in forever. It’s just an old stadium with the same ivy on the wall that you see on TV. You walk upstairs and it’s just an older vibe to it.”