DETROIT (AP) — IndyCar driver Conor Daly admits he did not grow up a huge baseball fan, but his ceremonial first pitch went fine before Tuesday's game between the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins.

Daly threw from in front of the mound, but his toss made it to the catcher on the fly.

Daly was in town to help promote the IndyCar races at Belle Isle in June. Although he hasn't always followed baseball that closely, Daly says he and driver James Hinchcliffe are friendly with Cincinnati Reds reliever Drew Storen.

"We were at his house three weeks ago," Daly said. "I think he just got a new house in Indy, so it was fun. Drew has a really impressive bourbon and whiskey collection. Like, one of the most incredible things we've ever seen."

It was Hinchcliffe who performed impressively on "Dancing With The Stars" — but Daly says he's ready to make his own appearance. It was hard to tell if he was joking.

"Oh, I'm ready," he said. "I'm ready to do it. I would say yes tomorrow."


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