BALTIMORE - Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker is getting into the Preakness spirit.
Tucker, preparing for his third season in Baltimore, will appear in a series of humorous social media commercials that debuted Friday.
In the first video, Tucker causes trouble at Pimlico Race Course and has to relinquish his tickets to the 139th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, which will be held May 17.
“The Preakness last year was a total blast,” said Tucker in a statement. “It is not just a race, it is a big party. There are a lot of different things going on from the infield to the grandstand. It was definitely fun to be a part of.”
Fans have a chance to win Tucker’s tickets by submitting a creative picture or video to the Preakness InfieldFest Instagram @Infieldfest, using #Shameless4IFF, for the chance to score the tickets. The first place finisher will receive four tickets to the new Mug & Vine section. The second and third place finishers each earn two Infieldfest tickets.
“Justin was gracious enough to help us promote Preakness and he really had fun,” Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas said in a statement. “We look forward to having Justin and many of his Ravens teammates out here next month to enjoy the day.”