Comerica Park to feature Motor City Wheels race

CLEVELAND -- Hoping to follow the path of Milwaukee's sausage races and the Nationals' racing presidents, the Tigers will join the ranks of teams with on-field mascot races Thursday when they debut the Motor City Wheels race.

The races, to take place in the middle of the third inning, will put people in mascot costumes reflecting three famous cars from Chevrolet's past. One is a 1957 Bel Air, named "Bella Air." Another is "Corey Vette," a 1958 Corvette. "Petey Pickup" is a 1954 Chevy pickup truck.

The races will take place during every Tigers home game, weather permitting.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.