(Sept. 18, 2012) – Concord, NC – Charlotte Motor Speedway is set to get even louder when country rockers Big & Rich “crank it up to eleven” at the Bank of America 500 Pre-Race Show Presented by Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Saturday, Oct. 13, as part of a thrilling week of speed, danger and fun.
Fans will have an opportunity to jam with the guitar-slinging, country-singing, multi-platinum selling duo, Big & Rich, as they get the speedway rocking with songs of the past and present, including those from their new album Hillbilly Jedi, set for release on Sept. 18 on Warner Bros. Records.
The concert will take place on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13, on the main stage of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s frontstretch, just before the Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Along with the rocking performance by Big & Rich, the Bank of America 500 Pre-Race Show Presented by Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will include a dangerous stunt by Guinness World Record holding daredevil and high-wire artist Nik Wallenda, who will walk the high-wire from high above the grandstands to Victory Lane, and a performance by Victoria Justice of Nickelodeon’s hit series Victorious and the feature film Fun Size, in theaters Oct. 26.
Fans who want a front row seat for the entertainment and driver introductions can purchase a special driver introductions pass for $150, which includes a wristband for frontstretch stage access to see Big & Rich, cheer on your favorite drivers up-close at the driver introductions, and get the full NASCAR experience at the afternoon pit party, featuring appearances by Richard Petty, Denny Hamlin and other NASCAR personalities. For tickets and information call 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
Big & Rich Bring Big-Time Fun
Together as Big & Rich, Big Kenny and John Rich have sold in excess of five million albums and have charted some 10 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
Kenny Alphin, known professionally as Big Kenny, is a singer, songwriter, humanitarian, farmer, lover of everybody, husband, father, brother, gardener, carpenter, head honcho of the
University of Creativity, producer, Muzik Mafia Godfather, welder and one creative guy. As a solo artist, he has written top 10 hits for himself and others, including Tim McGraw’s “Last Dollar,” Gretchen Wilson’s “Here For The Party,” and Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown” and “Amarillo Sky.” He has also been named BMI’s Songwriter of the Year.
John Rich’s wide-ranging creativity has led to his great success. He is a three-time consecutive ASCAP Songwriter of the Year with more than 40 Top 40 hits under his belt, 14 of which are top 10 hits and five have topped the charts. His hits include Faith Hill’s “Mississippi Girl,” Faith and Tim McGraw’s “Like We Never Loved At All,” Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman” and “Here for the Party” and Taylor Swift’s “The Way I Loved You.” Rich is a sought-after producer who has worked with legends like Randy Owen and John Anderson, pop stars like Jewel and a host of new artists.
About Charlotte Motor Speedway
For more than 50 years, Charlotte Motor Speedway has set the standard for motorsports entertainment for fans of all ages. Charlotte Motor Speedway is the only race vacation destination where fans can immerse themselves in the heart of NASCAR country. Visitors can attend one-of-a-kind race spectacles such as the Bank of America 500, the Coca-Cola 600 and the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race; take behind-the-scenes speedway and race shop tours; explore the new NASCAR Hall of Fame; and drive an 800-horsepower stock car.
The Bank of America 500 is the only Saturday night race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Adding to the drama and excitement, the event also serves as a homecoming for drivers and race teams, 90 percent of which are based within a two-hour drive of the legendary 1.5-mile superspeedway.
For ticket and camping information, call 1-800-455-FANS (3267). To stay up to date with everything going on at the Greatest Place to See the Race, log on to www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CLTMotorSpdwy or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/charlottemotorspeedway.
EDITOR’S NOTE: High-resolution images to accompany press release may be downloaded from: www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/photos
For more information contact:
Deborah Robinson Scott Cooper
President VP, Communications
Victory Management Group PR Charlotte Motor Speedway