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Luke Bryan to Headline the DAYTONA 500 Budweiser Pre-Race Show

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This year’s DAYTONA 500 Pre-Race Show, Feb 23, will play host to 2013′s ACM Entertainer of the year, Luke Bryan!

“We’re thrilled to have a talented artist such as Luke Bryan perform prior to the start of the Daytona 500,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “We’re expecting Luke to put on an exhilarating show that will energize our race fans as we kick off the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.”

Bryan will join a prestigious list of prior performers for this kick off Budweiser Pre-Race Show including Zac Brown Band, Lenny Kravitz, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Bon Jovi.

He will be performing several of his hits on pit road of the “World Center of Racing” that will be accessible to all NASCAR fans who purchase the Pre-Race/Sprint FANZONE access pass for the DAYTONA 500. Luke’s recently released studio album, Crash My Party, offered us the bona fide hits “Crash My Party,” “Drink a Beer” and “That’s My Kind of Night”, which are sure to make it into the show. Crash My Party has sold over a million copies and earned Bryan the much deserved honor of being named both Academy of Country Music Awards’ Entertainer of the Year and American Music Awards Favorite Country Male Artist.

Also, a special ticket package has been designed around Bryan that includes a DAYTONA 500 grandstand ticket, Pre-Race/Sprint FANZONE access and VIP area access to the performance. Full packages start at $164 and fans that already have race tickets can add Pre-Race/Sprint FANZONE access along with VIP area access for $99. To purchase tickets for the 56th annual DAYTONA 500 and Sprint FANZONE/Pre-Race access, go online to daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.

Photo: Official image from CMT

VIDEO: How About A Primetime NASCAR Party?

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Rain may have postponed the Daytona 500, pushing it from yesterday until (hopefully) tonight. Waiting is about as fun as a missing lug nut, but the delay isn’t putting the damper on race fans’ enthusiasm.  If anything, the first postponement in the 54-year history of the event means one more day for a NASCAR party — this time in primetime.  Plus, it gives us another reason to share Julie Roberts’ “NASCAR Party” video!

The race is scheduled to get underway shortly after 7pm (ET) and will be broadcast live on FOX.  Carl Edwards is on the pole with Greg Biffle on the outside.  Defending Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart starts third.

For all of our NASCAR fans out there, leave a message in our comments and let us know who ya got!

Craig Campbell To Headline Daytona 500 Pre-Race Concert

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Craig Campbell will be taking the big stage before NASCAR’s biggest race.  The singer will be at the Daytona International Speedway, headlining the Coca-Cola stage in the Midway Fan Zone prior to the start of this Sunday’s Daytona 500.

Campbell will take the stage at 10:45am ET for a free 90 minute set before the start of the race at 1pm.  In addition to “Family Man” and “Fish,” which are both found on his self-titled debut CD, the native of Lyons, Georgia will also perform his latest single, “When I Get It” during the pre-race show.  The song, which is an anthem for the everyman, is co-written by Campbell with Jason Matthews and Jim McCormick.