TMS Media Relations | Oct 01, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 1, 2014) - The excitement will start long before and after both the green and checkered flags wave for the AAA Texas 500 - the eighth race of the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup and second race of the all-important Eliminator Round - on Sunday, Nov. 2 at Texas Motor Speedway.
For the first time following a Sprint Cup Series race, fans will be treated to an entertaining post-race concert with the Port-A-Cool Running Rogue Post-Race Show featuring Jack Ingram. It is all part of a full day of entertainment as Texas Motor Speedway's newest sponsor, American Ethanol, starts off the AAA Texas 500 race day with the "Loud and Proud Pre-Race Show Fueled by American Ethanol" featuring Kevin Fowler, Stoney LaRue and Dee Jay Silver. The concerts are joined with the fan-favorite "No Limits" Garage Party presented by WinStar World Casino & Resort.
The “Loud and Proud Pre-Race Show Fueled by American Ethanol” featuring Kevin Fowler and Stoney LaRue kicks off the pre-race festivities. The show, held along the frontstretch stage, gets underway at 11:20 a.m. CT which leads into the green flag of the AAA Texas 500 set for 2:30 p.m.
The trio of Fowler, LaRue and Silver are no strangers to the Lone Star State. All three are Texas natives and their music has strong Texas ties. Fowler, a singer/songwriter from Amarillo, has continued to garner fans since breaking into Texas country music in 1998. In March, Fowler released his seventh studio album entitled How Country Are Ya? Fowler, whose most popular songs include "Pound Sign," "Girl In A Truck," "Here's To Me And You," "That Girl" and "Best Mistake I Ever Made," will hit the "Loud and Proud Pre-Race Show Fueled by American Ethanol" stage for a 45-minute set.
Fellow Texas country music singer/songwriter LaRue will cap off the "Loud and Proud Pre-Race Show Fueled by American Ethanol" as the Taft, Texas, native performs his classic songs for a 45-minute set. LaRue, whose upcoming album AVIATOR debuts in October, has grown to become an iconic musician as part of the "red dirt" country music scene. LaRue and his family moved to Oklahoma and through the course of his career he has fused his Texas and Oklahoma roots into popular country albums including The Red Dirt Album, Live at Billy Bob's Texas and Velvet.
Silver, who will perform throughout the "Loud and Proud Pre-Race Show Fueled by American Ethanol," has entertained millions of listeners with his unique brand of party rock country style of music mixing. Last year he became the first DJ to play at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Silver also has performed at other recognizable events including the Sundance Film Festival, South by Southwest and Austin City Limits Music Festival.
“American Ethanol and red dirt country music have a common thread - they both grew from rural America," Texas Corn Producers Executive Director David Gibson said. "American Ethanol is fueled by the farmers growing corn year after year right here in Texas and across the U.S. This common connection made sense for American Ethanol, through Texas Corn Producers, to sponsor this year's pre-race concert. Just as American Ethanol has proven successful time and again on the racetrack, we're thrilled to fuel the excitement and success of this year's pre-race attraction.”
Fans can enjoy a stage-side spot for all the "Loud and Proud Pre-Race Show Fueled by American Ethanol" with a special $79 "mosh pit" ticket. The special ticket, which must be accompanied by a AAA Texas 500 grandstand ticket, provides fans exclusive access stage-side for all the pre-race festivities leading up to the AAA Texas 500, including the concerts and driver introductions.
The pre-race entertainment will start early for season-ticket, PSL and AAA Texas 500 Weekend 4-pack holders with the "No Limits" Garage Party presented by WinStar World Casino & Resort. Persistent rain forced the cancelation of the party in April which was scheduled to be headlined by an appearance from basketball's most recognized team - the Harlem Globetrotters.
However, Texas Motor Speedway did not want fans to miss out on the thrilling entertainment and will treat fans to the same entertainment lineup that was scheduled in April. The Harlem Globetrotters, along with extreme stunts by The Nerveless Nocks, action from the Unicycle Football League and more will entertain fans.
The NASCAR Nationwide Series Garage will once again transform into a spectacle as the Harlem Globetrotters will thrill fans with their amazing feats of basketball wizardry and family-friendly comedy on a court inside the garage area. Following their performance, players will sign autographs for fans in attendance.
Players from the Unicycle Football League will showcase their skills. Competitors ride on a unicycle and are downed by pulling their flag or being tackled off their unicycle. These spectacles will be matched by the pioneers of the thrill and stunt industry with The Nerveless Nocks. The extreme superstars will perform some of their most daring acts, including the Vortex of Doom, Tower of Chairs and sky-high sway pole show.
Fans also will be treated to musical performances by 1980s cover band LIVE 80 on the entertainment stage with visits by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers and VIP guests for special Q&A sessions. The "No Limits" Garage Party presented by WinStar World Casino & Resort begins at 9:15 a.m. prior to the AAA Texas 500.
Texas Motor Speedway will cap off the excitement of the AAA Texas 500 race day with the Port-A-Cool Running Rogue Post-Race Show featuring Jack Ingram. Fans attending the AAA Texas 500 will have the opportunity to enjoy a free concert on the infield grass located on the speedway's frontstretch. Texas country music sensation Ingram will perform a one-hour concert for the fans 20 minutes following the conclusion of the AAA Texas 500.
Ingram, winner of the 2008 Academy of Country Music award for "Best New Male Vocalist," has continued to live his dream as one of Texas country music's most beloved performers. Ingram's most popular country singles include "Love You," "Lips of an Angel," "Measure of a Man," "Maybe She'll Get Lonely" and "Wherever You Are," which reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Country Chart.
The concert is free to those with a AAA Texas 500 ticket and fans will be allowed entrance to the infield through the crossover gates along the frontstretch.
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