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FORT WORTH, Texas (June 16, 2015) – Nitro Fidelity has partnered with Speedway Motorsports, Inc., to launch a national series of high-profile music festivals at the company’s motorsports venues across the country that is scheduled to include a stop at Texas Motor Speedway in May of 2016.

The partnership officially kicks off Aug. 28-30 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., with a Ni-Fi Festival that will be headlined by Green Day, Miranda Lambert, Kings of Leon and Weezer, among more than three dozen musical acts. The Ni-Fi Festival is scheduled for two SMI speedways in 2016, with the first stop being at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth and then Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

The long-term plans of the 10-year exclusive agreement between Nitro Fidelity and SMI are expected to feature up to five music festivals hosted from among the eight SMI-owned motorsports facilities. SMI currently owns and operates Texas Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.

Texas Motor Speedway has past experience in playing host to major stand-alone music festivals and acts. In the speedway’s inaugural year of 1997 during consecutive weekends in June, the venue played host to the Fruit of the Loom Countryfest followed by the Blockbuster Rockfest. Countryfest drew an estimated crowd of 200,000 while Rockfest, which featured acts such as Bush, No Doubt, Collective Soul and the Wallflowers among its 13-hour music schedule, drew an estimated 400,000. Later that year in November, Texas Motor Speedway also played host to an estimated crowd of 65,000 for The Rolling Stones. 

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The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway. 

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