Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Darius Rucker to perform concert, anthem at Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Capitol Records Nashville’s Darius Rucker will perform a pre-race concert as well as the National Anthem for the 52nd annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, July 3.

All race fans that purchase the Sprint FANZONE/Pre-Race Pit Pass along with a race ticket for the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola will be able to view  the 60-minute Darius Rucker Concert presented by LongHorn Steakhouse as well as the driver introductions from the grass tri-oval in the heart of Daytona International Speedway.

“We’re excited to welcome back Darius Rucker to Daytona International Speedway,” track president Robin Braig. “Darius is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable voices in country music and we’re looking forward to both his pre-race concert as well as his rendition of the National Anthem.”

It will be Rucker’s third appearance at Daytona. He performed at the “World Center of Racing” as the leader singer of the Grammy-winning group “Hootie and the Blowfish” at the Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert and returned for a solo appearance at the 2002 mid-summer classic.

Rucker, a native of Charleston, S.C., kicked off his solo career in country music in 2008 with the platinum selling album “Learn To Love,” which produced No. 1 hit singles “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” “Alright” and the Top 5 “History In The Making.” A native of Charleston, S.C., Rucker garnered the Country Music Association’s Best New Artist Award in 2009.

In addition to the Darius Rucker Concert presented by LongHorn Steakhouse and National Anthem, a special ticket package has been designed around Rucker and includes a Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola race ticket, a Sprint FANZONE/Pre-Race Pit Pass and VIP area access to Rucker’s performance. The exclusive ticket package created around Rucker starts at $110.

To purchase the special ticket package designed around Rucker, click here.

The 52nd annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola will be the final race on the current asphalt of Daytona International Speedway. Following the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola, the entire 2.5-mile tri-oval will be repaved for only the second time in its history.

For tickets to the Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.

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Release courtesy of Daytona International Speedway

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