Michigan Int'l Speedway news 2008-05-21

Sammy Kershaw to headline Miller Lite Rock N' Racing concert presented by Cool City Customs at MIS BROOKLYN, Mich. (May 21, 2008) -- Michigan International Speedway has partnered with its official beer sponsor and its NASCAR Craftsman Truck...

Sammy Kershaw to headline Miller Lite Rock N' Racing concert presented by Cool City Customs at MIS

BROOKLYN, Mich. (May 21, 2008) -- Michigan International Speedway has partnered with its official beer sponsor and its NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race sponsor to host the Miller Lite Rock N' Racing Concert presented by Cool City Customs, featuring a post-race performance by country music sensation Sammy Kershaw on Saturday, June 14.

The concert will take place after the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Cool City Customs 200, which is slated to begin at 3 p.m. Local recording artist '3D' from Detroit will open for Kershaw.

"Michigan International Speedway, Miller Lite and Cool City Customs believe in delivering fun to all of our fans and that means more than just great racing," track President Roger Curtis said. "The concert has always been one of the many highlights that make NASCAR races at MIS more than just 'events.' Sammy Kershaw is one of country music's great performers and we're glad he'll be here to help us kick off our 40th season."

Fans that have purchased tickets to the Cool City Customs 200, which will feature many of today's hottest drivers such as Kyle Busch, Johnny Benson and Todd Bodine, can use their ticket stub for gate admission to the post-race concert and witness one of country music's greatest performers outside of Turns 1 and 2.

Tickets for the Cool City Customs 200 are available for $40 each with children 12 and under admitted free. Tickets can be purchased by visiting MISpeedway.com or calling 800-354-1010.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for me to perform at Michigan International Speedway in front of some of the greatest NASCAR fans in the country," Kershaw said. "I appreciate Miller and Cool City Customs for giving me this opportunity. I guarantee it will be a fun show for everyone."

Since his debut on the music scene in the early 90's, Kershaw has remained one of the most consistent power hitters in country music -- both with a chain of major hit records and sell-out touring schedules. Kershaw's current album "Honkytonk Boots," was released in 2006 on Category 5. For the newest Kershaw project, the singer's soulful sound and Cajun vocal kick has teamed back-up with the genius of producer Buddy Cannon, whose efforts, like Sammy's, have lined his walls with platinum.

Often referred to as the heir apparent to the legendary "voice" George Jones, Kershaw helped make the '90s a shining decade for country music. It's a comparison not lost on Sammy, who grew up in the Cajun country of Louisiana on a diet of crawfish and country music.

In the course of breaking into the ranks of stardom in country music, Kershaw has made contributions to more than just the charts. His platinum albums propelled into the record books by hits such as "She Don't Know She's Beautiful," "I Can't Reach Her Anymore," "National Working Woman's Holiday," "Love Of My Life," "Cadillac Style," "Don't Go Near The Water," "Haunted Heart" and many other milestones.

Michigan International Speedway is preparing for its 40th season of racing in 2008. Tickets for all the races are on sale now. The ARCA RE/MAX Series on June 13, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Cool City Customs 200 on June 14 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LifeLock 400 on June 15 kick off the season. The NASCAR Nationwide Series CARFAX 250 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 3M Performance 400 presented by Bondo conclude on August 16 and 17. Tickets, camping and pit passes are available for all events, including qualifying days. Parking is always free at Michigan International Speedway.

-credit: mis

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Series ARCA , NASCAR
Drivers Todd Bodine , Kyle Busch