IMS Indy 500 Carb Day news 2010-04-07

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ZZ TOP TO HEADLINE MILLER LITE CARB DAY CONCERT MAY 28 AT IMS INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, April 7, 2010 -- Legendary American rock superstars ZZ Top will headline the Miller Lite Carb Day Concert on Friday, May 28 at the Indianapolis Motor ...

ZZ TOP TO HEADLINE MILLER LITE CARB DAY CONCERT MAY 28 AT IMS

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, April 7, 2010 -- Legendary American rock superstars ZZ Top will headline the Miller Lite Carb Day Concert on Friday, May 28 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The concert, free with Carb Day admission of $10, will start at 3:30 p.m. (ET) on the Miller Lite Stage in the IMS infield. Miller Lite Carb Day tickets are available now at www.imstix.com. ZZ Top Fan Club members can purchase tickets at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/ZZTopFanClub.

"Miller Lite Carb Day is all about excitement and a good time, and that's exactly what ZZ Top delivers with its high-octane music," said Jeff Belskus, president and chief executive officer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation. "We're thrilled to welcome the band to the Speedway for what promises to be a fantastic day for the fans."

ZZ Top, formed in 1969 in Houston, is the longest-running band still consisting of its original members and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Guitarist and vocalist Billy Gibbons, bassist and vocalist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard have become worldwide icons with their trademark style of sunglasses and the long beards worn by Gibbons and Hill.

The band has recorded its signature blues-rock sound on 14 studio albums since its 1970 debut. The albums "Eliminator" and "Afterburner" were worldwide smashes, spawning such hits as "Gimme All Your Lovin'," "Sharp Dressed Man," "Legs," "Sleeping Bag," "Rough Boy" and "Velcro Fly."

Other classic ZZ Top hits include "La Grange," "Tush," "Cheap Sunglasses," "I Thank You," and "Tube Snake Boogie."

The Miller Lite Carb Day Concert featuring ZZ Top will be the finale of an action-packed day at IMS. The final practice for the 33 starters in the Indianapolis 500 will take place from 11 a.m.-noon, followed by the Firestone Freedom 100 race for Firestone Indy Lights at 12:30 p.m. The popular Pit Stop Challenge, which will crown the fastest crew of the Indianapolis 500, takes place from 1:30-3 p.m.

The 2010 Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, May 30.

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2010 Indy 500 tickets: Tickets for the 2010 Indianapolis 500, scheduled for Sunday, May 30, are on sale now. Race Day ticket prices start at just $20.

Fans can order tickets online at www.imstix.com, call the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or visit the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street. Online orders can be made at any time. Hours for phone orders and the ticket office are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.

Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are on sale. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.

-source: ims

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