IMS Indy 500 news 2009-03-13

3 DOORS DOWN TO HEADLINE MILLER LITE CARB DAY CONCERT MAY 22 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, March 13, 2009 -- Rock superstars 3 Doors Down will be the headline act for the popular Miller Lite Carb Day Concert on Friday, May 22 at Indianapolis Motor ...

3 DOORS DOWN TO HEADLINE MILLER LITE CARB DAY CONCERT MAY 22

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, March 13, 2009 -- Rock superstars 3 Doors Down will be the headline act for the popular Miller Lite Carb Day Concert on Friday, May 22 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IMS officials announced March 13.

The concert is free to all ticket holders for Miller Lite Carb Day, the final day of on-track activity before the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 24. Tickets are just $10 each, with children 5 and under admitted free.

"Miller Lite Carb Day is filled with non-stop entertainment and excitement from start to finish," said Joie Chitwood, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president and chief operating officer. "The energy and power of 3 Doors Down will provide a perfect soundtrack to one of the biggest days of the year at the Speedway."

The concert will mark a return to IMS for 3 Doors Down, which electrified the 2005 Indianapolis 500 Race Day crowd with its performance during pre-race ceremonies and driver introductions.

3 Doors Down consists of Brad Arnold, vocals; Matt Roberts, lead guitar; Chris Henderson, rhythm guitar; Todd Harrell, bass; and Greg Upchurch, drums.

The band's catalog includes four acclaimed studio albums, which have sold more than 15 million copies combined worldwide. 3 Doors Down's latest, self-titled album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2008. The band's 2005 album, "Seventeen Days," also reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 2005.

Formed in Escatawpa, Miss., 3 Doors Down also has charted numerous hit singles, including "Kryptonite," "Loser," "Duck and Run," "When I'm Gone," "Here Without You," "Let Me Go," "Behind Those Eyes" and "It's Not My Time."

General admission tickets for the full day's activities are $10 and can be purchased in advance online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, via phone at (317) 492-6700 or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or at the Ticket Office at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tickets also can be purchased at the gate.

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2009 IMS tickets: Established in 1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has long prevailed as an icon of motorsports excellence. Beginning in 2009, the Speedway celebrates its Centennial Era, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the facility in 2009 and the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in 2011.

Tickets for the three events in 2009 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway -- the 93rd Indianapolis 500, 16th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and second Red Bull Indianapolis GP -- can be purchased online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com at any time.

-credit: ims

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