Michigan Int'l Speedway news 2009-05-22

Kid Rock named LifeLock 400 grand marshal; Detroit rocker will also visit fan hospitality club, Acceleration BROOKLYN, Mich. (May 22, 2009) -- Detroit's own Kid Rock will serve as Grand Marshal for the LifeLock 400 at Michigan ...

Kid Rock named LifeLock 400 grand marshal; Detroit rocker will also visit fan hospitality club, Acceleration

BROOKLYN, Mich. (May 22, 2009) -- Detroit's own Kid Rock will serve as Grand Marshal for the LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, June 14 track officials announced today.

His current album "Rock 'N Roll Jesus" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top-200 chart and has sold 5 million copies around the world. The Detroit native recently announced his summer tour, presented by Red Stag by Jim Beam Bourbon, which includes a weekend party in his hometown at Comerica Park, July 17th and 18th.

"I'm a huge race fan, so being asked to be Grand Marshal for the Michigan race to help kick off my summer tour with Red Stag seemed like a fun way to get the word out," Kid Rock said.

The multi-platinum recording artist will headline pre-race activities, including being recognized during driver introductions, give the famous command for drivers to start their engines and ride in the Grand Marshal car leading the field during the ceremonial parade laps. In addition, Kid Rock will join the No. 7 Jim Beam driver, Robby Gordon in the speedway's fan hospitality club, Acceleration.

The command for the LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway is set for 2:07 p.m. Sunday, June 14. The green flag is set to wave at 2:16 p.m.

Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It's the love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike.

Tickets, camping and Acceleration passes are on sale now. For additional information, call the MIS Ticket Hotline at 800-354-1010 or visit MISpeedway.com.

-credit: mis

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon , Jim Beam