HOLLYWOOD STAR POWER MEETS NASCAR HORSEPOWER WHEN THE A-TEAM MOVIE STARS JOIN HISTORIC PRE-RACE SHOW FOR COCA-COLA 600 CONCORD, N.C. (May 18, 2010) - The stars of Twentieth Century Fox's summer motion picture event THE A-TEAM will make a...
HOLLYWOOD STAR POWER MEETS NASCAR HORSEPOWER WHEN THE A-TEAM MOVIE STARS JOIN HISTORIC PRE-RACE SHOW FOR COCA-COLA 600
CONCORD, N.C. (May 18, 2010) - The stars of Twentieth Century Fox's summer motion picture event THE A-TEAM will make a special high-octane appearance at this year's Coca-Cola 600 on May 30 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. THE A-TEAM headliners Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Sharlto Copley will deploy on a secret mission during the spectacular pre-race festivities for the 51st running of the Memorial Day Weekend race.
In addition, the four Hollywood luminaries will serve as honorary race officials for the Coca-Cola 600 and take part in various activities around the speedway prior to the main event.
The Coca-Cola 600 will be televised live on FOX at 5 p.m. EST and can be heard on the radio through the Performance Racing Network beginning at 4:45 p.m. EST.
"The Coca-Cola 600 has always been a blockbuster race on the NASCAR schedule and now we're pairing one of the summer's biggest and most highly-anticipated movies along with it," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "We're adding A-Team star power to NASCAR horsepower and we know the millions of fans watching the race will love the combination to kick off the summer season."
THE A-TEAM follows the exciting and daring exploits of a colorful team of former Special Forces soldiers who were set up for a crime they did not commit. Going "rogue," they utilize their unique talents to try and clear their names and find the true culprit. Liam Neeson ("Taken"), Bradley Cooper ("The Hangover"), mixed martial arts champ Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, and "District 9" sensation Sharlto Copley are THE A-TEAM, -- and Jessica Biel is the officer relentlessly pursuing the Team for a crime not of their doing. The film lands in theaters everywhere June 11. Visit www.ateam-movie.com for more information.
The only 600-mile event on the NASCAR schedule, the Coca-Cola 600 tests the endurance of both drivers and equipment each May and provides fans with more entertainment value than any other race in America.
Paying tribute to all veterans and active U.S. military servicemen and women, the pre-race show for the Coca-Cola 600 will include flyovers with vintage aircraft from different wars; a military assault demonstration by Special Operations soldiers from Fort Bragg, N.C.; on-stage recognition of Medal of Honor recipients; and the unfurling of a gigantic, 11,250 square-foot American flag by families of active-duty troops.
Tickets for all May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS. Friends and family four-pack tickets start at just $39.75 per person for the May 30 Coca-Cola 600 and at $35 per person for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
The Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., is one of the premier sporting events in the country and one of the feature events on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. Approximately 150,000 people will be on hand for the May 30 event and millions more will watch and listen worldwide as the race is broadcast on television by Fox Sports and on radio by the Performance Racing Network. Ticket and event information is available by calling 1-800-455-FANS or visiting www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.