IMS Brickyard 400 news 2007-07-19

IMPRESSIVE LINEUP TO PROVIDE FREE MUSIC FOR BRICKYARD FANS INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, July 19, 2007 -- An impressive lineup of musical acts, including country superstars Gretchen Wilson, Tracy Lawrence and Jo Dee Messina, will entertain fans during...

IMPRESSIVE LINEUP TO PROVIDE FREE MUSIC FOR BRICKYARD FANS

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, July 19, 2007 -- An impressive lineup of musical acts, including country superstars Gretchen Wilson, Tracy Lawrence and Jo Dee Messina, will entertain fans during all three days of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on July 27-29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Every show is free with the price of each day's admission ticket.

Grammy Award winner Wilson will perform a Miller Lite Rock N Racing concert Saturday, July 28. She will take the Miller Lite Stage in the infield of the IMS oval, adjacent to the Hall of Fame Museum, at 4:45 p.m. (ET). Her performance is part of the Kurt Busch and Miller Lite Racing present Rock N Racing concert series.

This will be the inaugural Rock N Racing concert at the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. Miller Lite also presents the wildly popular Miller Lite Carb Day Concert during the Indianapolis 500.

Sony recording artist Wilson has become one of the biggest stars in country music since her 2004 debut album, "Here for the Party," went quadruple-platinum. The album stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard country album chart for nine consecutive weeks and rocketed to No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums charts.

Rocky Comfort Records artist Lawrence will perform at noon on Chevy Day at the Brickyard, Friday, July 27, for Allstate 400 at the Brickyard fans at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The concert will take place at the Coca-Cola Stage, located in the Pagoda Plaza behind the Bombardier Learjet Pagoda.

Lawrence has 17 No. 1 singles to his credit. With "Find Out Who Your Friends Are," he became the first country artist to score a No. 1 hit with a debut single off his record label.

CURB Records artist Messina will play at noon Race Day, Sunday, July 29.

The concert will take place on the choosechevy.com Stage in the infield of the IMS oval, adjacent to the Hall of Fame Museum.

Messina has been a popular figure on the country music scene since gaining acclaim for her self-titled debut album in 1996. Her 1998 breakthrough album, "I'm Alright," put Messina in the record books by becoming the first female country artist to score three multiple-week number-one hits from the same album, thanks to the hit singles "Bye Bye," "I'm Alright" and "Stand Beside Me."

Other acts performing during the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard weekend include rising country stars The Jolie Holliday Band and Jeff Taylor, and DJ Orion.

Holliday, from Dallas, will perform on the Chevy Stage in the IMS Hall of Fame Museum parking lot at various times on Friday, Chevy Day at the Brickyard.

Taylor, who grew up in Indianapolis, will play from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday on the choosechevy.com Stage in the infield of the IMS oval, adjacent to the Hall of Fame Museum. He will open for Sunday headliner Messina, who takes the stage at noon.

DJ Orion will spin his unique mixes on the Coca-Cola Stage from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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Tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 14th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, scheduled for Sunday, July 29.

Tickets can be purchased at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Web site, www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, by phone or at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Ticket Office. The IMS Ticket Office can be contacted at (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or (317) 492-6700 locally. Ticket Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Race Day reserved seat tickets start at just $35.

Parking and camping permits also can be purchased online, by phone or at the Ticket Office.

For group sales information, call (866) 221-8775 or (317) 492-8100, or e-mail groupsales@brickyard.com.

-credit: ims

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kurt Busch