Texas Motor Speedway news 2010-02-05

LEGENDARY GUITARIST PETER FRAMPTON TO PERFORM DURING SAMSUNG MOBILE 500 PRE-RACE FESTIVITIES Special $79 `Mosh Pit' Ticket Provides Exclusive Access To Pre-Race Entertainment Including Concert, Pre-Race Driver Introductions Legendary Guitarist's...

LEGENDARY GUITARIST PETER FRAMPTON TO PERFORM DURING SAMSUNG MOBILE 500 PRE-RACE FESTIVITIES

Special $79 `Mosh Pit' Ticket Provides Exclusive Access To Pre-Race Entertainment Including Concert, Pre-Race Driver Introductions Legendary Guitarist's TMS Visit In Anticipation Of New Album, `Thank You Mr. Churchill'

FORT WORTH, Texas (February 5, 2010) Peter Frampton, a Grammy Award-winning artist and one of rock-n-roll's legendary guitarists, will be the headliner of the pre-race show for the Samsung Mobile 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday, April 18, at Texas Motor Speedway.

Frampton will take to the stage on the frontstretch at 12:30 p.m. CT and perform an hour concert that will highlight the three-hour pre-race show. The concert will lead into the running of the Samsung Mobile 500, which will start at 2 p.m. CT.

"I am really excited to play in front of the NASCAR fans at Texas Motor Speedway; those guys are always so much fun," Frampton said. "But can I ride in the pace car, please?"

Frampton, known for his innovative guitar skills and trademark "talk box" guitar sound, has been entertaining fans across the world for nearly a half century. His most recognizable album, "Frampton Comes Alive!" shattered records in 1976 as it sold over 16 million albums worldwide to make it the highest-selling live album at the time. Along with his historic album, Frampton has produced countless hits including "I'm In You," "I Can't Stand It No More," "Baby I Love Your Way" and "Lying."

In 2007, Frampton earned a Grammy Award for his instrumental album, "Fingerprints," and his performance at Texas Motor Speedway will lead into the release of his new album entitled, "Thank You Mr. Churchill," which is set to debut April 27.

Fans can get close to the legendary rocker's performance by purchasing a special $79 "mosh pit" ticket that allows fans exclusive access stage-side for all the pre-race festivities leading up the Samsung Mobile 500, including the concert and driver introductions. A Samsung Mobile 500 grandstand ticket must be accompanied with a "mosh pit" ticket.

"What better way to get the fans of Texas Motor Speedway fired up for the Samsung Mobile 500 than to hear that famous `talk box' guitar sound of Peter Frampton," Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage said. "His live performances throughout his career have been legendary, and I expect that to hold true when he entertains the crowd at "The Great American Speedway!"

To purchase a "mosh pit" ticket or tickets to the Samsung Mobile 500, visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com or call the Texas Motor Speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500.

-source: tms

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