Chris Young to Perform "Quaker State 400" Prerace Concert
County music star Chris Young will perform at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, June 30 at 5:00 p.m., before 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers take the green flag for the "Quaker State 400."
The 2012 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Male Vocalist of the Year nominee will entertain speedway fans with an array of hits that includes consecutive No. 1 Billboard Magazine singles "You," "Tomorrow," "Voices," "Gettin' You Home," and "The Man I Want to Be."
Young's race day concert is included in the price of a "Quaker State 400" ticket and fans that purchase a daily infield Fan Zone pass will be able to enjoy the show from a special area near the stage.
Race tickets and daily infield Fan Zone passes are on sale now at www.kentuckyspeedway.com, 859-578-2300 and the speedway corporate offices at 1 Speedway Drive, Sparta, Ky., 41086, just off Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Kentucky Highway 35 North.
The 26-year-old hit maker scored his fifth consecutive top-ranked Billboard single with "You," from his 2011 "Neon" collection that made its debut at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and additionally features the No. 1 smash "Tomorrow."
The Murfreesboro, Tenn., musician first topped the Billboard singles chart and garnered a GRAMMY nomination for Best Male Country Vocal Performance with "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)" from his 2009, Gold-selling "The Man I Want to Be" collection. He also scored a No. 1 Billboard single with the album's title track.
He sustained his No. 1 momentum with the single "Voices" in 2010. The song won ACM Single of the Year honors and helped Young earn the 2011 ACM Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award. "I really do believe in timing. Everybody has a different point in their career when things start to come together and click, when it's your time." Young said.
The "Quaker State 400" will close out a NASCAR tripleheader weekend that opens with the Camping World Truck Series "UNOH 225" on Thursday, June 28 and continues with the Nationwide Series "Feed The Children 300" on Friday, June 29.
Story by Mike Schmaltz