Kentucky Speedway's successful synergy of action packed racing and country music continues July 13-14th. Monument Records artist Joe Diffie will perform Saturday night prior to "The Kroger 225" NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event. Tim Rushlow, formerly the lead singer of Little Texas, will headline Friday night just prior to the "Blue Grass Quality Meats 200" ARCA RE/MAX Series race. Both concerts will take place on the B-105 Country Stage on concourse level Grandstand 1.

Diffie has earned a sterling reputation as a singer's singer, a master song craftsman who can deliver great country lyrics. One of the most liked and respected figures in the country music industry, he has repeatedly demonstrated his prowess on the charts as one of the most consistent hit makers in the last two decades. Three Gold, two Platinum and one Double Platinum album hang on his wall. His current CD, "A Night To Remember" is arguably the finest collection of songs he has ever released. He is a natural for "The Kroger 225" NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series night at Kentucky Speedway since Ford Motor Company in 1996 selected Diffie's song "Pick Up Man" as a national jingle.

Rushlow spent a half a decade as the lead singer/songwriter for the popular band Little Texas. He's out on his own now riding the wave of his smash hit "She Misses Him". With Little Texas, Rushlow racked up a string of number one hits including "What Might Have Been," "God Bless Texas," and "My Love." His current single, "Crazy Life," is climbing the charts.

Each concert is included in the ticket to the race. Good seats still remain for both Friday and Saturday night.