Infield concerts featuring well-known country music acts will precede back-to-back races at both Daytona and Kentucky.
Country music star Tyler Farr will perform a pre-race concert before the 59th Coke Zero 400 on July 1 at Daytona International Speedway.
The concert will mark Farr’s second performance at the world’s only motorsports stadium – the first coming in last year’s inaugural Country 500, a three-day music festival over Memorial Day weekend.
Farr’s debut album, Redneck Crazy, shot to No. 2 on the Billboard Country Album Chart upon its release, and spawned two No. 1 hits: Whiskey In My Water and the title track.
Farr will open for Brantley Gilbert during the upcoming “The Devil Don’t Sleep” Tour.
One week later, at Kentucky Speedway, legendary country band Sawyer Brown will present a concert prior to the Quaker State 400 on July 8.
Sawyer Brown is one of the longest-performing groups in the country music genre. Originally formed in the early 1980s, Sawyer Brown has spawned more than three decades together, with all original members still together with the exception of lead guitarist Shayne Hill, who joined in 1991.
Among the group’s biggest hits over the years have been “Some Girls Do,” “The Race Is On,” “The Walk,” “All These Years,” “Thank God For You,” “Six Days on The Road,” “Step That Step,” “The Dirt Road,” “Drive Me Wild,” “This Missin’ You Heart of Mine,” “Betty Bein’ Bad,” and “The Boys and Me.”
Sawyer Brown won the 1997 Academy of Country Music Vocal Group of the Year award and has more than 50 singles that have reached the top of the charts, as well as three Gold Records.