2017 NASCAR action at IMS will culminate with the 24th running of the Brickyard 400 featuring the stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Chart-topping country star Brantley Gilbert signed to BMLG's Valory Music Co. imprint, will attend the event and perform for fans during pre-race celebrations.
Gilbert has emerged as one of the most exciting, energetic solo artists in country music since the 2009 release of his debut album "Modern Day Prodigal Son." His second album, "Halfway To Heaven," was re-released in 2011 and reached No. 2 on the Billboard U.S. Country chart, producing two No. 1 singles on Hot Country Songs chart he wrote - "Country Must Be Country Wide" and "You Don't Know Her Like I Do." The Georgia native followed up his 2013 ACM New Male Vocalist Award win with the chart-topping album "Just As I Am" in May 2014. Featuring two No. 1 singles, "Bottoms Up" and "One Hell of an Amen," "Just As I Am" earned Gilbert the American Music Award for Favorite Country Album.
Gilbert's fourth studio album, "The Devil Don't Sleep," climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard U.S. Country chart after its release in January 2017, marking his second straight No. 1 record.
Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will drive the Camaro ZL1 pace car during the race.
Singing the National Anthem before the race is singer/songwriter Carly Pearce.
Fueled with passionate vocals and effortless drive, Kentucky native Pearce is on the rise as her Big Machine Records' debut single "Every Little Thing" ascends at Country radio. The feat solidifies her as the only solo female currently ranking into the Top 20 for airplay. Upon release, Pearce was named a "Highway Find" with the ballad charting at No. 1 on SiriusXM's "The Highway" for three weeks as listeners gravitated toward her raw and emotional tone. Since, she has been touted as an Artist to Watch by Rolling Stone Country, The Huffington Post, Country Living, Sounds Like Nashville, The Boot, Whiskey Riff and One Country , in addition to being selected as a CMT Listen Up "17 for 2017" Artist.
Schedule of Events:
Thursday, July 20
12-2 pm - Ryan Reed Races Fans in Karts
Saturday, July 22
8 am - Gates open
9-9:55 am - Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series practice #1
11-11:55 am - Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series final practice
12:45 pm - NASCAR XFINITY series qualifying
3 pm - Driver introductions
3:30 pm - Lilly Diabetes 250 (100 Laps)
6:15 pm - Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying
7 pm - 400 Fest
Sunday, July 23
10 am - Public gates open
2:20 pm - Driver introductions
3 pm - 24th Running of the Brickyard 400 (160 laps)
6 pm - Public gates close
Tickets: $35 and up.
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