Michigan International Speedway has teamed up with its official beer sponsor, Miller Lite, to host a Miller Rock N' Racing concert, which will feature a post-race performance by country music sensation Montgomery Gentry on Saturday, June 16. The concert will take place after the conclusion of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Michigan 200, which is slated to begin at 3 p.m.
Fans who have purchased tickets to the NCTS Michigan 200, which will feature many of today's hottest drivers such as Mark Martin, Johnny Benson and Todd Bodine, can use their ticket stub for gate admission to the post-race concert and witness one of country music's hottest bands perform outside of Turns 1 and 2.
Tickets for the Michigan 200 are available for $40 each with children 12 and under admitted free. Tickets can be purchased by visiting MISpeedway.com or calling 800-354-1010. MIS and Miller Brewing Company are partnering for the third straight year to make Miller Lite "The Official Beer of MIS" in 2007.
"Michigan International Speedway and Miller Lite believe in delivering fun to all of our fans and that means more than just great racing," track president Roger Curtis said. "Adding a Montgomery Gentry concert following our June NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event will be all about fun for our fans. This concert will give fans a great opportunity to witness one of country music's hottest bands."
"What better way to top off an exciting day of racing at MIS than with a high-energy show by an award-winning band, presented by the award-winning light beer," Dockery Clark, Miller's director of sports and alliance marketing said. "The Miller Lite Rock 'n Racing series takes an already great day for legal-drinking-age fans and makes it even better."
Since their debut in 1999, the duo of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry has been a cornerstone of the most important movement in country music since the Outlaws. Their elements consist of straightforward lyrics reflecting the realities of modern life, a show that is completely inclusive of their audience, and a gritty rock edge that has captured the imaginations of their fans. They have joined forces with rockers like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Kid Rock to help rewrite the modern musical landscape.
Country Music Association's 2000 "Duo of the Year," Montgomery Gentry added to their list of stellar accomplishments by becoming Country Music Television's Most Played Duo in 2005. Taking yet another step forward in their music maturation, the band released Some People Change on October 24, 2006.
Tickets for all MIS races, including the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Citizens Bank 400 on June 17 and the 3M Performance 400 on August 19, are on sale by calling the MIS Ticket Hotline at 1-800-354-1010 or by visiting www.MISpeedway.com.
About Miller Brewing Company
As one of America's oldest brewers, Miller Brewing Company continues the commitment of founder Frederick J. Miller to brew "confoundedly good beers" with "uncompromising quality." Through more than 150 years of innovation and brewing excellence, Miller has built a broad portfolio of award-winning beers that capture approximately 18 percent of the U.S. beer market. In the past decade, Miller beers have won 105 medals - more than twice as many as its major competitors - at the biannual World Beer Cup and annual Great American Beer Fest. An unprecedented four-time gold award winner at the World Beer Cup, Miller Lite is the great tasting, less filling beer that has defined the American light lager category since 1975. Miller also brews smooth, golden rich Miller Genuine Draft using a unique cold-filtering process introduced in 1985. The company's oldest brew is Miller High Life, the champagne of beers. Miller imports Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell and Foster's, and it offers regional craft brews from the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company and the Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company. Near-premium beers include Milwaukee's Best Light, Steel
Reserve, Olde English 800, Mickey's Malt Liquor, Icehouse and Sharp's, a non-alcohol brew. Miller also offers the Sparks line of caffeinated alcohol beverages. Miller is a wholly owned subsidiary of SABMiller plc, one of the world's leading brewers with a global footprint spread across six continents. For more information, visit www.MillerBrewing.com.
About Michigan International Speedway
Michigan International Speedway is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation (ISC), a leading promoter of motorsports activities in the United States, currently promoting more than 100 events at 12 major motorsports facilities annually. To purchase tickets to events at MIS, or for more information, log on to www.MISpeedway.com, or call the MIS ticket hotline at 1-800-354-1010.