Kershaw to Play MIS Concert


Michigan International Speedway has partnered with its official beer sponsor and its NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race sponsor to host the Miller Lite Rock N’ Racing Concert presented by Cool City Customs, featuring a post-race performance by country music sensation Sammy Kershaw on Saturday, June 14.

The concert will take place after the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Cool City Customs 200, which is slated to begin at 3 p.m. Local recording artist ‘3D’ from Detroit will open for Kershaw.

“Michigan International Speedway, Miller Lite and Cool City Customs believe in delivering fun to all of our fans and that means more than just great racing,” track President Roger Curtis said. “The concert has always been one of the many highlights that make NASCAR races at MIS more than just ‘events.’ Sammy Kershaw is one of country music’s great performers and we’re glad he’ll be here to help us kick off our 40th season.”

Fans that have purchased tickets to the Cool City Customs 200, which will feature many of today’s hottest drivers such as Kyle Busch, 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 greatest performers outside of Turns 1 and 2.

Tickets for the Cool City Customs 200 are available for $40 each with children 12 and under admitted free. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling 800-354-1010.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for me to perform at Michigan International Speedway in front of some of the greatest NASCAR fans in the country,” Kershaw said. “I appreciate Miller and Cool City Customs for giving me this opportunity. I guarantee it will be a fun show for everyone.”

Since his debut on the music scene in the early 90’s, Kershaw has remained one of the most consistent power hitters in country music — both with a chain of major hit records and sell-out touring schedules. Kershaw’s current album “Honkytonk Boots,” was released in 2006 on Category 5. For the newest Kershaw project, the singer’s soulful sound and Cajun vocal kick has teamed back-up with the genius of producer Buddy Cannon, whose efforts, like Sammy’s, have lined his walls with platinum.

Often referred to as the heir apparent to the legendary “voice” George Jones, Kershaw helped make the ‘90s a shining decade for country music. It’s a comparison not lost on Sammy, who grew up in the Cajun country of Louisiana on a diet of crawfish and country music.

In the course of breaking into the ranks of stardom in country music, Kershaw has made contributions to more than just the charts. His platinum albums propelled into the record books by hits such as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,” “National Working Woman’s Holiday,” “Love Of My Life,” “Cadillac Style,” “Don’t Go Near The Water,” “Haunted Heart” and many other milestones.

Michigan International Speedway is preparing for its 40th season of racing in 2008. Tickets for all the races are on sale now. The ARCA RE/MAX Series on June 13, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Cool City Customs 200 on June 14 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LifeLock 400 on June 15 kick off the season. The NASCAR Nationwide Series CARFAX 250 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 3M Performance 400 presented by Bondo conclude on August 16 and 17. Tickets, camping and pit passes are available for all events, including qualifying days. Parking is always free at Michigan International Speedway.

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

About Cool City Customs
Cool City Customs, which opened in April of 2005, is a motorcycle customs shop located in Lyons, Mich. The shop has seen early success after capturing several top awards at various bike shows throughout the country. To purchase a motorcycle or bike accessories, contact Cool City Customs at 989-855-3626 or visit On December 1, 2007 Cool City Customs expanded their operations to include a retail supplies and apparel store, which is located at 212 Kent Street, Portland, MI. The store offers many accessory items, such as, Brooks leather coats, vests, & chaps. They also offer clothing, patches, saddle bags, helmets, Global Vision riding glasses, and many other off road and street biker related items. Store hours are Tuesday and Thursday 11-5, Wednesday and Friday 11-7, Saturday 11-3 and Sunday 11-2.  Feel free to contact the store at 517-647-2400.

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