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Bristol Motor Speedway

February 13, 2015 15:45 ET

Old Crow Medicine Show, Two-Time Grammy Winner, Headlines the AutoTrader Pre-Race Concert at Bristol Motor Speedway

BRISTOL, TN--(Marketwired - February 13, 2015) - Hot on the heels of collecting their second Grammy, Old Crow Medicine Show isn't showing any signs of slowing down. In fact, when Old Crow visits Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS), the World's Fastest Half-Mile, on April 19 for the AutoTrader Pre-Race Concert, race fans at the Food City 500 will witness what some call the greatest string band in the world with punk-rock swagger and an old school country sound.

The talented artists are best known for "Wagon Wheel," a co-creation of sorts after a teenage Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show found a discarded song fragment off an old Bob Dylan bootleg recording. Darius Rucker made a pop-country version of "Wagon Wheel" in 2013 and took it to number one. That same year, Old Crow was asked to join country music's most exclusive club: the Grand Ole Opry.

"Old Crow Medicine Show puts on one of the most electrifying performances I've ever seen," said Jerry Caldwell, general manager for Bristol Motor Speedway. "I think they will ignite Bristol Motor Speedway's passionate fans in a way that we've not seen in a long time."

Old Crow Medicine Show's latest album, Remedy, features the Tennessee state flag on the cover, and won a Grammy at Sunday's 57th annual award show. Remedy marked the highest Billboard debut in the band's 18-year career and was praised by the press with coverage that included NPR Music, NPR Morning Edition, Garden & Gun, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Huffington Post, The Associated Press and many more. Old Crow Medicine Show also performed on CONAN, headlined their biggest tour ever and most recently was the subject of an extensive profile on CBS This Morning [Click HERE to view].

"We're looking forward to playing our first concert at Bristol Motor Speedway and being in Bristol where country music was born," said Ketch Secor. "I suspect it's going to feel almost like a homecoming. I grew up in Virginia, lived in Boone, North Carolina and now call Tennessee home. It will be great to see some old friends and meet new ones."

Tickets are currently available for race weekend by calling (855) 580-5525 or visiting BristolTix.com. While supplies last, Food City 500 ticket holders may add on a pre-race SuperPass and be stage-side (on the track) for the concert featuring Old Crow Medicine Show. The SuperPass also includes a Track Walk and track access for Bristol's wildly popular Food City 500 Driver Introductions.

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About Bristol Motor Speedway

Nestled in the mountains of northeast Tennessee near the Virginia state line, Bristol Motor Speedway is a 0.533-mile concrete oval race track with 28-degree corner banking, 650-feet straightaways and a 40-foot wide racing surface. Renowned as "The World's Fastest Half-Mile," the short track features two races each year from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series, one Monster Truck event and one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR K&N Pro Series-East race. With a crowd capacity in excess of 150,000, the facility is expected to set a new NCAA college football attendance record on Sept. 10, 2016, when the racetrack transforms into a football stadium and plays host to border rivals, the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech. The speedway property is also home to Bristol Dragway. The historic drag strip celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, headlines with the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and operates more than 70 event days each season. In 2014, the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, awarded a record-breaking $749,000 to regional children's charities bringing their 17-year total to nearly $9 million in grants. In existence since 1961, Bristol Motor Speedway was purchased in 1996 by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. a publicly traded company that is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information, visit the company's website at bristolmotorspeedway.com.

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