Blake Shelton, Hunter Hayes to Headline NASCAR Championship Drive
The 2011 NASCAR season ends on Nov. 20 with the final chase race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Two of country music's hottest names will be on hand for the pre-race fun. Blake Shelton and Hunter Hayes will headline the Coca-Cola Racing Family Concert on Nov. 17.
NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France says last year's inaugural event pulled over 20,000 fans during the two-day event. In addition to the 7PM concert, fans can enjoy the NASCAR hauler parade, a youth fest, a cook-off competition and a youth education program.
“The fan response last year made the first-ever NASCAR Championship Drive event on Miami Beach a huge success that we expect to build upon this year,” France says.
Shelton will perform less than two weeks after learning if he was chosen as the CMA Entertainer of the Year. He's up for the award for the first time this year. In addition, he'll try to repeat as CMA Male Vocalist of the Year or pick up Album of the Year or Single of the Year honors at the Nov. 9 ceremony.
Hayes just released his self-titled debut album, which features the Top 25 hit 'Strorm Warning.' He and Shelton are on the same record label.