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10/06/2010

ZBB to Perform at Coca-Cola Fuels NASCAR Championship Drive

NASCAR® ANNOUNCES ZAC BROWN BAND AS HEADLINER FOR SOUTH BEACH FAN EVENT

"Coca-Cola Fuels NASCAR Championship Drive™" to Feature Two Full Days of Fan Events, Including Free Concert and NASCAR® Team Hauler Parade 


The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., (NASCAR) and Coca-Cola, the official soft drink of NASCAR®, today announced “Coca-Cola Fuels NASCAR Championship Drive™,” a two-day fan fest in Miami featuring a free concert in South Beach headlined by Zac Brown Band.  Created to thank fans as part of Ford Championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the concert also will be streamed live on NASCAR.COM to allow fans to view from around the world.

Coca-Cola Fuels NASCAR Championship Drive™ rolls into town on Thursday, Nov. 18, with a grand-arrival parade of NASCAR race team “haulers” convoying Miami Beach to kick off the free two-day fan fest and concert.  Scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET on Miami Beach at Lummus Park (between 7th and 9th Streets), GRAMMY®-award winning (Best New Artist) Zac Brown Band will perform fan favorites and songs from their new album "You Get What You Give," which was released Sept. 21 and earned the No. 1 spot on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Country Albums charts.
“As NASCAR fans get ready for one of the most exciting weekends in all of motorsports anywhere in the world, ‘Coca-Cola Fuels NASCAR Championship Drive’ is a chance to show our appreciation to the most loyal fans in sports,” said Brian France, Chairman and CEO of NASCAR. “Our partners have done a great job collaborating with Homestead-Miami Speedway and NASCAR to create a true marquee event for all NASCAR fans enjoying a weekend crowning new champions for all three of our national series.”

"We're excited to be a part of the NASCAR Championship Drive," said Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band. "Over the past few years we've had the opportunity to participate in a few NASCAR events and it's always fun for the whole band.  Not only does everyone make us feel at home when we're on the track but we have a great respect for the sport itself."

 ‘Coca-Cola Fuels NASCAR Championship Drive’ will take place at Lummus Park and offer distinct areas of participation from official NASCAR partners, including the Coca-Cola Refreshment Center, Coors Light Beer Garden, and interactive fan areas from Camping World, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kraft, Nationwide Insurance, Sprint, Sunoco, Toyota and more.  
Fans in attendance will enjoy driver question-and-answer sessions, contests such as “Fast Lane Trivia,” giveaways from the NASCAR Street Tour™, and the “NASCAR Hot and Spicy Cook-off” competition featuring chefs representing fire departments throughout Miami Dade County. Fans also will be able to drive race car simulators, change tires in a pit crew challenge, test their skills piloting remote-controlled cars, get their photographs taken inside a stock car, check out the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Trophy and more.  



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