.38 SPECIAL TO PERFORM AT CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY THIS WEEKEND

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This weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, rock and roll band .38 special will perform a free concert in Champions' Park on Sunday, September 9 at 12:30 p.m. Following the concert will be the IndyCar Series season finale race - the PEAK Antifreeze Indy 300 presented by Mr. Clean - which is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

Donnie Van Zant (vocals) formed the Jacksonville, FL-based .38 Special in 1975 with Jeff Carlisi (guitar), Don Barnes (guitar, vocals), Ken Lyons (bass), Jack Grondin (drums), and Steve Brookins (drums). Two years later, the band signed with A&M Records and released its eponymous debut. Bassist Lyons left before the recording of 1979's Rockin' Into the Night, the album that demonstrated a more melodic, driving sound. He was replaced by Larry Junstrom. Rockin' Into the Night became a moderate hit, but 1981's Wild-Eyed Southern Boys was a genuine hit, going platinum and generating the Top 40 "Hold On Loosely." Special Forces, released in 1982, was even more popular, spawning the Top Ten single "Caught Up in You" and "If I'd Been the One." Tour de Force (1983) and Strength in Numbers (1986) were both successes, and the band continued to be a popular touring outfit.

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