DARIUS RUCKER TO PERFORM CONCERT AT THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE AT CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY

Joliet, Ill. – April 19, 2011 Country music superstar, Darius Rucker will perform a concert in conjunction with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Chicagoland Speedway Darius Ruckeron September 18, 2011.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Sprint Cup will begin at Chicagoland Speedway and is the first of 10 “play-off” style NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Races in pursuit of the 2011 championship. 

Coca-Cola and Dollar General have teamed up with Chicagoland Speedway to present Darius Rucker in part with the Coca-Cola Race Rock & Refresh series of events.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Darius Rucker to Chicagoland Speedway to join us in kicking off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup,” said track president Scott Paddock. “Darius is making a huge impact on country music and we’re excited to team up with great partners like Coca-Cola and Dollar General to be able to share the excitement of his music with our fans.”

Darius Rucker is riding high with the release of his sophomore country album, Charleston, SC 1966, on Capitol Records Nashville.  USA Today raved, "Rucker has made a fine-sounding country album, full of singable choruses, bittersweet fiddle and steel, and guitars with bottomless twang,"  Rucker, a native of Charleston, S.C., began his solo career in country music in Coca-Cola2008 with the platinum selling album “Learn To Live,” which produced No. 1 hit singles “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” “Alright” and the Top 5 “History In The Making.” Rucker’s success in the country music format was recognized at the 43rd Annual CMA Awards when he received the Top New Artist title and again with ACM, Teen Choice, and AMA Award nominations. Charleston, SC 1966--a title which pays tribute to one of Rucker's biggest influences, Radney Foster--includes the multiple-week #1 hit single, "Come Back Song," and his current Top 5 single, "This."

In addition to the concert, Coca-Cola, in partnership with Pringles, Bounty, Nabisco and Kraft Foods, presents the “Coca-Cola Race, Rock & Refresh with Darius Rucker” sweepstakes.  The program offers fans the chance to win a 2011 Toyota Tundra Crewmax Dollar GeneralPickup, one of five VIP weekend trips to Chicagoland Speedway, or a $50 Dollar General Gift Card. For information on how to enter and official rules, please visit http://www.facebook.com/dollargeneral .

For tickets to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend of events at Chicagoland Speedway, visit www.ChicagolandSpeeday.com or call 1-888-629-RACE (7223).

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