07/29/2014

DIERKS BENTLEY TO HEADLINE BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY’S CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES POST-RACE CONCERT ON AUG. 20

Boasting one of the most competitive doubleheaders in racing, Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) revs up its Wednesday night show (Aug. 20) with award-winning country music star Dierks Bentley. Bentley will electrify racing and country-music fans with a full-length concert presented by Mountain Dew.

The newly announced tripleheader - the Whelen Modified 150, Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP and Dierks Bentley - provides guests an unforgettable race-day experience at an unbeatable price.

“Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway is already one of the most exciting nights in motorsports,” said BMS Executive Vice President and General Manager Jerry Caldwell. “Now, with the support of our friends at Mountain Dew, we are able to offer fans an unbelievable night. The combination of intense racing, a country concert with music superstar Dierks Bentley and a $30 ticket price makes Wednesday night a can’t-miss event.”

Bentley, who is currently on the road headlining his 2014 RISER TOUR, is no stranger to motorsports.  He performed at the 2013 Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet, attended races at BMS and recently revamped his number-one single “Sideways” for race broadcasts on FOX.  This is his first solo concert at the Last Great Colosseum.

“Racing fans are some of the best and loudest fans anywhere,” said Bentley. “We’ve been out all summer on the RISER TOUR having the time of our lives, so getting to swing by Bristol to hang with all the race fans is an added bonus.”

CMT will record a portion of the Mountain Dew CMT Summer Concert finale and feature one of Bentley’s top hits from his headlining RISER TOUR during a Hot 20 Countdown episode next month. CMT Hot 20 Countdown is a weekly live music video show that counts down the twenty most popular country music videos.

In addition to filming Bentley, CMT hosts, Cody Alan and Alecia Davis, will record their portion of the Hot 20 Countdown show at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 19 – 20. The episode featuring Dierks Bentley at the World’s Fastest Half Mile airs Sept. 6 and 7 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EDT).

The Whelen Modified Series 150 fires up its engines at approximately 5:45 p.m. and the UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP is slated for an 8 p.m. start. The Dierks Bentley concert follows theCamping World Truck Series Race.

Tickets for Wednesday’s tripleheader start at just $30 with free entry for children 15 and under, until Aug. 16. All tickets increase by $5 starting Aug. 17.

A limited number of VIP passes for the Mountain Dew CMT Summer Concert Series are available. VIP passes give fans on track, front-stage access following the NCWTS race.  VIP passes are $35 for the general public and $25 for Bristol iBelong season ticket holders. A Wednesday event ticket is required for the VIP pass upgrade.

For more information, visit BristolMotorSpeedway.com or call (855) 580-5525.