3 Doors Down to play pre-race concert at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Rock band 3 Doors Down will be a big part of the pre-race festivities at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October.

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NASCAR and the rock band 3 Doors Down have some pretty strong ties, so it’s no surprise that the triple-platinum act has been signed to play the pre-race show for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 8.

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Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart appeared in the band’s "Road I’m On" music video in 2003, and Earnhardt drove cars featuring the 3 Doors Down logo in 2005, and in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. 

Several of the band members are friends with drivers as well.

"I’m a huge NASCAR fan, so it’s an honor to get to play under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway this fall," said lead vocalist Brad Arnold. "The fans there are great — it’s NASCAR’s hometown event. And, it will be great to see Tony’s last race there as well."

At Charlotte, the band will play a one-hour set as part of the Bank of America 500 pre-race pit party, which will also include driver appearances, Q&As and more.