BRISTOL, Tenn. (Thursday, March 1, 2012) – Country music sensation Kellie Pickler will perform in the Pepsi pre-race concert at Bristol Motor Speedway prior to the Food City 500 March 18.

Pickler, who hails from Albemarle, N.C., is looking forward to singing for fans at the Food City 500.

“Two of my favorite things are singing country music and driving fast,” she said, “so I can’t wait to get to Bristol and the NASCAR Food City 500 to do both!”

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Pickler recently released her third album, 100 Proof, a diverse collection that showcases Pickler’s ability to appreciate country music while helping build its future. Pickler, who wrote much of the album, goes traditional with “Stop Cheatin’ on Me”, “Where’s Tammy Wynette?” along with “Mother’s Day” and “The Letter.”

The 25-year-old Pickler shot to stardom after finishing sixth on the fifth season of American Idol in 2005. Among the hits from her first two albums, Small Town Girl and the self-titled Kellie Pickler, are “Red High Heels”, “I Wonder”, “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful”, “Best Days Of Your Life”, “Things That Never Cross A Man’s Mind”, and “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You”.

The first 500 fans who purchase a Track Tour for the Food City 500 also will receive on-track access to Pickler’s concert, which will take place on the backstretch. They also will be able to stay on the track for driver introductions.

Track Tours are $35 for IBelong members and $65 for non-members.

Fans with Pit Road Party Zone access or iBelong Garage Experience passes also can attend Picker’s concert.

March race weekend ticket packages, which include the Food City 500 and the Ford EcoBoost 300/K&N East Series 125 event, are still available, starting at $99. A package in the Wallace Tower for both Sprint Cup races also is available for $99, while packages for fans 15 and younger are available for the March races at half price. Lower-row seating for the Food City 500 is available with tickets starting at $65 for adults and $32 for children 15 and under.

Guests are encouraged to purchase in advance while the price is $5 less per grandstand ticket than the race-day cost for the same seat.

The K&N Pro Series East 125 takes place March 17 following the Ford EcoBoost 300 Nationwide Series race. Tickets for the doubleheader are available, starting at $35 for adults and $17 for kids 15 and under.

BMS season tickets, which include the Food City 500 and IRWIN Tools Night Race Sprint Cup races, as well as both the Ford EcoBoost 300, the Food City 250 and the K&N race, also are on sale. Pricing for all four races begins at just $175 in the Wallace Tower.

For more information or to purchase tickets, fans may call toll free at 1-866-415-4158 or 423-BRISTOL or online at

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