NASCAR fans have become familiar with Kid Rock, especially during commercial breaks where ads from Sprint Cup manufacturer Chevrolet heavily use his anthem “Born Free.”
They’ll get to hear more of him at the 2015 Daytona 500.
The multiplatinum rock star will provide the pre-race entertainment leading up to the Feb. 22 season opener for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
In addition to performing several of his greatest hits (we’d be shocked if ‘Born Free’ isn’t on the set list), he’ll also perform the newest single from his 2015 offering First Kiss. The album drops two days afterwards on Feb. 24.
As part of a statement, Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood said: “Kid Rock is an avid NASCAR fan and will provide race fans with a spectacular performance leading up to the start of the much anticipated Daytona 500.”
A special ticket package starting at $169 has been created for the occasion and features a grandstand seat for the race plus a pre-race/Sprint FanZone pass and VIP access to watch Kid Rock’s concert and driver intros up close.
Kid Rock is certainly one that enjoys his cars and has been a semi-regular at race tracks across the country. More recently, he was the post-race show this past fall for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
He now joins a notable list of past pre-race performers at Daytona including the Zac Brown Band, Lenny Kravitz, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Bon Jovi, and last year’s headliner, Luke Bryan.