Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Sound And Speed

NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #8 Budweiser Chevrolet, has been added to the list of racing and country music celebrities who will be a part of the inaugural Sprint Sound and Speed - Presented by SunTrust - A Music and Motorsports Celebration, January 13 and 14, downtown Nashville.

Earnhardt is scheduled to participate in the driver/artist autograph sessions at the Gaylord Entertainment Center on Saturday, January 14. The 31-year-old recently picked up his third consecutive award from the National Motorsports Press Association as NASCAR's most popular driver. The NMPA Awards are the oldest and most traditional awards in NASCAR racing.

In addition to the autograph sessions, other activities at Sound and Speed include the display of the 2006 NEXTEL Cup Series and Grand-Am show cars, an exhibit of vintage cars, historic artifacts from racing and country music, interviews with both current and legendary stars of NASCAR and country music, performances by country music's top up-and-comers and a concert finale.

All proceeds from Sound and Speed will benefit the Victory Junction Gang Camp for chronically ill children and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum charities.Tickets are $20 for the festival, $30 for the finale concert (Montgomery Gentry, LeAnn Rimes and Keith Anderson) and are available through all TicketMaster outlets or at
Sound & Speed.

Media Contacts:
Allen Brown – RCA Label Group, 615/301-4340,
Mike Pigott – McNeely, Pigott & Fox, 615/259-4000,
Deb Mitchell – Victory Junction Gang Camp,, 336-495-2002

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