Multi-Platinum, ACM, CMA, CMT, Billboard Audio Award-Winning Artist and Longtime NASCAR Admirer set to Develop into To start with Entertainer in Historical past to Conduct Back again-to-Back again Decades Prior to the Terrific American Race
DAYTONA Beach, Fla. – Luke Combs, the multi-platinum, ACM, CMA, CMT and Billboard Audio Award-winning artist, will turn out to be the 1st entertainer in heritage to carry out the DAYTONA 500 Pre-Race Demonstrate in again-to-again a long time prior to the 64th running of The Good American Race on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, at Daytona Intercontinental Speedway (FOX, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
Prior to the season-opening DAYTONA 500 this earlier February, the longtime NASCAR lover from Asheville, NC, entertained a minimal quantity of fans in attendance at the 2.5-mile venue since of the COVID-19 pandemic. Daytona Global Speedway a short while ago introduced that spectator restrictions transferring forward have been lifted. Anticipation proceeds to increase for the return of so a lot of beloved fan encounters at the legendary location, such as accessibility to pre-race festivities, the UNOH Fanzone, expanded tenting and more.
“Performing prior to the DAYTONA 500 this earlier February was a little something I never ever could have imagined,” stated Combs, who grew up seeing NASCAR races on television with his grandfather. “I will in no way fail to remember it, but it wasn’t with a entire house. That is why I am so excited to occur back again and have the chance to entertain far more than 101,000 of the biggest followers in the environment in man or woman and thousands and thousands worldwide on FOX.
“I just can’t wait around to come to feel that vitality and pleasure, to connect with the crowd and get each individual one particular of them pumped up for The Terrific American Race. Moments like this are what I are living for and it’s why I do what I do. I can’t wait….for the DAYTONA 500.”
“Luke stated he wanted to occur back again, so we are welcoming him with open arms,” reported Daytona Global Speedway President Frank Kelleher. “It indicates a excellent deal to the speedway, the competitors, NASCAR and all our enthusiasts that he needs to be a section of the DAYTONA 500 once more. We’re anticipating a packed residence, and he will be electrifying for all those in attendance as effectively as these observing at residence on FOX. Plus, Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth will kick off the ’22 time in extraordinary fashion with the competitive debut of the Following Gen car or truck. It will be an expertise our fans will in no way neglect.”
Admirers who invest in UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Accessibility ($95) for the DAYTONA 500, which will be held on its conventional Presidents Day weekend, will be in a position to view Combs’ DAYTONA 500 Pre-Race Clearly show, as very well as driver introductions and pre-race festivities from the grass trioval place. A restricted range of the Luke Combs VIP Package ($230) has also been designed close to Combs’ appearance. The package deal consists of a reserved DAYTONA 500 ticket, UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access, VIP phase entrance entry to the effectiveness and a are living Q&A with Combs. All VIP ticket offers are obtainable now at www.DAYTONA500.com.
The 2022 DAYTONA 500 will debut NASCAR’s ‘Next Gen’ car or truck, developed to give the motorists greater command. It will place an emphasis again on race techniques, team staff and motor vehicle setups whilst returning the ‘stock car’ search to NASCAR. The cars are established to put on great racing for fans, integrate relevant know-how and glance a lot more like avenue variation vehicles.
Ahead of the DAYTONA 500 overall performance, Combs, who The New York Periods calls “the most promising and influential new region star of the final 5 several years,” will return to the phase this fall for his huge headline arena tour, showcasing a particular new in-the-round stage layout. Kicking off at Raleigh’s PNC Arena, the tour features stops at New York’s Madison Square Yard, Chicago’s United Middle, Dallas’ American Airlines Heart and Boston’s TD Yard among quite a few other people. Combs will also execute his to start with at any time headline stadium demonstrate at Boone, NC’s Kidd Brewer Stadium on September 4.
The drop dates incorporate to an now groundbreaking and historic job for Combs, whose new deluxe album, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, debuted at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart as perfectly as Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart previous fall. The extended edition features all 18 tracks from Combs’ double Platinum-accredited, international #1 album, What You See Is What You Get, as properly as five new music which includes his Platinum-licensed one, “Forever After All,” which is at this time #1 at state radio. This is Combs’ eleventh-consecutive #1 solitary, a first on the chart the Billboard Place Airplay chart, as well as his tenth one to invest various months atop the chart and eighth-consecutive, multi-week #1. The tune, which debuted at #2 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart this past November—the maximum entrance at any time for a male nation solo artist—is also the sixth-consecutive #1 from What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, tying the history for most #1 singles to come from the exact album.
With the deluxe album, Combs also arrived at #1 on Rolling Stone’s Major 200 Albums chart, Major 100 Songs chart and Artists 500 chart—the to start with state artist at any time to direct all three charts in the exact 7 days and initial to leading the Artists 500. A 5x ACM, 3x CMA and 3x Billboard Music Award-winner, Combs recently produced heritage as the initial artist ever to have their initially two studio albums spend 25 weeks or more at #1 on Billboard’s Top rated Country Albums chart—breaking Taylor Swift’s previously held file at 24 weeks. The accomplishment will come as What You See Is What You Get topped the chart for the 25th time, though his 2017 debut, This One’s For You, has invested 50 non-consecutive weeks at #1—tying the document for the longest reign atop the chart.
Drew Parker, who has been opening on Combs’ present-day tour, will also be on hand prior to the start off of the 2022 DAYTONA 500, carrying out on the primary phase of the UNOH Fanzone in the coronary heart of the infield. The Warner Tunes Nashville singer/songwriter, a indigenous of Covington, GA, schooled on ‘90s region giants like Ronnie Dunn, Travis Tritt and Alan Jackson, has led a recent resurgence in organic country hits. With a standalone single introduced in 2016 and a four-tune assortment next in 2018, Parker attained a imaginative large-water mark previous year: The When You’re Absent EP – 7 twangy, strength-stuffed lyrical masterstrokes that were far too “him” for everyone else to sing. The title monitor a short while ago became Parker’s initially solitary at country radio, the most-included debut solitary upon effects.
Tickets to the 2022 DAYTONA 500 are on sale now and start at $99. Enthusiasts wishing to attend need to make their ideas early. For all ticket information and a comprehensive schedule of all racing events as section of 2022 DAYTONA Speedweeks Offered By AdventHealth, log onto www.DAYTONA500.com or get in touch with 1-800-PITSHOP. Michael McDowell is the reigning DAYTONA 500 Winner, winning before this year for his initially career triumph.
The Entire world Heart of Racing will also be the web-site of two races this summer in the course of the previous weekend in August – the Coke Zero Sugar 400, the NASCAR Cup Sequence regular season finale, on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. ET, and the Wawa 250 Run by Coca-Cola NASCAR Xfinity Sequence race on Friday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Tickets are on sale now for both equally activities and can be located at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by contacting 1-800-PITSHOP.