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Kravitz to perform Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show

February 09, 2012, Official Release,

Special ticket package includes Pre-Race/Sprint FanZone and VIP access

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Recording artist Lenny Kravitz, who has sold more than 35 million albums and is the only musician in history to win the Grammy for best male vocals in rock music four times consecutively, will perform the Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show, which begins at noon ET on Feb. 26.

All race fans that purchase a Pre-Race/Sprint FanZone access pass for the Daytona 500 will be able to view Kravitz's concert, which will include three songs, as well as driver introductions, from the grass tri-oval area.

Lenny Kravitz

"Lenny Kravitz is an iconic performer and multi-talented musician -- he will deliver a rousing performance prior to the start of the 54th Daytona 500," Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood III said. "Race fans will experience a first-class, heart-pounding pre-race show that will serve as the perfect prelude to what will be an historic and thrilling afternoon of NASCAR racing on the high banks of Daytona."

Kravitz's ninth album, Black and White America, was released in 2011 and features a mixture of funk and hard rock hits like Stand, Rock Star City Life and his anthemic new single, Push. Fresh off a massive European tour, Kravitz recently kicked off his first American outing in five years in January. The 20-city tour will wrap up in Miami on Feb. 25. In addition to his live shows, Kravitz also is set to appear as "Cinna" in the highly anticipated motion picture The Hunger Games, which will hit theaters March 23.

Kravitz joins a long list of star-studded names that have performed in the Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show, including Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey and Brad Paisley.

In addition to his Daytona 500 concert, a special ticket package designed around Kravitz has been created that includes a Daytona 500 ticket, Pre-Race/Sprint FanZone access and VIP area access to Kravitz's performance. Packages start at $164.

For more information on tickets for the 54th annual Daytona 500 and Sprint FanZone/Pre-Race access, race fans can go online at or call 1-800-PITSHOP.