Dale Earnhardt Jr and Jimmie Johnson to Make Fan Stage Appearances

The 2014 Academy of Country Music Vocal Group of the Year, The Band Perry, will headline the largest pre-race Country Jam and Pit Party in Charlotte Motor Speedway's history prior to the Bank of America 500 on Saturday, Oct. 11.

The three-hour-long entertainment festival will take place on pit road and will also include concerts by Jimmy Wayne and Parmalee. No. 88 National Guard driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will make appearances on stage for fan Q&A sessions, while pit crew demonstrations, games and photo opportunities will take place in Victory Circle and toward the exit of pit road.

All the pre-race entertainment will be broadcast for every ticket holder on the speedway's colossal HDTV, and fans can gain pit road infield access to the Country Jam and Pit Party with the purchase of a pre-race pit pass or driver introduction pass.

"We are excited to join the Charlotte Motor Speedway in making history as we participate in the largest pre-race event ever recorded for the venue. Regarding our performance, we always say 'we like to leave it all on the stage and that is exactly what we plan to do in Charlotte," said The Band Perry.

For affordable ticket and pit pass packages for Bank of America 500 weekend, contact the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

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About The Band Perry

Since releasing their self-titled debut album in 2010, The Band Perry has skyrocketed into the mainstream.  Fronted by Kimberly Perry and rounded out by her younger brothers Reid and Neil, the band has notched a string of hit singles from their platinum debut and their gold sophomore release, PIONEER, including:  the quintuple-platinum No. 1 "If I Die Young," the platinum "You Lie," the No. 1 "All Your Life," the platinum No. 1 "Better Dig Two," and the gold No. 1 "DONE." (which earned Reid and Neil Perry their first No. 1 as songwriters). They've also enjoyed sold-out tours and multiple ACM, CMA, and CMT Music awards, including the 2014 ACM Award for "Vocal Group of the Year" and CMT's 2014 "Group Video of the Year" award - along with many Grammy, AMA, ACA, Teen Choice and Billboard Music nominations - all of which have cemented the sibling trio as one of the hottest acts in recent history. 

They have recently partnered with State Farm® in their "Celebrate My Drive" campaign to promote safe driving among teenagers. The band is spending the summer touring the U.S. and will play in front of hundreds of thousands of fans, during their own headline shows and with Blake Shelton for a select number of dates.  On Sept. 9, The Band Perry will perform as part of the 2014 Fashion Rocks concert broadcast on CBS from the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. during Fall Fashion Week.  For a list of all tour dates and more, visit thebandperry.com