GRAMMY Award winning country music megastar Tim McGraw will join a star-studded celebrity lineup at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 53rd running of the Coca-Cola 600 on May 27 when he helps introduce the Top 10 qualifiers before the race.

"In the world of motorsports, there’s no bigger stage than Charlotte Motor Speedway in May," McGraw said. "I’m looking forward to being part of Memorial Day’s biggest tailgate party and helping kick off the Coca Cola 600 during pre-race introductions."

The country superstar will introduce the Top 10 drivers based on qualifying times from LiftMaster Pole Day on May 24. In addition car enthusiast and "Artist of the Decade" Tim McGraw has been elected by Pennzoil as its brand ambassador to help celebrate the themes associated with the Pennzoil Long Love Cars campaign.

The Long Love Cars campaign focuses on common themes associated with automotive passion, including music and freedom, as well as sharing the joy with others. In addition to sponsoring this summer’s 2012 Brothers of the Sun Tour with McGraw, the makers of Pennzoil motor oil have teamed up with the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) to support PVA’s Mission:ABLE program to retro-fit vehicles for injured veterans so that these former drivers can reclaim their freedom and love of driving.

Over the course of his illustrious career, McGraw has sold more than 40 million albums, amassed 32 chart-topping singles and collected three GRAMMY Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music awards, 11 Country Music Association awards, 10 American Music awards and three People's Choice awards, among other accolades. In addition to being one of country music’s all-time greatest performers, McGraw has found success on the silver screen, appearing in, among other films, Academy Award-nominated The Blind Side (2009), Four Christmases (2008) and Friday Night Lights (2004).

Tickets for the Coca-Cola 600 are still available, and weekend packages start at just $99. To purchase tickets, call the Charlotte Motor Speedway Ticket Office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit For all the latest news from the Mecca of motorsports, follow the speedway on Facebook at or on Twitter at