Prior to the stars of NASCAR Winston Cup racing demonstrating their version of rock ¿n¿ roll in The Winston, the Goo Goo Dolls will perform the more traditional version as part of the Miller Time Live Rock ¿n¿ Racing concert series Saturday, May 17, at Lowe¿s Motor Speedway.

The Goo Goo Dolls¿vocalist and guitarist John Rzeznik, vocalist and bass player Robby Takac and drummer Mike Malinin¿will perform a one-hour concert on the Miller Time Live Rock ¿n¿ Racing stage located between turns one and two in the infield of Lowe¿s Motor Speedway.

The concert begins at 3 p.m. and all race fans with tickets to The Winston will be admitted to the concert area.

Rusty Wallace, who will drive a No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge sporting a Goo Goo Dolls paint scheme in The Winston, will be on stage to introduce the band.

The Goo Goo Dolls will also perform a 10-minute set later that evening between The Winston Open and The Winston¿NASCAR Winston Cup racing¿s annual all-star event.

Formed in Buffalo, N.Y., during the late 1980s, the Goo Goo Dolls achieved their place in rock ¿n¿ roll history with the 1998 release of ¿Dizzy Up The Girl,¿ a double-platinum album that produced a string of hits including ¿Iris,¿ ¿Slide,¿ Black Balloon¿ and the title track.

The group¿s latest album ¿Gutterflower,¿ released by Warner Bros. Records, features their stunning new single, ¿Here Is Gone.¿

Tickets to the May 17 running of The Winston, which also includes the Goo Goo Dolls concert, the EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 100 for the NASCAR Goody¿s Dash Series and The Winston Open, start at just $21. They can be purchased by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.