COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR JASON ALDEAN TO PLAY IN SPECIAL PRE-RACE PERFORMANCE AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY

Jason Aldean

Country Music Superstar Jason Aldean

This November, Jason Aldean is making Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway his “kinda party.”

The 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards’ Male Vocalist of the Year will be a highlight of Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, treating all fans in attendance to a special pre-race performance at the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday, November 16. Aldean will also be featured on NASCAR Countdown on ESPN, which begins at 1 p.m. ET. The Ford EcoBoost 400, which marks the final event of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, will air on ESPN at 3 p.m. ET, and be broadcast internationally to more than 200 countries in 24 languages.

Aldean will release his sixth studio album Old Boots, New Dirt on October 7. The album’s smoking lead single “Burnin’ It Down” has held the No. 1 position on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart since it was released, earning PLATINUM certification in only nine weeks and making it the fastest selling single of 2014. To date, Aldean has sold more than nine million albums and has taken 13 trips to No. 1 on the Country Radio charts. Each of Aldean’s albums has been certified PLATINUM with his last album, Night Train, earning PLATINUM certification only four weeks from its release. Aldean was recently recognized by the RIAA as the top selling male country artist in the digital era with sales totaling more than 21 million downloads. He is currently headlining his monumental 2014 Burn It Down Tour, which saw him play five stadium dates in additions to sold-out shows in the country’s biggest amphitheaters and arenas.

“Jason Aldean is a world class performer, and we believe it is only fitting for him to perform at an event of this magnitude,” Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer said. “The new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format has already created a tremendous amount of excitement on the part of our fans for the Ford EcoBoost 400, and this special performance is sure to add to their enthusiasm that day.”

“NASCAR and country music fans are some of the best out there,” said Aldean. “Their energy is always through the roof, so we always look forward to being part of a big racing weekend like this.”

Aldean will be teaming up with Homestead-Miami Speedway to create exclusive ticket package offers.

Jason Aldean ticket package for $194 includes:

· One ticket to the Ford EcoBoost 400
· One Pre-Race Pit Pass for an up-close view of the special performance
· One Jason Aldean Old Boots, New Dirt new album download

Fans who have already purchased tickets to the Ford EcoBoost 400 can also purchase a Jason Aldean package for $59, which includes a Pre-Race Pit Pass and one Jason Aldean Old Boots, New Dirt album download.

The Ford EcoBoost 400 will once again serve as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship race. For the first time in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history, four drivers will battle it out for the title at Homestead-Miami Speedway, following a three-round, nine-race elimination series in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Fans will have the opportunity to witness the historic finish to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series that can only be seen at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The 2014 Ford Championship Weekend will be held November 14 – 16 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Homestead-Miami Speedway will host the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1) and the NASCAR Nationwide Series (Nov. 15 at 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2) finales, in addition to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. For ticket purchases and more information about 2014 Ford Championship Weekend, visit www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com, or call (866) 409-RACE (7223).

About Homestead-Miami Speedway
The Speedway has been open since 1995 following an initiative to spur economic recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The 650-acre facility is active more than 280 days per year, and features a 1.5-mile oval and 2.21-mile road course. The track generates more than $250 million annually for the region. For the 13th consecutive year, NASCAR will crown champions in all three of its premier series at Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship Weekend (November 14-16). The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season will again culminate with the Ford EcoBoost 400, which is broadcast live on TV by ESPN to 200 countries in 24 languages. It also will air on radio by MRN and its affiliates throughout the country. For the first time, the NASCAR Sprint Cup series will crown its champion based on a 10-race, 16-driver elimination series. The four remaining drivers who have advanced from the previous rounds in the Chase For The Sprint Cup will compete amongst a full 43-car field at the Ford EcoBoost 400, with the highest finisher among those four drivers earning the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship.

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