Trace Adkins to perform before AAA Texas 500

Grammy-nominated artist Trace Adkins was announced as the featured pre-race entertainment before the AAA Texas 500 on Nov. 11 at Texas Motor Speedway, president Eddie Gossage announced Tuesday night.

Adkins will perform a 45-minute concert on the frontstretch stage beginning at 12:30 p.m. The green flag for the eighth race in the 10-event Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup will drop at 2 p.m.

“We do it big at Texas Motor Speedway and having one of country music’s greatest entertainers perform during the AAA Texas 500 pre-race show is proof of that,” Gossage said in a press release. “We have a lot of country music fans in the NASCAR community so I know Trace is going to be a crowd pleaser.”

In celebration of Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11, AXE Hair and Unilever also are going to play host to approximately 5,000 military members and their families at the AAA Texas 500.