FONTANA, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2018) - Local country artists, Temecula Road, will perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the NASCAR NXS 300 on March 17, 2018 with pre-race activities starting at 1:30 p.m. at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. In addition, they will headline the pre-race concert at 12:00 p.m. in the O'Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone. The young stars are a perfect fit to kick-off the NXS 300 race which features young NASCAR drivers battling for the checkered flag on one of the fastest and oldest two-mile oval tracks on the NASCAR circuit.
The country music trio is comprised of sisters Emma and Maddie Salute and longtime friend Dawson Anderson. With talent far beyond their teenage years, Temecula Road has an impressive online following with their series of song covers. A mashup video of the trio singing portions of 2016's top 20 country songs in a mere 3 minutes garnered them over 7 million views online.
Named after nearby wine country where they grew up, Temecula Road is signed to Buena Vista Records and has released three songs to date - "What If I Kissed You," "Hoping" and "Everything Without You" all of which combined have surpassed over 3.6 million streams. The band was named one of Huffington Post's "Top Country Artists To Watch" as well a Radio Disney "NEXT BIG THING" artist, putting them in great company with previously featured acts Shawn Mendes, Fifth Harmony and fellow country artist Kelsea Ballerini.
Temecula Road has opened for Martina McBride, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, Sara Evans, Eli Young Band and Love And Theft and joined Jessie James Decker on a nationwide, sold out tour. Their covers have earned praise from Carrie Underwood, Brett Eldredge, Dan + Shay, Cam, and RaeLynn.
With a race ticket, fans will receive access to the O'Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone including the Temecula Road concert, NASCAR driver appearances, autograph sessions, Monster Energy activations, celebrity appearances and other family fun.
Kids 12 and under with a Lefty's Kids Club membership get free general admission showing their membership card to the NXS 300 race with a paid adult. Tickets start at just $30. Gates open to the O'Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone at 9:00 a.m. and the NXS 300 race starts at 2:00 p.m. PT and airs on FS1. For more information go to www.autoclubspeedway.com.
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