Gretchen Wilson plays NASCAR race
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
– Gretchen Wilson performs a free Saturday night infield concert for Talladega Superspeedway race fans on April 16, a prelude to Aaron's 499 race the next day.
"The social atmosphere of the Talladega Superspeedway infield is one of our key selling points," said Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch. "Gretchen's concert will take that atmosphere to a whole new level. The best racing combined with the best party on the NASCAR circuit makes Talladega a must-see weekend."
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