Story By: KRISTEN LESTOCK / NHMS – LOUDON, NH – Country duo, Love And Theft, and singers of the No. 1 country smash “Angel Eyes,” will take the stage before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers take on “The Magic Mile” on Sunday, July 21.
The concert will kick off New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s race day festivities at 12:00 p.m. while moving to a new location on the Trackside Live Stage prior to the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301.
“Country music and NASCAR racing just go together,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager for New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “We strive to provide a high level of fan entertainment throughout race weekend, so we are absolutely thrilled to be able to welcome Love And Theft to be a part of New England’s biggest party this summer – the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301.”
Love And Theft – Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson – launched with the top 10 hit “Runaway.” The longtime friends and bandmates have gone on to garner more than three billion radio impressions, over 300 million plays on Pandora and are nearing three million music video streams for the critically acclaimed “Whiskey On My Breath.”
“We can’t wait to come play at New Hampshire Motor Speedway,” said Gunderson and Liles. “We both love NASCAR and going to races, so we’re excited to come play and get to experience the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.”
The ACM/CMA/CMT nominated duo has built a loyal fan base through their high-energy shows, infectious harmonies and signature songwriting and is currently putting the final touches on their fourth studio album that will be released by Curb Records later this year.
The concert is free to anyone with a ticket to the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, while stage-front access can be attained by purchasing a pre-race pit pass. Pre-race pit pass holders will get unprecedented access to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers just moments before they strap in for the race. During driver introductions on the frontstretch, the entire Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 starting field will walk the pre-race stage, take a parade lap around the famed race track and, new for this year, walk the red carpet as they make their final steps to the car before the race. Fans with pre-race pit passes will have the opportunity to get closer to their racing hero with red carpet access. The Cup cars will also move closer to the fans and be gridded in a new location on the grandstand side of the pit road wall on the turn one side of the start/finish line. The pre-race concert will be on the Trackside Live Stage located just outside the infield tunnel.
The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 will drop the green flag on NBCSN, Sirius XM and PRN at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 21.