Chris Cornell Rocks The Pepsi 500 At Auto Club Speedway


The iconic Chris Cornell, ranked one of the best voices in music history, will perform at the Auto Club Speedway Miller Lite Rock N’ Racing concert on Sunday, August 31, 2008, prior to the running of the Pepsi 500. Cornell will play in the Speedway’s Opportunity, California FanZone at 2:30 p.m. on race day, and admission to the concert is free for all Pepsi 500 ticket holders.

“Chris Cornell becomes the latest rock and roll icon and Grammy award winner to entertain the fans at Auto Club Speedway, and I am thrilled that NASCAR fans will have an opportunity to see him live at the Pepsi 500 this Labor Day weekend at the Miller Lite Rock N’ Racing concert,” said Auto Club Speedway president Gillian Zucker. “He is an amazing singer and a great songwriter, and we are looking forward to hearing both his classic hits and songs from his recent solo albums. I’m also hoping we’ll get a preview of his new album, a collaboration with super-producer, Timbaland, which will be released this fall.”


An innovator who resists genre labels, Cornell was the chief architect of the 90s grunge movement. He has successfully maintained his own unique identity for more than two decades as a multi-Grammy award-winning musician and universally acclaimed singer, songwriter and lyricist for Seattle trailblazers, Soundgarden, his celebrated side project Temple Of The Dog and the multi-platinum supergroup Audioslave. Find out more about Chris Cornell at his website,



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Don’t miss out on Labor Day’s biggest party, the Pepsi 500 on Sunday, August 31, 2008.   See the biggest stars of NASCAR including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, and Juan Pablo Montoya as they reach speeds of more than 200 miles per hour.  NASCAR racing is a full day of excitement and entertainment that includes sponsor displays, live musical entertainment, great food and fun for the whole family. Enjoy the Speedway’s fan amenities, including new escalators, shade structures and misting zones, souvenir shopping and Apex by Wolfgang Puck. To purchase tickets for the Pepsi 500 weekend call 800-944-RACE (7223), or click here.




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