Top Dog/Atlantic recording artist Uncle Kracker will kick off the headline event of Ford Championship Weekend Sunday, performing on the frontstretch stage at 1:15 p.m.
“What a way to start our NASCAR party,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer. “With the tightest points race in the history of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ coming down to Sunday’s “Ford 400” here in Miami, we’re going to kick it all off with a performance that should be fun for everybody.”
"My Hometown" was produced by Keith Stegall — known for his work with such country superstars as the Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson, and George Jones — and marks the first release from Uncle Kracker's new album, currently slated for release in 2012.
“NASCAR has always been a favorite for me,” said Uncle Kracker. “I am thrilled to be a part of the last NASCAR-race weekend of the year.” He has spent most of 2011 on the road with country superstar Kenny Chesney, hitting stadiums and arenas in nearly every major U.S. market. He has also performed at his own headline shows and benefit concerts supporting The Uncle Kracker Music Education Foundation.