Saturday, November 19, 2011

Uncle Kracker To Perform at Homestead Miami

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.

The Detroit-based singer/songwriter will perform Sunday afternoon prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “Ford 400.” He has enjoyed multi-platinum success with chart topping hits including “Smile”, “Drift Away,” and “Follow Me,” and released a brand new single, "My Hometown" on November 1st.

“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.


  1. Anonymous11:34 AM

    You'd think for once NASCAR would get a rock or contemporary band that played to the ENTIRE Nation instead of a country band (as always).

    Want better TV ratings, stop playing only to the South instead of playing to the entire Nation.

  2. A couple of points:

    1. Since the pre-race concerts are not even aired on television, you'll have to explain to me how they have any impact on TV ratings.

    2. There are plenty of rock acts performing at NASCAR races these days. Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special, Foreigner and Red Hot Chili Peppers, to name just a few.

  3. Anonymous2:09 PM

    Chili peppers would be a good show. I've seen Jon BonJovi and Sammy Haggar before. Im not there so no reason to bitch but sgt slaughter and uncle cracker for the championship finale? Slightly lackluster. Go bigger next year.

  4. Anonymous9:17 AM

    I want lil Wayne @badream what about me! What about mee

  5. Anonymous10:52 AM

    Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special, Foreigner and the Red Hot Chili Peppers (formed in 1983)

    None contemporary, powerhouses in their day and now considered 'oldies'.

    NASCAR really really needs to concentrate on the music of the Travis Pastrana generation because their current fan base isn't getting any old were the Truck and Nationwide champions? I rest my case.

    Have a great Thanksgiving everyone

    Doug from NJ