CONCORD, N.C. – Grammy Award-winning rock group Creed will perform
a pre-race concert presented by Native Trading Associates for the NASCAR Sprint
All-Star Race, May 22, at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The 75-minute concert begins at 3:15 p.m. in the infield between Turns 1 and 2.
Admission to the concert is free with the purchase of a ticket to the NASCAR Sprint
All-Star Race and tickets start at just $39. Also, the next 3,000 fans to purchase
an All-Star Race ticket by calling the speedway’s ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS
will receive a “Golden Ticket,” allowing early access to secure a prime location
for the concert.
Creed has sold nearly 35 million albums, delivered numerous chart-topping records
and was the first act to have seven consecutive number one rock radio singles.
“I love North Carolina and performing at Charlotte Motor Speedway during a NACAR
event is really exciting, especially for an amazing crowd of passionate racing
fans,” said Scott Stapp, lead singer of Creed. “Watching the incredible speed is
an awesome experience that makes this sport so spectacular to me.”
The Florida-based group formed after lead singer Scott Stapp and guitarist Mark
Tremonti, high school classmates and friends at Florida State University, decided
to form a band, and then recruited Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips to complete
In 1997 Creed released their debut album, My Own Prison, followed by their sophomore
record, Human Clay, in 1999. In 2001, the band released their third album, Weathered,
which sold more copies in the first week than any other rock release in 2001 and
tied the Beatles Anthology for the most consecutive weeks (eight) at No. 1 on the Billboard’s Top 200 chart.
In 2001, the band won a Grammy for best rock song for “With Arms Wide Open,” and was voted Favorite Group in 2003 on the People’s Choice Awards. Creed has also won numerous American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards throughout their illustrious career.
In October 2009, Wind-up Records released Full Circle, the band’s first album of
new material since 2001. Full Circle represents the band’s long journey from past
to present, with the first single, “Overcome,” spotlighting Creed’s remarkable
transformation and comeback onto the rock scene.
Creed’s performance at the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race will be made possible thanks
to presenting sponsor, Native Trading Associates, who will work in conjunction with
Charlotte Motor Speedway officials to present race fans with this spectacular pre-race
“Native Trading Associates is thrilled to team up with Charlotte Motor Speedway
to bring Creed to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Weekend,” said Susan Jesmer, owner
of Native Trading Associates. “With three multi-platinum albums and a Grammy Award,
Creed has made a much-anticipated reunion to the delight of their fans. It is our
honor to bring the diehard fans of NASCAR a band of such caliber on the American
rock scene. We look forward to an extra special, rockin’ race weekend.”
Charlotte Motor Speedway is the home of NASCAR’s biggest back-to-back race weekends with the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 22, and the Coca-Cola 600 on May 30.
Tickets and interest free payment plans are available by calling the speedway ticket
office at 1-800-455-FANS or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.