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Multi-platinum rock band Better Than Ezra will perform a pre-race concert at the Coke Zero Sugar 400 – the last race before heading to the NASCAR Cup playoffs

Get ready to rock the UNOH fanzone with special ticket packages Available for all pre-race festivities

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 15, 2022) – Multi-platinum rock band Better Than Ezra will perform the pre-race concert at Daytona International Speedway before the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Saturday, August 27. The New Orleans-based group will set the stage for a high-stakes night as drivers fight for their NASCAR Cup Series playoff spot in the final race of the regular season.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be playing at such a renowned venue as Daytona International Speedway, let alone such an exciting event,” said Kevin Griffin, vocalist, guitarist and pianist for the band. “We look forward to playing in front of a crowd as enthusiastic as the NASCAR fans, and we plan to put on a great show for everyone.”

Soaring in the early ’90s, Better Than Ezra has a long list of chart-topping hits, including “A Lifetime,” “Desperately Wanting,” “King of New Orleans,” and more. Their song “Good” captured No. 1 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart in 1995 and went multi-platinum.

In 2018, Better Than Ezra was named Billboard’s “100 Greatest Alternative Artists of All Time” as well as win a place on Billboard’s “100 Greatest Alternative Songs of All Time” with their hit song “Good”. Their music has been a creative influence within pop culture, from Taylor Swift covering “Breathless” in 2010, to the Emmy-winning television series. Desperate Housewives featuring “Juicy” in a popular promotional campaign. The group released their latest single “Grateful” in 2018 and are currently working on new music.

“Between the pre-race festivities and the action-packed competition, the weekend ahead at the World Center of Racing should be a fantastic event,” said Daytona International Speedway President Frank Kelleher. “Now, with the addition of Better Than Ezra as a pre-race concert, it’s going to be even more special. I’m thrilled that we can continue the series of pre-race concerts in 2022 and create such a wonderful experience. for all fans.

The concert begins at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 27 on pit road and is just one of many pre-race activities available to fans with UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access admission. Fans can also get access to special drivers and VIP appearances, an exclusive look at NASCAR Cup Series garages, up-close access to driver presentations, and the chance to “make your mark” at Daytona International Speedway by signing the start/finish line.

Coke Zero Sugar 400 Reserved Ticket + UNOH Fanzone Package starts at $109. For fans who have already purchased their ticket for Saturday’s race, the UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access add-on is $60. Fanzone access is also available for the Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Friday, August 26, starting at $25. Children 12 and under are admitted free on both days.

The Coca-Cola powered Wawa 250 is always a heated battle between the young guns of the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the seasoned veterans on the 31-degree bank. The highly anticipated Coke Zero Sugar 400, also held under the lights, serves as an intense “last chance” race for competitors to compete in the 16-driver NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and will feature NASCAR’s “Next Gen” car which produced incredible performances. , exciting racing in 2022.

Friday’s Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET, while the Coke Zero Sugar 400 takes the green flag at 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Ryan Blaney is the defending Coke Zero Sugar 400 champion. While currently sitting second in the championship points battle, he is 22 winless and may have to repeat the feat in 2022 if he hopes to make the Cup Series playoffs.

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