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Country rock band Parmalee to perform pre-race concert May 13 at Kansas Speedway

“Musta Had A Good Time” could be the anthem song for NASCAR fans, and on May 13 fans attending the Go Bowling 400 will be able to hear country rock band Parmalee play the song live prior to the race at Kansas Speedway.

Parmalee’s country rock sound has its roots in the bluegrass, traditional country, southern rock and blues covers the guys grew up hearing their families play.

Parmalee’s debut album, “Feels Like Carolina,” has earned critical praise from People, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsday, Billboard and more. Country fans voted the band’s debut single, “Musta Had A Good Time,” No. 1 for four consecutive weeks on SiriusXM’s The Highway “Hot 30 Live” countdown and the song became a Top 40 hit on mainstream country radio. The fun-loving party anthem has been featured in national sporting event broadcasts from the PGA to MLB.

The band made history when its multi-week No. 1 smash “Carolina” became the longest climbing single by a duo or group in the 24-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. They were also the first multi-member country act to garner a #1 single on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase-Country Aircheck charts since Florida Georgia Line. “Carolina” was certified gold (for over 500,000 in sales) by the RIAA.

Parmalee has toured with Jake Owen, who performed the pre-race concert at Kansas Speedway prior to the June 2011 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, and Brad Paisley.

To see Parmalee from the Kansas Speedway tri-oval, add a pre-race pass to your race day ticket. Tickets to all Kansas Speedway events are currently on sale by calling 866-460-7223 or online at www.kansasspeedway.com.

Racing returns on Friday, May 12, with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250, and Saturday, May 13, with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 400 under the lights.

In October, the Hollywood Casino 400 is an elimination race in the playoffs on Sunday, Oct. 22. The NASCAR XFINITY Series Kansas Lottery 300 will again be a part of the playoffs for the NASCAR XFINITY Series on Saturday, Oct. 21, while the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will wrap up their season on Friday, Oct. 20.

Parking is free at Kansas Speedway and fans may bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with food and beverages.

Harvick wins Hollywood Casino 400

With 30 laps to go in the Hollywood Casino 400, Kevin Harvick used the last restart to take the lead from Carl Edwards and never looked back.

“The last restart was the key to getting into victory lane,” Harvick said. “Clean air really made a big difference for us.”

The fourth victory of the year for the No. 4 car was quite possibly the most important win of the season for Harvick. Harvick finished 38th last week at Charlotte and was sitting in last place in the standings for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Now, Harvick can rest easy knowing he’s solidified his spot in the Round of 8.

“For us, it’s always about reaching something to motivate us,” Harvick said. “We know we can perform in good and bad situations.”

With a victory at Kansas on his mind, he fulfilled his goal for the weekend, getting his second career Sprint Cup victory at the track.

Despite leading 61 of the final 94 laps, Edwards was denied again from Kansas Speedway’s victory lane and was the runner-up.

“It’s tough,” said Edwards about coming close to winning at his home track. “There’s so many people that have come to this racetrack that support me and have supported me. It’s a really special place for me. As much fun as I had racing up front, yeah, it stings. That’s just the way it goes.”

Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch rounded out the Top Five in the Hollywood Casino 400. The seven remaining Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers finished in the following positions: Austin Dillon, sixth; Matt Kenseth, ninth; Martin Truex Jr., 11th; Denny Hamlin, 15th; Chase Elliot, 31st; and, Brad Keselowski, 38th.

Logano and Dillon are both tied for the eighth position in the Chase standings, the final position that qualifies for the Round of 8. In addition to Logano and Dillon, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski and Chase Elliott are in the bottom five and are in danger of not advancing to the Round of 8 in the Chase.

Racing returns to Kansas Speedway in 2017. Season ticket renewals are currently being accepted. Fans looking to purchase season tickets can call 866-460-7223.

General parking is free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.

Racing action from Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)


Racing action from Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)


Racing action from Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)


Racing action from Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)


Racing action from Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)


Racing action from Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)


Driver Jimmie Johnson was interviewed before the start of the race. (Fan photo)

Driver Jimmie Johnson was interviewed before the start of the race. (Fan photo)


Driver Kurt Busch was introduced before the start of Sunday's race at Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo)

Driver Kurt Busch was introduced before the start of Sunday’s race at Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo)


Driver Danica Patrick met with fans before the start of the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday at Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Driver Danica Patrick met with fans before the start of the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday at Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)


Kevin Harvick received a trophy for winning the Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Kevin Harvick received a trophy for winning the Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)


Winner Kevin Harvick's Chevy Camaro before the start of Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 race at the Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo)

Winner Kevin Harvick’s Chevy Camaro before the start of Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 race at the Kansas Speedway. (Fan photo)

Sprint Cup race at the Kansas Speedway

Fans filled the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., before the start of today Sprint Cup Hollywood Casino 400 race. (Fan photo)

Fans filled the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., before the start of today’s Sprint Cup Hollywood Casino 400 race. (Fan photo)


Racing action on Sunday at the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Racing action on Sunday at the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)