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Tyler to sing national anthem at Kansas Speedway May 12

Michael Tyler

For Mother’s Day weekend races at the Kansas Speedway, country music artist Michael Tyler, whose hits include “Hey Mama,” will sing the national anthem on Saturday night, May 12.

The singer and songwriter from Thayer, Missouri, is one of the best new artists in country music, with a debut album, “317,” on Reviver Records featuring songs such as “They Can’t See” about small-town memories and lifelong love.

The 24-year-old Tyler connected with Michael Knox, Jason Aldean’s producer, when Tyler was 13. Tyler co-wrote the hit, “Somewhere On a Beach,” with Dierks Bentley. He and Jason Aldean co-wrote four songs, including two on his new album.

Touring with Canaan Smith and LoCash, Tyler also has opened for Darius Rucker and Billy Currington.

Tickets for the May 12 Kansas Speedway race are available by calling 866-460-7223, by visiting or from the Kansas Speedway ticket office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.


Gin Blossoms to perform pre-race concert May 12 at Kansas Speedway

Multi-platinum recording artists Gin Blossoms will perform the pre-race concert on Saturday night, May 12, at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas.

The Grammy-nominated band, whose hits include “Til I Hear It From You,” “Follow You Down,” and “As Long As It Matters,” were back in the recording studio last year recording a new album.

The band has been touring nationally, with many of their recent dates celebrating the 25th anniversary of their breakthrough album, “New Miserable Experience.”

When the album made its debut in 1992, it kept the band on the charts for almost three years with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” “Until I Fall Away,” “Mrs. Rita,” and “Found Out About You.” The crossover hits played on four radio formats and have sold over 5 million records to date. “Hey Jealousy” is still one of Gin Blossom’s most streamed songs.

“Til I Hear It From You” was a smash hit for Gin Blossoms and it appeared on the platinum sound track for the film “Empire Records.”

Other notable soundtracks and compilations include “Wayne’s World 2: Music From The Motion Picture,” “Speed: Songs From And Inspired By The Motion Picture,” “To the Extreme: America’s Fast Track To Rock,” “How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days: Music From The Motion Picture,” “Big Star Small World,” and “To Do List.”

The band’s fourth album, “Major Lodge Victory,” scored a smash single in “Learning The Hard Way,” and the second single, “Long Time Gone” became a fan favorite.

“Major Lodge Victory” made Billboard’s Top 10 Independent Albums list. Next, Gin Blossoms recorded “No Chocolate Cake” and released the single “Miss Disarray,” which is one of the most requested songs in the band’s live set and the album reached No. 1 on Amazon’s sales chart and was No. 14 on Billboards Independent chart, along with hitting Billboards Top 200 at No. 73.

Over the years, the Gin Blossoms have toured over 25 different countries, including a five-city tour of Iraq in 2010 to entertain the troops stationed there.

To purchase tickets, fans can call 866-460-7223, log onto or stop by the Kansas Speedway Ticket Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Kansas Speedway, a premier motorsports facility in the Midwest, holds two NASCAR race weekends a year, in addition to holding approximately 200 other events throughout the year.

Kansas Speedway’s first race weekend of the season is May 11-12 with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series under the lights. In the fall, the NASCAR playoffs return Oct. 20-21 with the NASCAR XFINITY Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Also in the fall is the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards series finale. To purchase season or single-day tickets, call 866-460-RACE (7223) or log onto

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

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Kansas Speedway tickets on sale

Tickets for the 2018 Kansas Speedway racing season are on sale and the track is offering more $64 ticket choices for both Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races.

Also new in 2018 is more youth ticket options. In addition, several sections of Kansas Speedway grandstands have been enhanced with drink rails to offer race fans a more comfortable experience.

In addition to more $64 tickets for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race tickets start at $25, while tickets for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race start at $40. For both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series races, kids are free with an adult ticket purchase in sections that offer youth pricing.

For fans wanting to attend both NASCAR race weekends, Kansas Speedway is still offering season tickets – the best value for race fans. Season ticket packages include four NASCAR races, a pre-race pass for each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, a parking pass, and the opportunity to drive their personal car on the track this summer.

Kansas Speedway has introduced a new hospitality option, the Ignition Garage, for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race day that will include driver Q&A sessions, a pre-race pass, a guided tour of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage, and much more.

For fans who want to enhance their race day experience, Kansas Speedway offers several options:
• A pre-race pass – allows access to the DC Solar FanWalk to watch the drivers meeting, plus access to the infield for driver introductions and the pre-race concert;
• VIP package – a bucket list item for any race fan, this package includes special seating in the drivers meeting, a guided tour of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage, VIP parking and a welcome reception in the President’s suite;
• Premium tailgate spot – for the ultimate tailgate experience, fans get a reserved spot in the front row of the paved parking lot near the Midway Display to give fans a prime location to start their race day;
• A paid parking spot – secure a spot in some of the closest lots to the Kansas Speedway grandstand.

Fans who pre-purchase their tickets have the opportunity to get at least a 20 percent discount on scanner rentals, which allows them to listen to the drivers and crew chiefs communicate during the race.

To purchase tickets, fans can call 866-460-7223, log onto or stop by the Kansas Speedway Ticket Office Monday – Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, has two NASCAR race weekends planned this year, May 11-12 and Oct. 20-21.

– Information from Kansas Speedway