Taylor Hicks to Perform at Kentucky Speedway

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Kentucky Speedway will become Soul Patrol central July 14 when Arista recording artist Taylor Hicks entertains race fans with an exclusive concert before the green-flag start of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series “Built Ford Tough 225 Presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers."

The soulful artist also will perform the National Anthem live on SPEED Channel.

“I’ve grown up on NASCAR, so performing at the beautiful Kentucky Speedway will be an honor for me. I’m happy to go out and perform for new fans and support the great NASCAR legacy, ” Hicks said. “I’m also looking forward to being there in person to watch those trucks battle it out on the speedway."

Fellow Idol champ, Kelly Clarkson, has also signed a recentl deal with NASCAR.

“Our region is one of the strongest American Idol markets in the country so we know our fans will embrace the opportunity to welcome Taylor to our NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event for his only area appearance of the summer, ” Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark. F. Cassis said.

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