Goo Goo Dolls to headline Miller Lite Rock N' Racing Concert at Chicagoland Speedway

NewsMay 8, 2009Unknown source


Rock band the Goo Goo Dolls will be the headline act for the Miller Lite Rock N' Racing concert at Chicagoland Speedway on Thursday, July 9, Chicagoland Speedway announced today. The concert will once again take place at the track's Miller Lite Pit Stop, which is located behind the Speedway’s grandstands in Champions Park. Large crowds are expected for NASCAR Pole Day and the concert, so guests are encouraged to arrive early.

"The Goo Goo Dolls, a day of exciting NASCAR racing and the great taste of Miller Lite are the perfect combination," said Dockery Clark, MillerCoors's director of sports and alliance marketing. "This is the sixth year of the Miller Lite Rock 'n Racing program, and in that time, we've created some truly memorable experiences for race fans across the country. The fans who are able to join us at Chicagoland Speedway are in for a great day at the track."

The concert is free and will take place immediately following NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying. Tickets for Pole Day are $15 (children 12 and under are free) and provide fans with general admission access to watch practice and qualifying runs for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Tickets can be purchased by calling 888-629-RACE (7223) or by visiting

"We're very excited to have a great band like the Goo Goo Dolls be a part of this year's Miller Lite Rock n' Racing Concert," said Matthew Alexander, president of Chicagoland Speedway. "Being able to host another concert in our Miller Lite Pit Stop provides a unique opportunity for our fans to come and enjoy some great music after an action-packed day, and experience everything Champions Park has to offer. Providing our fans with a concert like this is just another step we’re taking to ensure they receive the highest value of entertainment both on and off the track throughout the weekend."

The Goo Goo Dolls are one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music history, selling more than 10 million albums since 1986.

On the radio they have had an unprecedented string of 14 consecutive Number One and Top Ten multi-format hit singles including "Name," "Slide," "Black Balloon," "Broadway," "Here Is Gone," "Big Machine," "Sympathy," "Stay With You," "Before It's Too Late," "Jim's Theme" (Treasure Planet)," and "Better Days," which, due to its uplifting lyrical spirit, was adopted by CNN as an music bed anthem of sorts for the news channel's Hurricane Katrina recovery coverage. "Iris," from the City Of Angels soundtrack, spent nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and held the Number One position for 18 consecutive weeks. By that point, sales of the soundtrack exceeded a phenomenal 10 million copies worldwide.

The band have toured the globe countless times, performed in front of millions of fans, received numerous awards (including four Grammy Award nominations), recorded and released eight studio albums, a compilation, a live DVD, Volume One of their Greatest Hits and Volume Two, a set of rarities, B-sides, demos, videos, and concert performances.. The Goo Goo Dolls have appeared and performed on nearly every influential late-night talk show over the course of their career, including 16 performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and nine performances on The Late Late Show with David Letterman to date.

They are currently in the recording studio working on what will become their ninth studio release.

Track Packs for the 2009 season at Chicagoland Speedway are still available and can be purchased at the Chicagoland Speedway Ticket Office, by phone at 888-629-RACE (7223) or online at A Track Pack, which ranges in price from $195 to $260, includes admission to six (6) races over two (2) event weekends, including the track's inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday night, August 28. For more information on this year’s schedule, visit www.chicagolandspeedway.

Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway: Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway are wholly-owned by International Speedway Corporation ("ISC"), a leading promoter of motorsports activities. ISC owns and/or operates 13 of the nation's major motorsports entertainment facilities, including Daytona International Speedway (home of the Daytona 500), as well as owns or has interest in a number of other motorsports-related businesses.

MillerCoors: Built on a foundation of great beer brands and more than 288 years of brewing heritage, MillerCoors continues the commitment of its founders to brew the highest quality beers. MillerCoors is the second largest beer company in America, capturing nearly 30 percent of U.S. beer sales. Led by two of the best-selling beers in the industry, MillerCoors has a broad portfolio of highly complementary brands across every major industry segment. Miller Lite is the great tasting beer that established the American light beer category in 1975, and Coors Light is the brand that introduced consumers to refreshment as cold as the Rockies. MillerCoors brews full-calorie beers Coors Banquet and Miller Genuine Draft; and economy brands Miller High Life and Keystone Light. The company also imports Peroni, Grolsch, Pilsner Urquell and Molson Canadian and offers innovative products such as Miller Chill and Sparks. MillerCoors features craft brews from the Jacob Leinenkugel Company, Blue Moon Brewing Company and the Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company. MillerCoors operates eight major breweries in the U.S., as well as the Leinenkugel’s craft brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wis., and two microbreweries, the Leinenkugel’s 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee and the Blue Moon Brewing Company at Coors Field in Denver. MillerCoors vision is to become the best beer company in America by driving profitable industry growth. MillerCoors insists on building its brands the right way through brewing quality, responsible marketing and environmental and community impact. MillerCoors is a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company.