Dierks Bentley Set To Perform At This Year’s Daytona 500

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Dierks Bentley is ready to fire up the crowd once again at yet another NASCAR race.

And this time? He’s headed to the 65th Daytona 500 on February 19th at Daytona International Speedway, to perform a prerace concert, according to Billboard.

Bentley shared in a statement:

“I’m ready to get back to Daytona with all the biggest NASCAR fans. The energy there is unmatched and I know we will have a blast getting them ready for the race.”

This isn’t the first time Bentley has performed at Daytona, as he performed at the 2011 Daytona 500, and during Speedweeks in 2009.

He also played at the NASCAR Cup Series Championship in his home state of Arizona at Phoenix Raceway in 2021.

Daytona International president Frank Kelleher expressed his excitement for Dierks’ upcoming performance:

“We’re honored to welcome Dierks back to the World Center of Racing. Having an entertainer who knows how to start a party, preforming at the 65th DAYTONA 500 and kicking off NASCAR’s 75th anniversary season, is a combination fit for a fantastic Sunday.”

The concert will go down on pit road and will be visible from the stands, but fans with a UNOH Fanzone Pass will be able to watch the concert up close.

A special VIP is available as well for fans who would like to view in an area next to the stage.

The Fanzone pass gives fans access to driver and VIP appearances, along with a look into the NASCAR Cup Series garages, up-close driver introductions, etc.

But speaking of Bentley, the man is gearing up to release his 10th studio album, Gravel & Gold, on February 24th. Thus far, he’s released “High Note” alongside bluegrass artist Billy Strings, and “Same Old Me.”

Not to mention, Bentley calls this “the best country music I ever made:”

“It’s been a long road. A 20-year journey filled with highs and lows, twists and turns. My love for country music, that’s what’s always kept me going. Town to town, show to show, small clubs to packed arenas.

I worked hard, I took chances, went for things. The journey isn’t where I’ve been, it’s the thing I’ve carried with me into my 10th album. I wrote, I recorded. It wasn’t good enough. I threw it out and started over — twice. I had to get it right, for the fans, for me.

It had to be the best country music I ever made. Everyone showed up, my heroes and my friends. We did it together. It’s the love, the lessons, the gravel and gold.”

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