O.A.R to headline NASCAR's All-Star race concert

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Rock band O.A.R will headline a six-hour free outdoor concert to open activities surrounding NASCAR's annual All-Star race.

"NASCAR Rev'd Up" will take place May 13 in Charlotte, marking the first time promoter Sprint will stage such an elaborate event days before the race. The event also will feature NASCAR driver appearances and interactive displays.

The NASCAR All-Star Challenge is May 16.

O.A.R lead singer Marc Roberge says, "We are all fans of NASCAR and have had the chance to get to know some of the drivers, so I have a feeling this is going to be a great time."

Last year, O.A.R. last year performed at NASCAR's season-ending Nationwide Series awards show. In 2006, the group performed at the baseball's All-Star Game in Pittsburgh.

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