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Fifth Annual Sprint Sound & Speed to be held in Nashville January 8-9

The best of NASCAR and Nashville will come together January 8-9, 2010 for the 5th annual Sprint Sound & Speed by SunTrust.

Some of the biggest names in country music and NASCAR are scheduled to attend, including Hank Williams Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Kyle Petty and his band, Kasey Kahne and others.

The two-day event will begin at the Rymann Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The opening night includes a 7:00 p.m. show by Chris Young, followed by a 9:30 p.m. performance by Hank Williams, Jr.

Day two will beheld at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium, where fans will have the opportunity to get autographs, hear stories and take part in question-and-answer sessions with drivers, team owners and some of the biggest names in country music. The event will feature show car and sponsor displays, and will include an auction of memorabilia from the racing and entertainment industries. Proceeds from the auction will benefit charities.

Since it began in 2006, the event has drawn an estimated 40,000 fans and raised more than $800,000 for Victory Junction, which is a year-round camping experience founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty for children, ages 6-16, with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Some of the money raised also goes to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. 

Tickets will go on sale December 2nd, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or opry.com. Tickets for the Ryman performance on Jan. 8 will range from $32 to $54, and the festival on Jan. 9 will cost $20 for adults and $12 for children. More information can be obtained by visiting www.soundandspeed.org

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