DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Luke Combs, the multi-platinum, ACM, CMA, CMT and Billboard Music Award-winning artist, will become the first entertainer in history to perform the Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show in back-to-back years prior to the 64th running of The Great American Race on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
Prior to the season-opening Daytona 500 this past February, the longtime NASCAR fan from Asheville, N.C., entertained a limited number of fans in attendance at the 2.5-mile venue because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Daytona Int’l Speedway recently announced that spectator restrictions moving forward have been lifted.
“Performing before the Daytona 500 this past February was something I never could have imagined,” said Combs, who grew up watching NASCAR races on television with his grandfather. “I will never forget it, but it wasn’t with a full house. That is why I am so excited to come back and have the opportunity to entertain more than 101,000 of the greatest fans in the world in person and millions worldwide on FOX.
“I can’t wait to feel that energy and excitement, to connect with the crowd and get every one of them pumped up for The Great American Race. Moments like this are what I live for and it’s why I do what I do. I can’t wait….for the Daytona 500.”
“Luke said he wanted to come back, so we are welcoming him with open arms,” said Daytona Int’l Speedway President Frank Kelleher. “It means a great deal to the speedway, the competitors, NASCAR and all our fans that he wants to be a part of the Daytona 500 again. We’re expecting a packed house, and he will be electrifying for those in attendance as well as those watching at home on FOX. Plus, Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth will kick off the ’22 season in incredible fashion with the competitive debut of the Next Gen car. It will be an experience our fans will never forget.”
Fans who purchase UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access ($95) for the Daytona 500, which will be held on its traditional Presidents Day weekend, will be able to view Combs’ Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show, as well as driver introductions and pre-race festivities from the grass trioval area. A limited number of the Luke Combs VIP Package ($230) has also been designed around Combs’ appearance. The package includes a reserved Daytona 500 ticket, UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access, VIP stage front access to the performance and a live Q&A with Combs.