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Country, NASCAR Ready for Sound and Speed 2009

Mongtomery Gentry

NASCAR and Country Music go hand in hand, and once again, they will be teaming up for a common goal.For the fourth conseccutive year, the two worlds collide in Nashville for Sprint Sound & Speed Presented by Suntrust on Jan. 9-10, 2009. Country mega-duo Montgomery Gentry will be headlining the kickoff concert on Friday, Jan. 9, at the Sommet Center.The festival lets fans get up close and personal with some of their favorite drivers, musicians and car owners, asking questions and getting autographs. Other Country stars scheduled to appear include Josh Turner, Jason Michael Carroll, Rick Huckaby and members of Diamond Rio.  Representing NASCAR will be Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Michael Waltrip, Reed Sorenson, Jamie McMurray and David Stremme.Tickets for the event are on sale through Ticketmaster and the event's Web site, Proceeds will go to benefit Victory Junction, a charity for seriously ill children, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.