When country music sensation Darryl Worley performs a concert, it is typically followed by roaring applause, but Worley will have a different encore when he performs a pre-race concert for the Sunday, March 18 Kobalt Tools 500 NEXTEL Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. 

            Immediately following Worley's concert, FOX television racing analyst and former NASCAR crew chief Jeff Hammond will be delivered to the AMS infield dangling 50-feet below a Black Hawk Helicopter as part of a tribute to America's servicemen and women and in particular, 12 Special Operations Forces Warriors that have recently served in the Middle-East.

            Also included in the exhibition, conducted by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force base in Florida, will be two Little Bird and two Black Hawk helicopters. In addition, 12 U.S. Army Black Dagger skydivers and a Chinook helicopter will offload the official Atlanta Motor Speedway pace car in the infield.

            Adding to the pre-race festivities, Oscar winning screenwriter, director and actor Quentin Tarantino and Hollywood actor Kurt Russell will be on-hand interacting with fans prior to the race to promote their upcoming movie "GrindHouse." For just $1, fans can have their picture taken with Tarantino and Russell. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Speedway Children's Charities.

            Great seats are still available for the entire Kobalt Tools 500 NEXTEL Cup race weekend, including the Nicorette 300 Busch Series race, the American Commercial Lines 200 Craftsman Truck race and Georgia Power NEXTEL Cup Qualifying. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (877)-9-AMS-TIX or visiting www.atlantamotorspeedway.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate, the day of the event.