Actor and musician John Schneider will perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the Pep Boys Auto 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Oct. 28.  

Best known for his role as Bo Duke in the 1980's hit TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard," Schneider has starred in 14 movies and recorded country music throughout the 1980's. Born in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., in 1960, Schneider grew up in Atlanta and started acting at the age of eight.  

"I'm delighted to be singing the single greatest song in front of the single greatest crowd in the world," Schneider said. "NASCAR is more American that hot dogs and hot apple pie."

1-A-Chord will perform the National Anthem on Saturday, Oct. 27 prior to the start of the EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 200 NASCAR Craftsman truck Series event. Formed in Hapeville, Ga. and consisting of six men, 1-A-Chord has traveled the United States sharing their sound in concert halls, shelters and prisons.

Stockbridge, Ga.'s Katie Lawhorne will sing the National Anthem preceding Georgia-Pacific NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Qualifying under the lights on Friday night, October 26. Lawhorne, an 11-year-old musician, has signed a production contract and her list of accomplishments includes performing at the House of Blues in Hollywood, Calif.

Tickets to all three days of racing action are still available by calling the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at 877-9-AMS-TIX, 770-946-4211 or online at