Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race to feature post-race rock experience with Hairball

A high-voltage arena rock show fueled by Monster Energy is coming to America’s Home for Racing on May 18. Following the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Hairball – an acclaimed group of performers who specialize in 1980s hair metal music – will electrify the speedway’s infield by mixing spectacular pyrotechnics with a first-of-its-kind, post-race concert experience.

Known for their unique, over-the-top rock performances hearkening back to chart-topping entertainers like Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, and Aerosmith, Hairball will put the perfect finishing touches on a night when racing star power meshes with the raw power of electric guitars. The band – whose concerts include elaborate costume changes and can feature up to 20 performers – brings arena rock to outdoor venues through extravagant mixes of rocking songs, fire, smoke, giant video screens and true-to-form stage presences.

The 60-minute concert will take place in the infield between Turns 1 and 2 and will get underway once the smoke clears from the 35th running of NASCAR’s wheel-to-wheel, Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star tilt among superstars like Jimmie Johnson, Kurt and Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott and Joey Logano.

“It’s only right that the biggest all-star event in sports will have the biggest prime-time entertainment before, during and after the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race,” said Charlotte Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Greg Walter. “When you factor in pop stars like AJR performing our pre-race concert for a millennial crowd and a wild, post-race rock performance from Hairball for my generation, we’re going to have the best show for fans – no matter if they’re three years old or 103.”