News & Multimedia

2014 '400' Winner To Receive Commemorative Guitar

The winner of the 21st Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com on Sunday, July 27, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will not only receive the requisite fame and glory associated with winning one of the world’s most prestigious auto races, he or she will also be the recipient of a special award.

A Big Machine Records trophy guitar featuring artwork from Sam Bass, the officially licensed artist of NASCAR, will be presented to the winner of this year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at IMS. The guitar features the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway Yard of Bricks, the official logo of the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com, two Big Machine Records logos and gold hardware. The guitar comes with a silver case featuring a checkered flag shroud covering the guitar.

The trophy guitar is a hand-selected Gibson Les Paul Standard featuring custom silver hi-gloss paint and several coats of silver, gold and purple metal flake over original Sam Bass artwork.

“I am extremely honored to have been asked by Big Machine Records to bring back my hand painted Gibson guitar trophies,” Bass said. “To have them be a part of the Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard trophy presentation just means the world to me. I am extremely excited about the trophy artwork, and think the race winner will be proud to have it in their trophy case for sure.”

Similar guitars will also be presented to Big Machine Records country music superstars Justin Moore, The Band Perry and Brantley Gilbert, who will perform along with additional Big Machine Records artists during the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard in the IMS infield on the Brickfest Music Festival Stage. The Brickfest Music Festival schedule is as follows:

Saturday, July 26
6:30 p.m.    A Thousand Horses
7:10 p.m.    The Band Perry
8:45 p.m.    Justin Moore

Sunday, July 27
8:30 a.m.    Lauren Jenkins
9:00 a.m.    Scotty Emerick
9:30 a.m.    A Thousand Horses
10:20 a.m.    Drake White
11:15 a.m.    Brantley Gilbert

This musical lineup continues the relationship between Big Machine Label Group and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that began with superstar group Rascal Flatts performing on the main straightaway and legendary entertainer Reba singing “America The Beautiful” before the start of the 2011 Brickyard 400.

Big Machine Label Group, led by President and CEO Scott Borchetta, includes Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., Republic Nashville and Big Machine Music.
 

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
2014 '400' Winner To Receive Commemorative Guitar
 
2014 '400' Winner To Receive Commemorative Guitar
The winner of the 21st Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com on Sunday, July 27, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will not only receive the requisite fame and glory associated with winning one of the world’s most prestigious auto races, he or she will also be the recipient of a special award.
Read More
Related Media
The Rolling Stones
 
The Rolling Stones to Rock IMS July 4
The band has announced that they will kick off their new 15-city North American stadium, ZIP CODE tour, in San Diego on May 24 at Petco Park. The band will visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis on July 4.
Read More
Juan Pablo Montoya
 
Monday Racing Roundup: Montoya, Team Penske Make Opening Statement at St. Pete
Twenty-four hours before securing his 13th Indy car victory and first on a road/street course since Vancouver in his 1999 CART championship season, Juan Pablo Montoya was sizing up the Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Read More
Justin Wilson
 
Wilson Joins Andretti Autosport For Indianapolis 500 and Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis
Justin Wilson will make his 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series debut in an Andretti Autosport car in the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 9 and also compete in the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24, the team announced.
Read More
Ryan Hunter-Reay
 
Verizon IndyCar Series Kicks Off This Weekend in St. Petersburg
It’s a dawn of a new era for the Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend as aero kits enter the sport’s lexicon. Years of work by IndyCar engine suppliers Chevrolet and Honda have resulted in new bodywork that not only provides different looks for fans to identify each brand, but has also raised the performance index of the 24 cars on the St. Petersburg grid.
Read More
Tamika Catchings
 
Indiana Fever Star Catchings Joins Contest Winners in Traditional Flag Placing Cermony at IMS
Three-time Olympic gold medalist and Indiana Fever standout basketball player Tamika Catchings and two local radio contest winners participated in the traditional placement of racing flags atop the famous Wing and Wheel logo located above the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Gate 1.
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 1,835
Reserve one of our hospitality suites for your next event!
To start planning your event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway please fill out our Information Request Form or contact Laura Wyamn at (317) 492-8557 or email at lwyman@brickyard.com.
Latest Tweets
We've got a very special announcement at 8:30! Stay tuned! http://t.co/MOUoZHXgVq
about 41 minutes ago