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
Red Bull Air Race
 
Pilots Arrive for Historic Week at IMS
Thursday was a day to remember for the pilots of the Red Bull Air Race as they got their first opportunity to capture images of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the mythic track where they will be racing this weekend for the very first time.
Read More
Lily & Madeleine
 
Lily & Madeleine to Perform National Anthem at Red Bull Air Race
Indianapolis natives and fast-rising duo Lily & Madeleine will sing the national anthem at the inaugural Red Bull Air Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Read More
Panasonic Pagoda
 
Gate 9 is Entryway to Epic World of Red Bull Air Race at IMS
Gate 9 is the entryway to an entertaining weekend full of high-octane thrills at the first Red Bull Air Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Oct. 1-2. All fans heading to the Speedway are encouraged to use Gate 9 to enter the event.
Read More
Red Bull Air Race
 
The Countdown is on to Red Bull Air Race This Weekend
The most highly anticipated stop of the 2016 Red Bull Air Race calendar is this weekend, Oct. 1-2, when the official world championship comes to the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time. The jam-packed weekend of racing action will be a landmark event for the legions of sports fans in the Midwest, for the field of top pilots looking to join Indy’s legendary winners and, especially, for the two men locked in a battle for the overall crown with only two races to go.
Read More
Kevin Coleman
 
American Coleman Well-Versed on What It Means to Fly at IMS
As the only American in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship Challenger Cup, Kevin Coleman has an appreciation for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 2,332
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
Got milk? The traditions of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway #AirRace https://t.co/5fPSXNnIH8
about 33 minutes ago