Friday, August 7, 2015

Megadeth leader to drive pace car at NASCAR Sprint Cup event this weekend

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine will be the honorary pace car driver for the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York this Sunday, August 9.

The event is part of NASCAR weekend at The Glen, billed as the largest sporting event in New York State.

Fans will witness the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Xfinity and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series over the course of the weekend, with the Bully Hill 125 on Friday, Zippo 200 on Saturday and Cheez-It 355 at The Glen on Sunday.

Mustaine and Megadeth are gearing up for the late 2015 release of their forthcoming 15th album.

The project will feature 13 original tunes and two covers: “Melt The Ice Away” by Budgie and “Foreign Policy” by Fear.

Recorded in Nashville, the untitled album is co-produced by Mustaine and Toby Wright (Alice In Chains, Korn), and is currently being mixed by Lamb Of God producer Josh Wilbur.

Megadeth’s 15th album features new guitarist Kiko Loureiro and guest drummer Chris Adler from Lamb Of God.

The group debuted their new lineup during a performance at the Festival D'été De Québec (Quebec City Summer Festival), in Quebec City on July 18.

See also:

Megadeth reveal tracklist for new album
Megadeth reveal Lamb Of God producer is mixing new album
VIDEO: Megadeth debut new lineup in Quebec City
VIDEO: Megadeth issue UK tour promo
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