Grammy® Award-winning artists Los Lonely Boys will perform during pre-race festivities for the IZOD INDYCAR World Championships at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 16.

The concert by the “Texican” rock ‘n’ roll trio is slated for 11:15 a.m. (PT) inside the Neon Garage just before the final races of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights seasons. The IZOD IndyCar Series championship will be decided in the final race for the sixth consecutive season.

Los Lonely Boys, a trio of brothers from San Angelo, Texas whose debut single “Heaven” won a Grammy award in 2005, will entertain INDYCAR fans with their special style of rock mixing Chicano, blues, roots and Latin all rolled into one. 

They’ve worked with artists such as Willie Nelson and Carlos Santana and recently released their first self-produced album “Rockpango.”

“This is definitely a treat for us,” said JoJo Garza from Los Lonely Boys.  “Being asked to open the first-ever INDYCAR World Championships in Vegas is hot.  We’re going to rock out with these fans and then watch the most anticipated open wheel battle of the year.”

The INDYCAR World Championships Presented by Honda takes place Sunday, Oct. 16 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and encompasses the season finales for the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights.  Additionally, reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon will race to claim $5 million in the Go Daddy INDYCAR Challenge.  If Wheldon, who will start from the rear of the more than 30 car field, takes the checkered flag, he will split the $5 million prize with the winning sweepstakes entrant.

Tickets can be purchased for the races at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-866-INDYCAR. Fans purchasing a ticket to any IZOD IndyCar Series race during the 2011 season are eligible to receive a complimentary ticket to the IZOD INDYCAR World Championships Presented by Honda. Tickets can be redeemed in the INDYCAR Fan Village in the Mandalay Bay parking lot during race week. Tickets are free for children 12 years of age and under with the purchase of an adult general admission ticket.