American alternative rock band Sugar Ray will get the party started for race fans at the South Point 400. The group will host a special front stretch pre-race concert at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 15.

The Newport Beach natives are best known for crystalizing the sound of Southern California pop during the Y2K era. Sugar Ray will perform hits and showcase songs that made it one of the most popular bands during the late 1990s and early 2000s. The group is expected to take the stage at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Founded in 1988 in Newport Beach by co-founders Mark McGrath and Rodney Sheppard, Sugar Ray has sold more than 10 million records, recorded four top-10 songs and played in front of millions of fans.

The group has shared the stage with major artists including the Rolling Stones, KISS, and the Sex Pistols and collaborated with Run-DMC. Sugar Ray is known for such iconic hits as “Fly”, “Every Morning”, “Someday” and “When It’s Over.”

Sugar Ray's pre-race performance will set the stage the start of the third round of NASCAR’s Cup Series playoffs as eight drivers compete against a star-studded field for their chance to clinch a spot in NASCAR’s final four.

For the second year in a row, LVMS will offer fans a FREE Friday that will kick off with a NASCAR Cup Hauler Parade around LVMS on Friday morning, Oct. 13, and follow with Xfinity practice and qualifying later that day. Racing action will conclude Friday night with The Star Nursery 150 ARCA Menards Series West race at the iconic Bullring, where race fans can attend for as low as $30, and kids 12 and under can attend for free. Saturday's racing action will begin with Cup Series practice and qualifying, followed by the Alsco 302 NASCAR Xfinity Series race. The weekend will conclude on Sunday with the anticipated South Point 400.

Tickets for the South Point 400 still remain by visiting or calling 1-800-644-4444.