Lupe Fiasco To Perform At IZOD INDYCAR World Championships Kick-Off Party

GRAMMY® Award-winning platinum hip-hop recording artist Lupe Fiasco will perform at the IZOD INDYCAR World Championships Kick-off Party at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino's WET REPUBLIC Thursday, Oct. 13.

Fiasco, whose chart-topping single "Out of My Head" from his latest album, Laser, joins "Good Charlotte," "Los Lonely Boys," "Nuttin' But Stringz" and "82nd Airborne All-American Chorus" in a recently announced line-up of musical entertainment designed to please fans of all genres during the IZOD INDYCAR World Championships Presented by Honda.

The party begins at 9 p.m. following the IZOD IndyCar Series Parade Presented by Verizon which takes place on Las Vegas Boulevard starting at 7 p.m. The 34 drivers featured in the IZOD INDYCAR World Championships will drive their race cars up and down Las Vegas Blvd. and then make their way to WET REPUBLIC to join Fiasco and fans in the kick-off celebration.

"Las Vegas hasn't seen action like INDYCAR in a long time," said Fiasco. "I wanted to get in on the celebration so hosting the kick-off party is my way of turning it up."

Fans who present either their Lupe Fiasco ticket from his Sunday, Oct. 9 performance or an INDYCAR race-day ticket at the door can mingle with their favorite INDYCAR drivers and enjoy WET REPUBLIC's spectacular saltwater pools, VIP bungalows, hip party cabanas and supreme poolside amenities.

The IZOD INDYCAR World Championships Presented by Honda takes place Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and encompasses the season finales for the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights. Additionally, 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 field, wins the race, he will split the $5 million prize with the winning sweepstakes entrant.

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