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Poison’s Bret Michaels to give Darlington Throwback Weekend pre-race concert


What better way to enhance this year’s 1985-1989 Throwback Weekend theme at Darlington Raceway than with some true classic rock from the same era?

That’s what the track will do for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sept. 3 with a special pre-race concert by Bret Michaels, lead singer of the iconic rock group Poison.

While Poison won’t be with Michaels, he’ll sing a number of the songs they made famous, as well as from his own hits catalog as a solo artist.

“Michaels, with the band Poison, was one of the top rock acts in the late 80’s, which fits into our celebration years of 1985-89 extremely well,” Darlington Raceway president Kerry Tharp said in a media release.

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