Gateway Motorsports Park is proud to welcome The Band Steele (www.thebandsteele.com) to Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ For Linemen 200. The band will perform from 2:20-4:30 p.m. on the Busch Music Stage on the midway.
The Band Steele is made up of high school friends, Bo Steele and Ben Rubino. They began playing music together at age 14 in Winston County, Alabama.
Bo and Ben achieved a tremendous amount of Internet attention, when a video of Bo singing in a hospital waiting room went viral. It has reached millions of views and is still garnering incredibly inspiring positive comments daily. The pair had their television debut on WHNT-TV News 19 in Huntsville, Alabama where they had become local celebrities. They were also featured on the “Rick and Bubba Show”, a nationally syndicated radio talk show, where their music was aired and chosen as “keep it”, a radio success!
The duo caught the ear of industry executives including independent record label Fire River Records, who signed them to a multi-album record deal.
Additionally, the label secured Bo Steele a role in a motion picture, “Life on the Line,” starring John Travolta, Kate Bosworth and Sharon Stone. This fantastic opportunity allowed him to perform an original song from their new album in the movie, which was released on November 18, 2016.
The band’s involvement in the movie Life on the Line, inspired them to record a song honoring linemen and their families, called “The Lineman.” The song and video have received much acclaim and support internationally.
June of 2016 brought more success as The Band Steele was asked to perform two shows at the NASCAR Drivin’ For Linemen 200 Race, where Bo Steele was featured singing the National Anthem live on Fox Sports 1. This performance was nationally televised.
On September 16th, 2016, “Tan Lines & Moonshine,” their debut country EP was officially released featuring the debut single “Tan Lines.” (MUSIC VIDEO LINK) Currently, “Tan Lines” is climbing the country charts and has been featured on several best new country music radio shows.
2017 has seen a huge spike in social media following and The Band Steele has been invited to perform at notable music festivals, where they will be taking the stage with the top artists in both country and rock music. In February, the duo was awarded a prestigious sponsorship from the legendary D’Angelico Guitar Company.
These two young and talented musicians don’t believe in barriers between genres of music, and their songs are proof of that. With awesome hard rocking guitars and music, combined with heartfelt country lyrics and unforgettable hooks, this duo is a modern force to be reckoned with.
Few singers have the gift of a voice that is incomparable and uniquely recognizable, and Bo Steele is one of them. He has garnered much acclaim and thousands of fans who are unbelievably moved by his incredible vocals. His songwriting rivals his vocal ability, as he and Ben Rubino dig deeply to create each of their original songs with meaningful lyrics and phenomenal music.
Tickets for the June 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 — featuring 2016 winner Christopher Bell — are on sale and may be purchased at the GMP ticket office, by phone at (618) 215-8888 or online at www.wwtraceway.com. General admission tickets start at just $36 and kids 15 and under are free (general admission).
Official entry list for June 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200
0 Jennifer Jo Cobb, Driven2Honor.org Chevrolet
02 Austin Hill, Randco/Young’s Building Systems Ford
1 Jordan Anderson, Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet
4 Christopher Bell, JBL Toyota
006 Norm Benning, Chevrolet
8 John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet
110 Bryce Napier, ASAP Appliance Service Chevrolet
13 Cody Coughlin, JEGS Toyota
16 Ryan Truex, Dierberg’s/Bar Harbor Foods Toyota
18 Noah Gragson, Switch Toyota
19 Austin Cindric, Draw-Tite Ford
21 Johnny Sauter, Allegiant Airlines Chevrolet
124 Justin Haley, Chevrolet
27 Ben Rhodes, Safelite Auto Glass Toyota
29 Chase Briscoe, Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation Ford
33 Kaz Grala, Kiklos Chevrolet
136 Kevin Donahue, Nano Pro MT/UNOH Chevrolet
44 TBA, Shawn Magee Designs Chevrolet
145 T. J. Bell, Black Riffle Coffee Co. Chevrolet
49 Wendell Chavous, Chevrolet
51 Todd Gilliland, Pedigree Toyota
63 Kyle Donahue, Chevrolet
66 Ross Chastain, Chevrolet
68 Clay Greenfield, 1-800PAVEMENT Chevrolet
183 Todd Peck, Chevrolet
88 Matt Crafton, Menards Toyota
98 Grant Enfinger, Ride TV Toyota
199 TBA, Chevrolet
Last Update: June 13, 2017 — 11:15 a.m. CDT
Official entry list for the ARCA Midwest Series Illinois Lottery 50
O4 Natalie Decker, Eagle River WI, Toyota
0 Andy Jones, Gurnee IL, Toyota
2 Gregory Borchardt, Prior Lake MN, Chevrolet
5 John Beale, Verona WI, Chevrolet
7 John DeAngelis Jr., Hubertus WI, Ford
7 Paul Shafer Jr., Portage IN, Chevrolet
8 Brent Kirchner, LaCrosse WI, Chevrolet
14 Austin Nason, Roscoe IL, Ford
15 Dean LaPointe, Marshfield WI, Ford
18 Michael Ostdiek, Lakeville MN, Chevrolet
20 Jim Sauter Jr., Tomah WI, Ford
35 Travis Dassow, West Bend WI, Toyota
36 Dan Fredrickson, Lakeville MN, Toyota
39 Andrew Morrissey, DeForest WI, Ford
42 Dennis Prunty, Knowles WI, Toyota
44 Justin Mondeik, Gleason WI, Chevrolet
45 Rich Bickle Jr., Edgerton WI, Chevrolet
52 Ricky Baker, Plainfield IL, Ford
75 Mike Beyer, Machesney Park IL, Ford
77 Jonathan Eilen, Hampton MN, Ford
91 Ty Majeski, Seymour WI, Ford
99 Cole Rouse, Fort Smith AR, Toyota
99 TBA, Toyota
119 Dalton Zehr, Daytona Beach FL, Chevrolet
Received: June 12, 2017 — 1 p.m. CDT
Saturday, June 17 — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 schedule
8:30 a.m. — Spectator parking lots open.
9 a.m. — Spectator gates open.
9 a.m. — Climbin’ for Linemen competition (infield).
9:30-10:25 a.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 practice.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Free bucket rides in Altec’s bucket truck (infield near the tunnel).
11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m. — Final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 practice.
1:30-2:30 p.m. — Illinois Lottery 50 ARCA Midwest Tour practice and qualifying.
2-2:45 p.m. — NASCAR driver autograph session (in the infield, near the scoring pylon).
2:30-4:30 p.m. — Free concert by The Band Steele on the Busch Music Stage (on the midway).
3:30-4:30 p.m. — ARCA Midwest Tour Illinois Lottery 50 qualifying.
4:45 p.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 qualifying.
5:45 p.m. — ARCA Midwest Tour Illinois Lottery 50 driver introductions.
6:10 p.m. — ARCA Midwest Tour Illinois Lottery 50 (40 laps, 50 miles, timed event).
7 p.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 driver introductions.
7:30 p.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 (160 laps, 200 miles).
Schedule is subject to change. Latest update: June 13.
Twitter hashtag: #D4LM200
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About Gateway Motorsports Park
Gateway Motorsports Park is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 340 acres, Gateway Motorsports Park is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. Gateway Motorsports Park’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, the 1.6-mile Circuit of St. Louis road course, a state-of-the-art Karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue.