Daniels Band, racers to be 'locked up'

The Grammy Award-winning Charlie Daniels Band will perform and NASCAR drivers including Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano will be "locked up" to raise money Oct. 12 at the Brickhouse Tavern for the Brienne Davis Scholarship Fund.

Davis, 28, died when her truck crashed in a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 77 in Huntersville in 2008.

The Louisiana native was one of the few full-time NASCAR inspectors who worked on race weekends. She was a former engine builder at Dale Earnhardt Inc. in Mooresville.

The fund has so far raised enough for 20 scholarships for women to attend Universal Technical Institute campuses to pursue careers in the automotive industry, including NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville. Davis was a UTI graduate.

Other NASCAR notables scheduled to appear at the "Third Official Jail & Bail" are "The Alabama Gang" of Bobby Allison, Donnie Allison and Red Farmer; Joe Nemechek; Max Papis; Ricky Stenhouse Jr.; Tony Raines; and Travis Kvapil.

Tickets are $20, on sale at the Brickhouse Tavern, 209 Delburg St., and NASCAR Technical Institute, 220 Byers Creek Road, in Talbert Point Business Park off N.C. 150 and Talbert Road. Ages 12 and under will be admitted free.

Tickets also will be sold at the gate on the night of the event. NASCAR spokesman Tom Sullivan said capacity is limited, so tickets should be purchased in advance.

Daniels, an N.C. native, was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville in 2009 and has performed at numerous NASCAR events over the years. Recording artist and hit songwriter Bridgette Tatum will also perform at 5:30 that evening. The Charlie Daniels Band will start about 8.