Lenny Kravitz, who once won four straight Grammy awards at the peak of his career, has been selected to perform a pre-race concert prior to the 2012 Daytona 500.
The rocker will play three of his songs – likely something from his newest album, called Black and White America, plus a couple of hits.
Kravitz's selection breaks a string of country music acts that included Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Brooks & Dunn over the last several years.
Daytona will still have country, though. The group Little Big Town will perform pre- and post-race concerts on the night of the Budweiser Shootout exhibition race and also sing the national anthem.
The national anthem singer for the Daytona 500 has yet to be named, but the track has already announced the grand marshals (The Three Stooges' co-stars Jane Lynch and Kate Upton) and the honorary starter (WWE wrestler John Cena).