Recording Artist & Actor Blake Rayne to Perform National Anthem Prior to Friday Night’s ARCA Race at Lucas Oil Raceway

Indianapolis, IN. (July 22, 2014) – Lucas Oil Raceway today announced City of Peace recording artist and lead actor in the upcoming movie, “The Identical”, Blake Rayne, will perform the national anthem at Lucas Oil Raceway prior to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards SCOTT Get Geared Up 200.

Prior to his national anthem performance, Blake Rayne will join Darcey & Mo and The Morph Kings. The comprised band, from of the upcoming motion picture “The Identical,” will perform a concert on the main at Lucas Oil Raceway as part of the ARCA Racing Summer Concert Series on July 25th.

Rayne, in his acting debut in The Identical, is new to the film world yet has years of stage experience. Rayne has recently completed his original music from the motion picture, which releases nationwide on September 5th. He plays the dual role of Drexel Hemsley and Ryan Wade. Rayne’s film debut also includes his performance of many of the original songs in the movie. Appearing with Rayne and also in the movie is R&B group, Darcey & Mo, and The Morph Kings, a throwback to Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, aka a taste to today’s Black Keys.

City of Peace Films, which produced The Identical movie, has entered into a strategic marketing partnership with Venturini Motorsports to assist in promoting the September 5th release date of the movie. The Lucas Oil Raceway pre-race concert featuring Blake Rayne will be the second of five concerts produced for the ARCA Summer Concert Series leading into mid-September. Rayne and the band performed their high energy show this past weekend at Chicagoland Speedway prior to the ARCA/NASCAR Nationwide doubleheader. More information on the full scope of the project partnership will be released in August. For more information please visit www.TheIdenticalMovie.com.

The SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 presented by Federated Car Care will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1 on Friday, July 25 at 9:00pm ET. ARCAracing.com will provide live timing and scoring of practice on Friday from 1:35pm-2:20pm and 3:00pm-3:45pm. Menard’s Pole Qualifying will take place on Friday at 5:30pm ET.

Tickets, for $20 – which is $10 off the gate price – are now on sale at Menards stores in Anderson, Avon, Bloomington, Camby, Carmel, Columbus, Fishers, Fort Wayne East, Fort Wayne South, Fort Wayne West, Greenwood, Indy East, Indy South, Kokomo, Lafayette South, Lebanon, Muncie, Richmond, Terre Haute and West Lafayette. Tickets for anyone 11 and under will be $10 at the gate.

ABOUT THE IDENTICAL
THE IDENTICAL tells the compelling story of twin brothers unknowingly separated at birth during the Great Depression. DREXEL HEMSLEY becomes an iconic 50’s rock ‘n’ roll star, while RYAN WADE (Blake Rayne) struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his father. The Reverend Wade (Ray Liotta) and his wife (Ashley Judd) are sure their adopted son has been gifted and called by God to be a preacher. But Ryan challenges his parent’s vision for his life, and unflinchingly chooses to launch his own music career with his best friend (Seth Green). Encouraged by his wife (Erin Cottrell) and employer (Joe Pantoliano), Ryan embarks on an unpredictable, provocative path – performing the legendary music of Drexel Hemsley in sold out venues all across the country. As the brothers destinies tragically collide, Ryan discovers that Drexel is his identical twin which leads him to question everything he’s ever believed about God, family and his own identity.

THE IDENTICAL is a City of Peace Films production featuring the talents of three generations of the Marcellino family from Nashville, TN. Dustin Marcellino is the first time director, Jerry Marcellino co-wrote the 20 plus original songs with his son Yochanan, who is the founder of City of Peace Films. Yochanan and Don Noes are the two men who propelled the movie to the big screen by raising the production funding and the film’s marketing budget. The movie will be distributed by Freestyle Releasing and will be opening nationwide on September 5th.

STARRING: Erin Cottrell, Amanda Crew, Brian Geraghty, Seth Green, Ashley Judd, Joe Pantoliano, Blake Rayne, and Ray Liotta

DIRECTED BY: Dustin Marcellino

PRODUCED BY: Mark G. Mathis, Yochanan Marcellino, Matthew Dean Russell

Featuring over 20 original songs by Jerry Marcellino and Yochanan Marcellino including: “Your Love’s Keepin’ Me Tonight,” “City Lights,” “Angel of Mine,” “Everybody Knows It” and “Nashville Tonight”

About Venturini Motorsports
Venturini Motorsports (VMS), fielding cars for over 30-years in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, is one of the premier NASCAR driver development programs in the country. Multiple team championships and consistent on-track success, VMS has evolved into one of the most recognizable names in motorsports. Since 2007, VMS has assisted in the career development of notable NASCAR drivers such as Joey Logano, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Brian Scott, Kevin Swindell, John Wes Townley and Erik Jones. Over the years the Venturini name has become synonymous with modern-day racing in America. In 2012, the Venturini family was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (www.NIASHF.org) and now find themselves enshrined with such sports icons as Joe DiMaggio, Mario Andretti, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda and Rocky Marciano.

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About ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.

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