NASHVILLE, TN Tuesday May.30.2006 / -- The new Disney-Pixar movie Cars will had its world premiere Friday night at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Brad Paisley -- who wrote two songs that are featured on the movie's soundtrack -- attended and walked the red carpet with other stars associated with the movie.

Diamond Rio sang the National Anthem prior to the premiere at the Speedway. Cars voice talents Paul Newman and Richard Petty were among the stars scheduled to be on hand, as were several other racing legends. The Speedway premiere was a sold-out event, with more than 30-thousand people expected to attend.

"Cars" will open in theaters nationwide on June 9th.

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