The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced on Wednesday that multi-grammy award nominated artist and actress, Jordin Sparks will perform the national anthem ahead of the Greatest Spectacle In Racing, the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 26.

Speaking about the announcent, J Douglas Boles, President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway said:

We know that Jordin’s voice and performance will deliver an emotional and stirring rendition of the national anthem as part of pre-race ceremonies for the Indy 500. “The national anthem moment pays honor to the country we love, sets the stage for the hair-raising U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flyover and gets us one step closer to those final, dramatic and electric moments leading up to the start of the Indianapolis 500.

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