INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 – Big Machine recording artists Danielle Bradbery, Payton Smith and Callista Clark will perform songs paying tribute to America during NASCAR pre-race ceremonies Sept. 7-8 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Smith will lead the weekend with the national anthem before the Indiana 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday, Sept. 7, which begins at 3 p.m. live on NBCSN. On Sunday, Sept. 8, Bradbery will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" while Clark performs "America the Beautiful" ahead of the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line. The latter marks the final race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season and airs live on NBC at 2 p.m. (ET).
"Songs saluting America are an important and traditional part of the pre-race ceremonies at every race at the Speedway," IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. "We know our loyal fans will appreciate and enjoy the renditions by talented performers such as Danielle, Payton and Callista."
Big Machine continues a deep commitment to the 26th annual NASCAR event weekend at IMS with these special appearances, following FGL Fest on Saturday, Sept. 7 at IMS. Global chart-toppers Florida Georgia Line headline the multi-year event with a lineup that includes Dan + Shay, Nelly, Mitchell Tenpenny, Blanco Brown, Canaan Smith and Payton Smith.
"The Big Machine proudly returns to Indy for our annual Big Machine Vodka 400 NASCAR race, loaded with the hottest talent to perform for music and racing fans," said Big Machine President & CEO Scott Borchetta. "Florida Georgia Line are hotter than ever and have put together a festival lineup that is sure to have fans going crazy on Saturday. And then, on Sunday, it’s the big boys … fighting it out during the last race of the regular season and a final chance to make The Playoffs! Start me up …"
Visit IMS.com to purchase tickets now and throughout the weekend for the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line, Indiana 250, FGL Fest and the Driven2SaveLives BC39 Powered by NOS Energy Drink, and for more information on the event.
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