Matthew Grant and Jason Romano serve as prerace dignitaries for Thursday’s NASCAR XFINITY SERIES race on FS1 via video from their respective homes.
Soul singer/songwriter Grant performs the national anthem Thursday, July 9, prior to the start of the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES race (8:00 PM ET on FS1 and the FOX Sports app). From his debut single "King For A Day" to his most recent release, "Heaven," Grant brings a timely message of love, peace and unity through his music. His style is often categorized as pop soul with strong undertones of jazz and a touch of gospel, as evidenced on his latest EP, "Love Under Covers."
Romano, Sports Spectrum podcast host, speaker and author, offers the invocation from his home prior to the start of the race. Also a former TV producer of 17 years, Romano authored "The Uniform of Leadership," debuting July 28, and "Live to Forgive."
Before Thursday?s @NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kentucky, soul singer @IamMatthewGrant performs the national anthem, and Sports Spectrum podcast host and author @JasonRomano delivers the invocation. pic.twitter.com/ndFjZ1ROsz
— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) July 8, 2020