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May 10

Martina McBride to Sing National Anthem at Indy 500

Martina McBride photo by Randee St. Nicholas, courtesy of Republic Nashville.

Martina McBride will sing the National Anthem during pre-race ceremonies at the 96th Indianapolis 500. The famous race will take place Sunday, May 27 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “I am extremely excited that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has invited me to this year’s Indy 500,” Martina said. “It is a huge honor to sing the National Anthem at what is known as the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’”

“We welcome Martina McBride to IMS to perform ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ shortly before the engines fire for the 96th Indianapolis 500,” Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and chief executive officer, said. “Her unforgettable voice and stage presence will add special meaning to this tribute to our country and the veterans who have served it with great dedication and sacrifice.”

Martina recently kicked off an intimate theater tour across the country. The tour will give fans a chance to be up close and personal with Martina and learn some of the stories behind her biggest hits. For tour dates and more, visit


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