KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Race fans and country music enthusiasts should get a charge out of the national anthem for Thursday’s Super Start Batteries 400 presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. Platinum Country star RaeLynn will perform the virtual national anthem prior to the race, which starts at 6:30 pm, CT and will be televised nationally on NBCSN.
“RaeLynn is one of the up-and-coming country music artists, and we are excited that she will be a part of our race weekend lineup of dignitaries,” said Kansas Speedway President Pat Warren. “She has a distinct sound and personality, which makes her a great fit for our race and fan base, and I believe everyone watching from home will truly enjoy her rendition.”
A two-time ACM New Female Vocalist nominee, RaeLynn is continuing to redefine Country music with her gift for storytelling through songwriting, accented by a one-of-a-kind, electric personality. Her widely lauded debut album WILDHORSE – arrived at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart and Top 10 on Billboard’s All-Genre Albums Sales Chart – was recognized among the best Country albums of 2017 by Rolling Stone, UPROXX and Stereogum. With both GOLD-certified (“Love Triangle”) and PLATINUM-certified (“God Made Girls”) singles to her name, RaeLynn has racked up more than 520 MILLION total career streams. Most recently on Maren Morris’ GIRL: THE WORLD TOUR, she’s also joined Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, FGL, Kane Brown, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton on the road. With nearly 2.2 MILLION followers across her engaging online platforms, her star continues to rise after becoming the first Country face to represent the global beauty brand Too Faced. RaeLynn will release BAYTOWN – her first EP since signing to Round Here Records – on August 14.
The complete schedule for the upcoming NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway will consist of the following:
|Thursday, July 23||NASCAR Cup Series Super Start Batteries 400
presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts (400 miles)
|6:30 pm (NBCSN)|
|Friday, July 24||NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Kansas 200 (200 miles)||6:00 pm (FS1)|
|Friday, July 24||ARCA Menards Series Dawn 150 (150 miles)||9:00 pm (FS1)|
|Saturday, July 25||NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Kansas 200 (200 miles)||12:30 pm (FS1)|
|Saturday, July 25||NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 250 (250 miles)||4:00 pm (NBCSN)|
Times are CT
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About Kansas Speedway
Kansas Speedway is a premier motorsports facility in the Midwest. The track, which opened in 2001, hosts two NASCAR Cup Series weekends each year, along with approximately 200 other event days each year. The Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, which opened in 2012, overlooks Turn 2 of the track.