DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Multi-platinum recording artist, actress and DAV Ambassador Jordin Sparks will perform the National Anthem for the 59th annual Daytona 500 on Feb. 26 at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
“We’re thrilled to have Jordin Sparks be a part of the pre-race ceremonies and sing the National Anthem prior to the Daytona 500,” Daytona Int’l Speedway President Chip Wile said. “Jordin is an incredible talent and we look forward to her rendition of the National Anthem before the start of the 59th ‘Great American Race.’”
Sparks was the season 6 winner of American Idol. In addition to a successful recording career, she has branched out to pursue an acting and Broadway career, starring in films such as the music film Sparkle, The Grace of Jakes, Left Behind and The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete.
Her latest film, a faith-based film called God Bless The Broken Road, will be in theaters early 2017.