Multiple Grammy Award-winning superstar Kelly Clarkson will perform the national anthem before the start of the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 26 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This will be the second consecutive year and third time overall Clarkson has performed the anthem before the race, as she also sang in 2011 with Seal while accompanied on piano by David Foster.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Kelly back to IMS on Race Day to sing the national anthem for hundreds of thousands of fans in the stands and millions of viewers around the world,” IMS Doug Boles said. “She is a global icon and an incredible singer, and our fans have loved her performances of the anthem last year and in 2011. We look forward to her delivering another stirring, poignant rendition just before engines are fired for ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’”
The performance will take place on the heels of the Tuesday, May 21 season 16 finale of NBC’s “The Voice,” where Clarkson, winner of the inaugural season of “American Idol.” in 2002, serves as a coach on the hit show.