NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music sensation and avid NASCAR fan Chris Cagle will "get his NASCAR on" when he sings the national anthem prior to the start of the upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 race at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 25. In addition to performing during Saturday’s race, Cagle also will ride "shotgun" with friend and NASCAR driver Mike Wallace, when Cagle's image appears on the decklid of Wallace’s No. 01 G&K Services Chevrolet car.
"Just being in Daytona during the kick-off of the NASCAR racing season is a big deal, but when I found out I was going to be featured on the car, it was unbelievable! On top of that, getting the call to sing our National Anthem before the Nationwide Series race...it's a dream come true!," Cagle expressed.
“We’re looking forward to having Chris rev up our fans with a rousing rendition of the National Anthem prior to the DRIVE4COPD 300,” said Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III. “His performance only enhances the already stellar line-up of entertainment on hand for Speedweeks 2012.”
Cagle plans to enjoy the monumental day with his wife Kay. "I am a huge NASCAR fan and a dear friend to Mike Wallace and his family! This is going to be an amazing day for me and something I never thought I'd have the opportunity to do! I'm going to enjoy every single moment, not to mention, the pleasure of introducing my wife to one of the greatest spectator sports that America has to offer," said Cagle.