The Daytona International Speedway has announced that the up-and-coming artist BRELAND will perform the National Anthem ahead of the 65th running of the DAYTONA 500. The event, which is one of the biggest races in the NASCAR Cup Series, will take place on February 19th, 2023.
Frank Kelleher, President of Daytona International Speedway, expressed his excitement about having BRELAND lead the crowd in the National Anthem, saying that “His creative style and unique singing voice adds an extra element of excitement to a momentous weekend of racing and entertainment.”
BRELAND has quickly become a force to be reckoned with in the music industry, thanks to the success of his Platinum hit “My Truck.” The song hit #1 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 in 2019 and even landed on best-of-the-year lists from The New York Times to NPR. He has since been dubbed the “king of collabs” by the Associated Press for his work with artists such as Dierks Bentley, HARDY, Keith Urban, and Thomas Rhett.
With over 1 billion career streams and a debut album, CROSS COUNTRY, BRELAND is on his way to the top. He is set to perform with Walker Hayes and Shania Twain on tour, as well as make a return to the Stagecoach Festival. The New Jersey native has been hailed as the “symbol of Country music’s ongoing evolution” by Rolling Stone.
BRELAND’s Version of the National Anthem
BRELAND’s rendition of the National Anthem promises to be a unique and modern twist on a classic song. He will blend tradition with his signature sound, creating a moment that captures the energy of the DAYTONA 500. Fans can expect a powerful performance that will get them ready for the intense competition that lies ahead.
Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth
The DAYTONA 500 is just one of the many exciting events taking place during Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth. The week starts with DAYTONA 500 Qualifying Presented by Busch Light, which will determine the front row for the big race. On Thursday, February 16th, the Bluegreen Vacations Duel will see drivers such as Jimmie Johnson and Travis Pastrana battle it out for a spot in the DAYTONA 500.
Friday will feature the return of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in the Next Era Energy 250, and Saturday will see a double header with the ARCA Menards Series Race and the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner 300. Finally, on Sunday, after a performance by Dierks Bentley, the NASCAR Cup Series drivers will make their 2023 season debut in the 65th running of the DAYTONA 500, following BRELAND’s performance of the National Anthem.
The DAYTONA 500 promises to be a week full of exciting racing and entertainment, and with BRELAND performing the National Anthem, it’s sure to be a memorable moment. The race is a testament to the passion and skills of the drivers, and the National Anthem is a reminder of the unity and patriotism that bring the fans, drivers, and teams together. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!