Recording artist & actress Jordin Sparks to sing national anthem for 59th Daytona 500

Photo for Headline Surfer / Recording Artist & actress Jordin Sparks, shown above, is scheduled to sing the National Anthem for February's Daytona 500.
YouTube download / video by racing fan Marco Russo / Above, raw video of the 82nd Airborne Division’s All American Chorus from Fort Bragg singing the national anthem, followed by a flyover from the famed U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
 
 By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks, whose faith-based film "God Bless The Broken Road" will be in theaters early 2017, will perform the National Anthem for the 59th annual Daytona 500 on Feb. 26 at Daytona International 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 International 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.’ "

DSC President Chip Wile / Headline Surfer"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 International 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.’ "

God Bless The Broken Road tells the story of Amber (Lindsay Pulsipher), a young mother whose husband makes the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Afghanistan and she struggles to raise their young daughter (Makenzie Moss) in his absence. Sparks plays Amber's close friend, Bridgette. 

The film combines elements of faith, country music and stock car racing while paying tribute to those who serve in the United States military and their families. A portion of the film's profits will go to DAV (Disabled American Veterans). 

Did You Know?
Jordin 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 SparkleThe Grace of Jakes, Left Behind and The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete.
 
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's a third of the way though the Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation will be in March 2018.