Twelve-time Grammy winner CeCe Winans, multi-platinum award winning country star Luke Combs and rising stars Priscilla Block and Brandon Lay will provide entertainment at the NASCAR tripleheader at Nashville Superspeedway this weekend.
Winans, a lauded gospel singer with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and more than five million records sold, will deliver the invocation on Sunday representing Nashville Life Church prior to the inaugural Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series race (2:30 p.m. CT, NBCSN.)
Combs will serve as the grand marshal for the Ally 400. The Asheville, North Carolina native is a multi-platinum ACM, CMA, CMT and Billboard Music Award-winning artist and the 2019 and 2020 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year.
Priscilla Block, a 25-year-old social media sensation, will sing the national anthem before the Ally 400. Her hit song “Just About Over You,” has reached the top 40 in country airplay charts after it was crowd-funded by thousands of her fans on TikTok.
After the song’s success, Block was signed by Universal Music Group Nashville’s Mercury Division last September.
It was announced earlier this month that Grand Ole Opry member Chris Janson will perform a concert Sunday after the Ally 400 qualifying and before the race.
Janson will be joined on stage by longtime country music star John Anderson.
Brandon Lay, a Jackson, Tennessee native and EMI Records Nashville singer/songwriter, will perform the national anthem prior to the Tennessee Lottery 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday (2:30 p.m. CT, NBCSN).
The anthem for the Rackley Roofing 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday (7 p.m. CT, FS1) will be performed by Brenna Bone, who won the NASHCAR Superstar Sweepstakes fan vote.
Bone, a singer/songwriter, made her way to Nashville from her hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania, and has just released her newest single “Want It Like That” across all streaming platforms.
Other weekend highlights include:
• Bernard Pollard, a nine-year NFL veteran and former member of the Tennessee Titans (2013-14) waving the green flag as the honorary starter for the Ally 400.
• New Vanderbilt women’s basketball coach Shea Ralph will serve as honorary starter for the Tennessee Lottery 250.
• RV campers Thursday through Saturday will be provided evening entertainment courtesy of Rhythm & Racing presented by Ford. Local singer/songwriters will tour the Geico Campgrounds in a Ford F-250 stopping to perform a 20-30-minute set of music.
• On Sunday, Rhythm & Racing will be parked near the FanZone for the entire crowd to hear. Scheduled performers include Chris Ruediger, Cooper Alan, Ashley Cooke, Alexander Kay, and Thomas Mac from The 615 House, Chancie Neal, and Joe Denim.
• The Bear Hollow Wood Carvers will be in the FanZone all weekend with carvers turning ordinary piece of wood into figurines. Auctions of their pieces will take place Saturday and Sunday at noon at their FanZone display.
• Monster Energy/Keith Sayers Freestyle Motorcross and the Unknown Industries Harley Stunt Show will perform motorcycle skills, burnouts, and other stunts.
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