Cassadee Pope will sing the national anthem during pre-race ceremonies this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before the running of the Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com. Cassadee has been a NASCAR fan all her life and says Dale Earnhardt was her favorite growing up. Her grandfather races stock cars in Pennsylvania and this weekend will be special for her because her family is driving to Indy for the race. But she says, “I actually didn’t tell them about my name being on the side of the Nationwide car. So they’re going to be really surprised. I’m just excited to show them a good time.” No doubt Cassadee’s family will be proud to see her sing the national anthem and see her debut single, “Wasted All These Tears,” being promoted on a car at Indy.
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Cassadee Pope – Brickyard 1 :28
“I’m so, so excited that my family gets to come to Brickyard. They’re all NASCAR fans and my grandpa actually races stock cars in Vandergift, Pennsylvania. They’re all driving to Indy for the race and I actually didn’t tell them about my name being on the side of the Nationwide car. So they’re going to be really surprised. I’m just excited to show them a good time. I, myself, am a NASCAR fan so it will be awesome for me as well.”
Cassadee Pope – Brickyard 2 :30
“I’ve always been a fan of NASCAR because of my family. I grew up loving country music first of all, but my grandpa is a huge fan. He races himself, so I just was always surrounded by it. I loved Dale Earnhardt; that was my favorite growing up. I just have a lot of memories going to races when I was a kid, especially dirt races in Pennsylvania. It’s a family thing. It reminds me of growing up and being a kid so it’s always had a good place in my heart.”