EMMY ROSSUM TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM

Golden Globe Nominee to help close out 20 years of NASCAR memories at PIR

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Actress/Singer Emmy Rossum will perform the Star-Spangled Banner prior to the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Feb. 27 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Rossum said she’s excited for to help fans rev up for the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ – the last NASCAR event to be held on a racing surface that’s been in place at PIR since 1990. The track will be repaved and slightly reconfigured following the upcoming race weekend.

“Having the opportunity to sing the Star-Spangled Banner in front of nearly 100,000 people is always thrilling,” Rossum said. “But I am told this NASCAR event – as the final race on Phoenix International Raceway’ current track surface – has even more meaning. I’m honored to help close out 20 years of NASCAR memories in the Valley of the Sun on PIR’s current racing surface as the track prepares to renovate this spring.”

Rossum has been involved in the performing arts for more than a decade and is no stranger to the NASCAR stage. The multi-talented 23-year old currently stars in the Showtime series, Shameless. The new original series, which is based on a long-running British series of the same title, had its biggest premiere in the history of the network. Rossum’s first album, “Inside Out,” was released in 2007 and featured her own songs and recordings.

In 2004, Rossum earned a Golden Globe nomination as “Christine” in Phantom of the Opera. Her portrayal also garnered the National Board of Review’s Best Female Breakthrough Performance Award and the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s Best Young Actress Award in 2005. Past film credits include Dare, Dragonball, Poseiden, The Day After Tomorrow with Jake Gyllenhaal, and the Clint Eastwood-directed drama Mystic River.  Her television credits include guest starring appearances on Law and Order and The Practice.

Tickets to the exciting Feb. 24-27 SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ NASCAR event weekend are available with prices starting at just $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.phoenixraceway.com/tickets or call 866-408-RACE (7223).

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