Pop singer/songwriter and actress JoJo will sing “The Star Spangled Banner” prior to the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday afternoon.
"I'm so excited to return to Phoenix International Raceway and perform at the semifinal race in the Chase,” said JoJo. “I feel extremely honored to have the opportunity once again to sing the National Anthem in front of such amazing and dedicated racing fans."
The multi-platinum singer burst onto the music scene in 2004 with her debut single “Leave (Get Out),” which reached no. 1 on the Billboard Pop songs chart, making her the youngest solo artist to have a number-one single in the United States, at thirteen years old, as well as the youngest solo artist to receive at MTV Video Music Award Nomination. After a follow up album, “The High Road” was released in 2006, the Foxborough, Mass., native most recently released three singles known as “III.” on iTunes in support of her forthcoming third studio album scheduled for a November 2015 release.
Apart from her work in music, JoJo has earned success in her career as an actress. She made her first television acting debut in 2002 on The Bernie Mac Show. Her starring role in the Twentieth Century Fox film, Aquamarine, garnered JoJo multiple award nominations including a Teen Choice Award - Movies "Choice Breakout." Her follow up Columbia Pictures film, RV, co-starring Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Josh Hutcherson and Kristin Chenoweth opened at No. 1 in the Box Office during its first week of release. JoJo most recently appeared in her third film, G.B.F., which was released in 2013.
Race fans attending the Lucas Oil 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, Nov. 13 will hear the national anthem performed by the Anglim Sisters. The country singing trio from Scottsdale, Ariz., covers contemporary rock ballads and is looking to release a self-titled debut album.
Although the grandstands are sold out for Sunday’s race, fans wishing to attend the final Eliminator race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup may still purchase general admission tickets to PIR’s Hillside area. Tickets for Friday and Saturday, as well as Sunday’s Hillside area, may be purchased online at PhoenixRaceway.com or by phone at 866-408-RACE. Tune-in at 2:30 p.m. ET on Nov. 15 to watch the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 live on NBC.