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Darius Rucker to sing National Anthem at 2016 Indy 500

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Wednesday that three-time GRAMMY Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Darius Rucker will perform the national anthem before the 100th Running o...
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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Wednesday that three-time GRAMMY Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Darius Rucker will perform the national anthem before the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

Rucker will sing in the traditional spot on "500" Race Day before the 33 drivers are called to their cars and the singing of "Back Home Again in Indiana."

Rucker is well known as the former lead singer and rhythm guitarist of GRAMMY-Award-winning Hootie & the Blowfish. Since re-introducing himself to the world as a country artist, he has released four consecutive albums to top the Billboard Country albums chart.