Sights and Sounds of the Pennsylvania 400 Pre-Race
Long Pond, PA (August 2, 2012) ― The roar of 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series engines will fill the air as the green flag waves to start the 39th annual Pennsylvania 400 on Sunday, August 5. Prior to the start of the race, the sights and sounds of pre-race activities will feature a rising musical star and an aerial fly-over featuring military fighter planes from two separate eras.
Virginia native and newly signed RCA Recording Artist Alex Boyd will perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the Pennsylvania 400. Boyd is gearing up to release his freshman album “Commit Me”. The singles, “Light Up Tonight” and “I Wish I Knew” are sure to excite listeners of all types. The album, thoroughly steeped in classic soul roots, has influences from genres across the billboard. From pop, to R&B, to hip hop and rock, Boyd has found a way to incorporate all of his favorite sounds on one concise album.
A Heritage Air Force Foundation P-51 Mustang, World War Two fighter, and a modern day F-16 will provide a dramatic display of our nation’s air power, past and present, as they streak across the sky above Pocono Raceway at the conclusion of pre-race activities. The F-16 is part of the 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, S.C.
Tickets for the Pennsylvania 400 are still available by calling 1-800-RACEWAY (1-800-722-3929) or by visiting www.poconoraceway.com. A print at home option is available online.