Vanessa Williams will get the DAYTONA 500 race off to a melodic start on Sunday (20FEB05), after signing up to sing America's national anthem.

While at the Florida event, the stunning singer and actress will also take part in a tribute to the US, during which she will sing AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL.

Joining her in the tribute will be Brian Wilson, Five for Fighting's JOHN ONDRASIK, and Clint Black, reports MTV.

Hollywood hunk Matthew Mcconaughey will serve as the Grand Marshal on the day.

15/02/2005 03:08