National anthem performers announced for Cheez-It 355 weekend

Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (July 16, 2015) American Idol winner David Cook has been named the National Anthem singer for the Cheez-It™ 355 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on August 9th at Watkins Glen International.

Cook, 32, rose to fame after winning the seventh season of American Idol. His major-label debut David Cook has been certified platinum by the RIAA. His latest studio album Digital Vein is scheduled to be released on September 18, 2015.

On Saturday, August 8, before the NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200, The Voice winner Sawyer Fredericks, who resides in Fultonville, N.Y., will perform “The Star Spangled Banner”. In 2015, Fredericks became the youngest winner in the NBC reality series’ history and set iTunes sales records in doing so.

Windsor, Ontario’s Amy Rivard will perform the Canadian national anthem before Saturday and Sunday’s races. Rivard has most recently toured as a chorus member with the group Celtic Woman.

On Friday, before the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Bully Hill Vineyards 125, violinist Walker Konkle will perform American and Canadian anthems, as he continues his rapid rise in playing venues such as the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Watkins Glen International August 6-9 for the Cheez-It™ 355 race weekend, which also features the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Bully Hill 125, and NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200.

Located within five (5) hours (~300 miles) of 25% of the US population, Watkins Glen International, voted America’s “Best NASCAR Track” by readers of USA Today, is the premier road racing facility in North America. Tickets for the 2015 season may be purchased by calling 866.461.RACE and online at Keep up with The Glen on Facebook and Twitter. Download The Glen’s free mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.

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