NASCAR fans had chills on Sunday at the Coca-Cola 600 as one member of the military performed a beautiful rendition of “Amazing Grace”.
For many people, Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial start of summer. It’s also a great excuse to fire up the grill and spend some time outside or go camping. However, come this time of year, motorsports fans are ready to hear the rumbling of engines and see the favorite drivers tearing around the track.
But there is much more to consider. Memorial Day weekend is a time to reflect and thank all of the fallen veterans who put their lives on the line to protect our country. And this year’s annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Speedway started off with a beautiful tribute to those who sacrificed it all.
The NASCAR organization put together an incredible bagpipe performance of “Amazing Grace” to kick things off. You can have a listen to the beautiful sounds for yourself by clicking down below:
“For those who sacrificed it all for the Red, White and Blue … … Today when we race, we race for you. 🇺🇸” the official NASCAR Twitter account wrote alongside a short clip.
Specialist Kylie Toerpe Performs at NASCAR Coca-Cola 600
It was Specialist Kylie Toerpe that performed the beautiful rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” and “Amazing Grace” at Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Speedway. The touching performance was the ultimate toast of thanks and gratitude to the brave men and women of the United States military who gave their lives to preserve the freedom and security that we all enjoy today.
“Chills. Let’s go racing, America. 🇺🇸🏁”
We are most certainly not the only ones in awe over the performance. NASCAR fans on social media were loving every second of the honorable performance.
“She sang amazingly!” one user on Twitter wrote. “Way to go Specialist Kylie Toerpe!!”
“Love seeing the fans packing the stands, Amazing Grace on the bagpipes, the anthem, honoring those that gave the ultimate sacrifice,” another follower replied. “The flyover and everything is making tonight feel like pre-pandemic life. I’m glad for a return to some ‘normalcy’.”
NASCAR fans from across the pond even took the time to chime in.
“As a Briton, I can still say this wholeheartedly: God Bless America.”