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WATCH: NASCAR Kids Belt the National Anthem in Heartwarming Start to Bristol Race

by Quentin Blount
Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

It was a group of young children who sang the National Anthem prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race at Bristol Motor Speedway. And they most definitely did right by America.

There is no question that the National Anthem — otherwise referred to as the “Star-Spangled Banner” — is one of the most difficult songs to perform. Shoot, it’s even difficult for some of the music industry’s most talented professionals. But the little kids at Bristol on Sunday night totally nailed it when they got the chance. There is nothing that gets you feeling quite as patriotic as seeing a group of kids belt out America’s favorite song.

The official NASCAR Twitter account posted a clip from the awesome performance just ahead of the start of the Bass Pro Shops Night Race. Take a look down below:

“The kids of NASCAR get the night started at @BMSupdates. #NASCARKids” NASCAR captioned the video.

As you can probably imagine, NASCAR fans were loving the latest National Anthem performance. And, come on, how could you not? It was cute and patriotic all at the same time.

“Best anthem of the season along with military involved performances,” one fan replied to NASCAR on Twitter.

“That was so precious,” another fan commented. “Definitely in my top five pre-race moments of the season.”

NASCAR Drivers Under the Bright Lights at Bristol

There really isn’t anything much better than playoff racing under the bright lights at Bristol Motor Speedway. And now the field is finally shaping up for the upcoming Round of 12. There are three drivers, of course, who have already punched their tickets including the winners of the first two playoff races, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. In addition, regular-season winner Kyle Larson has clinched his spot in the Round of 12 as well thanks to points at Richmond last Saturday.

Meanwhile, there are several other drivers who are still in prime position to make the best of Saturday’s race at Bristol. Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, and Kevin Harvick all need less than 30 points to move on to the Round of 12. Right behind those three are Chase Elliott and Christopher Bell, who are both within 40 points.

And finally, if any driver wins at Bristol who hasn’t already clinched a spot, they’re in the Round of 12. And as for the bottom four non-winning drivers, they will be eliminated from the playoffs after the Bristol Race. That will leave the remaining 12 drivers to advance to the Round of 12, which will begin on Saturday, September 26.

Out of all of the active drivers currently in the NASCAR playoffs, nobody has more wins at Bristol than Kurt Busch, the driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro for Chip Ganassi Racing.