R&B singer Kelly Rowland To Sing National Anthem At Allstate 400

Kelly Rowland, a member of the chart-topping, Grammy-winning musical group Destiny?s Child, will sing the national anthem before the start of the 13th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on Aug. 6 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Rowland, a native of Atlanta, burst into stardom in the late 1990s with Destiny?s Child, one of the top-selling female musical groups in history. Her first solo album, ?Simply Deep,? sold more than 2 million copies after its release in 2002. She is recording her next solo album, ?My Story ? Kelly Rowland,? which is due for release in early 2007. Besides her musical career, Rowland has branched out into acting. She starred in the blockbuster film, ?Freddie Vs. Jason? in 2003 and was featured in the comedy ?The Seat Filler? in 2004. She also recently appeared in three episodes of the popular UPN TV series, ?Girlfriends.? Rowland also works tirelessly in philanthropic efforts. She co-founded The Survivor Foundation, which benefits Hurricane Katrina and Rita victims and has served as a spokesperson for Ronald McDonald House/World Children?s Day. She also performed at the esteemed Snowflake Event for UNICEF and participated in the Aldo/YouthAIDS print campaign to raise awareness and funds for AIDS prevention and research. Rowland also is the spokesperson for YouthAIDS? five-year worldwide 8 Wonders campaign. The 13th annual Allstate 400 at the Brickyard starts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. Tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 2006 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 6 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Reserved seats start at just $35. Fans can order tickets online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700 or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or at the ticket office at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Parking and camping information also can be obtained through the ticket office. Hours for phone orders and the ticket office are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday, while online orders can be made at any time.

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