Picture: Ashton Shepherd. Photo credit: Danny Clinch.

Picture: Ashton Shepherd. Photo credit: Danny Clinch.

Talladega, Alabama is the place to be this weekend for the prestigious Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

The race will broadcast nationally on FOX with Country Music star Ashton Shepherd kicking off the action performing the national anthem.

Shepherd is currently burning up the charts with her single Look It Up off of her sophomore album Where Country Grows.

It’s a fitting pairing, Country Music and NASCAR have been closely aligned for decades.

NASCAR on FOX

NASCAR on FOX