Who is the 82nd Airborne Chorus? Everything to know about Daytona 500 national anthem singers

The most wonderful time of the year is here for NASCAR fans. The wait is over, as the Daytona 500 is set to kick off the 2024 season down in Florida.

While the drivers were ready to start their engines Sunday, Mother Nature was not. Due to rain, the start of the new campaign was delayed until Monday.

Still, the Daytona 500 is a race to remember. One of the most memorable moments comes before the race even begins, with the national anthem serving as a fitting start to the race and to the new campaign.

Here’s everything you need to know about the national anthem singers at this year’s Daytona 500.

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Who is singing the national anthem at the Daytona 500?

The 82nd Airborne Division All-American Chorus is the musical group singing the national anthem at the Daytona 500. 

This is the first time the ensemble is performing at the Daytona 500. 

Who is the 82nd Airborne Division All-American Chorus?

The 82nd Airborne Division All-American Chorus is a group based out of Fort Liberty, North Carolina. The group consists of military members in the 82nd Airborne infantry division of the U.S. Army, which specializes in parachute assault operations.

The singing act is best known for its run on “America’s Got Talent” during the 2023 season of the talent competition show. In the 18th edition of “AGT,” the 82nd Airborne Chorus made it all the way to the finals, securing a top-10 finish but falling short of a spot in the top five.

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When in North Carolina, the singers “provide music to Fort Liberty and the local area, ‘Telling the Army Story’ in support of Soldiers and their Families, community and recruiting initiatives and music education programs,” according to the U.S. Army website.

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