It may be virtual racing with the Pro Invitational Series, but NASCAR is not scrimping on the pre-race festivities and celebrities.

NASCAR is the only sport in America that offers a prayer before the beginning of the events.  For the virtual race on May 3 Dover International Speedway podcast host and author Jason Romano will offer up the invocation.

Platinum selling musician, actor, and Guinness Book of World Records holder for the most watched man on TV, David Hasselhoff will be singing the National Anthem.

“The Voice” coach and award winning Country Music artist Blake Shelton will give the command to start engines.  A few years ago NBC used Shelton’s song “Bringing Back the Sunshine” for the opening of NASCAR Cup Series events.