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Robert Randolph, Joey Votto, Waltrips among pre-race Kentucky dignitaries

Kentucky Speedway announced Friday that Robert Randolph will sing the national anthem, Darrell and Stevie Waltrip will offer the pre-race invocation, and Joey Votto will serve as the grand marshal for Sunday’s Quaker State 400 (2:30 p.m., FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Randolph, a renowned pedal steel guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, has released six studio albums for his group, Robert Randolph & The Family Band. Their most recent effort is Brighter Days for Mascot Label Group.

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The band has released six studio albums and has been nominated for a Grammy Award four times.

Votto has spent his entire 13-year Major League Baseball career with the Cincinnati Reds. The first baseman won the National League MVP in 2010 and has been voted to the All-Star Game six times.

NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip retired from Cup Series competition in 2000 with three championships and 84 wins. Waltrip and his wife, Stevie, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last August.