MIAMI- The stars are beginning to align for the Ford EcoBoost 300’s pre-race festivities, as Homestead-Miami Speedway has named NBC Universo’s “The Riveras” actor Jacqie Campos as the national anthem singer for the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship race on Saturday, November 18 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Campos, who is the daughter of the late Mexican-American music icon Jenni Rivera, has starred in multiple docu-reality series, including “I Love Jenni” and “Chiquis ‘n Control” on NBC Universo. The television actress now joins her four siblings on the hit show “The Riveras,” which finished 2016 as the cable network’s No. 1 rated show.
Campos’ performance prior to the Ford EcoBoost 300 will be a major part of the “The Riveras” storyline next season. The show will follow Jacqie as she prepares to sing the national anthem and will conclude with her performance at the XFINITY Series championship.
“Since I can remember, it has always been a dream of mine to perform the national anthem at a major sporting event,” said Campos. “Being chosen to sing before the XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is beyond my wildest expectations. I'm so grateful and excited to be a part of a race where someone else's dreams will come true."
“The Rivera name is renown around Latin music,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer. “It is exciting to have an amazing talent like Jacqie perform our country’s national anthem, and add yet another championship facet to this year’s pre-race ceremonies.”
Tickets for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 championship race, in addition to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 championship race, November 19, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 championship race, November 17, can be purchased by calling (866) 409-RACE (7223) or visiting www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com.