Before the green flag drops, Kristen Hertzenberg will sing the National Anthem at the Las Vegas Kobalt Tools 400 on Sunday, March 6, 2011.
Kristen is currently playing Christine Daae in Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A Houston native, she studied voice and opera at the University of Texas and the Longy School of Music (Cambridge, Massachusetts).
The Kobalt Tools 400 is the third major race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season, following two weeks after the Daytona 500 and just one week after the Phoenix Subway Fresh Fit 500.
It has been over a decade since the inaugural race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, in 1998.
In 2010, Jimmie Johnson won the Shelby American here, driving a Chevrolet and taking a purse of $405,628. It was his fourth major win at the track.