Jeff Stults will do what every aspiring singer dreams of on Saturday, March 9, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Stults, a Las Vegas resident and vocal talent, won the recent FOX 5 TV/Sam’s Town Speedway Superstar competition and will sing the national anthem prior to the start of the Sam’s Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
“I am looking forward to singing in front of the biggest crowd I’ve ever performed for. I am honored to be singing for a nationally televised event,” Stults said. “This is a huge honor for me.”
Stults, a 26-year-old employee at Gondola Adventures at Lake Las Vegas and a gondolier at the Venetian Resort and Casino, has been singing in local performances for several years. He will experience his first live NASCAR race on March 9.
Race sponsor Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall and FOX 5 TV staged the annual open audition to find a talent to sing the national anthem and chose Stults out of more than 50 contestants.
“This was my fourth time auditioning, and I finally won. It goes to show that persistence pays off. Don't give up on what makes you happy,” Stults said. “Singing gives me a high that can't be replaced, and I will continue to sing as long as I am able. I hope this is only just a step in my musical career.”