Award-winning country group Rascal Flatts will sing the national anthem at the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, March 8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The performance will take place in the midst of the band's first-ever, nine-show residency, Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot!, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from Wednesday, Feb. 25 to Saturday, March 14.

Rascal Flatts will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in front of more than 100,000 race fans to kick off Nevada's largest sports event. With eight consecutive studio albums debuting at No. 1, the trio remains the most-awarded country music group of the past decade. Since its musical debut in 2000, the group has sold more than 22.9 million albums, 30 million digital downloads and has earned more than 40 trophies from the American Country Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards and Country Music Association Awards. In 2012, the band reached a new milestone with more than 7 million concert tickets sold.

"We're pleased to have one of the top country music groups of the 21st century perform the national anthem for the Kobalt 400," said Las Vegas Motor Speedway President Chris Powell. "Rascal Flatts joins a long list of A-list celebrities who've participated in our NASCAR Weekend over the years. We look forward to the band's upcoming residency at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and we can't wait to hear Rascal Flatts perform the anthem here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8."

The 18th annual Kobalt 400 headlines a race weekend that includes Stratosphere Pole Day on Friday, March 6 and the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series event on Saturday, March 7. For more tickets and information on the Kobalt 400 or Las Vegas Motor Speedway, please visit www.lvms.com or call 1.800.644.4444.

The Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! residency marks The Joint's first country residency since creating the concept years ago. Tickets to the shows start at $39.50 (plus applicable service fees) and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at www.axs.com/rascalflattsvegas or by calling 1.888.9.AXS.TIX.