DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 14, 2008) – Kimberley Dunn, a recent DeLand High School graduate, won the fourth annual Straightaway To Stardom singing competition at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night.
Dunn bested 11 finalists with her performance of the National Anthem and will sing the National Anthem before more 100,000 race fans prior to the Winn-Dixie 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race scheduled for July 4 at 8 p.m.
“Everyone was so good,” said the 18-year-old Dunn, who moved from England to DeLand two years ago. “I didn’t expect to win. I’m so excited.”
Teaming with Black Crow Broadcasting and Volusia Mall, in addition to singing at the Winn-Dixie 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race, Dunn will also receive credentials for herself and three guests for the Winn-Dixie 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race, tickets for four to the Brumos Porsche 250 race on Thursday, July 3 and four tickets to the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola on Saturday, July 5.
Round One of the Straightaway To Stardom competition took place Sunday, June 1 at the Volusia Mall. The field of 85 was narrowed down to 21 for the second round, which took place Saturday, June 7 at The Daytona 500 Experience.
The top 11 finalists sang the National Anthem in Gatorade Victory Lane on Saturday.
Tickets for the Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola events, including the Winn-Dixie 250 Powered By Coca-Cola race, are available online at www.racetickets.com