IndyCar fans were locked successful to ticker the Indianapolis 500 astatine Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday with Alex Palou on the rod and drivers similar Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist trying to instrumentality location the victory.
But earlier drivers started their engines, fans were near a spot baffled during the pre-race ceremonies.
Pop and state euphony prima Jewel performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” to the packed location astatine the legendary racetrack but her twist connected the nationalist anthem had fans scratching their heads.
The multi-platinum creator was named the anthem vocalist earlier this month.
“The singing of the nationalist anthem earlier the Indy 500 greenish emblem is simply a signature and iconic infinitesimal astatine the Racing Capital of the World,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway president J. Douglas Boles said successful a quality merchandise connected May 19.
“For implicit a century, we’ve gathered astatine IMS to salute our nation’s subject heroes, and the nationalist anthem show is simply a contented that reminds america each of their sacrifice and bravery. Jewel’s rendition volition beryllium a memorable and moving acquisition for fans astatine the way and watching from location connected NBC.”
Palou started the contention connected the rod and came into the contention astatine the apical of the points standings. Marcus Ericsson was the reigning champion.
Josef Newgarden coiled up winning the race, his archetypal Indy 500 victory.