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Navy Band Southeast to perform National Anthem for the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola

by Mike Haag | Posted on Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Courtesy of Daytona International Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Navy Band Southeast will perform the National Anthem for the 59th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola, the Independence Day holiday weekend classic scheduled for Saturday night, July 1 at Daytona International Speedway (TV – NBC; Radio – MRN Radio, SiriusXM).

Courtesy of Navy Band Southeast

Established in 1995, Navy Band Southeast is one of 11 official U.S. Navy Bands. Proudly representing the Commander, Navy Region Southeast, the band consists of trained professional musicians dedicated to the highest levels of musical performance. Inspiring pride and patriotism through music, the band performs more than 350 engagements annually throughout the Southeastern United States.

“Navy Band Southeast inspires pride and patriotism through their performances,” Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile said. “In front of thousands of race fans and millions more watching on NBC, we look forward to their rendition of the National Anthem for the Coke Zero 400 on July 4thWeekend.”

In addition to Navy Band Southeast’s performance, Daytona International Speedway will be saluting the military throughout the weekend. For the ninth straight year, Daytona International Speedway will honor three Medal of Honor recipients during the race weekend. Being recognized this year are Captain Thomas Kelley, U.S. Navy (Vietnam), Command Sergeant Major Gary Littrell, U.S. Army (Vietnam) and Colonel Walter Joseph Marm, U.S. Army (Vietnam).

A number of service members will also serve in honorary roles, including Gen. Wesley Clark, who will be the Grand Marshal for the Coke Zero 400.

Tickets for the June 29 – July 1 Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola can be purchased online at or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube andSnapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest Speedway news throughout the season.

About the Author

Mike Haag has covered motorsports in San Antonio and South Texas for more than 30 years. In addition to working for the San Antonio Express-News for nearly 28 years, Mike also has co-hosted TrackSmack with Dawn Murphy for 15 race seasons. In addition to being a writer, Mike also teaches English at Floresville High School.

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