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March 27, 2014

California loss ranks highly for Hendrick

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CONCORD, N.C. —

Anna de Ferran:NNA de FERRAN: The daughter of 2003 Indianapolis 500 winner Gil de Ferran will sing “God Bless America” during pre-race ceremonies for Sunday’s season-opening IndyCar race.

Anna de Ferran started writing and performing at the age of 13 in her native England. Now 19, her gig in St. Petersburg, Fla., this weekend will be the biggest of her career.

She’ll also sing some of her original songs on Saturday on the center stage in the IndyCar Fan Village.

“This is a huge honor for me,” Anna de Ferran said. “It is also very overwhelming to be in such familiar territory but playing a different role. I never imagined I would be singing at an IndyCar race. It is a fantastic opportunity.”

Although she was raised in the U.S., Anna was born in England and returned there when her father was sporting director for Honda in Formula One from 2005 through 2007.

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