Pat Monahan, meet Daytona.
The lead singer of three-time Grammy winning band Train will perform the national anthem prior to next Sunday's running of the Daytona 500, making Daytona two-for-two on non-country acts for race day (rocker Lenny Kravitz was previously announced to do the pre-race concert).
Train, whose hits include "Meet Virginia," "Calling All Angels," "Drops of Jupiter" and "Hey Soul Sister" has a new album coming out in April and includes the single "Drive By," which is already on the radio – and thus, the connection to NASCAR.
Country singer Martina McBride sang the national anthem last year and Harry Connick Jr. did the honors in 2010.
The crop of celebrities for this year's race seems to be a bit on the thin side, though. Aside from Monahan and Kravitz, the grand marshals are Glee's Jane Lynch and Sports Illustrated cover model Kate Upton.
Also announced Friday: Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte will be grand marshal for the first Gatorade Duel race on Thursday.