The opening ceremonies including invocation and National Anthem are favorite parts of the race for me because it emphasizes NASCAR love of God and country.
But today, there was even more focus on country because it is the 233rd birthday of our country. Many drivers are sporting patriotic paint schemes on their cars and even red, white and blue painted helmets.
Also receiving attention is Richard Petty because it is the 25th anniversary of his 200th win.
How did you feel about the invocation and the National Anthem?