Southern pop artist Jessie James will sing the national anthem prior to the start of the Food City 250 Aug. 20, while the children of NASCAR drivers again will sing prior to the IRWIN Tools Night Race Aug. 21.

The Mercury Records star recently released her second album, “Boys in the Summer,” which is already making its way up both pop and country charts.

“Boys in the Summer” is the second album for the 22-year-old, Georgia-born James. Her debut album produced the Top 25 pop and Top 20 dance hit, “Wanted” as well as “Blue Jeans,” which was featured on the soundtrack of the film version of the best-selling novel, “Confessions of a Shopaholic.”

Always one of the most popular groups to sing the anthem, the children of NASCAR drivers, with assistance from Motor Racing Outreach, will sing prior to the start of the IRWIN Tools Night Race Saturday night.

Tickets for the IRWIN Tools Night Race are available for $109. Fans also may purchase a three-day ticket package, which includes the Aug. 18 O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 Camping World Truck Series/UNOH Perfect Storm 150 Whelen Modified Series doubleheader, the Food City 250 Nationwide event and the IRWIN Tools Night Race with prices starting at $170.

A two-race package for the Food City 250 and the IRWIN Tools Night Race also is available, starting at $126. Tickets for the Food City 250 are as low as $45 and tickets for Wednesday night’s doubleheader are $30.

The UNOH Perfect Storm 150 takes the green flag at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by the O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 at 8 p.m. Qualifying for the Food City 250 is Friday at 4:10 p.m. while the starting grid for the IRWIN Tools Night Race will be set at 5:40 p.m. The Food City 250 gets under way at 8 p.m. and the IRWIN Tools Night Race begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.