Miss America to sing before Indy 500

May 1, 2009 7:02:24 PM PDT
Miss America Katie Stam will sing "America the Beautiful" before the start of the Indianapolis 500. The University of Indianapolis student and native of nearby Seymour, Ind., will sing during the pre-race ceremonies May 24.

Following her performance will be the driver introductions, the national anthem, a military flyover, the playing of "Taps," the singing of "Back Home Again in Indiana," the release of balloons and the command to start engines.

Stam was crowned on Jan. 24 in Las Vegas. It was the first time a Miss Indiana has won the pageant.

She also sang during the Miss America talent program.

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