Clarkson will sing in the traditional spot before the 33 drivers are called to their cars in front of the largest single-day spectator sporting event crowd in the world.
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, She rose to fame in 2002 as the winner of the inaugural season of “American Idol.” She has won three Grammys, four American Music Awards and two American Country Awards.
This will be the second time Clarkson has performed the anthem before the Indianapolis 500, as she also sang in 2011 with Seal while accompanied on piano by David Foster.
She drew a round of applause Sunday during the opening of the “American Music Awards” show. “They asked me to start with a moment of silence,” Clarkson said in reference to Friday’s school shooting in Texas. “But I’m so sick of moments of silence – why don’t we do a moment of change? Why don’t we change what’s happening?”
Clarkson, whose hits include “Since U Been Gone,” “Stronger” and “A Moment Like This,” is a coach on the TV singing competition “The Voice.”