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Lee Greenwood stuns a NASCAR audience with his most patriotic performance yet AP Images
Country music singer Lee Greenwood performs at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, in Franklin, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

He has performed it many times and in many places, but there are just some audiences that seem to react stronger than others to the lyrics of Lee Greenwood’s patriotic anthem “God Bless the USA.”

Take for example an audience filled with NASCAR fans.

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That’s just what happened on April 17, as Lee stepped out in front of thousands of people gathered at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Food City 500 NASCAR race to sing the song that remains one of the biggest hits of his career.

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And while the performance was more than memorable, Lee personally had quite the memorable experience before the race, as he had the chance to meet football legend and recent Super Bowl 50 champion quarterback, Peyton Manning, at the pre-race driver’s meeting.

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In fact, Lee was so excited that he Instagrammed a pic of him and Peyton with the words ,“As a Tennessee fan, there’s no greater handshake! Great to see Peyton Manning at Bristol Motor Speedway drivers meeting this morning!”

A recent press release noted that Peyton “is an alumnus of the University of Tennessee – Greenwood’s favorite school for college sports.”

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Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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