Foreigner lead singer Kelly Hansen will be performing the National Anthem prior to the Nov. 7 AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, the eighth race in the 10-event Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. It will be Hansen’s second appearance at Texas Motor Speedway. He previously performed with Foreigner as the headliner for the 2009 Samsung Mobile 500 pre-race show.

Hansen also will be participating in the Asphalt Chef celebrity cook-off Saturday, Nov. 6, poolside at the Lone Star Tower outside of Turn 2. He will be joined by chefs Mario Batali, Guy Fieri and Tim Love as well as NASCAR Sprint Cup champions Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch in the charity bash that benefits Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas and the Mario Batali Foundation. Hansen also will be joined by Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson to perform acoustic versions of some of the band’s hits during the event.

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