- Associated Press - Sunday, May 29, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Grammy winner Seal’s first trip to the Indianapolis 500 is also his first time singing the U.S. national anthem.

The Grammy winner from England was among the celebrities taking part in Sunday’s pre-race celebrity red carpet walk. Country singer Kellie Pickler, actor Tim Daly and “The Biggest Loser” trainer Jillian Michaels also were among those making appearances.

Seal performed the national anthem in a duet with “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson. They were accompanied by Canadian composer David Foster on piano.

Seal says he’s pulling for friend Danica Patrick to win the race.

Michaels also was rooting for Patrick and called her a `total athlete.’

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