Behind those hazel eyes is a huge NASCAR fan. Kelly Clarkson will kick off her partnership with the racing franchise Feb. 18 by performing a concert before the Daytona 500. It will air live on FOX. The original American Idol will also appear in NASCAR-related commercials. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a race fan and love NASCAR, Kelly says. I look forward to hanging out with the fans, drivers and the entire NASCAR community.