Straight No Chaser hoping to fill Nabors’ shoes at 500

A capella group Straight No Chase is ready to replace Jim Neighbors. (WISH-TV Photo)

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) —  For the first time in many years, the singing of “Back Home Again in Indiana” to kick off the Indy 500 will not be performed  by Jim Nabors.

A cappella group Straight No Chaser will perform the iconic song this year.

The group formed at Indiana University, and two members even grew up in the Indy area.

Straight No Chaser spoke with 24-Hour News 8’s Amanda Maynard Sunday morning about their expectations and history.

While the group has not had the opportunity to chat from Nabors about what to expect, “I think he would want us to just not screw up,” they said. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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