David Archuleta checked in from the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana ahead of his National Anthem performance at Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide race. The ‘American Idol’ champ also talked about getting to ride in the Goodyear Blimp. “It was so awesome,” David said about his blimp ride. “It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done in my life. I just want to say thank you again to Goodyear for being so cool. The people there are so nice. I was just really happy because it was one of my goals. I didn’t know if it would actually happen because it’s something you have to get invited to do.” Watch the comments below and watch his performance of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ at the ‘Royal Purple 300’ at YouTube.