NASCAR Driver Intro Songs – What They Should Be Today
Ya’ll know about the great new tradition at Bristol Motor Speedway for NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers to walk out during driver introductions to a song of their choice. It’s fun and it gives us all a little peak into each driver’s mindset and personality, and fans still talk about it.
Why, it’s a darn shame more tracks haven’t adopted this, especially now. With just a handful of races left before the Chase begins, the song selection would be a whole lot different.
So me and some of the Facebook crew got to talkin’. Say if a remainin’ track got smart and were to use driver intro songs, just what should those songs REALLY be?
Now drivers don’t need the added pressure of chosin’ a song for themselves this time of year. They got enough on their minds. So we done took the liberty of puttin’ a list of appropriate songs together for them.
Here ya go boys! (Just in case, download the songs now and practice your walk and wave):
Jimmie Johnson – “It Ain’t Over ‘til It’s Over” by Lenny Kravitz or “Don’t rain On My Parade” by the lovely Barbara Streisand
Kevin Harvick – “Tied to the Whipping Post” by The Allman Brothers… Right Delana?
Jeff Gordon “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears
Kyle Busch – Last year I woulda said, “Cry, Baby, Cry” by the Beatles fer sure. But this year I think I gotta go with that song from those “Huggies Pull-Ups” commercials. You know… where the kids sing “Mommy, wow! I’m a big kid now!”
Kurt Bush – “He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother” made famous in the U.S. by Bobby Goldsboro
Denny Hamlin – “Somewhere over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland
Matt Kenseth “Hello It’s Me” by Todd Rundgren
Tony Stewart – “Don’t Go Away Mad” by Motley Crue
Ryan Newman – “Rocket Man” by Sir Elton John is only a natural. But I’m going with “Working For the Man” by Roy Oribison
Clint Bowyer – “Long Hot Summer” by Keith Urban
Trevor Bayne – “Eighteen” by Alice cooper (Hell, before ya say anything, I know he’s 21. But he don’t look it and I’d bet the Sunday mule he’s still scared as the dickens to go into the beer store!)
Jeff Burton – “I Got Nothing” by Darius Rucker
Brad Keselowski – With the way h’es comin’ on with a broken ankle and all, I’m thinkin’ “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith
Mark Martin – “We May Never Pass This Way Again” by Seals & Croft
Kasey Kahne – “Another Brick in the Wall” by Pink Floyd for kk’s love for rubbin’ those barriers.
For Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle and a whole host of others – “Better Luck Next Year” by October Fall
Oh, and honorable mention, Brian France ( he can use it at press conferences) –“I Ain’t Drunk I’m Just Drinking” by blues legend Albert Collins
Thank you to Deborah Eggleston, Bonnie Campbell Iwanow, Frank Wareham, and Queers For Gears for their in-depth research and contributions to this important piece of American literature.
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