Thirty-six of America’s best drivers selected thirty-six classic, eclectic and meaningful tunes to be introduced with Saturday prior to the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The longtime tradition, emceed this year by famed announcer Michael Buffer, is sure to pump up the crowd before the field of NASCAR Cup Series championship contenders is whittled down from 16 to 12 when the checkered flag falls at The Last Great Colosseum.
Driver introductions for the Bass Pro Shops Night Race (USA Network, PRN Radio) are scheduled for 5:45 p.m., with the green flag following at 6:30 p.m.
Some selections seem natural – defending Cup Series champion Joey Logano picked “Champ is Here” by Jadakiss and Ross Chastain selected “Watermelon Moonshine” by Lainey Wilson.
Classic rock options are also covered – Aric Almirola chose “Back in Black” by AC/DC while BJ McLeod selected “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne.
For pole winner Christopher Bell, the Bristol Dirt Race champion from this past spring, it’s “Remember the Name” by Fort Minor.
And perhaps there’s a not-so-hidden message in the pick of Cup Series regular season champion Martin Truex Jr., who needs to have a top finish to avoid postseason elimination. His selection? “Thinkin’ Bout Me” by Morgan Wallen.
Below is a full list of the musical selections, with drivers listed in qualifying order.
|Remember the Name by Fort Minor
|Sirius by The Alan Parsons Project
|Left Hand Free by alt-J
|Get Out My Way by Tedashii (featuring Lecrae)
|Martin Truex Jr.
|Thinkin’ Bout Me by Morgan Wallen
|We are All Made of Stars by Moby
|24K Magic by Bruno Mars
|Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds
|Long Violent History by Tyler Childers
|Pardon by TI
|Rustin’ in the Rain by Tyler Childers
|Dientes by J. Balvin, Usher and DJ Khaled
|Sabotage by The Beastie Boys
|Wild Side by Motley Crue
|How U Like Me Now, by Heavy
|I Wish by Skee-Lo
|Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio
|Cowboy by Kid Rock (Instrumental)
|Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet
|Country Clubbin’ by Paul Cauthen
|Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones
|Victory by Fire from the Gods
|Watermelon Moonshine by Lainey Wilson
|I Feel Good by Pitbull
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
|Speed by Parker McCollum
|Back in Black by AC/DC
|Strokin by Clarence Carter
|Champ is Here by Jadakiss
|Goofy Goober Rock by SpongeBob SquarePants
|Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1 by Kanye West
|Rollin (Air Raid Vehicle) by Limp Bizkit
|House of the Rising Sun by The Animals
|Many Men by 50 Cent
|Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne
|Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffett
|Dirt by Kenny Montgomery
— Bristol Motor Speedway