One of the traditions at Bristol Motor Speedway is for all 43 Sprint Cup drivers in Sunday’s Food City being given the opportunity to pick one of their favorite songs to be played during pre-race driver introductions.
Looking at the following list, thanks to our friends at NASCAR.com, says a lot about drivers’ musical taste. Some songs and favorite artists are understandable, but others leave us scratching our heads, leaving us to ask “What are they thinking?”
I mean, Joey Logano, a Metallica fan? Who knew?
What about Kurt Busch? A diehard fan of the late Johnny Cash?
And Parker Kligerman? No surprise there – his song choice was “Don’t Push Me” by 50 Cent – who just happens to be part-owner of the team Kligerman drives for, Swan Racing.
Our favorite driver’s song choice: Joe Nemechek’s Beer With Jesus by Thomas Rhett.
Thankfully, no one picked songs from Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber.
So, there’s that.
Here’s the songs that were chosen by every driver for Sunday’s introductions:
No. Driver Song/Artist
1 Jamie McMurray: Crazy Train/Ozzy Osborne
2 Brad Keselowski: Everlong/Foo Fighters
3 Austin Dillon: Cowboy/DJ Silver
4 Kevin Harvick: Happy/Pharrell Williams
5 Kasey Kahne: Bottom’s Up/Brantley Gilbert
7 Michael Annett: Standing Outside the Fire/Garth Brooks
9 Marcos Ambrose: This Is How We Roll/Florida Georgia Line
10 Danica Patrick: Timber/Ke$ha & Pitbull
11 Denny Hamlin: My Name Is/Eminem
13 Casey Mears: Do I Wanna Know?/Arctic Monkeys
14 Tony Stewart: Back in the Saddle Again/Aerosmith
15 Clint Bowyer: Boys Round Here/Blake Shelton
16 Greg Biffle: Good Times, Bad Times (remix)/Godsmack
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: The South/The Cadillac Three (featuring Florida Georgia Line and Dierks Bentley)
18 Kyle Busch: Can’t Hold Us/Macklemore
20 Matt Kenseth: Guitars, Gangsters & Cadillac Blood/Volbeat
22 Joey Logano: Fuel/Metallica
23 Alex Bowman: Counting Stars (Longarms Dubstep Remix)/One Republic
24 Jeff Gordon: Best Day of My Life/American Authors
26 Cole Whitt: God’s Not Dead/Newsboys
27 Paul Menard: Clean My Wounds/Corrosion of Conformity
30 Parker Kligerman: Don’t Push Me/50 Cent
31 Ryan Newman: Down Home Boys/Cole Swindell
32 Travis Kvapil: Ace of Spades/Motorhead
33 Timmy Hill: Thunderstruck/AC/DC
34 David Ragan: C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train)/Quad City DJ’s
35 David Reutimann: Still Counting/Volbeat
36 Reed Sorenson: Man of the Year/School Boy Q
38 David Gilliland: Strokers Theme/Charlie Daniels Band
40 Landon Cassill: Money in the Bank/Lil Scrappy ft. Young buck
41 Kurt Busch: Ring of Fire/Johnny Cash
42 Kyle Larson: Kashmir/Led Zeppelin
43 Aric Almirola: Outsiders/Eric Church
47 AJ Allmendinger: Bouncin’ Back (Bumpin’ Me Against the Wall)/Mystikal
48 Jimmie Johnson: Radioactive/Imagine Dragons
51 Justin Allgaier: War of Change/Thousand Foot Krutch
55 Brian Vickers: Beast of Burden/Rolling Stones
66 Joe Nemechek: Beer With Jesus/Thomas Rhett
78 Martin Truex Jr.: Flyin Down a Back Road/Justin Moore
83 Ryan Truex: Crave You (Adventure Club Remix)/Flight Facilities
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Man of Action/Matthew Good Band
95 Michael McDowell: I Am/Crowder
98 Josh Wise: Intro/The XX
99 Carl Edwards: Kickstart My Heart/Motley Crue
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