Driver introductions always a hit at the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race
Driver introductions at Bristol Motor Speedway are always a fan favorite and they did not disappoint during the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race.
Bristol's driver introductions are unique in that each driver gets to pick a walkout song as they enter The Last Great Colosseum. From country to rock to rap and even an ice cream truck song, the introductions for the 2016 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race did not disappoint.
Some of the highlights included Jeff Gordon's return to Bristol, entering to "Show Me What You Got" by Jay-Z and Tony Stewart's farewell salute to the fans at BMS with the tune of "Better Man" by Pearl Jam.
Matt DiBenedetto, who had his career-best finish of sixth at the Food City 500 in April, wore a blonde wig and proceeded to "Shake It Off" to Taylor Swift as he was introduced to the crowd. Kyle Busch, always one of the most creative when it comes to drive intro songs, chose "My House" by Flo Rida. The song was proceeded by a mic drop as Busch sent a warning that tonight is his night.
Fans got a taste of the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol during introductions. University of Tennessee fan Trevor Bayne sent the crowd into a frenzy as he chose "Rocky Top" by Tennessee's Pride of the Southland Band. Ryan Blaney returned the favor for Virginia Tech as he championed the entrance song for Hokie football, "Enter Sandman" by Metallica. Blaney, who entered driver intros with the Hokie Bird, is sponsored by Virginia Tech for this race.
Here is the list of driver intro songs:
Josh Wise- "Narrow Mouth" by The Early November
Justin Allgaier- "Click, Click, Boom" by Saliva
Jeffrey Earnhardt- "Fishin in the Dark" by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
David Ragan- "Ain't No Going Down Till the Sun Comes" by Garth Brooks
Reed Sorenson- "Take A Little Ride" by Jason Aldean
Cole Whitt- "Thunderstuck" by AC DC
Greg Biffle- "Trap Queen" by Fetty Wap
Regan Smith- "State of My Head" by Shinedown
Landon Cassill- "Famous" by Kanye West
Clint Bowyer- "Born to Boogie" by Hank Williams Jr.
Brian Scott- "Jungle" by X Ambassadors
Danica Patrick- "Maneater" by Nelly Furtado
Jamie McMurray- "Kickstart My Heart" by Motley Crew
Tony Stewart- "Better Man" by Pearl Jam
Michael McDowell- "Ice Cream Truck Song" by Ice Cream Truck
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.- "Shameless" by Garth Brooks
Kevin Harvick- "Good Company" by Jake Owen
Kyle Larson- "Another Round" by Whitney Morgan & the 78's
Trevor Bayne- "Rocky Top" Tennessee's Pride of the Southland Band
Casey Mears- "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" by Beastie Boys
Paul Menard- "We Are An American Band" by Jackyl
Kasey Kahne- "Record Year" by Eric Church
Matt DiBenedetto- "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift
Aric Almirola- "The Outsiders" by Erica Church
Jimmie Johnson- "Ain't No Man" by the Avett Brothers
Ryan Newman- "Huntin, Fishin', Lovin' Every Day" by Luke Bryan
Kurt Busch- "Living on the Edge" by Aerosmith
Austin Dillon- "Country Grammar" by Nelly
Chris Buescher- "Bad Reputation" by Adelitas Way
Jeff Gordon- "Show Me What You Got" by Jay-Z
Joey Logano- "On The Road Again" by Willie Nelson
Brad Keselowski- "Tom Sawyer" by Rush
AJ Allmendinger- "Remember My Name" by Maino
Martin Truex Jr.- "Great Day to Be Alive" by Travis Tritt
Chase Elliott- "Lotta Boot Left to Fill" by Eric Church
Matt Kenseth- "Seal the Deal" by Volbeat
Ryan Blaney- "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
Kyle Busch- "Welcome to My House" by Flo Rida
Denny Hamlin- "All the Way Up" by Fat Joe
Carl Edwards- "The Weekend" by Brantley Gilbert