Song Selections Run the Gamut During Food City 500 Driver Intros
Bristol Motor Speedway continued a fan-favorite tradition during driver introductions prior to Sunday’s Food City 500 as all 43 Sprint Cup Series drivers walked out to songs of their choice.
Dave Blaney, who happened to be leading after Juan Montoya’s recent jet dryer encounter in Daytona, chose to walk out to Papa Chubby’s “If the Diesel Don’t Get You the Jet Fuel Will.”
Five-time BMS winner Jeff Gordon used “Flash” by Queen during his intro, while teammate Jimmie Johnson had Dave Matthews’ “Jimi Thing” playing as he walked down the stage.
Brian Vickers, who makes his first start of the 2012 season, picked a suitable song in Aerosmith’s “Back in the Saddle.” David Reutimann once again chose what has become a tradition for him, “Pretty Fly for a White Guy” by The Offspring.
Carl Edwards selected a song by one of the recording artists on his own label, the appropriately named “99” by Savage. Pantera’s “Walk” provided the background music for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s intro and Denny Hamlin learned how to Dougie by using “Teach Me How to Dougie” by Cali Swag District.
Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch and Ken Schrader all had a common theme with their individual choices. Harvick liked “Save Water Drink Beer” by Chris Young, Busch selected “Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith and Ken Schrader picked “Pretty Good at Drinking Beer” by Billy Currington.
The tradition of drivers picking introduction songs began with the August 2009 night race.