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NASCAR driver personalities reflected in Bristol song selections

By AMANDA VINCENT
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers picking their “theme songs” by which to be introduced during driver introductions at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway has become a track tradition in recent years. Driver selections tend to reflect such things as personalities and recent circumstances, but sometimes, quite frankly, they just seem, at least on the surface, to be random choices.
There were some interesting choices, including the choice of the Sesame Street theme song by Landon Cassill. Meanwhile, Joey Logano tapped his funny bone, making a Weird Al Yankovic selection. Also worth nothing — a few drivers made selections in honor of the recently-deceased country legend Merle Haggard.
No matter the rhymn or reason, here’s a list of song selections made by drivers for intros prior to the April 17 Food City 500 at Bristol (list courtesy of NBC Sports):
A.J. Allmendinger — “The Bleeding” (Five Finger Death Punch)
Aric Almirola — “Outsiders” (Eric Church)
Michael Annett — “Stone Cold Steve Austin Theme”
Trevor Bayne — “Rocky Top” (Pride of the Southland Band)
Greg Biffle — “All Summer Long” (Kid Rock)
Ryan Blaney — “Not the American Average” (Asking Alexandria)
Clint Bowyer — “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” (Merle Haggard)
Chris Buescher — “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King
Kurt Busch — “Walk This Way” (Aerosmith)
Kyle Busch — “Candyman” (Aloe Blacc & Zedd)
Landon Cassill — “Sesame Street Theme”
Matt DiBenedetto — “Sharp Dressed Man” (ZZ Top)
Austin Dillon — “Dab on ‘Em” (Big Will)
Ty Dillon — “Let’s Get it On” (Marvin Gaye)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. — “Gonna Fly (Rocky Theme)” (Bill Conti)
Jeffrey Earnhardt — “Hard Workin’ Man” (Brooks & Dunn)
Carl Edwards — “Have a Nice Day” (Bon Jovi)
Denny Hamlin — “Me, Myself & I” (G Eazy & Bebe Rexha)
Kevin Harvick — “Thunderstruck” (AC/DC)
Jimmie Johnon — “Fight for Your Right (to Party)” (Beastie Boys)
Kasey Kahne — “Fightin’ Side of Me” (Merle Haggard)
Matt Kenseth — “Back for More” (Five Finger Death Punch)
Brad Keselowski — “I’ve Always Been Crazy” (Waylon Jennings)
Kyle Larson — “Outlaw State of Mind” (Chris Stapleton)
Joey Logano — “White and Nerdy” (Weird Al Yankovic)
Michael McDowell — “Simple Man” (Charlie Daniels Ban)
Jamie McMurray — “Take a Little Ride” (Jason Aldean)
Casey Mears — “Nothin’ But a Good Time” (Poison)
Paul Menard — “Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood” (Volbeat)
Ryan Newman — “The Gambler” (Kenny Rogers)
Danica Patrick — “Wrecking Ball” (Miley Cyrus)
David Ragan — “Stroker Ace Theme (Charlie Daniels Band)
Brian Scott — “Back in Black” (AC/DC)
Regan Smith — “State of My Head” (Shinedown)
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. — “Simple Man” (Charlie Daniels Band)
Reed Sorenson — “Hypnotize” (Notorious BIG)
Martin Truex Jr. — “Huntin’ Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” (Luke Bryan)
Cole Whitt — “Stressed Out” (Twenty One Pilots)
Josh Wise — “Your Soul” (Hippy Sabotage)
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