Do you have that one song, where no matter how many times you hear it, you immediately start dancing or singing? It may be a month, decade or quarter of a century old, yet it doesn't matter....it's your favorite song. Mine is a tossup, depending on my mood. If I want to get pumped up for something, it would be Poison by Bel Biv DeVoe. If I am feeling melancholy, it would be Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve. If I were to be racing a car, it would be Firestarter by The Prodigy (I know this because every time it comes on Sirius, I end up speeding).
Why am I talking about music you ask? Because Bristol Motor Speedway is doing something that I think is genius this weekend. They are letting drivers select their own songs for driver introductions.
Tony Stewart & David Stremme - Bawitdaba by Kid Rock
Mark Martin - For Those About To Rock by AC/DC
Dale Earnhardt Jr, Jimmie Johnson & David Ragan - Thunderstruck by AC/DC
Matt Kenseth - The Enemy by Godsmack
Casey Mears & Max Papis - Animals by Nickelback
Brian Vickers - This Town by O.A.R.
Kurt Busch & AJ Allmendinger - Going The Distance by Cake
Carl Edwards - Jump Around by House of Pain (GOOD CHOICE CARL!)
Scott Speed - Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas
Kyle Busch - Amazing by Kanye West
Kevin Harvick - Party Up by DMX
Denny Hamlin - My Time by Fabolous
Jeff Gordon - Start Me Up by Rolling Stones
Jeff Burton - Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N' Roses
Kasey Kahne - Life On The Run by Dierks Bentley
Michael Waltrip - As Good As I Once Was by Toby Keith
Ryan Newman - Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy by Big & Rich
Bobby Labonte - Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band
Clint Boyer - CC Rider by Elvis Presley
Reed Sorenson - Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
Juan Pablo Montoya - All Star by Smash Mouth
Elliott Sadler & David Reutimann - 2001: A Space Odyssey Theme Song (Calling Ric Flair?)
Marcus Ambrose - Land Down Under by Men At Work
Joey Logano - East Bound and Down (the theme from Smokey and the Bandit)
I think the music shown above shows that NASCAR drivers have a fantastic taste in music. If you had to select a song for driver intros, what would it be and why? Also, would you choose the same song that another driver already took claim on?