BRISTOL, Tenn. (Aug. 19, 2017) - As the electricity builds towards the green flag of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Bristol Motor Speedway's fan-favorite driver introductions feature a musical lineup unlike any other.
The combination of hard rock, rap and country showcases the diverse personalities of the stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series before they strap in to conquer The Last Great Colosseum.
Erik Jones, who claimed his first career Cup Series pole, will salute his Furniture Row Racing team's pole-winning effort with DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win". He's hoping to use that phrase to claim his first Cup Series victory.
Kyle Larson, who has been one of the strongest competitors this season, starts second and is still searching for his first career Bristol win. He pays homage to his dirt tracking days with Kenny Montgomery's "Dirt Track Thang".
Hendrick Motorsports teammates Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne decided to take a risk and chose each other's song. Earnhardt Jr. will walk out to "Stuntin' Like My Daddy" and Kahne's will be "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" by Brooks & Dunn.
Defending race winner Kevin Harvick is channeling his nickname of "Happy Harvick" with "Happy" by Pharrell while April's Food City 500 winner Jimmie Johnson is using Snoop Dogg's "What's My Name".
Five-time Bristol winner Kyle Busch is going for the sweep this weekend (after winning the UNOH 200 and Food City 300) and is using the popular hit "Thunder" by Imagine Dragons.