Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, Waylon Jennings: NASCAR Drivers Share Their Go-To Pump Up Songs

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NASCAR is in Music City.

The Cup Series heads to the Nashville Superspeedway for the Ally 400 this weekend, with my man Ryan Blaney looking to secure his first win of the season.

Why is Ryan Blaney my man? Because he’s a big time country music guy. A fan of Tyler Childers, Colter Wall, Cody Jinks, Ryan’s music taste is as good as anybody’s, plus he’s also just a damn good driver.

But as it turns out, most of the driver’s in the NASCAR Cup Series are country music fans. And while that may sound pretty obvious, not every driver in NASCAR is from the South…

But nevertheless, NBC Sports caught up with each driver ahead of the race this week to get their favorite pump up song, and we’re left a pretty impressive playlist.

We got some Sturgill Simpson from Ryan Blaney, a little Whiskey Myers from Chris Buescher, Cole Custer with the George Strait, and a couple Waylon Jennings selections from Brad Keselowski and Erik Jones.

Eric Church, Garth Brooks, Parker McCollum, Morgan Wallen all make the list as does an “anything country” response from reigning Cup Series champion Kyle Larson.

Also, you gotta love Ross Chastain and Daniel Suarez with the nod to their TrackHouse Racing boss… Pitbull.

Here’s the full list:

AJ Allmendinger: Five Finger Death Punch – “Bad Company”
Aric Almirola: Niko Moon – “Good Time”
Ryan Blaney: Sturgill Simpson – “You Can Have The Crown”
Alex Bowman: Morgan Wallen – “You Proof”
Chase Briscoe: Motley Crue – “Kickstart My Heart”
Chris Buescher: Whiskey Myers – “Gasoline”
Harrison Burton: Tyler Childers – “Whitehouse Road”
Kurt Busch: Aerosmith – “Dream On” … Kenny Chesney – “When The Sun Goes Down” and Jimmy Buffett – “Margaritaville”
Kyle Busch: Jason Aldean – “Dirt Road Anthem”
William Byron: Anything early 2000s
Ross Chastain: Pitbull – “I Believe That We Will Win (World Anthem)”
Austin Cindric: “There’s no way I’m not gonna be the guy listening to country music”
Cole Custer: George Strait – “Amarillo By Morning”
Austin Dillon: Garth Brooks – “Friends In Low Places”
Ty Dillon: Tim Montana – “Hillbilly Rich”
Chase Elliott: Eric Church – “Talladega”
Todd Gilliland: Parker McCollum – “Hell of a Year”
Justin Haley: Milky Chance – “Stolen Dance”
Denny Hamlin: Post Malone – “Circles”
Kevin Harvick: Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
Erik Jones: Waylon Jennings – “Are you sure Hank done it this way?”
Brad Keselowski: Waylon Jennings – “Lonesome, On’Ry and Mean”
Corey LaJoie: Morgan Wallen – “Livin’ The Dream”
Kyle Larson: Anything country
Joey Logano: Walker Hayes – “AA”
Michael McDowell: NF – “The Search”
Tyler Reddick: Jason Aldean – “Crazy Town”
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Parker McCollum – “To Be Loved By You”
Daniel Suarez: Pitbull – “Can’t Stop Us Now”
Martin Truex Jr.: Cole Swindell – “Stereotype” and “Small Town Throwdown” by Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett
Bubba Wallace: Wage War – “Death Roll”
Cody Ware: Avicii – “Wake Me Up”

Ryan Blaney: Sturgill Simpson – “You Can Have The Crown”

Chris Buescher: Whiskey Myers – “Gasoline”

Harrison Burton: Tyler Childers – “Whitehouse Road”

And of course…

Chase Elliott: Eric Church – “Talladega”

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