We all know the tradition on baseball, where the player gets to choose one of their favorite songs to get hype to as they step up to the plate, and if the fans resonate with the song, it can be the difference between loving and hating the player.
With that being said, this is starting become a fan favorite tradition in NASCAR as well, as the drivers get to choose a song to walk out to during the driver introductions.
The list of driver walk out songs has been released for this past weekend’s Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The list itself is pretty diverse, ranging from just about every genre imaginable.
And of course, we have our fair share of country songs too, and some of the drivers who chose them may surprise you a bit.
Ryan Blaney and Bubba Wallace both went with some Tyler Childers, as Blaney chose Childers’ new single “Angel Band,” and Wallace chose “Long Violent History,” the title track and only lyrical song to his 2020 album.
And for other country songs chosen, Kyle Larson chose Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” Ross Chastain chose Tracy Byrd’s “Watermelon Crawl,” Martin Truex Jr. went with “Need A Boat” by Morgan Wallen, Chase Elliott with Warren Zieders’ “Ride The Lightning,” Erik Jones with Toby Keith’s “Should’ve Been A Cowboy,” and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. chose HARDY’s “Sold Out.”
Of course, Blaney had all kind of trouble so might want to shy away from the Childers goin forward, Bubba didn’t fare too well either…
You can check out the full list of walk out songs below:
Aric Almirola – Without Me by Eminem
Chase Briscoe – The Boss by James Brown and the JBs
Alex Bowman – Outlaws by Terror Reid
Denny Hamlin – Hard-Knock Life by Andrea McArdle and the Orphans
Kyle Larson – Dirt Road Anthem by Jason Aldean
Ryan Blaney – Angel Band by Tyler Childers
Kevin Harvick – The Old Man Down The Road by John Fogarty
Christopher Bell – Remember The Name by Fort Minor
Austin Cindric – Run To The Hills by Iron Maiden
Brad Keselowski – Rooster by Alice In Chains
Cole Custer – Top Gun Anthem by Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens
Ross Chastain – Watermelon Crawl
A.J. Allmendinger – Victory by Fire From The Gods
Bubba Wallace – Long Violent History by Tyler Childers
Joey Logano – Back To The Future theme
William Byron – CHANT by Macklemore
Tyler Reddick – Sabotage by The Beastie Boys
Michael McDowell – Coming In Hot by Lecrae and Andy Mineo
Justin Haley – Summer Breeze by Seals and Croft
Chris Buescher – Go To War by Nothing More
Kyle Busch – Rowdy Song by Raytona 500
Martin Truex Jr. – Need A Boat by Morgan Wallen
Chase Elliott Ride – The Lightning – 717 Tapes by Warren Zeiders
Erik Jones – Should Have Been A Cowboy by Toby Keith
Ty Gibbs – All In by Lil’ Baby
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Sold Out by Hardy
Harrison Burton – Bad Boy For Life by Diddy
Austin Dillon – Narcos by Timmy Trumphet
Daniel Suarez – I Feel Good by PitBull
Todd Gilliland – Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1 by Kanye West
Corey LaJoie – Danger Zone by Kenny oggins
Cody Ware – 25 Bands And A Geccco by 100 Gecs
B.J. McLeod – Jiggle Jiggle by Duke & Jones, Louis Theroux
Ty Dillon – The Next Episode by Dr. Dre and Eminem