Cody Jinks To Serve As Grand Marshal For NASCAR Xfinity Series Race This Weekend

Cody Jinks country music
Tyler Stubblefield

Grand Marshal Cody Jinks.

The independent country star is gearing up to release his next studio album this week, aptly titled Change The Game, and he will serve as Grand Marshal for the Focused Health 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race this Saturday too.

The race will take place at Circuit of The Americas outside Austin, Texas, and in addition to Cody delivering the most famous words in motor sports, the #15 Ford car, driven by Hailie Deegan, will feature Cody Jinks graphics, which is sure to be totally bad*ss.

Jinks, a longtime NASCAR fan who is friends with some of the Cup Series drivers, says he can’t wait to be the Grand Marshal and take in the race:

“I’ve always been a fan, and I’ve gotten to know several of the NASCAR folks over the years. I’m told they even play our music in the garages.

I’m excited for this opportunity and looking forward to the race.”

The race will broadcast live on Fox Sports 1:

Change The Game was produced by Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, ZZ Top) along with Jinks’ longtime bassist Joshua Thompson, and Jinks says:

“This is the most open and honest record I’ve ever recorded, I laid everything out.”

So far from the album, Cody has released three songs in “Sober Thing,” “Outlaws and Mustangs,” and the title track, and the full project is due out everywhere this Friday, March 22nd and I can’t wait.

Change the Game tracklist:

1. Sober Thing
2. Outlaws and Mustangs
3. I Can’t Complain
4. Take This Bottle feat. Pearl Aday
5. Deceiver’s Blues
6. A Few More Ghosts
7. Change The Game
8. I Would
9. The Working Man
10. Wasted
11. Always Running
12. What You Love

“Sober Thing”

“Outlaws and Mustangs”


April 11—Cedar Rapids, IA—Alliant Energy Powerhouse‡
April 12—Milwaukee, WI—American Family Field†
April 13—Kalamazoo, MI—Wings Event Center‡
April 27—Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheater+
May 2—Orange Beach, AL—The Wharf Amphitheater^
May 3—Jacksonville, FL—Everbank Stadium†
May 4—Wilmington, NC—Oak Bank Pavilion^
May 10—San Antonio, TX—Alamodome†
May 11—Dallas, TX—Dos Equis Pavilion~
May 17—Santa Clara, CA—Levi’s Stadium†
May 18—Santa Barbara, CA—Santa Barbara Bowl‡‡
May 19—Bakersfield, CA—Mechanics Arena‡‡
May 31—Phoenix, AZ—State Farm Stadium†
June 1—San Diego, CA—Rady Shell at Jacobs Park~
June 2—Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theater~
June 7—Salt Lake City, UT—Rice Eccles Stadium†
June 8—Grand Junction, CO—Los Colonias Amphitheater**
June 9—Colorado Springs, CO—Broadmoor World Arena**
July 18—Canandaigua, NY—CMAC Amphitheater~
July 19—East Rutherford, NJ—MetLife Stadium†
August 1—St. Louis, MO—St. Louis Music Park††
August 2—Cincinnati, OH—Paycor Stadium†
August 3—Kansas City, MO—Starlight Theatre††
August 9—Houston, TX—NRG Stadium†
September 14—Bushkill, PA—Zakk Wylde Presents: Berzerkus 2024
September 19—Brandon, MS—Brandon Amphitheatre++
September 20—Tuscaloosa, AL—Mercedes Benz Amphitheatre++
October 11—Omaha, NE—Liberty First Credit Union Arena++
October 12—Minneapolis, MN—The Armory++
‡with special guests Blackberry Smoke and Doc Oliver
†supporting Luke Combs
+ with special guests The Steel Woods and Doc Oliver
^with special guests The Steel Woods and Erin Viancourt
~with special guest Blackberry Smoke
**with special guests Ward Davis and Erin Viancourt
‡‡with special guest The Steel Woods
††with special guests The Steel Woods and Calder Allen
++with special guests The Cadillac Three and Calder Allen

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock