NASCAR is no stranger to the popular culture music scene.
Through the years, Monster Energy Cup Series drivers have received mentions in pop, country and hip-hop music.
Check out other songs that have crossed paths with NASCAR over the years:
“Sunday Money” – Brooks & Dunn
At the 1993 NASCAR Premier Series Awards banquet, Brooks & Dunn released a special video paying tribute to Dale Earnahrdt’s road to what was then a sixth career championship.
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This 2000 single by American rapper Nelly featured in his album Country Grammar gave a shout-out to four-time champion and FOX NASCAR analyst Jeff Gordon:
“I’m flashy (uh) double takes when you walk past me
Nasty, don’t be scared boo, go ahead and ask me
I drive fastly, call me Jeff Gordon
In a black SS wit a navigation”
“The Road I’m On” – 3 Doors Down
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart made guest appearances in the music video for this song released in 2003.
“Never Let Me Down” – Kayne West (feat. JAY-Z & J. Ivy)
Jeff Gordon earned five wins and six poles during the 2004 season. This song released the same year by Kanye West and JAY-Z gave him a cool mention:
“It’s Hov tradition, Jeff Gordon of rap
I’m back to claim pole position, holla at ya boy”
“The Intimidator” – The Charlie Daniels Band
In 2007, The Charlie Daniels Band released a full song paying tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt and his final victory at Talladega Superspeedway in October 2000.
What a great way to pay homage to the seven-time Cup champion.
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“Ice Cream Paint Job” – Dorrough
The 2009 single released by rapper Dorrough gave a shout-out to those who make it happen on pit road:
Double shot paint job what
Chevy tuned up like a NASCAR pit stop”
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“Smoke a Little Smoke” – Eric Church
“Old Alabama” – Brad Paisley
“Slow Down” – Clyde Carson (feat. The Team)
Rapper Clyde Carson gave NASCAR champions Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart a shout-out in his 2012 single:
“I’m Jeff Gordon in his heyday
Ridin’ like Tony Stewart smashin’ through a two-way”
“Fastest Girl In Town” – Miranda Lambert
Eminem gave Dale Earnhardt and NASCAR a mention in his 2013 song:
“The way I’m racing around the track, call me NASCAR, NASCAR
Dale Earnhardt of the trailer park”
“Slow Me Down” – Sara Evans
“Talladega” – Eric Church
This 2014 hit by Eric Church is an ode to the 2.66-mile superspeedway we all know and love.
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“Country Nation” – Brad Paisley
The 2015 song by Brad Paisley mostly involves America’s passion for collegiate sports, but the country singer found a way to include NASCAR:
“We pray before we race
Cheer 14 and 48
We drink ice-cold beer on Friday nights”
“We soup up our Chevrolets
Cheer 24 and 88
And we crank up the same songs Friday night”
“Run Up” – Major Lazer (feat. Nicki Minaj and PARTYNEXTDOOR)
Danica Patrick got a quick shout-out in “Run Up” by Major Lazer, featuring Nicki Minaj and PARTYNEXTDOOR.
In the song, Minaj gives Patrick a mention by saying, “Yo, I told ’em pull up on me faster than Danica.”
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