Saturday, October 17, 2015

The NASCAR Source Playlist - Talladega

Every Year I go to a Race I like to have a CD made of songs I think go well with that certain Race. Talladega is different because the Fall Race can differ in moods from The Spring Race. Of Course This will be the 2nd Race In which 4 will be eliminated like Dover Earlier. Only normally this race is the Wild Card Race. You never know who'll be left to win if there is a big crash.

Talladega by Eric Church

The Funny thing about this song is that it wasn't originally  supposed to be a NASCAR song but if you listen to the  lyrics you will notice that being at Talladega is about being  with friends and your loved ones. The last time I went to Talladega was in October of 2014 and I went with my best friend and my mom, two very important people to me and its just an amazing experience watching something you love with people you love. Embrace the moment and the memories. Over the 10 years I've been around this sport this song intensifies in meaning. 

Heavy Is The Head by Zac Brown Band feat. Chris Cornell

A new song added to the list of Songs. Someone will leave Kansas Sunday with a Heavy Head. A thing that could be good but could be a very bad thing. As we saw with drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr, Jimmie Johnson went into Talladega in a must win situation. They have also used this song on The MLB Postseason Coverage TBS is doing and I feel it fits Talladegas' postseason coverage.

Timber by Pitbull feat. Ke$ha 

This song was brought in last season as the lyrics to it really fit the different rounds in the NASCAR Chase For the Sprint Cup Series Championship.
"Swing your partner round and round
End of the night, it's going down
One more shot, another round
End of the night, it's going down
Swing your partner round and round
End of the night, it's going down
One more shot, another round
End of the night, it's going down"
The Rounds would be talking about the Contender and Eliminator.

B.I.G By X Ambassadors

What better song for Talladega than Big By X Ambassadors. It's the biggest track on the NASCAR Circuit. Some drivers will also need to do big things to get to where they move on to Martinsville!
"I been working night and day
I'm going berserk and I'm going insane
But I say "hey, it's a new day"
"Hey, I'm on my way"
I wouldn't stay, but if you made me
Bring on the next phase"
Some drivers will need to work night and day moving to Talladega and some will be going insane! 

Centuries by Fall Out Boy

This song needs no explanation on why its on this playlist.
"Some legends are told
Some turn to dust or to gold
But you will remember me
Remember me for centuries
And just one mistake
Is all it will take
We'll go down in history
Remember me for centuries
He-e-e-ey ya, oh he-e-e-ey
He-e-e-ey ya
Remember me for centuries"
One Mistake at Dega is all it takes for you to be eliminated. For Jeff Gordon he could either turn to Dust or To Gold for what he does in Dega as it will be his last time around Talladega.

Energy by Shinedown

This song fits this race because of the fact that it has a fast paced action sound to it. 
"So break your silence and tell them
Who you are.
'Cause they're all witness to a shooting star."
This line could be for drivers like Landon Cassill, Ryan Blaney and Michael McDowell could be the spoilers in the Chase at Talladega.

Survival by Eminem

You have to survive in order to make the next round. The Big One ALWAYS looms around and you can ask Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr about their situation with the Big One last year.
"Wasn't ready to be no millionaire, I was ill-prepared
I was prepared to be ill though, the skill was there
From the beginning, it wasn't 'bout the ends
It was 'bout busting raps and standing for something..."
This line fits the new chase syestem of how it used to not matter at the end because used to drivers would clinch before Homestead or Atlanta in the older days.

My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark by F.O.B

Hopefully you won't light em up unless you win the race.
"Be careful making wishes in the dark, dark
Can't be sure when they've hit their mark
And besides in the mean, mean time
I'm just dreaming of tearing you apart"
Could we see a fight at the end of 500 miles? Will Tempers over flare? 

What Makes A Good Man by The Heavy 

If you help someone move into the next round or even help someone get eliminated to help a teammate get to the next round some will consider you as a good man and others will view you as a cheater. Last season Michael McDowell took the blunt of a crash instead of Brad Keselowski taking it and possibly eliminateing him instead of him going on and winning the Geico 500.

In Time by Mark Collie

This song is from The Punisher and it really highlights the things of the last race of the Contender Round. Brings up scenarios from last season Dale Earnhardt Jr could be in a must win scenario. Some could just have to start and it really all depends on what happens in Kansas.
"And in time, all things shall pass away
In time, you may come back someday
To live once more or die once more
But in time, your time will be no more"
This line talks about those drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr and others who will come back to Talladega in the same situation as they were last season. Who will move on and Who Will Be Eliminated.

Last Shot by Politics and Assassins

This song is from the WWE Films movie Legendary with John Cena. This ultimately fits the last race of every round if you havent already locked yourself in. That last race could be you last shot at the championship.
"It's your last shot
It's your last shot
Don't you know when you got that, they're all wrong
It's your last shot
It's your last shot
Leave everything off they got"
Don't Leave anything on the table and prove to them you are the BEST!

This Is Not A Test by Toby Mac Feat Capital Kings

Drivers need to recognize that this is not a test. This race is the real deal and if last year was any question a driver can dominate a race and still lose and get eliminated.
"We’ve only got one shot 
Gonna to take it now 
Goin’ all in, gonna make it count 
Won’t look back, gonna set my eyes 
‘Cause there ain’t no practice runs in life " 
This line would be perfect for a green white checker. You gotta go or go home.

Kyle Busch Surrvives Pit Road Speeding Penalty, Damage To The Front Of The Car To Win Kansas Lottery 300

Kyle Busch wins Saturday Afternoons Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, Ty Dillon, and Regan Smith rounded out the Top 5!
Chris Buescher keeps his points lead going into an off Weekend. Ryan Sieg Finished 8th!


1 54 Kyle Busch
2 20 Matt Kenseth
3 22 Joey Logano
4 3 Ty Dillon
5 7 Regan Smith
6 60 Chris Buescher
7 9 Chase Elliott
8 39 Ryan Sieg
9 18 Daniel Suarez
10 62 Brendan Gaughan
11 6 Darrell Wallace Jr
12 1 Elliott Sadler
13 42 Brennan Poole
14 4 Ross Chastain
15 88 Kevin Harvick
16 33 Austin Dillon
17 16 Ryan Reed
18 01 Landon Cassill
19 51 Jeremy Clements
20 43 Dakoda Armstrong
21 28 J.J. Yeley
22 44 David Starr
23 2 Brian Scott
24 97 Mason Mingus
25 8 Blake Koch
26 24 Eric McClure
27 13 Harrison Rhodes
28 52 Joey Gase
29 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb
30 14 Cale Conley
31 90 Korbin Forrister
32 0 Michael Self
33 15 B J McLeod
34 17 Ryan Ellis
35 89 Morgan Shepherd
36 26 T.J. Bell
37 40 Timmy Hill
38 74 Mike Harmon
39 70 Derrike Cope
40 19 Jeff Green

Meet and Greet With Drivers - Kansas Edition

If you have ever wanted to meet your favorite driver or even be in the same area code as him or her. Check this list before you head to Kansas to see if your favorite driver will be anywhere and if so go meet up with them! Most are very friendly!

  • Austin Dillon is scheduled to appear at the Fanatics NASCAR SuperStore at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, October 18 at 9:40 AM. A purchase at the Fanatics SuperStore is required in order to obtain an autograph.
  • Austin Dillon is scheduled to appear at the Team Chevy stage at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, October 18 at 9:15 AM.
  • Kevin Harvick is scheduled to appear at the Team Chevy stage at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, October 18 at 9:55 AM.
  • Jamie McMurray and Kurt Busch are scheduled to appear at Finish Line Fan Hospitality at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, October 18. Fans must purchase separate hospitality pass. McMurray will appear at 9:30 AM, Busch at 10:00 AM. 
  • Grand Marshall Mark Paul Gosselaar will appear at 10:30 AM. 
  • Justin Allgaier is scheduled to appear at the Team Chevy stage at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, October 18 at 10:15 AM.
  • Cole Whitt is scheduled to appear at the Ford Performance display at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, October 18 at 10:15 AM.
  • David Ragan is scheduled to appear at the Toyota Pit Pass display at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, October 18 at 10:40 AM.

Matt Kenseth Survives Superspeedway Style Qualifying to Win The Xfinity Series Pole

Matt Kenseth survived a wild qualifying session who won his 3rd pole at Kansas in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Championship Leader Chris Buescher will start 2nd!
Chase Elliott will be going to the rear due to having a crash through the infield grass. Bubba Wallace is battling a Head Cold and also going to a backup car but not losing his position. Thats a positive to a negative situation.

Starting Lineup

1 20 Matt Kenseth
2 60 Chris Buescher
3 7 Regan Smith 
4 54 Kyle Busch
5 3 Ty Dillon 
6 18 Daniel Suarez
7 88 Kevin Harvick
8 62 Brendan Gaughan
9 33 Austin Dillon
10 22 Joey Logano
11 2 Brian Scott
12 9 Chase Elliott 
13 43 Dakoda Armstrong
14 6 Darrell Wallace Jr. 
15 39 Ryan Sieg 
16 42 Brennan Poole
17 16 Ryan Reed
18 1 Elliott Sadler
19 28 JJ Yeley
20 01 Landon Cassill
21 51 Jeremy Clements
22 44 David Starr
23 4 Ross Chastain
24 14 Cale Conley
25 8 Blake Koch
26   0 Michael Self 
27 19 Jeff Green
28 26 TJ Bell
29 15 BJ McLeod
30 97 Mason Mingus
31 24 Eric McClure 
32 70 Derrike Cope
33 90 Korbin Forrister
34 13 Harrison Rhodes
35 89 Morgan Shepherd
36 52 Joey Gase 
37 74 Mike Harmon
38 40 Timmy Hill
39 17 Ryan Ellis
40 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb(