Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Driver Intro Song Suggestions - Bristol April 2016

As many of you know Bristol Motor Speedway allows drivers to select a walk up song for their Driver Intros which sometimes has either a theme to it like JJ Yeley normally does with his daughter or Kyle Busch with Braxton Busch last August. We did a version like this last season but here is a version with the updated driver lineup with new songs featured in the lineup! If you are a driver here is what we feel should be your walk up song or would be a good one for you!

Driver Intro Song Suggestions

1   Jamie McMurray - Renegade by Styx
2   Brad Keselowski - Drinkin' Beer and Wastin' Bullets by Luke Bryan
3   Austin Dillon - Nobody to Blame by Chris Stapleton
4   Kevin Harvick - Eight Second Ride by Jake Owen
5   Kasey Kahne - Thunderstruck by AC/DC
6   Trevor Bayne - The River by Jordan Feliz
7   Regan Smith - Small Town Throwdown by Brantley Gilbert
10 Danica Patrick - Here by Alessia Cara
11 Denny Hamlin - Me Myself and I by G- Eazy
13 Casey Mears - For Whom the Bell Tolls by Metallica 
14 Ty Dillon - Gonna Know We Were Here by Jason Aldean
15 Clint Bowyer - Somewhere Between Right and Wrong by Earl Thomas Conley
16 Greg Biffle - My Hero by Foo Fighters
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. - East Bound and Down by Jerry Reed
18 Kyle Busch - My House by Flo Rida
19 Carl Edwards - Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top
20 Matt Kenseth - Built To Fall by Trivium
21 Ryan Blaney - Rearviewmirror by Pearl Jam
22 Joey Logano - I Will Fight by Steven Furtick
23 David Ragan - The Last Thing I Do by Brooks and Dunn
24 Chase Elliott -  Drunk on a Plane by Dierks Bentley
27 Paul Menard - Shadow of The Sun by Audioslave
30 Josh Wise - Happiness by NEEDTOBREATHE
31 Ryan Newman - Whiskey River by Willie Nelson
32 Jeffrey Earnhardt - Something From Nothing by Foo Fighters
34 Chris Buescher - Here Comes The Thunder by Tim Hicks
38 Landon Cassill - Iron Man by Black Sabbath
41 Kurt Busch - Heavy Is the Head by Zac Brown Band
42 Kyle Larson - Detroit Rock City by KISS
43 Aric Almirola - Superpower by X Ambassadors
44 Brian Scott - Money and Fame by NEEDTOBREATHE
46 Michael Annett - WWE: Phenomenal One (AJ Styles Theme) by CFO$
47 AJ Allmendinger - Hit The Quan by IHeart Memphis  
48 Jimmie Johnson - We Own It by Wiz Khalifa 
55 Reed Sorenson - Hells Bells by AC/DC 
78 Martin Truex Jr. - Rockstar by Nickelback
83 Matt DiBenedetto - Train by 3 Doors Down
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. - In The Dark by 3 Doors Down
95 Michael McDowell - Motivated by NF or Alone by Hollyn
98 Cole Whitt - Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) by Silento

Just an Ordinary Day in Paradise - Bristol Edition

When it comes to Bristol, you can really look at the past and say who has dominated at this place and who has not done very well here. If your last name isn't Busch you are more and likely not going to have a good time as the Busch Brothers have done very well here. Drivers like Ricky Stenhouse Jr.,Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman along with a few others have shown speed here in the last few years and that is why two of them will be featured on our Are You Feeling Lucky Article that will be released tomorrow. Here is where we kinda narrow down our selection for who will do well and who won't as it's just an ordinary day in Thunder Valley.

Driver Averages (Since 2014)

1 Jimmie Johnson 7.25
2 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 8.25
4 Carl Edwards 9.75
5 Ryan Newman 11.00
7 Clint Bowyer 12.25
9 Brad Keselowski 14.25
10 Matt Kenseth 14.75
11 Brian Vickers 15.00
13 Joey Logano 15.50
14 Austin Dillon 15.50
15 Paul Menard 16.25
16 Kurt Busch 17.25
17 Kyle Larson 17.50
18 Jamie McMurray 17.75
19 Aric Almirola 18.50
21 Denny Hamlin 18.75
22 Greg Biffle 19.25
24 Danica Patrick 20.25
25 Trevor Bayne 21.50
26 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 22.00
27 Ryan Blaney 22.00
28 Kevin Harvick 22.50
29 Kasey Kahne 24.00
30 Kyle Busch 24.33
31 A.J. Allmendinger 24.75
32 Chris Buescher 25.00
34 Reed Sorenson 26.00
35 Michael McDowell 27.00
36 Matt DiBenedetto 27.00
37 Casey Mears 28.00
38 Martin Truex Jr. 28.25
42 Cole Whitt 31.50
43 Josh Wise 31.50
44 Michael Annett 32.50
48 Landon Cassill 33.25
49 David Ragan 33.75

Drivers Debuting At Bristol

14 - Ty Dillon
24 - Chase Elliott
32 - Jeffrey Earnhardt
 

Brandon McReynolds to Drive for JGL Racing at Talladega

Brandon McReynolds will make his 2nd NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Talladega next month. The son of Larry McReynolds will race at the Talladega Superspeedway later this month driving for JGL Racing. McReynolds is currently only slated for Talladega but I could see him behind the wheel more as Matt Tift, who currently drives the #24 will move over to the Joe Gibbs Racing #18 starting at Richmond. Corey LaJoie will possibly race the #24 at Richmond. Brandon McReynolds made his first start in the Xfinity Series way back at Gateway in 2010. McReynolds currently drives in the K&N Series with Bill Mcanally Racing with 2 wins in the West both at Iowa last season! (Koelle,2016)

Ray Black Jr. Gearing Up for Battle at Bristol

FLAGLER BEACH, Fla.  (April 13, 2016) – Everyone knows that NASCAR racing has one of the most passionate fan bases, and NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) driver Ray Black Jr. has gotten to experience that loyalty firsthand as he has progressed through the sport’s rankings. As the series gets set to visit Bristol Motor Speedway, a favorite track amongst fans, the driver of the No. 07 ScubaLife.com Chevrolet looks forward to continuing to meet fans at every race stop.

“NASCAR has some of the rowdiest, hard core and loyal fans out there,” stated Black. “It has been great getting to know them over the past couple of years. Fans in this sport are weekend warriors! It’s not like an NFL or MLB game where you just get one day of tailgating and a game. These people come out for the entire weekend. It’s a lifestyle to them.”

Since starting his career in NASCAR, Black has always taken a direct, personable approach when it comes to meeting fans at the track each weekend. He’s done everything from racing young fans in go-karts to competing in cornhole tournaments against them at their campsites.

“I really enjoy getting out there and hanging out with fans throughout the weekend!” explained Black. “We raced some young fans at Gateway Motorsports Park’s go-kart track last year and had a lot of fun with them. This year we’ve gotten in the habit of seeking out fans at the track campsites when we have some off-track time and playing cornhole against them. It’s a great way to really get out there and get to know fans away from just a short meeting in an autograph line.”

“Fans have been really accepting and supportive of me from the start,” he continued. “They recognize me and what I’m trying to do and then go tell their friends about me and have them get involved. I’m really thankful for all that they do throughout the season.”

Black will be looking to continue building his fan base as the NXS makes their first stop at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. He has one previous start at the short track from last August where he finished 21st in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. This time around Black and his NXS competitors will face a new challenge at Bristol, as the race will be divided into two heat races and a main in conjunction with the new Dash 4 Cash format.

“This race at Bristol is going to be a challenge with the new format, but I’ve always had fun with challenges,” said Black. “It’s cool to see NASCAR bring an extra level of excitement to racing and I think the fans will really enjoy this new format.”

The Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 is scheduled to go green on Saturday, April 16 at 12:30 p.m. ET.  The race will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 and can be heard via the Performance Racing Network (PRN).

Fans can keep up with Ray Black Jr.’s battle at Bristol by following him and his sponsor, ScubaLife, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @TeamScubaRacing and @RayBlackJr. Learn more about Ray Black Jr. and Team Scuba by visiting www.rayblackjr.com and www.teamscuba.com. (SS Greenlight Racing)

Sarah Cornett-Ching Looks To Conquer Bristol

Sarah Cornett-Ching's' 2016 has been rather successful in 2 series and she has shown improvement as she gains more experience at tracks like New Smyrna, Mobile, Greenville, Watkins Glen, and Columbus in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. This weekend at Bristol, Sarah returns to a track she has been to before and that is the World's Fastest Half Mile in Bristol, TN. Last season Sarah raced at the Bristol Motor Speedway for Shayne Lockhart in the #18 Drive Technology Toyota. In 2016, Sarah is running a full season for Tony Blanchard in the #02. A number that has stuck with her now for many years. Sarah currently sits 12th in the NASCAR K&N Series points with improvement in each race of the 2016 season. She finished 22nd at New Smyrna, 11th at Mobile, and 13th at Greenville. With the support Sarah Cornett-Ching is looking to become one of the Top Women in the sport to the likes of Danica Patrick, Nicole Behar, Natalie, Clare and Paige Decker along with Kenzie Ruston and a few others. Sarah has also raced one ARCA Racing Series event this season at Daytona where

she finished 11th. Sarah is surely showing she belongs in NASCAR and I personally could see a win coming very soon for her and her #02 Dickies Ford Fusion. Could the return to Bristol be that win? Find out Saturday Afternoon in Bristol, TN. Be sure to tune into the NASCAR News Source for all of the latest results! (Koelle,2016)