@nascarcasm: The NASCAR country music playlist
By @nascarcasm | Thursday, June 17, 2021
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NASHVILLE, WE ARE BACK! Get ready for this weekend’s return to the country-music capital of the world with this country-music playlist put together by yours truly!
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WHY: Because our race cars often do that, yet somehow still finish the race.
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WHY: Because especially on road courses, drivers can’t wait to get on the road again.
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WHY: Because brakes, just like love, are a burning thing, and they make a fiery ring.
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WHY: It’s something drivers have become good at, thanks to the STUPID SKY.
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WHY: It’s what William Byron asks for when he takes the car to the paint room.
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WHY: It reminds us of an old friend.
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WHY: It’s probably a love song, but the title is indicative of the reason most big wrecks happen.
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WHY: It’s the perfect soundtrack for entering Turn 1 at Phoenix Raceway.
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WHY: It’s nothing if not the official anthem of pre-race inspection.
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WHY: So you can hear someone say those words because you sure as hell won’t when listening to the in-car audio.
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WHY: OHHHHH wait – sorry, that’s blood.
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WHY: It’s arguably a better sound to associate with dirt roads than cars smashing into each other.
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WHY: It isn’t. It sucks. But sometimes it gives you enough time to run to Panda Express.
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WHY: Because clearly they are.
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WHY: No song has ever summed up Matt DiBenedetto’s plight more than this one.