Bristol: NASCAR Drivers Pick Theme Songs For 2011 Night Race

BRISTOL TN - AUGUST 21: Cars race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21 2010 in Bristol Tennessee. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

It's Bristol Motor Speedway time, so that means it's time for NASCAR drivers to once again pick their theme songs that will be played before Saturday night's race when they're introduced to the crowd.

The songs have become an awesome tradition and have already created some memorable moments. One year ago, the track added a twist by allowing drivers to grab the microphone and introduce themselves, which set the stage for Brad Keselowski's infamous "Kyle Busch is an ass!" statement.

The driver intros are one of the best parts of the Bristol race experience. They often have some sort of message or personal meaning, and they can reveal a driver's sense of humor or offer a window into his personality.

Notable selections this year include Kurt Busch ("Baby Got Back"), Jimmie Johnson ("Don't Mess Around With Jim") and David Reutimann ("Pretty Fly For A White Guy").

You can see this year's list below (some drivers are keeping their picks secret until race day or have yet to choose), and for historical reference, here's the song picks from the Bristol race in March.

List of driver song choices for Bristol:

  • Marcos Ambrose – "Land Down Under" / Men At Work
  • AJ Allmendinger – "Down With The Sickness" / Disturbed
  • Greg Biffle – Theme from "Sanford and Son"
  • Dave Blaney – "Better Now" / Collective Soul
  • Clint Bowyer – "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" / Waylon Jennings
  • Jeff Burton – "Welcome To The Jungle" / Guns N' Roses AND "Coal Keeps The Lights On" / Dolly Parton
  • Kurt Busch – "Baby Got Back" / Sir Mix A Lot
  • Kyle Busch – "Kyle Busch Show" / Raytona 500
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. – "The Ghost Of Tom Joad" / Rage Against The Machine
  • Carl Edwards – "Run This Town" / Jay-Z
  • David Gilliland – "Living The Dream" / Yatta Da Kaptain (Gilliland's front tire changer)
  • Jeff Gordon – "E.I." / Nelly
  • Denny Hamlin – "Fast Lane" / Bad Meets Evil (a.k.a. Eminem and Royce da 5'9)
  • Kevin Harvick – "Show Me What You Got" / Jay-Z
  • Jimmie Johnson – "Don't Mess Around With Jim" / Jim Croce
  • Kasey Kahne – "Made In America" / Toby Keith
  • Matt Kenseth – "Indestructible" / Disturbed
  • Brad Keselowski – "Jackson, Mississippi" / Kid Rock
  • Travis Kvapil – "Yeah Yeah Yeah" / New Politics
  • Bobby Labonte – "Come Monday" / Jimmy Buffett
  • Andy Lally – "Battle Ready" / Otep
  • Joey Logano – Theme from ESPN's "SportsCenter"
  • Mark Martin – "La Grange" / ZZ Top
  • Michael McDowell – "On Fire" / Rawsrvnt
  • Jamie McMurray – "The Distance" / Cake
  • Casey Mears – "Burn It To The Ground" / Nickelback
  • Paul Menard – "Gypsy Road" / Cinderella
  • Juan Pablo Montoya – "Enter Sandman" / Metallica
  • Joe Nemechek – "Cheap Sunglasses" / ZZ Top
  • Ryan Newman – "Big Green Tractor" / Jason Aldean
  • David Ragan – "I Am From The Country" / Tracy Byrd
  • David Reutimann – "Pretty Fly For A White Guy" / The Offspring
  • Mike Skinner –  "Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy" / Big and Rich
  • Regan Smith – "Second Heartbeat" / Avenged Sevenfold
  • Scott Speed – "Power" / Kanye West
  • David Starr – "It's My Life" / Bon Jovi
  • Tony Stewart – "Throw The Hammer Down" / Derek Miller
  • David Stremme – "I Gotta Feelin" / Black Eyed Peas
  • Martin Truex Jr. – "Country Song" / Seether
  • Brian Vickers – "Smells Like Teen Spirit" / Nirvana
  • JJ Yeley – "Sexy And I Know It" / LMFAO
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