Dustin Long

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Music, motors and much more


Bristol Motor Speedway will give fans something different during drive interoductions Saturday night. They'll play music for each driver that the driver has selected. Some of the choices are interesting from those older rock n' roll classics to more recent tunes. Here's the playlist for some of the drivers: ... UPDATED WITH THE SONGS FOR THE STARTERS FOR SATURDAY NIGHT'S RACE


Tony Stewart: Kid Rock's "Bawitdaba''

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: AC/DC's "Thunderstruck''

Jimmie Johnson: AC/DC's Thunderstruck

Mark Martin: AC/DC's "For Those About To Rock''

Jeff Gordon: Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up''

Jeff Burton: Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle''

Carl Edwards: House of Pain's "Jump Around''

Matt Kenseth: "Godsmack's "The Enemy''

Scott Speed: "Black Eyed Peas' "Boom, Boom, Pow"

Kurt Busch: Cake's "Going The Distance''

Kyle Busch: Kanye West's "Amazing''

Kasey Kahne: Dierks Bentley's "Life On The Run''

Michael Waltrip: Toby Keith's "As Good As I Once Was''

Ryan Newman: Big & Rich's "Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy''

Clint Bowyer: Elvis Presley's "CC Rider''

Reed Sorenson: Michael Jackson's "Billy Jean''

Denny Hamlin: Fabulous' "My Time''

Joey Logano: Jerry Reed's "East Bound and Down''

AJ Allmendinger: "Going the Distance'' by Cake

Marcos Ambrose: "Land Down Under'' by Men at Work

John Andretti: Black Label Society's "Fire it Up''

Greg Biffle: POD's "Boom''

Dave Blaney: "Taking Care of Business'' by Bachman Turner Overdrive

David Gilliland: Limb Bizkit's "Break Stuff''

Robby Gordon: Kid Rock's "All Summer Long''

Kevin Harvick: DMX's "Party Up''

Sam Hornish Jr: "Fight for Your Right'' by Beastie Boys

Bobby Labonte: "Chicken Fried'' by Zack Brown Band

Terry Labonte: "Heartland'' by George Strait

Jamie McMurray: AC/DC's "Shook Me All Night Long''

Casey Mears: "Animals'' by Nickelback

Paul Menard: "Fire It Up'' by Black Label Society

Juan Pablo Montoya: "All Star'' by Smash Mouth

Joe Nemechek: "Life in the Fast Lane'' by The Eagles

David Ragan: "Thunderstruck'' by AC/DC

Tony Raines: "Bristol Speed'' by Silvergun

David Reutimann: "Sprach Zarathustra'' by Richard Strauss

Elliott Sadler: "2001 A Space Odyssey''

Regan Smith: "Shoots & Ladders'' by Korn

David Stremme: Kid Rock's "Bawitdaba''

Martin Truex Jr.: "Sun Gonna Rise'' by Citizen Cope

Brian Vickers: "This Town'' by O.A.R.

Scott Wimmer: "Night Rider Theme Song''




Elsewhere in the sport:


# NASCAR is "taking a hard look'' at using fuel-injected motors as opposed to the carburetor motors in its national series, according to The Charlotte Observer. Dodge and Chevy officials confirm they're working with NASCAR on this project.


# Red Bull Racing signed Brian Vickers to a multi-year contract extension this week.


# Elliott Sadler will have a new crew chief this weekend. Wally Rogers, who had been the car chief, has been moved to interim crew chief. He replaces Kevin Buskirk, who has been reassigned to other duties at Richard Petty Motorsports.


# The White House hosts NASCAR on Wednesday. Among the drivers scheduled to be there are: Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart (all 2008 Chase participants). Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth cannot attend because of schedule conflicts.


# Ryan Newman begins his quest for four wins in four days at Bristol. He's competing in the modified and Truck races Wednesday night. He'll drivein the Nationwide race Friday and Cup race Saturday night.




# Also, I'm working on a story about Bristol Motor Speedway's night race. What do you think of the event? Is it just as special as it has been in the past or has it lost its luster with being so close to the Chase and with the track change that allows two-wide racing. Drop me an e-mail at dustin.long@news-record.com. Include your name, city and state and  a phone number to reach you. Thans.


# Also you can follow me on Twitter. Just search for http://twitter.com/dustinlong

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Pretty sure

I’ve heard of no more than four of those ‘songs’ ‘n I’m not that much older than Martin. Logano made a good choice……...

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