For the third year in a row, country music hit-maker Blake Shelton is once again providing the NASCAR season’s theme song. Enjoy the clip featuring an updated version of the Oklahoman’s tune “Bringing Back the Sunshine” especially reworked to suit NASCAR below!
2017 NASCAR on NBC Open Featuring Blake Shelton
“Everybody, ready set go / Rev it up, and let’s roll / There’s a party in the fast lane,” Shelton sings. “Got my hands on the wheel, and I’m flying / Heartbeat loud as the thunder rolls / Riding in on a stampede-line lightning roll / I’m bringing back the sunshine / Bringing back the sunshine / Baby, it’s about time.”
The opening video will air for the first time on television ahead of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, July 1st at 7PM ET on NBC. Besides the energetic country music star, the introductory clip also features some of the stars of the NASCAR circuit— Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano making appearances in the video.
Each week throughout the rest of the 2017 NASCAR season, NBC Sports will refresh the content of the video with updated on-track highlights, new shots of that week’s host venue, and additional unseen footage.
Let’s take a look at what the past NASCAR theme song videos with Blake Shelton looked like in 2015 and 2016…
2015 NASCAR on NBC Open with Blake Shelton
2016 NASCAR on NBC Sports Open Featuring Blake Shelton
“I am a true NASCAR fan, and love being around the sport, spending time with the drivers, so this is a lot of fun for me,” Shelton shared about the unique honor in 2016.
The country artist is certainly no stranger to the camera and will return to NBC’s ‘The Voice’ as a coach on September 25th. Season 13 of the reality singing competition will tout two female hosts with the return of Miley Cyrus and debut of ‘American Idol’ alum Jennifer Hudson.
Be sure to share this latest production with other fans of Shelton and NASCAR!