_It’s one of the sport’s most popular new traditions: drivers picking out their own “favorite song” to come out to an introduction in front of 150,000 screaming fans at Bristol. But this year’s Thunder Valley starting grid was missing a few perfect additions to the list; find out the song pairings that were left off their P.A. feed in the latest edition of the Frontstretch Top Ten._
_Note: The requests may be fake, but the song titles on this list? They’re real._
*10.* *For Matt Kenseth:* “Mr. Roboto” by Styx.
*9.* *For David Ragan:* “It’s Hot In Here” by Nelly (played from inside the driver’s seat, quietly, with UPS executives writing up pink slips in the background).
*8.* *For Carl Edwards:* “A Horse Is A Horse, Of Course, Of Course” by Mr. Ed. Sung by the singing trio of a talking horse, the AFLAC Duck, and suspiciously out of tune by Brad Keselowski.
*7.* *For Scott Speed:* “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” by Sheryl Crow. Only valid if Speed enters the track with freshly painted, NASCAR-themed visible toenails.
*6.* *For Joey Logano:* “If I Had A Hammer” by Peter, Paul, And Mary. During the line, “I’d Hammer Out A Warning” calmly raises a sign to the camera that reads, “Don’t mess with me, Home Depot.”
*5.* *For Terry Labonte:* “Slow Ride… Take It Easy” by Foghat (but performed by a cover band from the local senior housing complex).
*4.* *For Kyle Busch:* “Nice Guys Finish Last” by Green Day.
*3.* *For Jeff Gordon:* “Cats In The Cradle” by Harry Chapin… for how a career has come full circle.
*2.* *For Tony Stewart:* “2nd Sucks” by a Day To Remember. (With the special verse… “When I lose on my own team / I knock down cameras, yell, and scream…”)
*1.* *For Jimmie Johnson And Kurt Busch:* “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen. (As the two walk out as far apart from each other as possible.)
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