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Best NASCAR Songs?

By July 16, 2004

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Folks in the forum are trying to come up with a good list of songs to listen to when you're going to a NASCAR race. Everything from Sammy Hagar to Jim Croce has been suggested. Check out the list and add your thoughts. What IS a good NASCAR song?


May 19, 2006 at 9:10 pm
(1) Ashley says:

Nascar Races by Cledus T. Judd is a great Nascar song.

October 11, 2006 at 8:44 pm
(2) james says:

riding with the legend,the checkerd flag is gold,ballad of the old school bus, the battel of the chevys and the fords, me and my dad,out there in the infield, driver’s prayer all wrightin by keith brynt. plus the intimidator charlie daniles band. the taladega song, the ballad of Dale Earnhart and Rusty Wallace, the nascar song all by tim willson , and old 28

December 28, 2006 at 3:15 pm
(3) griffin says:

AC DC – Shook me all night long is the best nascar song ever

January 2, 2007 at 11:00 am
(4) Emily says:

I love nascar but Cledus T. Judd (i think)

February 5, 2007 at 5:32 pm
(5) Ben Mitchell says:

If you’re looking for a song about stock car racing check out a country/rock tune called Stock Car Fever on an Indie CD, named Let It Ride. You can tune in at BenMitchellMusic.com or TradeWindsRecords.com

February 11, 2007 at 2:34 pm
(6) DIANA says:

Grandstaff She will never love me more than Nascar.

March 3, 2007 at 1:55 pm
(7) nichole says:

Daytona~The Backstretch Boys

I Love NASCAR~Cledus T. Judd

Nascar RaceS~Cledus T. Judd

Jeff gordon~Cletus T. Judd

The Wall~Collin Raye

She Don’t Love Me More Than NASCAR~Grandstaff

Runnin Wide Open~Joe Diffie

Route 66~John Mayer

Fast Cars And Freedom~Rascal Flatts

Dale Darrel Waltrip~Rodney Carrington

The Talladega Song~Tim Wilson

Bristol Song~Tribute DALE EARNHEARDT

Nascar Diehards~Drivin’ Sideways

The Talladega Shuffle~The Backstretch Boys

Rev It Up (NASCAR Rocks)~Blessid Union of Souls

Jeff Gordon is Gay~Bob And Tom

Dale Earnhardt the Intimidator~Brooks&Dunn

That’s Just Racin’~Drivin’ Sideways

Nascar Superstar~HAVEN QUINT

Life is A Highway~Cars-OS Soundtrack

April 21, 2007 at 10:36 pm
(8) richard tyree says:

my 3 favorite nascar race songs
1.die young-(black sabbath)
2.kickstart my heart-(motely crue)

April 25, 2007 at 1:36 pm
(9) Brittany says:

I like NASCAR races, Dale Darrell Waltrip Richard Petty Rusty Awesome Bill Irvine Gordan Earnhardt Jeff Johnson Jr, The C.D. billybobs and ???? country race track songs, and Riding with the legend

May 7, 2007 at 12:33 am
(10) jon says:

i heard a song on the radio the other day. it was like that song that hank willams sing’s about his dad picing him up and taking him to nashvile.but this was about dale earnhart sr and jr.does any one know the name of the song and wher to find it? j_e_h20@yahoo.com

May 17, 2007 at 12:27 pm
(11) Carolyn says:

i like them all

June 4, 2007 at 10:44 pm
(12) Raytona500 says:

The best Nascar song ever made is by Raytona500 and the song is called “It’s a NASCAR NATION”. It’s the first song about Nascar that us fans can pump our fists in the air to and scream NASCAR NATION!!!!

June 15, 2007 at 4:01 am
(13) Kellyanne says:

My favourite is “Oh King Richard” by Kyle Petty. Billy Ray Cyrus also has two great NASCAR songs – “The Fastest Horse In A One Horse Town” and “The Man (Tribute to Dale Earnhardt)”

June 19, 2007 at 11:37 pm
(14) Paul says:

Kellyanne…you got good taste. I wrote The Man with Billy Ray and several others by Drivin’ Sideways. Keep rockin’!

June 23, 2007 at 12:28 pm
(15) sudsy says:

i dont no how to get them, a radio station up here called the gearhead show, played some songs sung by cup drivers, wild bill, dale sr, yaroburo, bobby allison,and others, if anyone one there knows anymore about there let the site no of them, i was able to get about 45. miutes of them, these are the cartunes i listen to on my way to any track, bummer is going to cup races i seem to get more tickets then

July 12, 2007 at 3:17 pm
(16) Tim McNamara says:

The best Nascar Song was written by Tim McNamara Nashville TN, in ’05 titled “Gentlemen Start Your Engines”. It was debut at the Texas 400 race in Spring ’06 by Erika Jo. Erika Jo sang it at a Speed Week event in Charlotte, and then at the Indy 500.

July 16, 2007 at 10:19 pm
(17) John says:

i can’t believe no one has said this one:

Stroker Ace – Charlie Daniels Band

August 10, 2007 at 5:13 pm
(18) Catie says:

Riding With A Legend

The Chevys and Fords

November 9, 2007 at 9:02 am
(19) eva says:

whats the song that goes…”the race is on…………. comin up the backstretch…..lalalalaa” i cant think of it!!!! help!!!

November 9, 2007 at 9:06 am
(20) Steve McCormick says:

That would be: “The Race is On” by Sawyer Brown..

The race is on and here comes pride in the backstretch. Heartache is going to the inside…. etc..

December 13, 2007 at 12:00 am
(21) Tyler B says:

Cake- He’s going the distance

December 19, 2007 at 10:03 pm
(22) Carol says:

The best nascar song is IF YOU AIN’T FIRST(YOUR LAST)sung by Walt Evans at waltevans.com

December 21, 2007 at 8:51 am
(23) André says:

Back in the Saddle-Aerosmith

January 11, 2008 at 7:27 pm
(24) Jerry says:

I agree with Carol IF YOU AIN’T FIRST, YOUR LAST by Walt Evans is dynamite. I just seen him perform this at one of his shows and the crowd, that by the way had a number of Nascar fans in it, went crazy. Walt Evans is a Grammy nominated country artist from Michigan, you can find a sample of this song on http://www.waltevans.com and the whole song on his myspace site.

February 28, 2008 at 1:41 am
(25) Justin says:

Whats the new song on FOX about lets go racing boys? anybody know who sings it i’m trying to download it? email me at jreamer@stormontvail.org

February 28, 2008 at 12:16 pm
(26) Ethan says:

who sings the song….i been travelin round the world and dada da dadada it like molly somthin it a guy it realy popular with nascar in like 1998-2003

July 17, 2008 at 5:36 pm
(27) David says:

Another great Nascar song is the one off of I thing the Nascar 95 game for PS1…I cant think of the name of it, can somebody help?

“I’m travlin’ down that lonesome road. Feel like I’m…..Floodin’ with disaster..”

August 6, 2008 at 10:21 pm
(28) NASGOD says:

I would have to agree- Stoker Ace is very good. but Skynyrd- the music gods that they are, have a song- “The Last Rebel” which is a tribute to Dale Sr.

Also, Drivin’ Wheel by Foghat is pretty good too.

December 30, 2008 at 11:20 am
(29) Peggy Watson says:

20th Century Drifter by Marty Robbins. Wonderful song. Also remade a few years ago call 21st. centurydrifter. It’s about a race car driver loads up his car and is gone every weekend.

January 14, 2009 at 9:57 pm
(30) tyler says:

David I’ve been wondering that same thing!!! that’s actually why I did the search so i could find out the damn song, somebody help

January 17, 2009 at 12:01 am
(31) zartan says:

“the race is on” was originally done by george jones. sayer brown did a remake

January 17, 2009 at 12:04 am
(32) zartan says:

also 2 other songs i like to listen to when playing racing games are “i cant drive 55″ and “life is a highway”

February 25, 2009 at 11:45 am
(33) REN says:


July 16, 2009 at 8:38 pm
(34) Drew says:

Hey dave and tyler its Molly Hatchet – Flirtin’ With Disaster

October 3, 2009 at 9:32 pm
(35) kev says:

best song is Fastest horse in a one horse town by billy ray cyrus.And riding with a legend (the one with dale sr).

February 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm
(36) greg says:

I always play “SPEED” by MONTGOMERY GENTRY not because songs about but the title of the song is GREAT.

February 12, 2010 at 10:31 pm
(37) Andy Buus says:

This song came out in the early 90′s I think.. and it has been stuck in my head for days help me… the song is something like…”Going in the inside” or “going through the inside”

May 22, 2010 at 8:38 pm
(38) paul roe says:

checkout my nascar song. its called im talkin bout nascar and you can here it on youtube just type in im talkin bout nascar or go to amazonmusic.com and you can purchase it for 89cents. thanks paul

June 4, 2010 at 4:25 pm
(39) NASCARBornInTheUSA says:

Here are some good NASCAR songs while headin’ to the
Race & Tailgating parties;
ALABAMA: Five 0′Clock 500 (For The Record)
Sunday Drive (In Pictures)
Soundtrack- I Max NASCAR 3-D: CD is Great!!
Sheryl Crow: Steve McQueen
Leann Rhrimes: I Got It Bad
Soundtrack – The Movie Cars:
Rascial Flatts – Life is A Highway
Gretchen Wilson – Here For The Party
Loverboy – Working for the Week-end
Goin’ South dbl disc CD 2001: Great CD!! includes:
Steve Earl – Copperhead Road
ZZ Top – Got Me Under Pressure
My 5 yr. old Grand-Daughter loves these next 3 songs:
Keith Urban – Lil’ Digger
Tin Lizzy – Boy’s Are Back in Town
NASCAR Love (Let’s Go Racin’ Boy’s) – Toby Lightman
Can’t Keep A Good Man down – Alabama
Kevin Costner -Untold Truths: Backyard (Going to paint it
Petty Blue, that’s what I’ll do. Just like “43″ )
For us Dale Earnheardt Fans:
Ridein’ With The Legend – Tony Martin
The Black #3 – John Sines, Jr.
Drivers in Heaven – Keith Bryant
I LOVE NASCAR – Cletis T Judd w/ Keith Toby
some cell companies have this as a ring/back tone
Intimidator’s Back in Town – Charlie Daniels
Midnight In Montgomery – Allen Jackson
Soundtrack: The Movie “DALE” GREAT CD!
It’s Sunday Soon – Sorry, I don’t know the artis. “It’s Sunday soon, the race will come. I’m goin’ rest, your goin’ to run… It’s good to know I was your Hero, coz’ you were mine. My finial turn, last thing I thought, Go Son Go!”
This is part of the song. Does anyone know the author?
These are some of the songs I and My Ladies NASCAR Club enjoy. Hope they help Y’all ?!

August 6, 2010 at 5:47 pm
(40) Geoff Arnold says:

The best NASCAR song, bar none, is Mark Knopfler’s “Speedway at Nazareth”. And the best version of it is on the DVD “All The Live Roadrunning” with Mark and Emmylou Harris in concert.

August 7, 2010 at 2:12 pm
(41) dominick says:

looking for a particular song with the lyrics/it’s a long long way to daytona do’t tell anybody that i’m gonna with grace of god and a fast hotrod i’m gonna drive around that big ole track some day—i think it was marty robbins but without knowing the title can’t find anything on it

August 14, 2010 at 5:46 am
(42) paul says:

check out my song ( im talkin bout nascar ) on youtube

September 14, 2010 at 8:38 pm
(43) djrebelgal80 says:

Yea there’s a song, but I cant find it….its about like midnight in montgomery by alan jackson but the lyrics start off with “midnight in Daytona” the only song i can find is toby keith’s “the last ride.” I would really like to find theother one, so if you know where post here please!!!!

September 26, 2010 at 1:39 am
(44) Jen450 says:

One of the best NASCAR songs is “Let The Sunrise Say Goodbye” by HWY-99 (now on iTunes and YouTube) !!!

November 4, 2010 at 11:18 pm
(45) medude says:

The best and funniest new song about Nascar that I’ve heard in a while is actually a parody by Earl Wayne and Linda Jo. It’s called: Nascar (Parody of Rockstar by Nickelback). I personally bought the mp3 song download at Amazon, though I heard that Amazon is now offering it as a Free download. Go figure. I also read in an Earl Wayne blog or press release, I can’t remember which, that the video is due out soon on YouTube.

April 8, 2011 at 4:24 pm
(46) hawthorne_6.7 says:

i’ve been looking for a song i heard a few years back the beginng lyrics are “he got his first racecar at the junkyard, got his motor from a 1ton truck. 2 weeks of turnin wrenches, he had it running good and looking rough” and in the chorus it says “drive it like you stole it” i can not find it anywhere and would really appreciate the help guys

August 22, 2011 at 10:34 pm
(47) Mac says:

It’s called “Drive it like you stole it” and it’s by the Glitch Mob.
You can hear it at

August 22, 2011 at 10:31 pm
(48) Mac says:

Best Nascar song is “Slowdown” by Scoot Pitman. Check it out on Youtube at

January 9, 2012 at 8:09 pm
(49) D says:

Turn Left by Danny Trashville

February 9, 2012 at 12:24 am
(50) r.e. durham says:

baddest a** racing song that there ever was!

April 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm
(51) Becky Thompson says:

The best NASCAR song that I have heard recently is, “The Drive of Your Life!” I’m not sure who sings it but this song ROCKS!!! I Love Nascar and I LOVE this song!!! I think there is a Danica Patrick version too!!! ;-)

May 27, 2012 at 5:11 pm
(52) Steven says:

Be There (Speed Theme) by Chad Harris which can be found at http://www.myspace.com/video/chad-harris/quot-be-there-quot-music-video/37159150
and Flirtin’ With Disaster by Molly Hatchett

June 20, 2012 at 6:34 pm
(53) Andrew says:

David #27, and #30 that’s the one I was thinking of, and I had to break out my PS1 and play the game to figure it out.. It is Flirting with Disaster by Molly Hatchet.

August 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm
(54) don17 says:

deose anyone here know the soundtrack names from the global vr arcade “NASCAR team racing version” ???????????

February 13, 2013 at 12:46 am
(55) Un says:

Any song by drivin sideways. They are an older band I do not belive they are still around

February 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm
(56) Tammie says:

Does anyone have Joe Henderson – NASCAR Race? I cannot find it anywhere, heard it during a podcast of an old race on MRN.


March 21, 2013 at 12:28 am
(57) Jason Warren says:

whats the song that is played right before the race starts. It has no lyrics, but it builds up alot of excitement!

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