At 1A Auto, we’re thrilled to be partnered with NASCAR driver Spencer Boyd. As we look forward to Spencer’s first race of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series in Daytona, we can’t help but geek out a little. Maybe we’re even fantasizing about being NASCAR drivers. What better way to daydream about flying down the speedway than to listen to some racecar driver worthy tunes, especially when they’re NASCAR-driver approved? We’ve rounded out our list with a few of Spencer’s favorites.
“Rock and Roll” by Led Zeppelin
A three-hour cup race sure sounds like quite a long, lonely time. Except for, of course, all of that adrenaline keeping you company.
“Life in the Fast Lane” by the Eagles
Cliché? Yes, but don’t pretend you don’t love driving to this song. When you do, just don’t follow Don Henley’s lead—keep an eye out for the stop sign.
Spencer’s Pick: “May We All” By Florida Georgia Line (featuring Tim McGraw)
A reminder to enjoy the little things, like a drive with the windows rolled down, and not take anything for granted—“May we all get to have a chance to ride the fast one / Walk away wiser when we crashed one / Keep hoping that the best one is the last one.”
“Boys Wanna Be Her” by Peaches
* Cue montage of fearless female racecar drivers. *
“Black Gold” by Houndmouth
Take a ride with the wild and promiscuous Oliver Asley Lane and Jenny Gasoline. A catchy song about a greedy, oil-driven family whose members know “there’s nothing like going way too fast.”
Spencer’s Pick: “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC
Maybe your highway to hell is a little more highway to work? That won’t stop you from rocking out on the way in to the office like there “ain’t nothing” you “would rather do.”
“Fastest Girl In Town” by Miranda Lambert
NASCAR-driver approved, Danica Patrick stars as the fastest girl in town in this song’s official music video.
“Highway Tune” by Greta Van Fleet
The perfect loud, ‘70s-style rock song for cruising down—bet you can guess—the highway.
Spencer’s Pick: “Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith
Ah, the Red Solo Cup. Perhaps it can be considered the Abbott to a NASCAR driver’s Costello?
“Long Black Road” by Electric Light Orchestra
Whether you’re on the road to ruin or just trying to make it to the weekend, ELO offers a little motivation to keep on keeping on.
Spencer’s Pick: “Life Is A Highway” by Tom Cochrane, covered by Rascal Flatts
For when you want to ride all night long, Richard Petty style.
Spencer’s Pick: “Talladega” by Eric Church
This list wouldn’t be complete without Eric Church’s nostalgic tribute to the Alabama speedway and the memories made there “as that checkered flag was waving.”
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