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Most people think country music and NASCAR go hand-in-hand. I say, Glam and NASCAR make a much better fit. I know a lot of Glam fans who also live and die by motorsports. It's no coincidence you hear Glam every Sunday afternoon while watching a race. It's even less of a coincidence that Aerosmith sang a special "show open" before select NASCAR races last season. I bet if you polled drivers, their musical favorites would be an even mix of country and Glam.

It didn't surprise me, then, when I saw a ridiculous Allstate Insurance advertisement featuring Kasey Kahne dancing to "Rock You Like a Hurricane" by the Scorpions. (HurriKAHNE. Get it?!)

Words can't describe. Just watch the clip.  


Now tell me: do you have a mutual love of both NASCAR and Glam? I thought so.

Oh, and in case you're wondering, Kahne isn't my driver. I belong to a strictly Earnhardt, Junior family.

Reader Comments (13)

Cool article Allyson..Just like hockey..every time i go to a game or watch it on TV..all they play is hard rock..I LOVE IT!!!..You never hear any dance or rap songs ever =)
March 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
sorry, i can't stand racing. just because they play music i like does not mean i like what they're pushing. watching cars go in circles does not amuse me and i don't want to watch the wrecks either so that sorta leaves me out.
March 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdon
March 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
My grandfather built engines during the 1950's for Junie Donlevy (#90). Needless to say, I grew up around NASCAR before it became the corporate monster it is today.

Richmond (VA) has 2 races every year--May and September. The September race was sponsored by Chevy and has been either "Looney Tunes" or "Rock and Roll" 400. Last year they brought out a band--I want to say Buckcherry or some other band flavor of the day--for a free concert the day of qualifying. Nah...but wouldn't it be cool to get a good glam band out there... :)

On a sub-topic, who would you like to see do the National Anthem? (Richmond usually gets someone like a state trooper or a Henrico county officer to do it). I once heard that Kip Winger did the honors for a hockey game (way back when...have to find my notes) so of course he'd be my choice. :)

March 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChessie
Uh, no.
March 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMary
LOL....Kahne is my driver, Earnhardt Jr. is my wifes.

Been watching Nascar since 1989, but I must admit that I am not into it as much I used to be. Going to a race is far better than watching on TV. I can't explain it, you just have to go.

This weekends races at Bristol though will be highly entertaining. One of the best races of the season IMHO. Lots of wrecks in this little bull ring.
I'm sorry in advance.

What does Nascar stand for?
It's hillbilly for "nice car".
March 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSean
I'm from North Carolina, where NASCAR is religion. Glam and NASCAR fit like hand and glove. Good post Allyson.
March 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbigrobbo
People actually watch Nascar?
March 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVince Neilstein
My friend and her family are into but im not. i honestly don't see how it goes together. i like cars. i like cars that go fast and i love glam metal. but i just could never get into nascar.
March 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChey
I'd never thought I see boy band moves being done to a Scorpions song and that to me is disturbing. I just cannot sit through a race waiting for some wreck to happen. NASCAR would really improve their sport if they allowed them to do a hundred laps and then allow senior citizens in big Cadillacs with their ever-blinking left turn signal to drive around on the race track with them.

Just think how great it would be to watch Jeff Gordon cuss out some old bag while trying to get out of the pit area behind her. I suppose they'll have to install a flap for the obligatory middle finger — only on the Cadillacs. You know how cankerous the elderly can be nowadays. Just look at John McCain.
March 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTommy
I used to be passionate about it. Of course I would go to 3 to 4 races a year too. It used to be a big party.

I haven't been to one for a couple of years. It just doesn't hold my attention the way it used to anymore.
March 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRob Rockitt

Not Another Sport Centered Around Rednecks lol
March 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGlam_Metal_Child

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