Blake Shelton is set to make his NASCAR debut on Sunday, July 5th at the Daytona International Speedway. While he won’t be racing, he will be performing the opening theme song Bringing Back the Sunshine, also the title track to his latest album, prior to Sunday’s Coke Zero 400 event.
Shelton’s excitement about his NASCAR participation was evident in the following statement:
“I’m so pumped that my song, Bringing Back the Sunshine, is going to be the kickoff to NBC’s coverage of NASCAR this season. Over the years, I’ve met some drivers and have become friends with them, and before you know it, I have this interwoven relationship with NASCAR — and I love it.”
Shelton and NBC Sports went to several NASCAR venues to produce the opening video, which features drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, Danica Patrick, Jimmie Johnson and Austin Dillon.
Check out NASCARonNBC’s preview of Shelton’s NASCAR debut here:
Shelton recently celebrated his 20th No. 1 hit with “Sangria,” which is now also certified gold. He has been hitting the festival circuit this summer, playing on stages across the United States after which he will return to The Voice on NBC for its 9th season in the fall as one of America’s most loved judges.