For The First Time Ever…Dolly Parton Hits The NASCAR Track
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What a sight to see – and it’s all happening this weekend at the world-famous Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee!
NASCAR’s Xfinity Series will be taking to the track for their Saturday race and there will be one very special face on the track that we’ve never seen before…
For the April 6th Alsco 300, NASCAR’s beloved speedway will be graced with the famous face of one of country music’s incredible living legends – Dolly Parton!
Parton, who was born in Sevierville, Tennesee and has played an incredible role in the local economy with her main-attraction theme park in Pigeon Forge will be making her very first appearance on the NASCAR track – in a way that’s probably different than you’d think!
The 73-year-old country singer and movie star might not be getting behind the wheel of a car this weekend, but she will be runnin’ hot for every single lap!
The starring part of Tyler Riddick’s No. 2 Chevy Camaro, Dolly Parton, and her Dollywood brand will be riding along with Riddick in this butterfly-pink and white ride featuring a giant portrait of her on the hood!
Taking the paint scheme and giving it a makeover to feature Parton and her various business ventures in the Tennessee area is a move that nobody has done before – especially this big!
East Tennessee NASCAR fans will be stoked to see this one-of-a-kind car zipping around the track after the country icon inked a deal with the team for some well-deserved media exposure!
As his primary sponsor for the race, Dolly Parton’s sponsorship features her record company Dolly Records on the hood with a large portrait of herself, and the rest of the car bears the logos of her other Pigeon Forge attractions – like Dollywood.
“It’s an honor to represent Dolly Parton and her variety of businesses on our No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway,” Riddick said to WATE 6 ABC. “Dolly is an icon and has had a lot of success in her career, which is something I admire while trying to build my own success in NASCAR. Hopefully, we can take Dolly and the No. 2 Camaro to Victory Lane this weekend in her home state of Tennessee. I think that would be really special for everyone who is a fan of hers.”
In addition to the announcements on Twitter, a lot of funny folks decided to take a minute to make a coy joke relating Dolly Parton and the car – check a few of them out below and let us know what you think of this cool new sponsorship!