NASCAR is heading to Tennessee this weekend for Cup and Xfinity Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway – one of the fan-favorite tracks on the NASCAR calendar.
Bristol is located just a short distance away from world-famous country music singer Dolly Parton’s stomping grounds in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains, so she has decided to sponsor a car for one of this weekend’s races.
Parton’s branding will appear on Tyler Reddick’s No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro SS, which will also feature a rather appropriate pink and white color scheme. Her record company, Dolly Records, will take center stage on the hood of the Camaro, while the sides and rear of the car feature logos for her other brands such as the Dollywood theme park, Imagination Library, Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction, Dollywood’s Splash Country, DollyParton.com and more. Who knew Dolly was so enterprising?
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Reddick is hoping that Dolly’s undeniable success will rub off on him a little bit and help him put the No. 2 Chevrolet in victory lane at one of NASCAR’s most popular tracks.
“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,” Reddick said. “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.”
Reddick, who was the 2018 Xfinity Series champion, leads the championship into Bristol after taking a second place finish in Texas last weekend.
Catch Dolly’s face speeding around the world’s fastest half-mile this Saturday when the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300 kicks off at 1 p.m. ET. The NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 from Bristol will go green shortly after 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 7th.