Blake Shelton gets emotional inducting NASCAR’s Dale Jarrett into Hall of Fame

Blake Shelton nascar Hall of FameAP photo/Bob Leverone

Blake Shelton took to the stage yesterday, but this time it had nothing to do with music. 

Blake was on hand at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday night to help induct his friend, driver Dale Jarrett, and for once Blake left the fun and games on the sideline while he got emotional giving his speech. 


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Gretchen Wilson and NASCAR join forces

Press release: 

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Gretchen Wilson will be featured in ESPN's telecasts of the 10 races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, which begins with the Sunday, Sept. 15, event at Chicagoland Speedway.

Wilson, who has appeared at numerous NASCAR races and had a connection to racing as a child, will narrate and appear in the opening teases of the telecasts of the 10 races, with each tease tailored to the racetrack hosting that week's event. In addition, her music will be featured through the entire Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on ESPN.

"Just as NASCAR appeals to a great cross-section of American people, the same can be said for Gretchen Wilson's blend of song and attitude that has made her an icon of the music industry for the past decade," said Rich Feinberg, ESPN vice president, motorsports, production. "We look forward to showcasing her music and personality during the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup." 


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