The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is set to host the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 this Sunday, an honor not lost on the “The Ones That Like Me Singer.”
“It’s pretty nuts, right?,” Brantley chuckles in a statement from his label. “We know a fella named Scott Borchetta that can pull some crazy things off.
“I mean, hell, I’d have been happy with tickets, but he put some ideas together and said he was gonna work on some stuff. I figured we’d may be able to play a song or attend a race like we have in the past and he came back with this and I was just blown away.”
And Brantley’s not the only one impressed by this honor. “I’ve got friends calling me going, ‘Hey man, your name’s on the race. How does that even work?’ It’s pretty neat and I’m more than stoked.”
But it’s especially meaningful for Brantley’s family. “My mom’s side of the family’s from Indiana and my (late) grandfather just loved NASCAR and loved the Brickyard and so this one, in my heart, is kind of for him.”
Meanwhile, Brantley, a long-time Earnhardt family fan, is hoping Dale Jr. will take a home this weekend.