The Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series took place in Nashville on Sunday, June 26, and country superstar Kane Brown was on hand serving as the Grand Marshal for the race.
The “Like I Love Country Music” singer sported a Dale Earnhardt shirt as he took on his official race day duties with his wife, Katelyn, by his side.
Brown, a longtime supporter of the Boys & Girls Club of America, was joined by two local Boys & Girls Club members to kick off the race.
“Drivers, start your engines,” they shouted.
Brown had the chance to meet with Honorary Starter Sheamus, a WWE Wrestler, as well as several NFL players ahead of the race and even had the opportunity to meet a racing icon.
“When you wear a Dale Earnheardt shirt to the race and Richard Petty gets mad and signs it…whatever, hell yeah,” Brown said in a video posted to his Instagram stories.
He also shared a photo alongside Petty with the caption, “Legend.”
“We can’t wait to welcome Kane Brown to Nashville Superspeedway next month as part of our celebration around the Ally 400,” Nashville Superspeedway president Erik Moses said prior to the race. “As Middle Tennessee’s home for NASCAR racing and entertainment, we are thrilled to be able to host America’s top drivers and top entertainers at the same time.”
Dubbed “NASHCAR,” the Ally 400 took place at the Nashville Superspeedway on Sunday, June 26. The event brought out a plethora of country music artists, including, Brothers Osborne, who headlined the pre-race concert, and Reyna Roberts, who sang the National Anthem.
Morgan Wallen, Tyler Braden, Chase Rice, Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox, Julia Cole, Peytan Porter, Shelby Darrall, Charles Esten, Halle Kearns, Mason Ramsey, and more were also in attendance.
Dolly Parton and Keith Urban also partook in the festivities virtually.
Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports took the checkered flag in the NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400.