PHOTOS: Morgan Wallen and Denny Hamlin All Smiles At Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series In Nashville

After several back-to-back shows on his sold-out The Dangerous Tour, Morgan Wallen enjoyed his day off the road by taking…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 27, 2022


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Denny Hamlin, Morgan Wallen; Photo via Instagram

After several back-to-back shows on his sold-out The Dangerous Tour, Morgan Wallen enjoyed his day off the road by taking in a NASCAR race. 

The “Wasted On You” singer spent some quality time with Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Camry, ahead of the Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series in Nashville on Sunday (June 26). 

Hamlin shared several snapshots of himself with Wallen on Instagram with the caption, “One of us can sing.” 

Wallen showed his appreciation for Hamlin on Instagram stories.  

Morgan Wallen with Denny Hamlin; Photo via Instagram Stories
Morgan Wallen with Denny Hamlin; Photo via Instagram Stories

“Thank you Denny Hamlin and crew for y’all’s hospitality yesterday,” he wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of him and Hamlin during the National Anthem and flyover. 

Nashville Superspeedway documented Wallen’s visit to the track as well, writing, “He may love #NASHCAR more than his hometown!” 

While at the Nashville Superspeedy, the East Tennessee native also met other drivers and fans, including rising artist, Julia Cole. 

“My friends are faster than your friends 🔥,” she captioned a group photo with Hamlin and Wallen standing on either side of her. 

Morgan Wallen earned his sixth No.1 single at country radio this week with “Wasted On You.” He’s set to return to the road on July 2 and July 3 with back-to-back shows at The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach, Alabama.

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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, Kane Brown, who served as the Grand Marshal, as well as Brothers Osborne, who headlined the pre-race concert, and Reyna Roberts, who sang the National Anthem.

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 took the checkered flag in the NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.