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NASCAR DRIVERS ARE NOW TUNING UP THEIR VOICES ALONG WITH THEIR CARS
William Barnhardt
June 03, 1985
NASCAR and Nashville have always had much in common—the same down-home values, the same loyal fans. Now a double album called Stock Car Racing's Entertainers of the Year (World Series of Country Music, P.O. Box 1235, Gallatin, Tenn. 37066, $19.95 plus $3.00 for postage and handling) brings the two worlds even closer. Featuring the vocal talents of NASCAR drivers Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison, Buddy Baker and 18 other would-be Willie Nelsons, this recording is the brainstorm of C & W promoter Mike Hopkins.
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June 03, 1985

Nascar Drivers Are Now Tuning Up Their Voices Along With Their Cars

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Since the album's release in February, Hopkins figures he has sold almost 20,000 copies to NASCAR's devotees, 60% through mail order and 40% from vending stands at speedways. He is contemplating a sequel.

"There are still a lot of drivers we haven't gotten around to," he says, "and I bet their fans would just love to hear them sing a country song."

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