List of Music for NASCAR Telecasts (Jayverse)

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This is a List of Music for NASCAR Telecasts

NASCAR on UBC

Regular Season Broadcasts

  • 1977-1987: "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac (Also used as the theme to BBC's Grand Prix Coverage from 1977 to 1996)
  • 1988: CBS 1988 Daytona 500 Theme
  • 1989-1990: "Lightning Rod" by Harold Lester (Manhattan Production Music)
  • 1991-1992: "Just Another Dream" by Cathy Dennis
  • 1993: "Vibeology" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants of the 1992 Miss Teen USA Pageant (cover version of "Vibeology" by Paula Abdul with "Jam" by Michael Jackson)
  • 1994: "Right Here/Human Nature" by SWV
  • 1995-1997: NASCAR on CBS 1995-1997 Theme by Mark Wood
  • 1995-1996: "Tonight is the Night" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants of the 1995 Miss USA Pageant (used for Night Races during the 1995 & 1996 Regular Season Only)
  • 1998-2000: NASCAR on CBS 1998-2000 Theme by Lorraine Nelson Wolf and Godfrey Nelson
  • 2001-2015: NASCAR on FOX 2001 Theme by Scott Scheer
  • 2016-Present: Miss USA/Miss Universe on FOX Theme by Zero Point Productions

NASCAR All-Star Race

  • 1983 (Ontario): "The Very First Time" by Luther Henderson & Harold Wheeler with vocals by the contestants from the 1983 Miss Teen USA Pageant and 1983 Choir Drill All Stars (That Song was Performed in the Opening Number of the First Ever Miss Teen USA Pageant which was held on August 30th with the Florida Southern College Mens Ensemble performing the vocals alongside the 1983 Miss Teen USA Pageant contestants however the Inaugural All-Star Race which will take place in November they've replaced the Florida Southern College Mens Ensemble in favor of An All-Star Squad of Young Girls under the direction of Kay Teer Crawford (who created Miss Choir Drill USA) and included Miss Choir Drill USA 1983 Sue Hollingsworth to perform the vocals alongside the 1983 Miss Teen USA Pageant Contestants)
  • 1984 (Sonoma): "We're So Excited" by Luther Henderson & Harold Wheeler with vocals by the contestants from the 1984 Miss Teen USA Pageant (re-written cover version of "I'm So Excited" by The Pointer Sisters)
  • 1985 (Charlotte): "You Should Keep it There" by Luther Henderson & Harold Wheeler with vocals by the contestants from the 1985 Miss Teen USA Pageant
  • 1986 (Atlanta): "Bit by Bit" by Luther Henderson & Harold Wheeler with vocals by the contestants from the 1986 Miss Teen USA Pageant (Cover Version of "Bit by Bit" by Stephanie Mills)
  • 1987 (Texas World): "The Final Countdown" by Europe
  • 1989: "I Should Be So Lucky" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1989 Miss USA Pageant (Cover Version of "I Should Be So Lucky" by Kylie Minogue)
  • 1990: "Come On" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1990 Miss Universe Pageant
  • 1991: "One World" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1991 Miss Universe Pageant
  • 1993: "Dawning of a New Day" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1993 Miss USA Pageant
  • 1995: "Tonight is the Night" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants of the 1995 Miss USA Pageant
  • 1997: "Fantasy" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants of the 1997 Miss USA Pageant (Cover Version of "Fantasy" by Mariah Carey in which the start of the TB2.0 Package debuting with the 1997 Miss USA Pageant)
  • 2000: "Waiting for Tonight" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 2000 Miss USA Pageant (which is a Rewritten Version of Jennifer Lopez's Waiting For Tonight in which the Contestants and Troupe from the 2000 Miss USA Pageant sang on vocals in the Opening Number of that pageant.)

NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs

  • 1981: "Champions" by Craig Palmer (Network Music)
  • 1982: "Can You Feel It" by The Jacksons
  • 1983: "What a Feeling" by Irene Cara
  • 1984: "A Chance for Heaven" by Christopher Cross
  • 1985: "New Attitude" by Elliott Lawrence with vocals by the contestants from the 1985 Miss Universe Pageant (cover version of "New Attitude" by Patti Labelle)
  • 1986: "Headed for the Future" by Elliott Lawrence with vocals by the contestants from the 1986 Miss Universe Pageant (cover version of "Headed for the Future" by Neil Diamond)
  • 1987: "I Wonder Who's Hot Tonight" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1987 Miss Teen USA Pageant (cover version of "I Wonder Who's Hot Tonight" by The Burns Sisters)
  • 1988: "It's Gonna Be My Night Tonight" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1988 Miss Teen USA Pageant (cover version of "Yes" by Merry Clayton)
  • 1989: "Electric Youth" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1989 Miss Teen USA Pageant (cover version of "Electric Youth" by Debbie Gibson)
  • 1990: "We Are Tomorrow" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1990 Miss Teen USA Pageant (3 Races) & "9.95" by Tom Bahler (2 Races) with vocals by the contestants from the 1990 Miss Teen USA Pageant with Miss Teen USA 1989, Brandi Sherwood (cover version of "9.95" by Spunkadelic
  • 1991: "One Step Ahead" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1991 Miss Teen USA Pageant with Miss Teen USA 1990, Bridgette Wilson (cover version of "One Step Ahead" by Debbie Gibson)
  • 1992: "Follow Your Dreams" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1992 Miss Teen USA Pageant with Miss Teen USA 1991, Janel Bishop (cover version of "Follow Your Dreams" by Poco)
  • 1993: "Living in the 90's" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1993 Miss Teen USA Pageant (Opening for 2 Races) and "Keep it Comin'" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1993 Miss Teen USA Pageant with Miss Teen USA 1992, Jamie Solinger (cover version of "Keep it Comin" by C&C Music Factory) (Opening for 3 Races)
  • 1994: "I Want to be the Best" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1994 Miss Teen USA Pageant
  • 1995: "Welcome to the Club" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1995 Miss Teen USA Pageant
  • 1996: "Energy to Burn" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1996 Miss Teen USA Pageant
  • 1997: "Who do You Think You Are" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1997 Miss Teen USA Pageant
  • 1998: "Daydreamin" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1998 Miss Teen USA Pageant (cover version of "Daydreamin" by Mya)
  • 1999: "Because We Want To" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1999 Miss Teen USA Pageant (cover version of Billie's "Because we want Too" Which is Used for all but 1 race in the playoffs) and "Bring It All To Me" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 1999 Miss Teen USA Pageant featuring Miss Teen USA 1998, Vanessa Minillo (Used for the Season Finale Race in Fontana in a Special Opening Music Video which was filmed in the San Francisco Bay Area prior to the 2nd to the last race of the 1999 Season at Sears Point)
  • 2000: "Say My Name" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 2000 Miss Teen USA Pageant (which is a Cover Version of "Say My Name" by Destiny's Child)
  • 2001: "Jumpin' Jumpin'" by Tom Bahler with vocals by the contestants from the 2001 Miss Teen USA Pageant (cover version of "Jumpin' Jumpin" by Destiny's Child)
  • 2002: "Us Against The World" by Play with the Contestants and Troupe from the 2002 Miss Teen USA Pageant
  • 2019: "New Attitude" by Tim Mosher and the MUO Orchestra with vocals by the contestants and the Troupe from the 2019 Miss USA Pageant (cover version of "New Attitude" by Patti Labelle)
  • 2020: "Don't Start Now" by Cheslie Kryst and the 2020 Miss USA Contestants (Cover Version of Dua Lipa's "Don't Start Now" which will later be used as the Opening Number of the 2020 Miss USA Pageant)

NASCAR on UBC Starting Grid Music

Daytona 500 (Daytona International Speedway)

1982: "Eve of the War" by Jeff Wayne

1983-1985: "Escape" by Dave Grusin

1986: "Caribbean Queen" by Billy Ocean

1987: "Escape" by Dave Grusin

1988: CBS 1988 Daytona 500 Theme

1989: "Chasing Shadows" by Yanni

1990-1991: "Las Vegas (from "Rain Man") by Hans Zimmer

1992: "Chasing Shadows" by Yanni

1993: CBS 1993 Daytona 500 Starting Grid Theme

1994: "Chasing Shadows" by Yanni

Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte Motor Speedway)

1983: "Escape" by Dave Grusin

1984: "Get Out And Go" by Mike Moran (KPM Music)

1985-1986: "Moodido (The Match)" by Toto

1987-1992: "Light Up My Heart" by Angie St. Phillip

1993-Present: "Las Vegas" by Hans Zimmer

Yellawood 500 (Talladega Superspeedway)

1983: "Escape" by Dave Grusin

1984: "Get Out And Go" by Mike Moran (KPM Music)

1985-1986: "Escape" by Dave Grusin

1987: "Ivory Tower" by Giorgio Moroder

NASCAR on ESPN

Regular Season Broadcasts

1981-1983: "18th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare)" by Cat Stevens

1984: "ESPN Auto Racing '84 Theme" by John Colby (Remake on the piano interlude from "18th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare)" by Cat Stevens)

1985-1987: "ESPN Auto Racing '85 Theme" by John Colby (Remake on the piano interlude from "18th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare)" by Cat Stevens)

1988-1993: ESPN Speedworld 1988 Theme by John Colby (Theme will later Reorchestrate starting with the 1990 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs)

1993-1997: ESPN Speedworld 1993 Theme by John Colby

1997-Present: ESPN Speedworld 1997 Theme by John Colby

NASCAR on TBS

Regular Season Broadcasts

1983-1985: "Far From Over" by Frank Stallone

1985-1990: TBS Sports 1985 Motorweek Illustrated Theme

1990-1996: TBS Sports 1990 Motorweek Productions Theme

1996-Present: "Zipliner" by Edd Kalehoff

NASCAR on Tempo

Regular Season Broadcasts (includes races aired on Mizlou & SETN before Tempo)

1983-1984 (Mizlou): "Valentine's Day" by ABC

1984-1985 (SETN): "Starting Shot" by Ole Georg

1984-1985 (Mizlou): "Jump For My Love" by The Pointer Sisters

1985 (Mizlou): "The Winner's Circle" by William Soden (NFL Music Library)

1986-1988 (SETN): SETN 1986 Auto Racing Theme

1989: "Catch Me I'm Falling" by Pretty Poison

1990: "Hangin' Tough" by New Kids on The Block

1991: "Pro Theme" by S. O'Connor (Firstcom Music Library)

1991-1993: TNN Motorsports 1991 Theme

1994-1995: TNN Motorsports 1994 Theme

1996-1997: TNN Motorsports 1996 Theme

1998-2000: TNN Motorsports 1998 Theme

2001-2002: TNN Sports ASA 2001 Theme

2003-2015: (TBA)

2016-Present: Miss USA/Miss Universe on FOX Theme by Zero Point Productions

NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs

1989: "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" by New Kids on the Block)

2000: "Bring in the Noise" by Sarah Jane Everman (America's Junior Miss 1999) with the Contestants of America's Junior Miss 2000

2005: "Dancin' Machine" by Shannon Essenpreis (America's Junior Miss 2004)

2020: "Don't Start Now" by Cheslie Kryst and the 2020 Miss USA Contestants (Cover Version of Dua Lipa's "Don't Start Now" which will later be used as the Opening Number of the 2020 Miss USA Pageant)

(Note: Full History in the Works, But Listed Some as of now)

Starting Grid Music

Charlotte Motor Speedway (Fall Race)

1983: "Can't Stop Now" by William Soden (NFL Music Library)

1987: "Julie's Theme" by Alan Silvestri (from American Anthem)

Dover International Speedway (Fall Race)

1985: "Shame" by Evelyn "Champagne" King