STAMFORD, Conn. – June 29, 2015 – NBC Sports Group tapped country music superstar Blake Shelton to perform his hit “Bringing Back the Sunshine,” within the opening theme of its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series coverage this season on NBC and NBCSN. Shelton, a judge on NBC’s The Voice, makes his NASCAR on NBC debut on Sunday, July 5th at 7 p.m. ET, prior to coverage of the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
Marking a first for any NBC Sports open, the complete number is available for view prior to its network television debut via the NASCARonNBC Facebook and Twitter accounts (click on either link to view the NBC Sports NASCAR open featuring Blake Shelton). The opening theme package will be updated throughout the remainder of the season with fresh faces, updated footage of action on the track and scenic visuals of NASCAR’s storied venues, getting viewers geared up for NASCAR Sprint Cup action.
“I’m so pumped that my song, ‘Bringing Back the Sunshine,’ is going to be the kickoff to NBC’s coverage of NASCAR this season,” said Shelton. “Over the years, I’ve met some drivers and have become friends with them, and before you know it, I have this interwoven relationship with NASCAR — and I love it.”