Dolly Parton to Appear on NASCAR Race Car at Pennzoil 400
Dolly Parton seems to be moving at top speed at the moment.
Not only is the country legend in Las Vegas prepping to take the stage as host of the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards on March 7, but she will also find her way onto the track of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 6 — but not in the way one might think.
Actually, her face will be emblazoned on the back fender of NASCAR driver Ross Chastain’s No. 1 car, with the Academy of Country Music serving as the primary sponsor of the Track House Racing racecar at Sunday's Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube race. Chastain will also be on hand as an attendee at the ACM Awards.
“Bringing the country music party to the track in Vegas,” Chastain wrote on his Instagram page, along with a sweet look at what the car will look like come Sunday.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Parton’s likeness appeared on a NASCAR race car. Back in 2019, the country music hitmaker was included on Tyler Reddick’s No. 2 Chevy Camaro race car in a sponsorship deal that looked to promote some of Parton’s many endeavors, including more than a half-dozen Dollywood theme park attractions.
Parton also recently released her latest album, Run, Rose, Run, which serves as a companion to the original novel, Run, Rose, Run, co-authored by James Patterson and Parton. Included on the album is Parton’s fiery new single "Woman Up (And Take It Like a Man)."
"I just think this song really suits both of the female characters in the book," says Parton. "If you're going to be in this business you've got to toughen up! You gotta 'woman up and take it like a man' — be as good as or better than all these men...managers, record label folks and these other characters that give them a hard time in the story. So, this was one song that I think is kind of like another '9 to 5,' another woman's anthem. I had all female voices on that one and I think it came out really good!"
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