An east Tennessee legend will be represented on one of the cars competing for the win on Saturday afternoon in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race when that series rolls into the Bristol Motor Speedway for the Alsco 300. Country music superstar and Sevier County native Dolly Parton will have her likeness on the hood of Tyler Reddick’s Chevrolet while Dollywood, a theme park located in the resort town of Pigeon Forge, will have its name placed on the side of the No. 2 ride prepared by Richard Childress Racing.
The RCR Twitter account posted a photo of the car on Wednesday morning along with the following announcement:
“NEWS: @TylerReddicks’ No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro will be graced by one of the most iconic country singers of all time this weekend, as the No. 2 @DollyParton Chevy Camaro is set to make its debut during Saturday’s Alsco 300 at @BMSUpdates”
Reddick, the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion, currently leads the series standings after six races. He has yet to win in 2019 but has compiled four top-5 and five top-10 results so far.
In the press release placed on the RCR website to accompany the announcement Reddick declared, “It’s an honor to represent Dolly Parton and her variety of businesses on our No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.”
He then went on to add, “Dolly is an icon and has had a lot of success in her career, which is something I admire while trying to build my own success in NASCAR. Hopefully, we can take Dolly and the No. 2 Camaro to Victory Lane this weekend in her home state of Tennessee. I think that would be really special for everyone who is a fan of hers.”
Dolly Parton is associated with numerous businesses and organizations in Sevier County and throughout east Tennessee. Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, and Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction are among those to be included in the Camaro’s scheme.
Reddick, who hails from Corning, California, has won a total of three Xfinity Series races during his career. He also has three wins in NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series competition. He scored two top-10 finishes in the two races held at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2018.
Richard Allen is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association
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