Unchaining the Racetrack Trains
Thanks to that radio and music video-friendly number, Tuesday Night Music Club went multi-platinum. “I always enjoyed singing, and I knew pretty early on that this was what I wanted to do,” Crow said. “My family was musical, so I guess I came by it naturally.”
Now a superstar for A&M Records, Crow’s self-titled follow-up album was released in 1996, spawning three hits – “If It Makes You Happy,” “Everyday Is a Winding Road” and “A Change (Will Do You Good).” Again Crow reached multi-platinum status, and the album proved she is an artist who is as comfortable with pop as she is with hard-core blues.
In 1997 and 1998 Crow spent much of her time touring, playing select dates on the Stones’ Bridges of Babylon tour and also serving as a headliner in Lilith Fair.
In 1998 she released The Globe Sessions, which won a Grammy for Best Rock Album, and in 1999 Live From Central Park kept her streak of top-sellers going strong.
But after singing at Talladega last October, Crow was ready to enjoy the other show.
“This’ll make the third NASCAR races I’ve been to,” she said. “My first was at Bristol, and that really got me hooked. But there’s something about Talladega that just makes it a lot more exciting than the others.
“I hope I can come back. This is pretty cool.”
Meet the Drivers
Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.
Drives GM Goodwrench Service Plus-sponsored Chevrolets for Richard Childress Racing.
Harvick had the tough task of taking over for the late Dale Earnhardt in 2001, and turned in a fine Winston Cup performance, winning in his third career start. He also won the NASCAR Busch Series that season, pulling double-duty by driving in both events.
The 2002 campaign was a rough one for Harvick and the rest of the Childress camp, although the driver managed to win one race and ran strong as the year wound down.
Harvick began racing go-karts at the age of 5, and quickly worked his way through the ranks.