I love Foreigner. Who doesn't? Only one of the biggest selling rock bands in the world, with 70 million albums sold, they're a staple of classic rock radio—and of every NASCAR fan's music collection.
Well, Texas Motor Speedway's Eddie Gossage must love Foreigner too, because the zany track promoter made sure to bring in lead singer Kelly Hansen to perform the national anthem for the AAA Texas 500. No, Hansen isn't the original lead singer, but does it really matter? The idea of it was really cool.
Plus, it gives me a theme for this week's power rankings, heading into the penultimate race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup at Phoenix. I'm going to pair Sprint Cup drivers with the Foreigner songs that best reflect their respective weekends at Texas. Ready?