Blake Shelton gets fans excited for NASCAR with a revamped version of his song “Bringing Back the Sunshine” in NBC Sports’ season open.

The country music superstar appears alongside 20 drivers including Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Dale Earnhardt Jr.,—who interacts with members of the U.S. military from Maxwell Air Force Base and NOSC Bessemer, both in Alabama

Set within the infield of two NASCAR racing venues, the open features driver connecting with fans throughout the track and on stage with Shelton as he performs a pre-race concert.

The season launched July 1.

VP, Nascar: Jeff Behnke
SVP Creative: Mark Levy
VP Creative Director/Director: Tripp Dixon
Senior Director On-Air Graphics: Wade Echer
Editor: Jeremy Quayhackx
Editor: Scott Seery
Sound Mixer: Keith Chirgwin
Field Producer: Scott Keith
Director of Post Production: David Neishloss

Northern Lights
Editor: David Gioiella
Smoke Artist: Chris Hengeveld
Executive Producer: Robin Hall
Producer: Terry-Anne Alexander
Editorial Assistant: Jay Chandran
Assistant Producer: Adam DiCarlo

Senior Sound Designer/Mixer: Ted Marcus
Senior Producer: Meredith Nazzaro

Blink Productions
Producer: Mark Skilton
Director of Photography: Chuck Ozeas
Director of Photography: Scott Duncan
Cinematographer: Jordan McMonagle
Production Designer: Evan Rohde

Crash Color
Lead Colorist: Brian Carlucci

Rodeo Visual Effects

NBC Sports


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