BRAD PAISLEY PERFORMS AND DRIVES AT 53RD DAYTONA 500

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 21, 2011) CMA Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley revved up the crowd at the Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show leading up to the start of “The Great American Race” at Daytona International Speedway yesterday. He performed “Water,” “Mud on the Tires,” and his current single, “This Is Country Music,” before heading to the pit where he got behind the wheel of the red Chevrolet Camaro SS official pace car as the honorary driver.

Once he finished his laps in the pace car he sent out a few tweets.

"WOW!!!!!!! I think I won like three laps!!! Wait., what?"

"Seriously, driving the pace car was about the most ridiculously exciting thing I've ever done. & @JeffGordonWeb was bumping me tradin’ paint!”

"Looking in your rear view mirror and seeing that sight is something I may never top."

“Thanks to Mike Helton, NASCAR, and @TeamHendrick for my fantasy camp today.”

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