NASCAR’s Tyler Reddick Debuts Killswitch Engage-Themed Car
Following the success of Tyler Reddick’s Megadeth-themed paint scheme at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway over the summer, Killswitch Engage are the latest band to get the NASCAR treatment.
Reddick will get behind the wheel of the new Killswitch Engage-themed Chevrolet Camaro for the opening race of the 2019 NASCAR XfinitySeries Playoffs at the Richmond Raceway on Friday (Sept. 20).
Just like the Megadeth car, Gimme Radio is a partner behind the vehicle. On Friday (Sept. 20), Killswitch Engage will take over the Gimme Radio app, playing their new music as well as some of their favorite songs. Tyler Reddick will also do a Gimme Radio Q&A starting at 1:15PM ET before jumping behind the wheel of his No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro for the big race.
“I know I speak for all the guys when I say how excited we are to work with Gimme Radio on a Killswitch Engage Day,” says vocalist Jesse Leach. “They have a ton of great programs and DJs that bring a whole new level of interaction, dedication and discovery to the metal genre and we’re eager to show our support.”
“On top of that, our band will be represented on a stock car in NASCAR,” continues Leach. “Never thought I’d see that happen ever! Crazy stuff. This collaboration is unique for us and I truly feel it will expand our audience and further the reach of our music and message. Big thanks to Richard Childress Racing for the opportunity and to Tyler Reddick, who will be behind the wheel for the big race.” Watch the video of the car below.
Reddick is excited for the opportunity to drive the Gimme Radio / Killswitch Engage Camaro. He says, “Killswitch Engage are a band I listened to a lot growing up and traveling the country racing dirt late models, so to be able to help them promote their new album with the Richmond race weekend is really special to me.” He adds, “I’m really looking forward to interacting with the band and the fans on the app on Friday before we go out and give this paint scheme a great night in the opening race of the playoffs.”
Last month, Killswitch Engage released Atonement, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. They kick off their fall tour at the Exit 111 Festival in Manchester, Tenn. See all their tour dates here.
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