Guns N’ Roses sponsoring Daytona 500 race car; “November Rain” hits two billion YouTube views

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Guns N’ Roses are trading a “Nightrain” for a race car at the Daytona 500.

The “Welcome to the Jungle” rockers are sponsoring the Legacy Motor Club’s No. 43 Chevrolet at the upcoming NASCAR event, which takes place this Sunday, February 19, in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The car, which will be driven Erik Jones, features GN’R’s logo on the hood and is adorned with roses on the side and bumper. You can check out a video of the paint scheme via GN’R’s Facebook.

While the GN’R car will be racing in the Daytona 500, the band’s YouTube views have been racing toward historic highs. The “November Rain” video has officially passed two billion views, the first GN’R clip to reach the milestone. The nine-minute, infamously expensive epic was previously the first music video from the ’90s to hit one billion views, which it did in 2018.

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