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CONCORD, N.C. -- Summer is officially here, and 16 races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season are in the books.

Now, with a return trip to Daytona International Speedway on deck, the race broadcasts will switch from FOX to NBC.

To help kick off the occasion, NBC put together a brand new video starring country music star Blake Shelton -- including some appearances by some familiar Hendrick Motorsports faces.

NBC's first broadcast of the 2016 season comes this Saturday, July 2, at 7:45 p.m.