“The Race Is On” was the first single released from George Jones’s 1965 album of the same name. Released as a single in late 1964, it peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and at number 96 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1965.
“The Race Is On” is a song co-written by George, and I always loved to hear it on the old radio. The song was often featured after we heard the DJ’s voice, like after the weather or a commercial. DJ’s liked to cue up the song and you could hear the beginning, and knew what was coming up.
Here is George Jones in a Youtube video singing “The Race Is On”. Some people say he looked like Jim Carrey