John Rich, one half of the superstar country music duo Big & Rich, will sing the national anthem prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, May 5, part of the Monster Mile’s 50th Anniversary celebration, track officials announced today.
Big & Rich’s hit singles include the popular country anthems “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” and “Comin’ to Your City.” In addition to the anthem, Rich, along with frequent collaborator Cowboy Troy, is scheduled to make two appearances on the Xfinity Stage in Victory Plaza for free performances on the following dates:
• Saturday, May 4 – Free fan event following the NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash race.
• Sunday, May 5 – Appearance during the free Charlie Daniels Band concert before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.
Rich’s lifestyle brand, Redneck Riviera, is serving as the presenting sponsor of special fan access area The Hangout throughout the May 3-5 NASCAR tripleheader weekend. Redneck Riviera whiskey, which will be distributed across Delaware in the next several weeks, will be the key ingredient in the special Hangout drink “Saddle Up.” Rich contributes a portion of the proceeds from all Redneck Riviera whiskey sales to Folds of Honor, an organization whose mission is to provide educational and scholarship support to spouses and children of America's fallen and disabled service members.
"We promised our fans an exciting 50th Anniversary weekend and having John Rich here continues to add to our commitment to celebrate in style,” said Mike Tatoian, Dover International Speedway’s president and CEO. “We want our fans to take advantage of all of the fantastic entertainment options around the Monster Mile when they visit in May.”
Rich’s appearances are just part of Dover’s planned celebrations during the May 3-5 NASCAR tripleheader weekend. In addition to the special gold Monster trophies given to the race winners and free 1:64-scale Dover diecast cars to the first 15,000 guests on May 5, fans can also enjoy multiple free performances by the famous Harlem Globetrotters in the 8-acre FanZone, as well as Micro Wrestling Federation matches, Del Rods Car Club car shows, a Winston Cup Mobile Museum display, on-site NASCAR and sports betting and much more.
The May 3-5 NASCAR tripleheader weekend also includes the “JEGS 200” NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race on May 3.
The Monster Mile’s Oct. 4-6 NASCAR tripleheader weekend features the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Friday, Oct. 4, the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff race on Saturday, Oct. 5 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race on Sunday, Oct. 6. The Oct. 6, 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race will be the 100th NASCAR Cup Series race in track history. Dover International Speedway will be the 10th track in the nation to host 100 NASCAR Cup Series races.
Keep up to date on all 50th Anniversary announcements and schedules by visitingDoverSpeedway.com or calling (800) 441-RACE. You can also keep up with all track activities atFacebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway, or on Twitter and Instagram at @MonsterMile.
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About Dover Motorsports, Inc.
Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) is a leading promoter of NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. The company also hosts the Firefly Music Festival, produced by AEG Presents. For more information, visit www.DoverMotorsports.com.
About Redneck Riviera
Redneck Riviera, John Rich’s privately held lifestyle brand, celebrates America’s hard-working men and women. Built for people who live to turn up the music and have fun with friends and family, Redneck Riviera is America’s ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ brand that offers something for everyone who likes to rock the red, white and blue all year long. Launched in 2014, the brand brings these values to life through footwear, apparel, hospitality, food, spirits and licensed products in a variety of categories. Redneck Riviera has expanded its reach with the opening of a honky-tonk bar. More information can be found here.