Country music superstar John Rich to sing national anthem on May 5; make free appearances on May 4-5

Big & Rich star to make several Monster Mile appearances as part of track’s 50th Anniversary


John Rich, one half of the superstar country music duo Big & Rich, will sing the national anthem prior to the “Gander RV 400” 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
    • Acoustic set with Cowboy Troy on the Xfinity Stage in Victory Plaza, 12:45 p.m.
    • 50th Anniversary Bash on the Xfinity Stage in Victory Plaza following the “Allied Steel Buildings 200” NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash race, 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 5
    • Appearance during the free Charlie Daniels Band concert before the “Gander RV 400” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, 11:30 a.m.


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.