Legendary NASCAR figures and musical stars will appear on the Xfinity Stage in Victory Plaza as part of Dover International Speedway’s free 50th Anniversary Bash for fans on Saturday, May 4, track officials announced today.
John Rich (Big & Rich), who shot to stardom with the hit singles “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy),” and “Comin’ to Your City,” will perform with Maryland native Sam Grow, a rising country music star, at the 50th Anniversary Bash, one of the entertainment centerpieces for the Monster Mile’s May 3-5 NASCAR tripleheader weekend. Cowboy Troy, who often makes tour appearances with Big & Rich, will also hit the stage.
In addition, NASCAR champions Richard Petty and Bobby Allison, longtime NASCAR executive Mike Helton and Dover Motorsports, Inc. President and CEO Denis McGlynn are among just some of the special guests scheduled to make appearances on the Xfinity Stage in Victory Plaza.
The 50th Anniversary Bash runs from 3-7 p.m. on May 4 after the NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash race. The Xfinity Stage in Victory Plaza, located in the grassy area near the Monster Monument, is the home for the track’s free pre-race concerts and NASCAR driver and personality question-and-answers sessions throughout the Monster Mile’s event weekends.
Dover’s traditional fireworks display will follow the Bash at approximately 9 p.m.
Concession stands surrounding the Xfinity Stage will remain open during the event, including Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Frankie’s Monster Mile Café, offering food and drink specials. Draft beer, such as Dover International Speedway’s 50th Anniversary “Splash & Go Lager,” brewed in collaboration with Dover, Delaware-based Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company, will be available for purchase.
Also on May 4, the Autism Delaware Track Walk takes place following the NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash race. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series star Clint Bowyer will participate in the event, which begins with a kickoff at the Monster Monument in Victory Plaza at approximately 4 p.m.
“This year, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary, there’s more for fans to do on the Speedway grounds than ever before,” said Dover International Speedway President and CEO Mike Tatoian. “This is one way we can say thank you to our fans for their loyalty to the Monster Mile. We hope all our guests will stop by the 50th Anniversary Bash on May 4 to hear from legendary drivers, enjoy our tasty food offerings and enjoy the entertainment on the Xfinity Stage in Victory Plaza.”
The 50th Anniversary Bash is 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, a free Charlie Daniels Band concert on the Xfinity Stage in Victory Plaza, 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 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on May 5.
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 visiting DoverSpeedway.com or calling (800) 441-RACE. You can also keep up with all track activities at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway, or on Twitter and Instagram at @MonsterMile.