Milton’s Jimmie Allen to play free concert before Dover NASCAR race

Milton native Jimmie Allen will perform a free concert before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Dover International Speedway on Oct. 7. (Submitted photo)

DOVER Country music artist Jimmie Allen, a Delaware native who is now making waves as a rising star in Nashville, will perform a free concert for Monster Mile fans on Sunday, Oct. 7 before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Dover International Speedway, track officials announced today.

Mr. Allen, a native of Milton, will play on the AAA Stage at Victory Plaza before the first race in the NASCAR postseason’s Round of 12 takes the green flag at the Monster Mile. A dozen playoff contenders will be looking to secure advancement to the Round of 8 with a victory across 400 laps at Dover.

Mr. Allen moved to Nashville in 2007 to advance his career and has seen the highs and lows of the music business, from living out of his car to playing a prominent role in Toby Keith’s Interstates & Tailgates Tour. Now signed with Broken Bow Records, his self-titled debut EP has been released, including the single “Best Shot,” which has reached the top-30 of Billboard’s U.S. Country charts.

Mr. Allen’s journey has included appearing in a Diet Coke commercial with Taylor Swift, writing a song that was featured in a Super Bowl commercial and performing in an Armed Forces Entertainment tour of Japan.

The Oct. 5-7 NASCAR tripleheader weekend at Dover International Speedway also includes the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff race on Saturday, Oct. 6 and the “Crosley 125” NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Friday, Oct. 5.

For tickets or more information, call 800‐441‐RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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