Country music artist Jimmie Allen, a Delaware native, will perform a free concert for Monster Mile fans on Oct. 7 before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. Dupont Highway, track officials announced.

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.

Allen moved to Nashville, Tennessee, 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 was released, including the single “Best Shot,” which has reached the top-30 of Billboard’s U.S. Country charts.

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.

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