Country music star Mitchell Tenpenny will cross Kansas Speedway off his ‘bucket list’ on Sunday, Oct. 24.
The multiplatinum-selling recording artist, whose hits include “Drunk Me,” “To Us it Did” and current smash “Truth About You,” will perform a pre-race concert prior to the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas.
Admission to the concert is free to Hollywood Casino 400 ticket holders and will rev up race fans for the penultimate race in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs’ Round of 8.
This will also mark the first pre-race concert at Kansas Speedway since Casey Donahew performed prior to the 2019 Hollywood Casino 400.
“It’s so good to have live music back at Kansas Speedway, and I know Mitchell Tenpenny will deliver an unforgettable performance our fans will enjoy,” said Kansas Speedway President Pat Warren, in a news release. “With our grandstands open to full capacity and the great racing our track consistently delivers, a concert of this caliber just amplifies the quality experience our fans deserve.”
Since the release of his debut single, “Drunk Me,” Mitchell has set new standards for breakout success in country music. The 2X Platinum-certified, No. 1 hit that has amassed over 500 million on-demand streams was taken from his introductory 2018 album, Telling All My Secrets, and earned him the best first week showing for any major label country debut LP.
Since that time, the “winning” singer (the New York Times) was nominated for New Male Artist of the Year at the ACM Awards and Breakthrough Video (“Drunk Me”) at the CMT Music Awards and saw his “Alcohol You Later” and “Anything She Says” singles certified gold.
“I grew up watching NASCAR and got my bucket list opportunity to drive one earlier this year,” Mitchell said. “I am so stoked for this concert. My fans are NASCAR fans. It will be a great day!”
As for the state of Kansas, Mitchell Tenpenny’s concert spices up an already power-packed weekend of racing at the 1.5-mile track. On Saturday, Oct. 23, fans will be treated to a racing doubleheader, beginning with the Kansas Lottery 300 at 2 p.m., the second race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs’ Round of 8. At 6 p.m., the ARCA Menards Series championship will be decided in the Reese’s 150.
And then on Sunday, following Mitchell Tenpenny’s performance, the stars of the NASCAR Cup Series will vie for the checkered flag in the Hollywood Casino 400 at 2 p.m. Fans can purchase their tickets for both days of action now by visiting www.kansasspeedway.com/.