AAA 400 2014

August 22, 2014 by  
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The AAA 400, hosted by Dover International Speedway, covers a distance of 400 miles in 400 laps. The inaugural event was held in 1971 with Richard Petty taking the checkered flag. The 2013 event was won by Jimmy Johnson driving for Hendrick Motorsports. Be sure to catch the 2014 action. For more information visit nascar.com or www.doverspeedway.com

Date: 28 September 2014
Venue: Dover International Speedway
City: Dover
State: Delaware

Fedex 400 2014

April 17, 2014 by  
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Held annually as part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the FedEx 400 (benefiting Autism Speaks) will take place on 1 June 2014. The race covers a distance of 400 miles, being 400 laps on the one-mile track. The 2013 event was won by Tony Stewart driving for Stewart-Haas Racing. For more information visit www.nascar.com

Date: 1 June 2014
Venue: Dover International Speedway
City: Dover
State: Delaware

AAA 400: NASCAR Sprint Cup

September 18, 2012 by  
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Last year’s Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway was won by Jimmie Johnson and fans are no doubt keen to see who will take the checkered flag when the third race of the series takes place at Dover on September 30. The Sprint Cup Race Record of 132.719 was set by Mark Martin in September 1997.

Date: 30 September 2012
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Dover International Speedway
City: Dover
State: Delaware
Country: United States

Dover International Speedway

February 9, 2009 by  
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Nicknamed ‘The Monster Mile’, Dover International Speedway is a NASCAR racetrack that can be found in Dover, Delaware. It is currently owned by Dover Motorsports and it also serves as the headquarters for this major motor sport company. The track was opened in 1969 and was designed by Melvin Joseph. The track is part of a massive racing and entertainment complex that features gambling and a horse racing track known as the Dover Downs. The Dover International Speedway got its nickname for being notoriously hard on the cars which race here. In 2004 the racetrack decided to adopt a new mascot known as the ‘Dover Monster’. Also known as ‘Miles’, the monster is a prominent feature on track tickets, memorabilia and even the winner’s trophy.

When the Dover International Speedway opened in 1969, it had far less seats than it does now. The first addition made to the seating took place in 1982 and more seats continued to be added in subsequent years. Today the track is capable of seating 140 000 people. The track is unique in a number of ways. The first is that it is a concrete track – one of only three and the first of its kind. The concrete gives the track a whitish appearance, which is rather different from the black, tarred race tracks found across the country. It is also exactly one mile in length, which means that it cannot accurately be classified as either a short track or a superspeedway. Initially both the entertainment complex, horse racing facilities and the speedway were owned by Dover Downs Entertainment but at the urging of NASCAR the speedway came under separate ownership. The current owners of the track, Dover Motorsports, was formerly known as Dover Downs Entertainment but it changed its name in 2002 for legal reasons.

Races currently held at the track include the Neighborhood Excellence 400 and the Dover 400 of the NEXTEL Cup series, the StonebridgeRacing.com 200 and the Dover 200 of the Busch Series and the AAA Insurance 200 of the Craftsman Truck Series. Thus far, the Dover International Speedway has played an integral role in the world of NASCAR racing with many top drivers making a name for themselves on the track. It is highly likely that the track will continue to play a prominent role in the popular sport of NASCAR, and that fans will continue to flock here for all the major events.