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As the second race in the “Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup,” the Monster Mile has been known to throw a high-banked wrench into the 10-race championship playoffs. The concrete, one-mile oval has become a track most of the “Chasers” worry about surviving, while fans in the stands have come to know Dover's Sept. race as one of the most entertaining and exciting races in the Chase.

Beginning today, fans can secure their seats for the Sept. 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Sept. 20 RoadLoans.com 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and Sept. 19 Sunoco 150 NASCAR Grand National Division, East Series race by calling 800-441-RACE or by clicking
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In September 2007, Dover fans witnessed one of the most action-packed races of the season with Carl Edwards winning a war of attrition and his first NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover. Race fans also got to experience the crowning of the NASCAR Busch East Series champion at Dover, as 17-year-old Joey Logano became the youngest champion in series history. With Logano's move to the NASCAR Nationwide Series set for 2008, a new East Series champion will be celebrated at Dover following the Sept. 19, 2008 race.
 



Tickets for the June 1, 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, May 31, 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and May 30, 2008 AAA Insurance 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Dover are also currently on sale. By ordering early, fans can guarantee that they'll be at the Monster Mile in 2008 as Dover International Speedway celebrates its 40th anniversary season. They'll also reap the benefits of improved seat selection, better ticket availability, and of course, the perfect holiday gift for any NASCAR fan!

Dover International Speedway continues to offer event ticket insurance for all events, along with an array of ticket options including special 3-day ticket packages, all-inclusive hospitality packages, early buy discounts, and a variety of payment plans. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 800-441-RACE or click here.
 

 

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Carl Edwards autographs the trophy to David Glatter, Sept. 23, 2007

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Monster trophy finds its way to one special Carl Edwards fan in New York

DOVER, Del. — David Glatter is more than just your average Carl Edwards fan. He’s a fan and personal friend of the driver who captured the monster trophy in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sept. 23, 2007. That same trophy is now proudly displayed at the Cerebral Palsy of Westchester (CPW) in Rye Brook, N.Y., courtesy of a generous donation by Glatter and Edwards, and a special delivery made by Dover officials.

On Wed., Dec. 5, Dover staff members made their way to CPW’s facility in the track’s Dodge pace car to deliver the autographed trophy to Glatter, a disabled 23-year-old resident of Yonkers, N.Y. More than 50 friends, family and staff gathered at CPW’s facility to witness Glatter’s donation of the trophy to the organization that he loves. At the assembly, Glatter spoke to those in attendance about what the trophy means to him and how proud he is to present this new source of inspiration for CPW visitors.

After numerous photographs with the monster trophy, Glatter took a victory lap around CPW’s facility in the Dover pace car – a thrill of a lifetime for this lifelong NASCAR fan with a monster-sized heart.

The story of David Glatter and Carl Edwards’ friendship is a remarkable one. Glatter first met Edwards in the garage area at Pocono prior to a race in 2005. After a brief chat, Edwards was inspired and promised that if he won the race, he would give Glatter the winner’s trophy.

Edwards won, and the trophy now sits proudly on the mantle in the Glatter home.

Since that race, the two have become friends and cross paths regularly at events that Glatter attends. This September at New Hampshire, the two met again, and all Glatter spoke about was his volunteer job with Cerebral Palsy of Westchester. Glatter has participated in CPW’s Home Service Program, and just this year began volunteering weekly at CPW in order to give back to the agency that has done so much for him.

Edwards wanted to help Glatter show CPW his appreciation for the volunteer job and together they decided that the next time Edwards won, he would give Glatter his trophy to donate to CPW.

Again, he didn’t have to wait long. Edwards won the next week at Dover, and delivered on his promise.

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Tickets for the Sept. 19-21, 2008 NASCAR race weekend at Dover International Speedway go on sale Monday, Dec. 10

DOVER, Del. — As the second race in the “Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup,” the Monster Mile has been known to throw a high-banked wrench into the 10-race championship playoffs. The concrete, one-mile oval has become a track most of the “Chasers” worry about surviving, while fans in the stands have come to know Dover’s Sept. race as one of the most entertaining and exciting races in the Chase.

Beginning on Monday, Dec. 10 at 8:00 a.m., fans can secure their seats for the Sept. 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Sept. 20 RoadLoans.com 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and Sept. 19 Sunoco 150 NASCAR Grand National Division, East Series race by calling 800-441-RACE or at DoverSpeedway.com. 

In September 2007, Dover fans witnessed one of the most action-packed races of the season with Carl Edwards winning a war of attrition and his first NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover. Race fans also got to experience the crowning of the NASCAR Busch East Series champion at Dover, as 17-year-old Joey Logano became the youngest champion in series history. With Logano’s move to the NASCAR Nationwide Series set for 2008, a new East Series champion will be celebrated at Dover following the Sept. 19, 2008 race.

Tickets for the June 1, 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, May 31, 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and May 30, 2008 AAA Insurance 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Dover are also currently on sale. By ordering early, fans can guarantee that they’ll be at the Monster Mile in 2008 as Dover International Speedway celebrates its 40th anniversary season. They’ll also reap the benefits of improved seat selection, better ticket availability, and of course, the perfect holiday gift for any NASCAR fan!

Dover International Speedway continues to offer event ticket insurance for all events, along with an array of ticket options including special 3-day ticket packages, all-inclusive hospitality packages, early buy discounts, and a variety of payment plans. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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Dear Dover Motorsports fans,

Ever wonder what it would be like to save someone's life? We're bringing you an opportunity to do just that – a bone marrow drive. Your participation can help adults in need, and children like Andrew Akin.

We are proud to announce that the Hendrick Marrow Program is supporting this special initiative of the National Marrow Donor Program. Hendrick Marrow is paying the tissue-typing costs (typically $52 per person) for 500 donors to join the NMDP Registry online.

Many patients like Andrew desperately need your help.

Every day more than 6,000 men, women and children desperately search the National Marrow Donor Program Registry for a marrow match. Transplant may be a patient's best and only hope for a cure.

Millions have joined the NMDP Registry, but there are still not enough donors to meet the need of all patients, especially those from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

 

 
 

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The Family Seating Section provides alcohol- and tobacco-free seating for race fans at Dover.
 


Introduced before the 2007 season, the Family Seating Section at Dover International Speedway provided families with an enjoyable alcohol- and tobacco-free environment to experience the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. For 2008, due to popular demand, the Family Seating Section has been expanded to rows 1-30 in section 192. This section is located in Turn 2 at the Monster Mile.

This dedicated Family Seating Section is perfect for race fans in search of a comfortable setting for their family, free of alcohol and tobacco. Guests are welcome to bring their coolers into the grandstand section, however, will only be permitted to bring non-alcoholic beverages when sitting in this section. The normal Dover International Speedway cooler-admittance policy will be in effect.

The Sunday-only ticket option is currently on sale for the June 1, 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and will go on sale for the Sept. 21, 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Dec. 10, 2007.

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NASCAR Busch East Series champion Joey Logano announces his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut to come at Dover on May 31,  2008

DOVER, Del. - Joey Logano, the 2007 NASCAR Busch East Series champion and winner of the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown at  Irwindale Speedway, revealed this past weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway that he'll make his debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series on May 31, 2008 at Dover International Speedway. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver will make his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series start just one week after turning 18, the minimum age required by NASCAR to compete in any of its three national touring series'.

Tagged as "the real deal" by NASCAR veteran and four-time Dover winner Mark Martin, Logano clinched the NASCAR Busch East  Series crown at the Monster Mile on Sept. 21, 2007, and by doing so became the series' first rookie champion and its youngest since the series' inception in 1989. It capped off a highly successful season that saw Logano set the regional  racing world on fire. He scored seven wins in 2007, including five in the NASCAR Busch East Series, one in the NASCAR  Grand National West Series, and most recently on Oct. 20, 2007 at the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown which features top  drivers from both the East and West Series.

"Joey Logano proved this season that he has the natural talent and drive to become a NASCAR champion," said Gary Camp, director of public relations for Dover International Speedway. "We're looking forward to Joey's highly anticipated debut at Dover in June and I'm sure it'll only be a matter of time before we see him in Victory Lane in the NASCAR Nationwide  Series."

Logano signed with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2005, and just days after turning 15, made his debut in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup  Series. Less than a month later on June 11, Logano scored his first Hooters Pro Cup win at Mansfield Motorsports Park. The 2006 season saw continued success in Hooters Pro Cup, with Logano winning two races and a pole en route to a solid  fifth-place finish in the Southern Division point standings. It was a precursor to the success Logano would attain in  2007.

Also introduced this past weekend was a line of Logano merchandise with Motorsports Authentics that will include a running  clock on their website, www.goracing.com.  The countdown allows fans to follow the days, hours and minutes until Logano's NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at the Monster Mile.

Tickets are now on sale for the June 1, 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, May 31, 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series and May 30,  2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races at the Monster Mile. Dover continues to offer event ticket insurance for all  events, along with an array of ticket options including special 3-day ticket packages, all-inclusive hospitality packages,  early-buy discounts, and a variety of payment plans. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or  visit DoverSpeedway.com.  

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Dear Dover Motorsports fans,

Ever wonder what it would be like to save someone's life? We're bringing you an opportunity to do just that – a bone marrow drive. Your participation can help adults in need, and children like Andrew Akin.

We are proud to announce that the Hendrick Marrow Program is supporting this special initiative of the National Marrow Donor Program. Hendrick Marrow is paying the tissue-typing costs (typically $52 per person) for 500 donors to join the NMDP Registry online.

Many patients like Andrew desperately need your help.

Every day more than 6,000 men, women and children desperately search the National Marrow Donor Program Registry for a marrow match. Transplant may be a patient's best and only hope for a cure.

Millions have joined the NMDP Registry, but there are still not enough donors to meet the need of all patients, especially those from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

 

 
 

YOU CAN CHANGE THIS.

• JOIN NOW ONLINE
Anyone between the ages of 18 and 60, in good health and willing to help any patient is eligible to join.

 

•FUND THE FUTURE
Make a tax-deductible gift to cover donor tissue typing costs and support patients.

 

Thank you for your commitment,

Dover Motorsports, Inc. and the Hendrick Marrow Program

National Marrow Donor Program®: Life. It's In You.

National Marrow Donor Program
3001 Broadway St. N.E., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55413-1753
1 (800) MARROW-2
marrow.org

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NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile May 30-June 1, 2008.
 


Tickets are now on sale for the May 30 - June 1, 2008 NASCAR tripleheader race weekend at the Monster Mile. Next year will mark Dover International Speedway's 40th season of racing and race fans will want to lock in their seats today to guarantee that they'll be at the Monster Mile for the first of two monumental race weekends in 2008.

By ordering early, fans can take advantage of improved seat selection, better ticket availability and the opportunity for groups to purchase the best blocks of tickets for the June 1 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the May 31 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, and the May 30 AAA Insurance 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race.

Fans at the Monster Mile in 2007 witnessed some of the most entertaining racing of the season including New Jersey native Martin Truex Jr.'s first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory in June, and Carl Edward's "Chase" win in September, capped off with his signature backflip. With NASCAR's plan to run the Car of Tomorrow in all 2008 events, the competition should be tighter than ever!

Tickets for the Sept. 21 "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup" race, Sept. 20 RoadLoans.com 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, and Sept. 19 Sunoco 150 NASCAR Grand National Division East Series race will go on sale to the public on December 10, 2007.

Dover International Speedway continues to offer event ticket insurance for all events, along with an array of ticket options including special 3-day ticket packages, all-inclusive hospitality packages, early-buy discounts, and a variety of payment plans.


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October 17, 2007

Tickets now on sale for the June 2008 NASCAR tripleheader weekend at Dover International Speedway

DOVER, Del. - Tickets are now on sale for the May 30 - June 1, 2008 NASCAR tripleheader race weekend at the Monster Mile. Next year will mark Dover International Speedway's 40th season of racing and race fans will want to lock in their seats today to guarantee that they'll be at the Monster Mile for the first of two monumental race weekends in 2008.

By ordering early, fans can take advantage of improved seat selection, better ticket availability and the opportunity for groups to purchase the best blocks of tickets for the June 1 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the May 31 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, and the May 30 AAA Insurance 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race.

Fans at the Monster Mile in 2007 witnessed some of the most entertaining racing of the season including New Jersey native Martin Truex Jr.'s first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory in June, and Carl Edward's "Chase" win in September, capped off with his signature backflip. With NASCAR's plan to run the Car of Tomorrow in all 2008 events, the competition should be tighter than ever!

Tickets for the Sept. 21 "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup" race, Sept. 20 RoadLoans.com 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, and Sept. 19 Sunoco 150 NASCAR Grand National Division East Series race will go on sale to the public on December 10, 2007.

Dover International Speedway continues to offer event ticket insurance for all events, along with an array of ticket options including special 3-day ticket packages, all-inclusive hospitality packages, early-buy discounts, and a variety of payment plans.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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Ric "Nature Boy" Flair delivers the most famous phrase in motorsports

DOVER, Del. - The RoadLoans.com 200 NASCAR Busch Series race will take its starting command from a wrestling icon. Ric Flair, former WWE wrestler and former champion will deliver the five most famous words in motorsports - "Gentlemen, start your engines." As a guest of RoadLoans, a leading direct-to-consumer auto finance company, Flair will be Saturday's Honorary Starter for the Busch race.

Debuting in 1972, Flair influenced the world of wrestling and brought swagger and charisma to the sport. Flair's impact on the profession can be compared to that of Michael Jordan to basketball and Babe Ruth to baseball. Still today fans recognize Flair as the "Nature Boy."

Currently retired from the wrestling, Flair has established a finance business offering consumers a four-step process in identifying lending partners who specialize in car and home loans. His online application process allows consumers to shop for the best lender without the hassle of dealing with large banking institutions.

NASCAR Busch racing returns to Dover International Speedway on Saturday, September 22 for the RoadLoans.com 200 NASCAR Busch Series race. Tickets are still available for the entire Sept. 21 - 23 race weekend and can be purchased by calling 800-441-RACE or online at DoverSpeedway.com.

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Logano Makes it Official

Joe Gibbs Racing’s 17-Year-Old Development Driver the 2007 NASCAR Busch East Series Champion



DOVER, Del. (Sept. 21, 2007) – All Joey Logano had to do was start Friday’s season-ending Sunoco 150 NASCAR Busch East Series race at Dover International Speedway to clinch the 2007 Busch East championship. He did that and more by leading three times for a race-high 79 laps before finishing second in the 150-lap race on the 1-mile oval.

“We set a goal at the beginning of the year to win the championship,” said Logano, who is the series’ first rookie champion since the inception of Busch East in 1989. “Whether we’re rookies or not, we go into every race thinking we can win, and that’s what you have to do to win races and a championship. This was our goal all year, and this is what we expected out of ourselves.”

Logano’s ninth podium finish capped a season that saw the Middletown, Conn., take six checkered flags – five in Busch East and one in the NASCAR Grand National West Series, where Logano made his Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) debut at Phoenix International Raceway.

His win at Phoenix, where JGR teammate and fellow development driver Marc Davis finished second, sparked Logano’s Busch East campaign. The driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil Chevrolet never went more than two consecutive races without a victory, as Logano won the Busch East season-opener at Greenville-Pickens (S.C.) Speedway April 28, Iowa Speedway in Newton May 20, New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon June 29, Adirondack Speedway in Beaver Falls, N.Y., July 29 and New Hampshire International Speedway Sept. 14.

Logano’s championship is the fourth for JGR, with the company’s three previous titles coming in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series via Bobby Labonte in 2000 and Tony Stewart in 2002 and 2005.

“Winning the championship is what we’ve been trying to do all year, and to finally get it is pretty neat,” Logano said. “It’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever gotten to do in racing.

“I’ll get in a Busch car next year. I’ve got to wait until I turn 18, which is May 24. I’ll probably get some Busch East Series races in at the beginning of the year, and then we’ll see what we have when I turn 18. I’m just learning all I can right now so that when I turn 18 I’m ready to go Busch racing.”

Logano’s ascent to Busch East Series champion and soon-to-be NASCAR Busch Series regular began at age six when he started his racing career in quarter-midgets. By age seven, he’d picked up his first Eastern Grand National Championship in the junior stock quarter-midget division. He followed that first title up with Eastern Grand National Championships in 1998 and 1999 in the Stock and Modified divisions, respectively.

By age nine, Logano was racing Bandoleros, winning the Summer Shootouts at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., to earn another national championship.

From there, it was onto Legend cars, where a 12-year-old Logano set a track record of 14 consecutive wins at Atlanta Motor Speedway, along with winning the Young Lions National Championship in 2002. Logano also won the Pro National Championship in 2002, making him the youngest champion in Legends history.

After conquering his opponents in Legends, Logano made a successful transition to Late Model stock cars. At 13, Logano competed in the Georgia Late Model Series and the Southern All-Stars, winning three times.

Winning meant another step up the racing ladder. In 2004, Logano participated in the American Speed Association (ASA) and the ASA Late Model Series, where he earned five top-five and eight top-10 finishes.

Logano’s rapid climb toward a career in NASCAR got a boost when JGR signed the youngster to its driver development program in 2005. Just days after turning 15, Logano made his debut in the Hooters Pro Cup Series. Less than a month later on June 11, Logano scored his first Hooters Pro Cup win at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Speedway.

The 2006 season saw continued success in Hooters Pro Cup, with Logano winning two races and a pole en route to a solid fifth-place finish in the Southern Division point standings. It was a precursor of the success Logano would attain in Busch East.

“We couldn’t be more proud of Joey for this huge accomplishment,” said J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing. “He’s got such a wonderful family that has sacrificed so much. I know this means the world to them. Joey’s five Busch East wins and one NASCAR West Series win prove that he’s one of those rare talents in racing. We look forward to many more victories and championships together with Joey and his family for years to come.”

-JGR-

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR, currently fielding three NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series teams, two NASCAR Busch Series teams and a driver development program. Its driver lineup consists of Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin and J.J. Yeley in Nextel Cup; Hamlin, Stewart, Aric Almirola, Kevin Conway and Brad Coleman in Busch; and Marc Davis and Joey Logano in the NASCAR Busch East Series. Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Joe Gibbs – a three-time Super Bowl-winning coach, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and current coach of the Washington Redskins – JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning three Cup Series championships, one Busch East Series championship and over 70 NASCAR races, including three Brickyard 400s and the 1993 Daytona 500
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September 21, 2007

Caisse scores win number four while Logano claims the NASCAR Busch East Series crown at Dover

DOVER, Del. - Sean Caisse finally got what he was looking for - a 'monster trophy.' Racing on the NASCAR Busch East Series' biggest stage, Caisse held off newly crowned Series champion Joey Logano to score his first win at the Monster Mile, and fourth of the 2007 season.

As Friday's Sunoco 150 NASCAR Busch East Series race wound down at Dover International Speedway, Jeffrey Earnhardt was looking for his first career NASCAR Busch East Series win, while Joey Logano was looking for what quite possibly could be his last. And Sean Caisse was hanging out in third place, hoping for a break.

Caisse, No. 44 Casella Waste Systems Chevrolet, got that break when a caution came out with 12 laps to go. When the green flag fell with nine laps remaining, Caisse blew past Earnhardt and worked his way past Logano to take the win with the setting sun casting long shadows across the Monster Mile.

"They were running at 150 percent and I was hanging back in third," Caisse said in victory lane. "I had a little bit left but I needed a caution at the end. I knew what I had to do, and that's what I did."

What Caisse did was get a jump on Earnhardt right off the restart to take second place. Then he ran down Logano with about seven laps remaining, giving the rookie enough of a nudge to send him off his stride a bit before passing him to the inside.

Logano's No. 20 Joe Gibbs Driven/Coca-Cola Chevrolet briefly fell behind Earnhardt's No. 1 Tracker Boats/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet to third, but quickly regained that position and turned his attention to running down Caisse. But Logano ran out of laps, and was about a car length behind Caisse at the checkered flag.

Caisse finished second to Logano in the 2007 points race. Jesus Hernandez finished fourth with Tim McCreadie fifth. McCreadie will attempt to qualify for the RoadLoans.com 200 NASCAR Busch Series race at Dover on Saturday.

Logano, who clinched the 2007 NASCAR Busch East Series championship simply by taking the green flag, celebrated with his own burnout on the track once Caisse was done with his. After Caisse celebrated in Victory Lane, Logano accepted the series championship trophy from NASCAR president Mike Helton on the frontstraight at Dover.

Earnhardt finished third, and was a bit disappointed afterwards.

"I felt like we had the car to beat," he said. "We were fast. Every time we got behind a car, we got a very bad air push. We'd run Logano down, get a bad air push and we'd play that game. I was terrible on restarts, and that's where it got us."

Earnhardt's car was a hand-me-down from his uncle. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ran the car at the All-Star race in May.

"It's a pretty nice car," Earnhardt said. "I was just panicking because it's one of the nicest cars we've got, and I didn't want to wreck it in practice. It showed it was a good car today, and we were there all day long, we just couldn't get it."

Meanwhile, Logano, who was driving a hand-me-down car of his own that was originally Tony Stewart's, was able to just have fun.

"It was a fun race for me," Logano said. "I didn't have to worry about points and I just raced my guts out the whole race."

And what will he be doing to celebrate the championship?

"We're about to find out," he said.

Saturday marks day two of race weekend at the Monster Mile which will feature Happy Hour practice for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, and NASCAR Busch Series qualifying prior to the start of the RoadLoans.com 200. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling 800-441-RACE or at gates 4 or 11 at the Speedway.

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NASCAR GRAND NATIONAL DIVISION, BUSCH EAST SERIES DOVER PRACTICE NEWS & NOTES


· Sean Caisse, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Joey Logano Post Fastest Practice Laps at Dover Thursday

· Rookie Joey Logano On Threshold of 2007 NASCAR Busch East Series Championship



DOVER, Del. (Sept. 20, 2007) – Three young guns paced NASCAR Busch East Series practice Thursday afternoon at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. The track hosts the series’ season ending Sunoco 150 Friday afternoon starting at 4:45 pm. Budweiser Pole Award qualifying is set for 12:35.

Rookie Joey Logano (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Driven Chevrolet) paced the first of two sessions with a fastest one-lap speed of 147.390 (24.425 seconds). Logano, 17, of Mitchellville, Conn., will clinch the 2007 NASCAR Busch East Series championship by taking the green flag in the Sunoco 150. He is only 19-points shy of the title, and the minimum points available in the event are 73 for the 30th and last place.

Twenty-one year-old Sean Caisse (No. 44 Casella Waste Systems Chevrolet) paced the late afternoon practice session and turned in the fastest practice lap of the day at 148.920 mph (24.174 seconds).Caisse is second in the point standings entering the Dover event.

Seventeen-year-old fourth-generation driver Jeffrey Earnhardt (No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet) was the second-fastest car in each of the sessions. His second-session fastest lap of 148.846 mph surpassed Logano’s fastest first session lap.

Caisse won the Budweiser Pole Award for the 2006 edition of the Sunoco 150 with a divisional track record speed of 152.782 mph. He led 44 laps of the event, but was eliminated by a late-race restart accident. He’s optimistic about getting another shot at the victory Friday afternoon.

“We brought a really good car,” Caisse said. “This is the car we ran at Iowa and the first Loudon race this year.”

Caisse qualified sixth fastest but finished 18th at Iowa Speedway in May, and qualified second fastest but finished 24th at New Hampshire International Speedway in June.

“It’s a good car. We’ve run very well with it and just had some bad luck. We think we can turn that around Friday,” he said. “In race trim, we’re really happy, but in qualifying trim, we’re really loose. The whole point of making some qualifying (practice) runs was to make some adjustments for Friday.

“We’re pretty optimistic about qualifying. We should get a pretty good starting spot, at least in the top-three. We’re shooting for the pole. We won the pole last year but we were too tight in the race.

“Each year we learn more to use when we come back. Right now, the car is really free in race trim and I think that’s were we need to be because this place tightens up quite a bit in the long runs.”

A cloudy practice day kept the track and temperatures relatively cool, compared with sunny day conditions at the one-mile, high banked concrete “Monster Mile.”

“When the sun comes out it gets slick and greasy,” Caisse said. “Today the track had a lot of grip in it. You could go sailing of in the corners pretty hard and be aggressive on the tires and tire wear wasn’t a factor at all. The tires looked really, really good. We were trying to run a race pace and keep the speeds consistent. We kept checking the tire temperatures and readings, and we didn’t abuse the tires at all.

“We’ll find out Friday where we stack up.”

Here are the top-10 fastest cars in each Thursday afternoon NASCAR Busch East Series practice session at Dover:

Practice 1: Joey Logano, 147.390; 2. Jeffrey Earnhardt, 147.005; 3. Sean Caisse, 146.933; 4. Chase Austin, 145.490; 5. Peyton Sellers, 145.314; 6. Eddie MacDonald, 145.225; 7. John Freeman, 144.904; 8. Ryan Seaman, 144.869; 9. Antonio Perez, 144.700; 10. Rogelio Lopez, 144.636.

Practice 2: 1. Caisse, 148.902; 2. Earnhardt, 148.846; 3. Brian Ickler, 148.246; 4. Lopez, 147.402; 5. Sellers, 146.969; 6. Logano, 146.589; 7. Jesus Hernandez, 146.187; 8. Tim McCreadie, 146.080; 9. Freeman, 145.820; 10. Matt Kobyluck, 145.775.

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Jeff Burton, No. 31 AT&T Mobility Chevrolet Dover media conference call transcript
Sept. 19, 2007, 10 a.m.

Gary Camp, Dover International Speedway: Race weekend will be here in just a few days. We have three races in three days. On Friday is the NASCAR Busch East Series race. It’s actually the season finale for that series, the Sunoco 150. Saturday is the Busch race, the RoadLoans.com 200. And then Sunday is the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race, the Dodge Dealers 400. Sunny skies. 80 degrees. No rain — we’re due after a tough June.

Today we’re joined by Jeff Burton. He started 27 races here in Dover. One win, six top-5’s, ten top-10’s. His most recent race at Dover, the Autism Speaks 400 in June, he started ninth and finished 12th. Let me start it off by asking what it’s been a year since the big win here in Dover, it ended a 175-race winless streak, talk a little bit about that and what it’s like coming back to Dover after that big win.

Jeff Burton, No. 31 AT&T Mobility Chevrolet: That certainly was a big win for us. To get back into victory lane there was really big. We won the Busch race there in the Spring and then to come back and win the Cup race in the Fall was really cool. I’ve always liked the race track and I’ve been in position to win there quite a few times and just never finished it off but I guess if we were every going to finish one off, that was the one to do it. It put us back on the map and it meant a great to me personally as well as my team.

Camp: I remember it was tough. We were all set in victory lane, and you pulled the car in and got out and the skies just opened up.

Burton: It was pouring down raining.

Camp: What a shame. What is it going to take to repeat that performance from last season? What do you need to do to repeat upon that?

Burton: If you watched the race there from the Spring with Truex and those guys really hitting it with the Car of Tomorrow, but to me, the first race there at Dover was the first real test of the Car of Tomorrow on a bigger, faster racetrack. I think we saw there what I think you’re going to see for a period of time is with this car, and that it’s so new, there will be a period of time where a lot of people are going to hit it. They’ll put a hurting on everybody, and that’s what they did. They did a great job and beat up on everybody, more or less, and just outran everybody. The key there is the same thing that it’s always been about – handling. It’s all about handling. Being able to run on the very body or being able to move the groove and put it where you want to put it, and that’s what he was able to do. He could run wherever he wanted to run. But that’s what our focus has been on. We’ve have not performed well in particular with the Car of Tomorrow, and we haven’t performed as well as we need to. We’ve put a tremendous amount of effort into it, but we just haven’t hit it. One of the things we’ve been working on is trying to find out what our teammates have been doing differently, and they’re having more success. I also think there are something’s that we’ve done that can help them. But with the Car of Tomorrow that’s kind of hard is that none of us have ever felt really, really great about it. We’ve all been kind of searching. We don’t have a baseline set up that we can fall back on so we’re working hard to develop that and I feel better going into this Dover race then I did in the Spring. I thought in practice we were the best car there and then when the race started we were off, and that’s something that we struggle with the Car of Tomorrow. It’s too thin of a razor blade and we need to find ourselves some cushion.

Q: Talk a little bit about qualifying here at Dover. Last year when you won the race you were 19th. Martin Truex Jr. started 26th and won the race in June. How important is qualifying here in Dover? Do you have enough time to work your way through the field?

Burton: Qualifying at Dover is one of the hardest places to qualify. I don’t know what it is but it’s very demanding and very difficult to hit two laps there and hit them well. Our qualifying setup at Dover is quite a bit different than our race setup and so when you qualify poorly there I don’t think that it’s sign that you’re going to race poorly. I think it’s just a sign that you didn’t do a good job qualifying. It is a concern but not that if you don’t do well you can’t race well. I have a history of not qualifying well, especially at Dover. It’s probably my worst qualifying race track, but I’m comfortable there. I enjoy racing there. But I don’t think there’s a whole lot of correlation between qualifying and racing.

Q: In your opinion, what is it going to take to win this year’s championship? Is it wins or consistent top-10’s?

Burton: If you look at the regular season, and look at what Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were able to do, they were able to put, more so the No. 24 than the No. 48, I think, were able to put consistency together with high performance. It wouldn’t be a surprise for me to see one of these teams go through the ten race schedule without a catastrophic issue. Having said that, you’re going to have to perform at a high level. I think what won it last year was an average of like a 10.7 or 10.6 average finish, but Jimmie led seven or eight races and got a tremendous amount of bonus points. Plus this year, wins pay more than last year, so those numbers are a little bit skewed, but you’re going to have to finish an average of a ninth place finish, which sounds easy. But it’s exceptionally hard to do. We finished 18th last week, so for us to average a ninth, we’re going to have to win this week. We got to start getting that average down and on top of that, we need to lead laps. It’s going to take consistency, but it’s going to take speed.

Q: What do you remember about your first experience in Dover?

Burton: I just remember thinking how fast it was. The speed that you feel at Dover, it’s just a really high-speed racetrack. I came in there, I don’t remember what year it was, but my dad and I owned the car. We came there to race and I couldn’t believe how fast and narrow it was. The straightaways at that place are so narrow. It’s a fun race track, but it is a demanding race track. Just the speed and sensation of speed is something that always whenever I go there is really cool. Every time you go there is like going there for the first time again. The track changes a lot, it’s never the same, it’s just a real challenge.

Q: When you were first here it was still asphalt, correct?

Burton: Yes.

Q: This may be semi-humorous story, maybe not to you, but tell us the story about your monster trophy and your wife.

Burton: Yeah, it’s not funny to her. It’s kind of funny to me. But she decided that it needed to be somewhere else. She wanted to move it. Well of course I’m never home so she went to do it herself. For those of you that don’t know, the Dover trophy is pretty heavy. It’s not a light piece, and my wife weighs all of 95 pounds. So she decided to move it and tripped, and fell on top of it, breaking it into 60 pieces. She fell on top of it and when she did it broke her ribs. So it damaged her, destroyed the trophy, and it was quite a mess. It hurt her, it really did. So the monster bit her.

Q: Did you get a new one?

Burton: Yes, we got a new one. We broke the Dover trophy, the Southern 500 trophy and our Daytona one all in a matter of about two months from each other.

Q: Did she break all of them?

Burton: No. We remodeled our trophy room and put some new shelves in and I set the Darlington Southern 500 trophy on top of the Daytona one on a glass shelf. Well it didn’t like that. The glass shelf was cut too short and it fell through the pins and landed on top of the Daytona one. We went through about $10,000 in trophies pretty quick.

Q: This is a broad prospective question about the possible arrival of more international drivers, as well as Toyota, and maybe some more international nameplates. Obviously it’s added some more interest to the sport, but do you think there is a tipping point somewhere where it represents too much change for fans of the sport?

Burton: I think that some other series’ in the country have not benefited from having too many foreign drivers and I do believe that Americans like to pull for Americans, and Italians like to pull for Italians, and so forth. It’s not to say that Americans hate drivers from other countries. I don’t believe that by any means. But I do believe that this has been an American based series for a long time and a radical departure from that would probably not be a good thing. We should welcome anyone that has shown the ability to race at this level to be a part of it, but without a doubt, we should not limit it to people depending upon where they’re from. I don’t believe that you will see a major shift. The people that run this series, from Americans to non-Americans, I don’t believe you will. With Montoya coming in it has done some really good things for our sport and for motorsports in general, it has done something really good things. F1 fans are probably paying more attention to NASCAR and NASCAR are paying more close attention to F1, and they probably have more of an appreciation for how hard each one is. And that’s a good thing. I don’t see a major shift in this being an American sport to the point where it does start to turn people off, but I do think there is a breaking point that American fans wouldn’t be as interested as they are today.

Q: In New York last week, talking about racing in the Chase, a lot of guys, including Martin Truex Jr., said that he was racing on pins and needles. Once the Chase starts can you just race or are you conscious of where you are and where the other guys are on the track?

Burton: You are conscious but everyone’s different. I’m not going to speak for everyone, but I’m not always conscious of where everyone else is. I do pay more attention to those people today more than I did four months ago, but it is also true that it’s very clear to me in order to be successful, it matters how we run. That’s one that thing we can’t control, how other people run. But it’s clear to me that we can control how we run and everyone else controls their own performance. But it’s very clear to me that we can’t control that or our own performance always, and that’s where our attention needs to be. You can’t come into this sport and be apart of all the pressure and all of the excitement of the Chase without it being more stressful then it would be if you weren’t in it. But that’s what sports are about and that’s what makes it work.

Q: When you won at Dover after that great battle with Matt Kenseth, he came back out on the track and you guys were side-by-side, do you remember what he said to you?

Burton: I’m not sure he said anything but he gave me a high five, a sign of respect, but I don’t think either of us said anything. It was a sign of respect. Here’s a guy that pretty much dominated the race and didn’t win it but took the time to congratulate the person that did. That’s a rare thing. It meant a lot, no question. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Matt. He’s a really good person, number one. He’s a consistent performer, number two. If not the most consistent performer over the last five years and I respect that a great deal. His acknowledgement of our success meant a great deal to me.

Q: Hendrick had a lot of notoriety over the advancement of their COT program early in the season. Childress has three guys, including you, in the Chase. Is that something that fuels you guys, the lack of notoriety? Or is it something that is just a sign of the advancement of Childress since last year?

Burton: Certainly three years ago we weren’t in the position to put three teams in the Chase. We didn’t’ have a chance. We’ve advanced our company and certainly Hendrick has had a lot to do with that. They haven’t advanced our company, they haven’t helped us with that, but they have set a standard that all of the teams in NASCAR have been trying for years to match the effort and success that Hendrick has put up. So I don’t view that as some sort of inspiration through negativity, but it’s clear that every team has had to step it up to be successful. We have indeed set it up. It’s clear that we need to take another step. For every step you take, there’s another still left that you haven’t, and we need to find a way to be better. Going into last week’s race, I’m not sure any RCR team has dominated, until last week. Obviously Bowyer dominated last week, but none of us have taken a race and said, “This is mine, come take it from me.” And that’s what we need to be. We’re a hell of a lot closer than we were two years ago.

Q: Last week you touched on that adding two drivers to the Chase has made it more difficult. At New Hampshire, with the first seven drivers being Chase drivers, you finished 18th and yet you drop in the standings. Can you talk about that a little bit?

Burton: Well when you finish 18th you should drop. A team that finished 18th doesn’t deserve to win a championship. There’s no question that the more quality teams you put into the Chase the harder it will be to win it. No getting around that. The quality of the teams that we have today, taking last week, who you going to look at and say, “They can’t win it?” I understand that there are teams more of a favorite to win. If one team does win it that wasn’t supposed to, now that’d be a great surprise, but at the end of the day, who would be a big surprise if they did win the championship? All are good teams. All are well funded teams. Well run teams. They’ve all had success in their past. There’s no team you look at that can’t get it done. So having 12 of those teams versus ten does make it harder.

Q: Is last year’s victory ancient history at this point now that you have the COT? Is there any momentum that you carry into this race?

Burton: I don’t believe in that. Maybe I have a negative personality or something but momentum is a highly overused word. Momentum is generated by success. Success isn’t generated by momentum. I think that a lot of people confuse the two. I don’t care how pumped up you are, how excited your team is, how much belief you have in yourself, if it won’t go fast, it won’t go fast. That’s just the way it is. Momentum doesn’t put trophies in the cases; success puts trophies in the cases. It’s clear to me that success on this Sunday doesn’t guarantee success next Sunday. Nor does it guarantee failure. It helps you build and learn. With the more success you have the more you can have but of course it means you’re doing a good job. I don’t feel that we have any sort of advantage based on the fact that we won the race there last year. I wish I could. But the reality is that it’s a whole other world. A whole new set of rules. And we need to go earn it.

Q: You get a lot of compliments from your RCR teammates about what you’ve brought to the team, experience, and so forth. Does it seem as a natural role to you?

Burton: I enjoy being more than just the driver of the AT&T Chevrolet. I enjoy being part of the company and the opportunity to work with the other teams and trying to make the company the best it can be. I’ve always enjoyed that opportunity. Someone else has to decide whether or not I do a good job at it but yes, I’ve always enjoyed it. I don’t want to be just the driver of the No. 31; I want it to be more than that. I enjoy that. Some are burdened by it, but my personality is such that I enjoy it. I hope I do it well because I enjoy it.

Q: This vaguely related to Dale Earnhardt Jr. but I hope you can relate your own experience. How much pressure is there on a driver when you make a move from one team to another? When the performance expectation with another team may be higher, certainly not less, but how does that play on you as a young person reestablishing your reputation?

Burton: I don’t want to put words in Dale Jr.’s mouth but you want the acknowledgement that you’re good at what you do and you want people around you to believe that you’re good at what you do. You want to be part of something that is better than what you had when you left, or by the way, you wouldn’t have left. There’s a sorting out period. You sort out your role. What you were doing there and what you’ll do now. Everybody else will do that too. It is a difficult situation. It’s not an east way out. Some people think that some people think switching teams is easy. You go to battle with these guys every Sunday, every weekend, and it’s hard to walk away from that. There will be more pressure on him immediately to succeed, because he’s such a big name, and if he’s doing the right thing, and he’ll want to prove to the naysayers and himself that he did the right thing. He’s going to drive for arguably the most successful company in Cup racing. He’s going to expect results immediately and that does add pressure. There’s no way around it.

Q: In your case, did it take getting you first win with Childress to think that you did the right thing?

Burton: When I made the decision to go t o Childress, I resisted the temptation to look over my shoulder at what the No. 99 did this week to judge if I did the right thing. When I went to RCR, it was clear to me that we had work to do. We had to improve. It was clear to me that I was perhaps taking a step back short term to in the long term be successful. I had to ignore what was going on with the No. 99 and that performance to see what we were doing. We were making improvements? Were we stepping forward? That’s all I paid attention to. If I had looked at the No. 99 every week to see if I did the right thing or not, I would have been disappointed. I knew what I was stepping into and that I had to battle. I was prepared for that. Honestly, that was the only way I could be successful. Junior’s in a different situation. He’s believes that he can immediately be more successful at Hendrick Motorsports and he’s not going to have that same attitude. And there are reasons for him to believe that. I don’t think he’s wrong in believing that. It’ll be different for him than it was for me.

Q: Do you think the track changes at Dover each time you go there and in what ways?

Burton: The way the car handles seems to be different every time you go there. I don’t know if it’s the concrete or what but the racetrack consistently does the same thing during the race, but one race to the next, it always seems to be different. Which is a good thing. That’s how it should be. That’s part of what racing is all about. Adapting to challenge and things how they change. This is one place that changes from race to race as much as anywhere. And it’s all about how the car feels and how it drives.

Q: Can you talk about Joey Logano. He’s about to win the Busch East championship this weekend. Have you crossed paths with him and what have you heard? Is he on the fast track to NEXTEL Cup do you believe?

Burton: I have not crossed paths with Joey yet. I have through Mark Martin heard that Joey Logano was the next best thing coming. Mark Martin, I’m going to say four years ago, said that Joey Logano was going to be the guy to do it. When Mark tells me that, I have reason to believe him. He’s an incredible judge of talent. He identified Joey a long time ago and so I watched because of that. He when he’s ready and old enough, there will be opportunities at the Cup level for Joey, there’s no doubt about it. He’s earned it and he’s driven his whole life. He’s succeeded in every form of motorsports as far as I can tell that he’s been in and he’ll deserve a shot.

Gary Camp: Thank you Jeff for taking the time to do this. We’ll see you soon. Thank you all for calling in. Thanks again. We’ll see you all in Dover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September 19, 2007

Bob Nardelli, Chrysler LLC chairman and CEO, named Grand Marshal for "Dodge Dealers 400" NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race on Sept. 23 at Dover International Speedway

DOVER, Del. - Bob Nardelli has been named Grand Marshal for the Dodge Dealers 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007 at Dover International Speedway. Nardelli, chairman and CEO of Chrysler LLC, will command the 43 drivers to fire their engines and prepare to take to the high-banked Speedway.

Nardelli will join actor R. Lee Ermey in the pre-race festivities. Ermey, Honorary Starter for the Dodge Dealers 400, is best known for his role as Sgt. Hartman in the military film "Full Metal Jacket." He is currently the celebrity spokesperson for GLOCK "Safe Action" Pistols and can be seen each week on his show "Mail Call" on The History Channel.

Nardelli replaces actor David Spade who was previously announced as Grand Marshal of the race. Spade has cancelled his appearence due to a change in the production schedule for his television show.

The "Chase" returns to Dover International Speedway on Sept. 23 for the Dodge Dealers 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race. Tickets are still available for the entire Sept. 21-23 race weekend and can be purchased by calling 800-441-RACE.

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Sept. 21-23, 2007 race weekend at Dover International Speedway is only a few days away. As an “Inside Track” subscriber, we're pleased to provide you with all of the news surrounding the big event weekend at the Monster Mile!

 
 

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RACE TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!


On Sunday, Sept. 23, the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series races into Dover for the “Dodge Dealers 400” – the second race in the 10 race “Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup.” Tickets for the Dodge Dealers 400 are still available and be purchased by calling 800-441-RACE.


To read more about the Dodge Dealers 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race, click
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Carl Edwards scored the win in June; will he repeat his celebratory backflip this time around? Several NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers are scheduled to enter this race which will be a great preview of what's to come on Sunday. Click here for a probable entry list for the RoadLoans.com 200.

The green flag flies on the Sunoco 150 at 4:45 p.m., and you won't want to miss this race. It's  sure to be full of wheel-banging action as the top drivers in the series battle it out for the series championship crown! A ticket to this Friday, Sept. 21 race also allows you access for all the other on-track action on Friday, including NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series qualifying, where upwards of 50 drivers will give it their best shot at scoring the highly coveted pole position for Sunday's “Chase” race.

Click here to read up on the storylines surrounding this championship race.

Tickets are still available for the entire Sept. 21-23, 2007 race weekend and can be purchased by calling 800-441-RACE.
 


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As requested by you the fans, the Dodge Dealers 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race on Sept. 23 will take the green flag at 1:30 p.m.! Race times are staggered throughout the weekend, so be sure to check your ticket for the correct starting times. Click  here for the full race weekend schedule.


PRE-RACE DETAILS FOR THE SUNDAY, SEPT. 23 DODGE DEALERS 400 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE


 


 


Pre-race entertainment: The Physcogang Extreme Motorcycle Racing Team will  create some excitement before the start of the race with their high flying stunts on 450-pound, 100-horsepower motorcycles!

Hell on Wheels BMX stunt riders will take to their own high banked ramps for a thrilling and entertaining pre-race stunt show that will also include fireworks, and a whole lot more!

Honorary Starter: Actor R. Lee Ermey, best-known as Sgt. Hartman from the movie Full Metal Jacket, will be the special honorary starter. He currently hosts Mail Call on The History Channel.

National Anthem: Julienne Irwin, finalist from NBC's America's Got Talent, this summer's highest rating TV program, will perform the anthem.


 


Julienne Irwin


DOVER RACE WEEKEND DRIVER  APPEARANCES
AT THE MONSTER MILE

 

Dover Downs is Cooking - with David Gilliland!
 


David Gilliland

The popular cooking show has moved back to Saturday night for the Sept. race weekend. NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver David Gilliland joins host chef Fred Bohn in the kitchen at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. The studio audience always has a great time watching as the driver and Chef Bohn mix it up in the kitchen. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Rollins Center. Tickets can be purchased for $15 at the door prior to the show or by calling 800-711-5882.

Snag an autograph from NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Ryan Newman!



Ryan Newman


 

Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 12 Alltel Dodge, will be appearing at the Dodge Thrill Ride for a special autograph session beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 for the first 100 people. Newman scored the poll position for the Dover June race and he's always a threat to win at the Monster Mile! Autograph session is first-come, first-served.


 

Meet the crew from the Discovery Channel's hit show Deadliest Catch!


“The Bad Boys of the Bering Sea” are seasoned crab fishing professionals featured on the Emmy-nominated Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch . The Bad Boys – Phil, Jake and Josh Harris from the ship “Cornelia Marie”, and Johnathon, Andy and Neal Hillstrand from the ship “Time Bandit” – will be at the Dodge Thrill Ride to sign autographs beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Autograph session is first-come, first-served.


See NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver David Ragan!
 


David Ragan

Visit the AAA display at the Fan Zone at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23 for a question & answer session with NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver David Ragan. The first 100 race fans in attendance will be eligible to participate in a special autograph session with Ragan, driver of the No.6 AAA Ford Fusion. Autograph session is first-come, first-served.


Get autographs – two at a time! Driver Reed Sorenson and Honorary Starter R. Lee Ermey to visit the Dodge Thrill Ride.



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R. Lee Ermey


 

Reed Sorenson, driver of the No. 41 Target Dodge, will be appearing at the Dodge Thrill Ride for a special autograph session beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23 for the first 75 people. Sorenson will be joined by Honorary Starter of the Dodge Dealers 400, actor R. Lee Ermey. Ermey will also sign autographs for fans who visit the Dodge Thrill Ride at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. Autograph session is first-come, first-served.


JUMP IN A DODGE AND TAKE A FREE THRILL RIDE!

For a flat-out fun lap around a specially designed performance course, you'll ride as a passenger with a professional driver who will demonstrate what it's like to take a Dodge SRT vehicle to the extreme edge of performance!

Operating hours:

Friday, Sept. 21: 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Saturday, Sept. 22: 8 a.m. to  2:00 p.m.                                                                                                                              
Sunday, Sept. 23: 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


The Dodge SRT Thrill Ride is located just inside the main entrance to the property off of Rt. 13, behind the Denny's restaurant. Must be 16 years or older to ride.


SPEED – LIVE FROM THE MONSTER MILE!

The Speed Channel will again be live and on stage from the Monster Mile this race weekend! Their always-popular lineup will broadcast live from the SPEED Stage outside of Turn 4 at the track.

“Trackside Live!” – Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.

Race fans can join hosts Steve Byrnes, Larry McReynolds on Friday night as they welcome live “drop in” guests from around the NASCAR scene to discuss the day's event at the Monster Mile. This live 60 minute show comes to you directly from the SPEED Stage. Don't miss it!

“NASCAR RaceDay” – Sunday, Sept. 23 at 11:30 a.m.

NASCAR fans favorite pre-race show, “NASCAR RaceDay” will broadcast live from the SPEED Stage with all of the overnight news and top stories leading up to the drop of the green flag for the Dodge Dealers 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at 1:30 p.m.
 


DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY FAN ZONE

 


Visit the Dover International Speedway Fan Zone outside of Turn 4 during the race weekend for a cool way to catch a break from all of the action on the track! Check out the Virtual Army Experience or try your hand at the Nintendo Wii display. You'll  have a blast!

CELEBRITY APPEARANCES IN THE FAN ZONE:

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Deadliest Catch Crew - 1:30  to 2:30 p.m. at the RoadLoans display

R. Lee Ermey - 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. at the Dodge display

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Deadliest Catch Crew - 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Dodge display

R. Lee Ermey - 10:40 to 11:00 a.m. at the Army display


Visit the AAA Experience display and see live animals!

Stop by the AAA Experience on Saturday and Sunday of race weekend to meet animal ambassadors from SeaWorld and Busch Gardens and register for a chance to win a trip for four to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica (www.aquaticabyseaworld.com), SeaWorld's Water Park.

The prize includes a three night stay at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld and four single-day tickets to both SeaWorld and Aquatica, opening March 2008. The SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Animal Adventures Tour invites guests to meet and interact with animals, combining amazing entertainment with the parks' longstanding commitment to environmental education and awareness. This tour brings SeaWorld and Busch Gardens' animals out of the parks and into the neighborhoods of millions of guests for up-close interactions and once-in-a-lifetime memories.


National Marrow Donor Program at the Monster Mile

Visit the National Marrow Donor Program Registry (NMDP) on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., prior to the start of the Dodge Dealers 400. Fans can find out valuable information about the NMDP and interested participants can take a simple mouth swab to join the marrow donor list. The National Marrow Donor Program tent will be located outside of turns 1 and 2 at the Speedway. For more information about joining the registry, please visit www.marrow.org/join  or call 1-800 MARROW-2.


 

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September 14, 2007



NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver David Gilliland to guest star on Dover Downs is Cooking



DOVER, Del. — NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 M&M’s Ford Fusion, will appear on the studio set of Dover Downs is Cooking® on Saturday, September 22 at 7 p.m. at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino for a special taping in front of a live studio audience in the Rollins Center®.

General admission seats are still available for the live show taping with David Gilliland on Saturday, September 22. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling 800-711-5882. Will call opens at 5:30 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Gilliland, 31, a Riverside, Calif., native, made his mark on the NASCAR scene on June 17, 2006, when he took the checkered flag at Kentucky Speedway in only his seventh career Busch Series start. The win was remarkable considering Gilliland competed, without sponsorship, alongside several powerhouse NEXTEL Cup Series drivers to become the first Busch Series regular to post a win during the season.

That win opened the door for a chance to compete in NASCAR’S NEXTEL Cup Series. On August 18, 2006, Gilliland took the wheel of the No. 38 M&M’s Ford at Michigan International Speedway for Robert Yates Racing. Teamed with veteran crew chief, Todd Parrott for the final 14 races of the season, rookie Gilliland finished in the top-15 at Talladega and Atlanta, earning his first NEXTEL Cup Series pole at Talladega and qualifying him for the 2007 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona.

In 26 starts in his first full season of competition in this year’s NEXTEL Cup Series, David Gilliland has posted one top-five and two top-ten finishes and is currently in 28th position in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup point standings.

Dover Downs is Cooking airs on WMDT-47, Saturdays at 7 p.m. With the expert guidance of Chef Fred Bohn, the popular program showcases cooking sessions with a variety of celebrity guest stars. Special guests in the past have included Sinbad, Herschel Walker, Fred Stokes, Diamond Rio, Tom Jones, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Paul Anka, Hot Apple Pie, Ed McMahon, and NASCAR drivers Kasey Kahne, Jamie McMurray, Michael Waltrip and Sterling Marlin.

For information on how to purchase DVD cookbooks and to download free recipes from Dover Downs is Cooking, visit www.doverdowns.com.

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About Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Owned by Dover Downs Gaming and Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is a premier gaming and entertainment destination featuring more than 2,700 slots, a variety of dining options, and AAA-rated Four Diamond Award winning accommodations. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is located on Route 13 in Dover, Delaware, just off of Exit 104 from Route 1. The casino is open 24 hours every day except Sundays from 6 a.m. to noon. For more information, log on to www.doverdowns.com  or call 800-711-5882.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sept. 10, 2007



NASCAR Busch East Series champion to be crowned at Dover International Speedway on Sept. 21, 2007

Monster Mile plays host to new season finale for highly competitive regional series

DOVER, Del. - The NASCAR Busch East Series has traded in twists and turns for high banks and concrete as the series has fittingly moved its season finale to its fastest track - the Monster Mile. The Friday, Sept. 21, 2007 race will feature some of the youngest and brightest names in the sport along with seasoned veterans who are each hungry to take home their very own monster trophy in the "Sunoco 150."

2007 championship contenders, 17-year-old rookie Joey Logano and veteran Matt Kobyluck, will race along side 2006 champion Mike Olsen, Sean Caisse, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Peyton Sellers, Matt Kobyluck and others in the Sunoco 150, traditionally known for its fierce, late-race battles. There have been six different race winners in six NASCAR Busch East Series races at the Monster Mile - and this year the stakes are raised.

Along with the NASCAR Busch East Series crown, the monster trophy has become a highly coveted prize for drivers of the NASCAR Busch East Series. The unique trophy, composed of sandstone, a granite-like material, stands approximately 20 inches tall and features a mirrored base that is designed to glow in the sunlight.

But capturing this rock solid trophy is no easy task at Dover, as five of the last six NASCAR Busch East Series races have finished with a margin of victory of less than one second.

At the conclusion of this year's Sunoco 150, Victory Lane will be packed with championship excitement as both the race winner and series champion will be awarded their prizes. The championship driver and team will then be honored at a private hospitality event hosted by NASCAR later that evening at the Speedway.

Martin Truex Jr., winner of the June 4, 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Dover, is a NASCAR Busch East Series alumnus. Two former NEXTEL Cup competitors, Ricky Craven and Steve Park, and Greg Zipadelli, crew chief of Tony Stewart's No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet are also graduates of the popular, highly competitive regional series.

An inexpensive Friday, Sept. 21 ticket to the Sunoco 150 NASCAR Busch East Series race gives race fans their only opportunity to see all three NASCAR series on the track at Dover. The full schedule features NASCAR NEXTEL Cup practice and qualifying, Busch Series practice, and Busch East Series qualifying and the race, scheduled for a 4:45 p.m. start.

Tickets are still available for the entire Sept. 21-23 weekend and can be purchased by calling 800-441-RACE or online at DoverSpeedway.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wilmington Trust Unveils New Free Personal Checking Account For Race Fans

New Monster Mile® Checking Account and sweepstakes launch coincide with upcoming race weekend at Dover International Speedway®, September 21 - 23



Wilmington, DE, September 7, 2007 – Wilmington Trust, Delaware’s leading retail and commercial bank, announced today the introduction of a new free personal checking account designed with fans of Delaware’s Monster Mile race track in mind.

The new Monster Mile Checking Account, available exclusively from Wilmington Trust, is the official checking account of Dover International Speedway. The account offers race fans all of the features of a free checking account at Wilmington Trust: no minimum balance; no monthly service fees; and no per-check fees. It also includes bonus features such as free On-Line Banking with bill payment services, automatic enrollment in Wilmington Trust Total Rewards, a custom-designed Monster Mile QuickChecksm debit card, and specially designed Monster Mile checks. Clients who use Monster Mile Checking’s direct deposit feature will also receive a collectible Monster Mile die-cast racecar.

“Wilmington Trust is proud to work with Dover International Speedway to present this one-of-a-kind account,” said Rebecca DePorte, senior vice president of Personal Financial Services at Wilmington Trust. “Race fans can now combine their love of racing with the convenience and personal attention of Wilmington Trust into a unique banking experience.”

To help introduce the new account, Wilmington Trust is launching the Monster Mile Sweepstakes. Entrants will be eligible to win prizes, including a trip for two to a 2008 race of the winner’s choice at Dover International Speedway or one of three other race tracks owned and operated by Dover Motorsports, Inc.: Gateway International Raceway® near St. Louis, Missouri; Memphis Motorsports Park® in Memphis, Tennessee; or Nashville Superspeedway® near Nashville, Tennessee. Entry forms to enter the sweepstakes are available at any full-service Wilmington Trust branch office; no purchase is necessary.

Wilmington Trust representatives will also be on hand to answer questions and accept account applications for the Monster Mile Checking Account at Dover International Speedway when NASCAR returns to Delaware for the upcoming race weekend. Races include the Sunoco 150 NASCAR Busch East Series race on Friday, September 21; the RoadLoans.com 200 NASCAR Busch Series race on Saturday, September 22; and the Dodge Dealers 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race on Sunday, September 23. Individuals can also inquire about Monster Mile Checking or open an account by visiting any Wilmington Trust full-service branch office in Delaware, or by calling 1-800-814-8386.

“Wilmington Trust has a strong presence in Delaware and our region, where a majority of our race fans call home,” said Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “We are excited to work with Wilmington Trust to introduce this unique product to our loyal fan base. The creation of the Monster Mile Checking Account provides another attractive benefit for our fans, as well as providing a way to show their support for their favorite NASCAR speedway.”

Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, as noted above, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major national events that operate under the auspices of three of the premier auto racing sanctioning bodies in the U.S. — the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), and Indy Racing League (IRL).

Wilmington Trust Corporation (NYSE: WL) is a financial services holding company that provides Regional Banking services throughout the Delaware Valley region, Wealth Advisory Services for high-net-worth clients in 36 countries, and Corporate Client Services for institutional clients in 86 countries. Its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Wilmington Trust Company, which was founded in 1903, is one of the largest personal trust providers in the United States and the leading retail and commercial bank in Delaware. Wilmington Trust Corporation and its affiliates have offices in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, the Cayman Islands, the Channel Islands, London, Dublin, Frankfurt, and Luxembourg.

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America's Got Talent finalist Julienne Irwin to perform National Anthem prior to the start of the Dodge Dealers 400 at Dover on Sept. 23, 2007

DOVER, Del. - Julienne Irwin's got natural talent. The Bel Air, Md. native demonstrated it as a finalist on the second season of NBC's America's Got Talent, television's highest rated summer program. She will perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the "Dodge Dealers 400" NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007.

Her popularity has blossomed since being featured as a finalist on America's Got Talent. Recently, she sang the National Anthem at a Bowie Baysox game in Bowie, Md. and she is scheduled to perform at Camden Yards in Baltimore prior to the Orioles game on Sept. 9. Her largest live performance yet will come before the start of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at the Monster Mile.

"I'm excited about singing the National Anthem at Dover," said Irwin. "Dover is close to home and it's a privilege to be invited to sing at such a huge sporting event. I was always aware that millions of people were watching when I was on the show, but it'll be really special to perform on stage in front of well over 100,000 race fans."

Irwin, 14, stated that she has never performed publicly prior to her appearance on America's Got Talent and that she has never received any vocal lessons. Her duet performance of "Teardrops on My Guitar" with 17-year-old country singer Taylor Swift on the final episode of the show captured the attention of many, even though she did not win the $1 million prize. She finished fourth.

Irwin is currently an eighth grade student at Harford Christian School in Darlington, Md., and recently became class president.

Tickets are still available for the entire Sept. 21-23 weekend and can be purchased by calling 800-441-RACE or online at DoverSpeedway.com.

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Kahne speaks to the assembled troops and their families

(L to R) Pictured are Mike Kerbert, Dodge Marketing Manager; Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge; and Keith Weaver, COO of USO World Headquarters

While touring the AMC museum, Kahne stands inside the engine of a C5. One C5 engine generates approx. 130,000 horsepower

 


Dodge Donates Dover International Speedway NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Tickets to the USO 
USO Distributes 3,000 Tickets Free to Military Families
 

ARLINGTON, Va. - Dodge, the title sponsor of the Sept. 23 "Dodge Dealers 400" NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway, and the USO, are helping military families enjoy the upcoming event.  Race tickets will be distributed for free to military personnel and their families at four USO centers-USO Delaware, Dover Air Force Base, Del.; USO of Metropolitan Washington, Fort Myer, Va.; USO of Hampton Roads, Inc., Va.; and the USO of Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia.

One of the USO's mobile centers also will be participating in the race weekend, allowing troops and their families to tour and use the vehicle.  Created to support troops in isolated and remote areas, the Mobile USO is a four-wheel drive vehicle equipped with the comforts of a "brick and mortar" USO center.  It features a lounge area and internal and external entertainment capabilities, video gaming consoles, computer work stations with Internet connectivity and a café.

For more than 66 years, the USO has provided morale-boosting programs and services to military personnel and their families.  As a nonprofit organization, the USO relies on the generosity of the American public to help support its network of more than 130 centers worldwide.  For more information on the vital work of the USO, visit  www.uso.org
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For more than 66 years, the USO (United Service Organizations) has been providing morale, welfare and recreational services to U.S. military personnel and their families.  The USO is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of the American people to support its programs and services.  The USO is supported by Worldwide Strategic Partners AT&T Inc., BAE Systems North America, Clear Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, DRS Technologies, Inc., Military Channel, S & K Sales Co., TriWest Healthcare Alliance and The Walt Disney Company.  Other corporate donors, including the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381), have joined thousands of individual donors to support the USO.  For more information on the USO, please visit our Web site at www.uso.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chase Austin, driver of the No. 66 HomeLife Communities Dodge, is testing today at Dover International Speedway. Austin drives for Rusty Wallace, Inc. in the NASCAR Busch East Series, and will make his first start at the Monster Mile on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007. Austin is expected to return tomorrow, Sept. 5, as well.

Additional NASCAR Busch East drivers are also expected to test tomorrow, Sept. 5, at Dover. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Austin fast facts:

-- Birthdate: Oct. 3, 1989

-- Hometown: Eudora, Kan.

-- In nine NASCAR Busch East Series starts this season, Austin has totaled three top-10 finishes and currently ranks 15th in driver points as of Sept. 4, 2007.

-- Austin began his career racing go-carts at age 8, and Was selected as developmental driver for Hendrick Motorsports by Ricky Hendrick in 2004.

-- Austin was selected in early 2007 as the first NASCAR Busch East Series driver for new team established by Rusty Wallace Inc.

-- Austin will make his NASCAR Busch Series debut in the Sam's Town 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park on Oct. 27, 2007. Should Austin qualify for the Memphis event, he will likely become the first African-American driver in NASCAR history to start a NASCAR Busch Series race on an oval. Only one other time has a driver of African-American descent competed in a Busch Series event; Bill Lester started 24th and finished 21st in the 1999 Lysol 200 at Watkins Glen International, a 2.45-mile road course.

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Actors David Spade, R. Lee Ermey to kick off the
"Dodge Dealers 400" NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race
at Dover International Speedway on Sept. 23, 2007



David Spade



R. Lee Ermey

 

Two important NASCAR traditions will be served by two famous and funny film stars to start the "Dodge Dealers 400" on Sept. 23 at the Monster Mile. Actor, comedian and Grand Marshal David Spade will give the command to start engines, and Honorary Starter R. Lee Ermey, well known for his role as Sgt. Hartman in the war movie classic "Full Metal Jacket," will wave the green flag to get the second race in the ten race "Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup" underway at Dover.

David Spade can currently be seen in Sony Pictures Television's hit series, "Rules of Engagement" which returns to CBS for its second season beginning Monday, September 24 at 9:30 PM (ET/PT). "Rules of Engagement" is produced by Happy Madison Productions and CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Sony Pictures Television. Spade stars as a content bachelor and serial dater, as the comedy follows a unique friendship between Spade and his two friends; one married and the other engaged.

Nominated for an Emmy Award for his memorable role as Dennis Finch, the wise-cracking assistant on "Just Shoot Me," Spade became a household favorite during his five-year stint as a cast member of NBC's "Saturday Night Live." The comedian was also nominated for a Golden Globe in 2000, and an American Comedy Award in 1999, for his work on "Just Shoot Me."

Instantly recognizable and known for his thunderous voice and intimidating stature, R. Lee Ermey has appeared in more than 80 films since retiring from the United States Marine Corps in 1972. Ermey was a Golden Globe nominee and won the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket." Ermey is also the celebrity spokesperson for GLOCK "Safe Action" Pistols and can be seen each week on his show "Mail Call" on The History Channel.

Ermey rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant while serving in the military before turning his attention to acting. In 2002, he received a promotion to E-7 Honorary Gunnery Sergeant becoming the first retiree in the history of the Marines to be promoted.


The "Chase" returns to Dover International Speedway on Sept. 23 for the Dodge Dealers 400 NASCAR NEXEL Cup Series race. Tickets are still available for the entire Sept. 21-23 race weekend and can be purchased by calling 800-441-RACE or click here.


 

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NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver Kasey Kahne to visit with media in Dover on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007

DOVER, Del. - NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne will visit Dover on Sept. 5, just three weeks prior to  the return of the "Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup" to Dover International Speedway on September 21-23, 2007. He  will meet with members of the media for a press-only luncheon in the Festival Buffet in the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

WHO:        Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge with Gillett Evernham Motorsports.

WHAT:        Kahne will field questions from print, radio and TV media during lunch at Dover International Speedway  beginning at 12:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Following lunch, at 2:00 p.m., Kahne will sign autographs for fans  purchasing race tickets to the Sept. 21-23, 2007 events at the Dover Ticket Office at the Speedway.

WHERE:    Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
        The Festival Buffet
        1131 North DuPont Highway
        Dover, Delaware 19901

WHEN:        12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
        Media-only lunch and interviews with Kasey Kahne at Dover International Speedway

        2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
        Kahne to sign autographs for ticket holders at the Dover International Speedway Main Ticket Office

WHY:        To discuss the upcoming NASCAR race weekend at Dover:

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007        Dodge Dealers 400, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007    RoadLoans.com 200, NASCAR Busch Series race
Friday, Sept. 21, 2007        Sunoco 150, NASCAR Busch East Series race

Great seats are still available for the entire Sept. 21-23, 2007 race weekend by calling the Dover International  Speedway ticket office at (800) 441-RACE or online at DoverSpeedway.com. 

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports  events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400  motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of  the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates  Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville  Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August 27, 2007


Actors David Spade, R. Lee Ermey to kick off the "Dodge Dealers 400" NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race at Dover International Speedway on Sept. 23, 2007

DOVER, Del. -- Two important NASCAR traditions will be served by two famous and funny film stars to start the "Dodge Dealers 400" on Sept. 23 at the Monster Mile. Actor, comedian and Grand Marshal David Spade will give the command to start engines, and Honorary Starter R. Lee Ermey, well known for his role as Sgt. Hartman in the war movie classic "Full Metal Jacket," will wave the green flag to get the second race in the ten race "Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup" underway at Dover.

David Spade can currently be seen in Sony Pictures Television's hit series, "Rules of Engagement" which returns to CBS for its second season beginning Monday, September 24 at 9:30 PM (ET/PT). "Rules of Engagement" is produced by Happy Madison Productions and CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Sony Pictures Television. Spade stars as a content bachelor and serial dater, as the comedy follows a unique friendship between Spade and his two friends; one married and the other engaged.

Nominated for an Emmy Award for his memorable role as Dennis Finch, the wise-cracking assistant on "Just Shoot Me," Spade became a household favorite during his five-year stint as a cast member of NBC's "Saturday Night Live." The comedian was also nominated for a Golden Globe in 2000, and an American Comedy Award in 1999, for his work on "Just Shoot Me."

Instantly recognizable and known for his thunderous voice and intimidating stature, R. Lee Ermey has appeared in more than 60 films since retiring from the United States Marine Corps in 1972. Ermey was a Golden Globe nominee and won the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket." Ermey is also the celebrity spokesperson for GLOCK "Safe Action" Pistols and can be seen each week on his show "Mail Call" on The History Channel.

Ermey rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant while serving in the military before turning his attention to acting. In 2002, he received a promotion to E-7 Honorary Gunnery Sergeant becoming the first retiree in the history of the Marines to be promoted.

The "Chase" returns to Dover International Speedway on Sept. 23 for the Dodge Dealers 400 NASCAR NEXEL Cup Series race. Tickets are still available for the entire Sept. 21-23 race weekend and can be purchased by calling 800-441-RACE or online at DoverSpeedway.com.

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August 22, 2007

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drive Kasey Kahne to sell and sign race tickets at Dover International Speedway on Sept. 5

DOVER, Del. - NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne is coming to town, just a few weeks before the entire NASCAR circus returns to Dover International Speedway for the Sept. 21-23, 2007 race weekend.

Kahne will visit Dover International Speedway on Sept. 5, 2007 and will sign autographs from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Dover ticket office for fans who purchase race tickets for the Sept. 21-23, 2007 NASCAR tripleheader weekend at the Monster Mile. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for this special session, and autographs will only be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Kahne, driver of the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge, has collected two top-10 finishes and one pole position through 23 races in the 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series season. The Enumclaw, Wash. native started fourth in the "Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa" at Dover International Speedway on June 4, 2007 and finished 11th after leading a season-high 28 laps.

Kahne has gained immense popularity since being named the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year in 2004. Kahne has tallied seven career wins and 13 career poles since first entering the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series with Gillett Evernham Motorsports.

Kahne's appearance time is limited to one hour and only Sept. 21, 22 or 23 ticket buyers will be eligible. Autographs will be limited to one per ticket buying customer. The Dover ticket office is located near Gate 11 at the Speedway.

Dover International Speedway is located at 1131 N. DuPont Highway in Dover, Del. For more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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"Dodge Dealers 400" to bring "Monster" weekend of excitement to Dover International Speedway



 


When the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series returns to Dover next month, the concrete oval will be the same monster it has always been. The race itself will take on a new identity: the Dodge Dealers 400 at Dover International Speedway.

The primary sponsorship builds on the strong presence Dodge has had as the official vehicle of the "Monster Mile."

"Dodge is thrilled to increase its involvement with NASCAR by sponsoring an additional Nextel Cup race," said Mike Accavitti, Director - Dodge Brand and SRT Marketing. "This is going to be a great weekend for the Dodge brand, one that wouldn't be possible without the support of our 3,000 Dodge Dealers and the hundreds of thousands of Dodge fans in the grandstands each week."

To kick off the Dodge Dealers 400, David Spade, "Saturday Night Live" alum and current star of the CBS comedy "Rules of Engagement", will serve as grand marshal. R. Lee Ermey, the recognizable host of "Mail Call," will serve as the honorary starter and wave the green flag.

"Dodge, as the official passenger car and truck of Dover International Speedway, has been an excellent partner here at the Speedway," said Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. "We are looking forward to working together to leverage the Dodge brand and increase awareness of the region's Dodge dealers."

Dodge is giving fans the opportunity to get involved in the racing action by offering them fast fun with a high-speed spin in the Dodge SRT Thrill Rides. Fans can ride for free in a Dodge Viper SRT10 or Dodge Charger SRT8 on a high-speed, closed course.

Dodge also is inviting consumers throughout the region to join in the fun:

-- Any customer that purchases a Dodge car or truck from dealers in the Baltimore, DelMarVa Peninsula, Norfolk, Richmond or Roanoke areas or in West Virginia, between August 13 and September 10, will receive four tickets to the September 23rd Dodge Dealers 400 race.  Click here  for details.

-- Fans also can enter a "No Purchase Necessary" sweepstakes, simply by clicking here. Entrants will have a chance to win numerous prizes, including the Grand Prize – a VIP Experience at the Dodge Dealers 400. Five first-place prize winners will receive a pair of tickets to the Dodge Dealers 400 at Dover and 125 second-place winners will receive Dodge merchandise.

-- In a gesture of thanks to the men and women that defend the United States, 3,000 tickets will be distributed through the USO to active-duty servicemen and women and their families so they can enjoy the Dodge Dealers 400 in person.

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August 16, 2007


Event ticket insurance, provided by World Access, is now available for all Dover International Speedway events

DOVER, Del. - Monster Mile fans seeking additional peace of mind can now get it when purchasing tickets to all events at Dover International Speedway. Event Ticket Insurance, formally announced last month, offers a full refund of the purchase price if the Dover ticket holder cannot attend the event for a number of unforeseen personal, medical or travel reasons.

Dover race fans can be learn more about the Event Ticket Insurance and be linked to the World Access website by visiting www.DoverSpeedway.com.  A link on the Dover site will reroute fans to the World Access website where they can complete the simple form to insure their Dover ticket purchase.

The deadline to purchase Event Ticket Insurance for all Sept. 21-23, 2007 events at Dover International Speedway is Friday, Sept. 7 at 11:59 p.m.

Dover International Speedway led the way by becoming the first motorsports venue hosting NASCAR-sanctioned events to reach an agreement with World Access, a leading insurance and assistance company. The Event Ticket Insurance may be used for all NASCAR events held at Dover International Speedway, including the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and NASCAR Busch East Series races. All add-on fan hospitality options at Dover, like the Monster Mile Club and Blue Crew Premium Seating, may also be insured.

The Event Ticket Insurance is available for 5% of your total purchase, with a $6.25 minimum per ticket. If a medical issue, a traffic accident, a mechanical breakdown, or any of the other covered categories prevent the insured from attending an event, 100% of the ticket price, including shipping fees, is returned to the covered person.

The three other Dover Motorsports, Inc. venues - Gateway International Raceway, Memphis Motorsports Park and Nashville Superspeedway - will soon provide this same insurance option for their events.

Tickets are still available for the entire Sept. 21-23, 2007 Dover International Speedway race weekend and can be obtained by visiting www.DoverSpeedway.com  or calling 800-441-RACE.

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"Dodge Dealers 400" to bring "Monster" weekend of excitement to Dover International Speedway

DOVER, Del. (Aug. 16, 2007) - When the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series returns to Dover next month, the concrete oval will be the same monster it has always been. The race itself will take on a new identity: the Dodge Dealers 400 at Dover International Speedway.

The primary sponsorship builds on the strong presence Dodge has had as the official vehicle of the "Monster Mile."

"Dodge is thrilled to increase its involvement with NASCAR by sponsoring an additional Nextel Cup race," said Mike Accavitti, Director - Dodge Brand and SRT Marketing. "This is going to be a great weekend for the Dodge brand, one that wouldn't be possible without the support of our 3,000 Dodge Dealers and the hundreds of thousands of Dodge fans in the grandstands each week."

To kick off the Dodge Dealers 400, David Spade, "Saturday Night Live" alum and current star of the CBS comedy "Rules of Engagement", will serve as grand marshal. R. Lee Ermey, the recognizable host of "Mail Call," will serve as the honorary starter and wave the green flag.

"Dodge, as the official passenger car and truck of Dover International Speedway, has been an excellent partner here at the Speedway," said Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. "We are looking forward to working together to leverage the Dodge brand and increase awareness of the region's Dodge dealers."

Dodge is giving fans the opportunity to get involved in the racing action by offering them fast fun with a high-speed spin in the Dodge SRT Thrill Rides. Fans can ride for free in a Dodge Viper SRT10 or Dodge Charger SRT8 on a high-speed, closed course.

Dodge also is inviting consumers throughout the region to join in the fun:

-- Any customer that purchases a Dodge car or truck from dealers in the Baltimore, DelMarVa Peninsula, Norfolk, Richmond or Roanoke areas or in West Virginia, between August 13 and September 10, will receive four tickets to the September 23rd Dodge Dealers 400 race. Visit www.FreeDoverTickets.com  for details.

-- Fans also can enter a "No Purchase Necessary" sweepstakes, simply by visiting www.FreeDoverTickets.com.  Entrants will have a chance to win numerous prizes, including the Grand Prize - a VIP Experience at the Dodge Dealers 400. Five first-place prize winners will receive a pair of tickets to the Dodge Dealers 400 at Dover and 125 second-place winners will receive Dodge merchandise.

-- In a gesture of thanks to the men and women that defend the United States, 3,000 tickets will be distributed through the USO to active-duty servicemen and women and their families so they can enjoy the Dodge Dealers 400 in person.

For more information on Dodge and Dodge Motorsports, visit www.Dodge.com.

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NASCAR Racing At Delaware


NASCAR is an organization which authorizes a large number of motor sports racing series. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing has sanctioned major racing series like the Craftsman Truck Series, tThe Busch Series and the NEXTEL Cup. There are over a thousand races sanctioned by NASCAR, in over a hundred race tracks in America. The headquarters of NASCAR are in Daytona Beach, Florida. The other main offices are in Charlotte and New York City.

NASCAR was established in 1948 by William France, Sr. The first event was held on February 15, at Daytona Beach. This was the Modified division race and was won by Red Byron. Since that day, the NASCAR racing scene has grown by leaps and bounds. With more racing series being added, more tracks were also built to keep up with the popularity of these races.

Dover International Speedway At Delaware

In Delaware, the Dover International Speedway, was completed in 1969, and has been hosting several NASCAR races ever since. It is an oval shaped track with a length of one mile. A large number of races have been held there since 1969. Most of the drivers who won races at the Dover International Speedway went on to were winners or would go on to be winners in the top championship series of NASCAR. Some of such drivers them were between 1969 and 1980 were David Pearson, Darrell Waltrip and Richard Petty.

From 1982 to 1988, more seats were added to the Dover track to ensure a bigger capacity. This proved to be effective in getting more spectators to come for the races and making Cup races more popular. Today the seating capacity at the track is 140,000. In 1995, the Dover International Speedway was the first track that which was changed converted to be completely concrete. Till date, the white concrete track has the most is unique look amongst all the bigger race tracks which are mostly asphalt tracks. This white concrete track influenced some fans to give it the nickname "White Lightning".

In 2001, the Dover track was the host to the first Cup race to be held after the 9/11 attacks. Dale Earnhardt won that memorable race. The Dover International Speedway, also known as the "Monster Mile" has hosted several major NASCAR series, the NEXTEL Cup, the Busch series and the Craftsman Truck Series as well.

Dover Speedway Track Records

There have been several NASCAR race records at the Dover track. Way back in 1997, Mark Martin won the NEXTEL Cup race with a record which is yet to be equaled. Similarly, Dale Earnhardt set a record in the Busch series in 1998, which nobody has yet broken at the Dover track. Mark Martin made another record in the Truck race in 2006. This year the Busch Cup and the NEXTEL Cup series are scheduled to be held at Dover in September.

Residents of Dover in Delaware have the pleasure of being able to witness the major NASCAR racing events at Dover International Speedway. Even NASCAR fans from other states come to Delaware to attend races at the venue to see cars speed down the white concrete "Monster Mile".

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Dover International Speedway confirms 2008 NASCAR race dates will follow tradition on NASCAR's annual schedule

DOVER, Del. - At the start of each race season, race fans must become accustomed to changes. New sponsors, new drivers, new paint schemes. In 2008, NASCAR's premier series will be officially known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive for car-owner Rick Hendrick and the NASCAR Busch Series, the No. 2 motorsports series in the U.S., will have a new series title sponsor.

Not changing: Dover International Speedway's race dates in the 2008 schedule. Despite some industry speculation to the contrary, Dover officials confirmed that the Monster Mile will host race weekends on May 30-June 1 and September 19-21, 2008. Dover International Speedway has played host to similar dates since 1987, and has hosted NASCAR's premiere series since 1969. The 2008 season will mark the 40th year of racing at the high-banked, one-mile oval.

Tickets for the June 1, 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, May 31 NASCAR Busch Series race and May 30 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race will go on sale to the public beginning on Monday, October 1, 2007.

Tickets for the Sept. 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Sept. 20 NASCAR Busch Series race, and Sept. 19 NASCAR Busch East Series race will go on sale on Monday, December 10, 2007.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on September 21-23, 2007 as the "Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup" races into Dover International Speedway. Race fans who purchase tickets to the upcoming event weekend, or any of the 2008 events, can now add event ticket insurance to their purchases. The new insurance option, provided by World Access, provides greater peace of mind and offers a full refund of the purchase price if the Dover ticket holder cannot attend the event for a number of unforeseen personal, medical or travel reasons.

The Monster Mile offers a long list of ticket options including 3-day ticket packages, all-inclusive hospitality packages, early-buy discounts and a variety of payment plans. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the Dover International Speedway ticket office at 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact: Joe Heller
Public Relations Coordinator
Dover International Speedway
(302) 883-6561

July 17, 2007


Philadelphia Eagles players to give their NASCAR ambitions a ride at Dover International Speedway on July 25

DOVER, Del. - They're all superstar athletes on the turf but how will they fare on the concrete surface at Dover International Speedway in a 3,400-pound Monster Racing stock car? Several players from the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles will hop in a race car and test their nerve on the high banks of the Monster Mile for one special day of speed.

Members of the media may also receive rides in Monster Racing vehicles on this special day. The grandstands will be open for interested fans to watch the action on the track.

Who:  Philadelphia Eagles players tentatively scheduled to attend include: David Akers, Jevon Kearse, Sheldon Brown, Shawn Considine, Lito Sheppard, L.J. Smith, Juqua Thomas, Jeremiah Trotter, Sav Rocca and others

What:  Eagles players and media rides with Monster Racing at Dover International Speedway

Where:  Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901

Grandstand admission will be free and open to the public beginning at 10:00 a.m.

When:        Wednesday, July 25, 2007   
        10:00 a.m. - Orientation and race suit fitting for players and media
        10:45 a.m. - Victory Lane photo opportunity
        11:00 a.m. - Stock car rides for players and media
        12:00 p.m. - Eagles players to drive the Monster Mile

Eagles players will be available throughout the morning and afternoon for one-on-one interviews.

Lunch will be available for players and media in the Infield Media Center.

RSVP:  Interested members of the media should RSVP to Joe Heller at (302) 883-6561 or at jheller@dovermotorsports.com.

Tickets are still available for the entire Sept. 21-23, 2007 race weekend at Dover International Speedway. For more information or to purchase tickets call 800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact: Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway
(302) 883-6560

July 16, 2007

Kasey Kahne to appear in the Monster Mile Club on Sept. 23, 2007 at Dover International Speedway

DOVER, Del. -- NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver Kasey Kahne will appear in the Monster Mile Club at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. The Monster Mile Club, an all-inclusive pre-race hospitality option, is consistently a fan favorite at the Monster Mile.

Admission to the Monster Mile Club costs $99 and includes food and drink (beer, soda and water), a trackside tour, live entertainment, a limited-edition souvenir item, a program, interactive games and the question-and-answer session with Kasey Kahne.

Kahne, driver of the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Charger for Evernham Motorsports, has gained immense popularity since being named the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year in 2004. Kahne has tallied seven career wins in NASCAR's premier series, with six of those in the 2006 season. Kahne has also established himself as one of NASCAR's top drivers by capturing 13 career poles, including one this season at Las Vegas.

The Monster Mile Club, which can be added to any NASCAR NEXTEL Cup ticket at Dover International Speedway, opens at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast. Trackside tours begin at 8:00 a.m. The hosted question-and-answer session with Kahne will follow at approximately 10:00 a.m. A catered lunch will be served at 10:30 a.m., and fans will enter the Monster Mile grandstands full and refreshed for the start of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race. The Monster Mile Club will close at the 1:30 p.m. start of the Sunday, Sept. 23 race.

Kahne has started seven career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup races at Dover, with his best finish coming in the June 4, 2006 race in which he finished 7th. In his most recent race at Dover, the June 4, 2007 Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa, Kahne finished 11th after starting fourth.

Kahne and the rest of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup stars return to Dover International Speedway Sept. 21-23. Tickets are still available for the entire race weekend (including the Monster Mile Club) can be purchased by calling 800-441-RACE or online at www.DoverSpeedway.com.
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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact: Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway
(302) 883-6560

Mark Cipolletti
Vice President of Communications
World Access
(804) 673-1591

Dover International Speedway and World Access to offer event ticket insurance, and greater peace of mind, to race fans

The Monster Mile pioneers this coverage option for its NASCAR-sanctioned events

DOVER, Del. - July 10, 2007 - If an event at the Monster Mile is postponed due to weather - as it was for the June 3, 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race - fans who opt for event ticket insurance can now take comfort knowing that they will receive a full refund if they must work on the date of the rescheduled event. The new insurance option, provided by World Access, provides greater peace of mind and offers a full refund of the purchase price if the Dover ticket holder cannot attend the event for a number of unforeseen personal, medical or travel reasons.

Dover International Speedway leads the way by becoming the first motorsports venue hosting NASCAR-sanctioned events to offer this level of service and protection for its fans. The insurance may be used for all NASCAR events held at Dover International Speedway, including the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and NASCAR Busch East Series races. All add-on fan hospitality options at Dover, like the Monster Mile Club and Blue Crew Premium Seating, may also be insured.

"We realize that fans choosing to attend NASCAR NEXTEL Cup events are making a significant entertainment investment in time and money, along with some assumed risk," said Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. "This new option from World Access allows our fans to feel secure about their ticket purchase, knowing that they will not experience a financial loss if they can't get to a race for a covered reason. This is an excellent feature that will enable them to purchase their Dover tickets in advance, with confidence."

All Dover fans will have the opportunity to add the event ticket insurance to their September 21-23, 2007 race tickets, beginning in late-July 2007. For more information, visit www.DoverSpeedway.com or by call the ticket office at 800-411-RACE.

Dover International Speedway is partnering with World Access, a leading insurance and assistance company, to provide this coverage. World Access supplies the travel industry, financial institutions and healthcare companies with a wide variety of customized travel insurance and assistance services.

The event ticket insurance is available for 5% of your total purchase, with a $6.25 minimum. If a medical issue, a traffic accident, a mechanical breakdown, or any of the other covered categories prevent the insured from attending an event, 100% of the ticket price, including shipping fees, is returned to the covered person.

Dover fans who choose the event ticket insurance will receive reimbursement from World Access for their total purchase in the case of:

* Work obligation - if your employer requires you to work during the event.
* Illness or serious injury - preventing the ticket holder from being able to attend an event.
* Care for a family member - serious injury to a family member, requiring the ticket holder to provide care.
* Traffic accidents - which could delay or prevent the ticket holder from getting to an event.
* Mechanical breakdown - if your car breaks down within 48 hours of the event.
* Airline delay - if your plane or other common carrier is delayed (includes bad weather) while going to the event.
* Home or business issues - if your home or business is uninhabitable due to fire, flood, vandalism, burglary or natural disaster.
* Felonious assault - if the ticket holder is the victim of a felonious assault within 10 days of the event.
* Employer termination - providing the ticket holder protection against a lay off.
* Jury duty - if the ticket holder is required to serve on jury duty after having purchased an event ticket.
* Work relocation - if you are relocated by your company over 100 miles from your home.
* Military duty - if the ticket holder is required to miss an event as a result of military orders.

The three other Dover Motorsports, Inc. venues - Gateway International Raceway, Memphis Motorsports Park and Nashville Superspeedway - will soon provide this same insurance option for their events.

Tickets are still available for the entire Sept. 21-23, 2007 Dover International Speedway race weekend and can be obtained by visiting www.DoverSpeedway.com  or calling 800-441-RACE.

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About Dover International Speedway

Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.

About World Access

World Access provides concierge, insurance and emergency assistance to millions of consumers each year, with customized solutions for ticketing companies, credit card issuers, healthcare firms, travel companies and employers. Based in Richmond, Va., World Access is a member of the Mondial Assistance Group, an international leader in travel insurance and emergency assistance services, and part of the Allianz family of companies. For more information, visit www.worldaccess.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact: Jayson Kaplan
Gateway International Raceway
jkaplan@gatewayraceway.com
(618) 875-7533

June 19, 2007


Gateway Announces Hiring of Brandon Mudd as Public and Media Relations Manager

MADISON, Ill. -- Gateway International Raceway Vice President and General Manager Lenny Batycki announced today the hiring of Brandon Mudd as the organization's new public and media relations manager. Mudd is a former motorsports reporter and show host at 590 the Fan KFNS in St. Louis and a racing reporter for various national, regional and local print, broadcast and internet entities.

"We feel Brandon has the background in both motorsports and public relations to be a true asset for Gateway, our fans and our sponsors," Batycki said. "And since he's spent a number of years as a member of the media, we feel that he can provide local and national news organizations the information they need in order to cover events here at Gateway."

Mudd will be the official public spokesperson and media coordinator for the track during its more than 100 annual events. Events include NHRA weekly and National events on the facilities quarter-mile drag strip, its NASCAR Busch and Craftsmen Truck Series and ARCA events on the 1.25-mile oval, and the multitude of SCCA and other club events on the raceway's 1.8 mile road course.

Mudd can be reached at Gateway International Raceway at (618) 482-2495 or bmudd@gatewayraceway.com.

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Gateway International Raceway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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State of Delaware
Office of the Lt. Governor

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jill K. Morrison
(302) 577-8787
(302) 373-2737 cell

Doug Gramiak
(302) 577-8787
(302) 668-6470 cell

Wednesday June 20, 2007

Lt. Governor's Challenge returns to Dover International Speedway

Lt. Governor John C. Carney, Jr. invites all Delawareans to take a victory lap of their own as Dover International Speedway opens the "Monster Mile" for Delawareans to burn a little shoe rubber. The free fun walk will take place at Dover International Speedway on Wednesday, June 20, beginning at 12 noon.

The Challenge, which Carney started five years ago, has had over 35,000 people make the commitment to improved physical health. The Challenge was created to help make Delawareans aware that being more physically active doesn't mean countless hours at the gym. "The Challenge isn't about running a marathon or becoming a power lifter," Carney said. "It's about having a good time with family and friends. I can't think of a better place to get some physical activity while having fun than at a state landmark like Dover International Speedway.

Participants in the Lt. Governor's Challenge accumulate points by completing any of a wide variety of daily activities. After three months, participants are awarded a gold, silver or bronze medal based on the number of points they earned. Participants use an official Challenge logbook to track their progress.

This is the fourth year Dover International Speedway has hosted the Lt. Governor's Challenge.

"We are pleased to again welcome the Lt. Governor's Challenge to the Monster Mile," said Gary Camp, director of public relations for Dover International Speedway. "The Lt. Governor's Challenge provides participants with a unique opportunity to traverse the same one-mile, high-banked concrete oval that just days earlier played host to NASCAR's top drivers."

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Contact: Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway

June 6, 2007


Velocity exceeds expectations at Dover International Speedway

Victor DeFelice, Mike Havas and Pete Lesoine have been coming to Dover International Speedway for quite a few years. Never before, however, have they sat in their seats while Ray Evernham talked about his motorsports program just two feet in front of them.

That was the case on Sunday morning as the group enjoyed Velocity, Dover's newest luxury seating option for individual fans. The suite, located in the track's new skybox expansion atop the frontstretch grandstand, wowed the 90 people who were fortunate enough to secure tickets to experience its inaugural weekend.

A ticket to Velocity includes admission to the suite for all three days of a race weekend, unlimited and high-end food and beverages, a garage tour on Sunday, VIP parking, dedicated elevators and private restrooms, and a schedule of appearances by track and NASCAR personnel. There are flat-screen, plasma televisions throughout the air-conditioned suite - even in the restrooms - and the suite itself offers an unparalleled view of the entire track, especially pit road and the frontstretch.

Even before they arrived, Velocity ticket holders received a special package by mail that included their credentials for the race weekend, a Velocity branded polo shirt and lanyard, along with a special-edition chronograph.

"Everything here is top-notch," said DeFelice, of Westport, Conn., who runs a plumbing supply company with Lesoine and brought Havas, one of their customers. "You're treated special as soon as you come in the door. The hospitality has been great and the food is outstanding. There's no better way to watch a race than in this comfort."

"The personnel are just super friendly, polite, and they're genuine," Lesoine said.

"How can you come here without having this?" Havas added.

Patrons of the suite enjoyed an omelet bar on Sunday morning, as well as great food throughout the weekend that ranged from jumbo shrimp to wild boar, and everything in between. There's an open bar throughout the weekend and it's served by an in-seat beverage service.

At the other end of the suite, Ted Wachtmeister of Warrenton, Va. was celebrating his 60th birthday a few weeks late and Father's Day a few weeks early. His wife Karen, sons Eric and Carl, and their wives, all came out for that purpose.

"I was looking for a birthday and Father's Day present that the boys and I could give them," Karen said. "None of us had been to a NEXTEL Cup race, but he had been. I went to Dover's website and just caught the Velocity club thing up there, and thought 'Hey, that looks cool'. We'd done a paddock club for an F1 race in Italy before, and it worked well. So I called the boys and said 'What do you think', and we all agreed it would be great."

Ted was especially appreciative of their choice.

"It's very nice, because I'm a little handicapped - I have a muscle disease, and Karen just had her knee replaced four months ago," he said. "With the elevator to get up here, and to be able to sit and not have to climb up stands, this has been absolutely fantastic. The service up here has been impeccable."

The group thoroughly enjoyed watching the NASCAR Craftsman Truck and NASCAR Busch Series races on Friday and Saturday.

"If you want, you can go outside to the other end and hear all the sounds," Ted said. "And when you're in here, it's nice and cool and you don't have to wear earplugs or anything, and you have all the TV coverage of the race."

The general consensus around the suite is that it might be tough to go back to the old ways of watching a race.

"We come to a lot of races," DeFelice said, "And it's difficult to think about having to go back to watching a race outside."

Dover has a long list of ticket options, including Velocity, on sale now for the September 21-23 race weekend. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact: Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway
302.883.6560


Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4

NASCAR today announced that the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race has been postponed and will be held on Monday, June 4, 2007. Grandstands will open at 9:00 a.m. with the green flag scheduled to fly at 12:00 p.m.

A steady rain held the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup cars on pit road and the fans underneath the grandstands for most of the afternoon. The announcement came 30 minutes after the jet-dryer trucks attempted to dry the track, but a steady rain dampend any chance of the cars actually taking to the Speedway.

When the 43-car field finally rolls of the grid on Monday afternoon, Ryan Newman will lead Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Bobby Labonte to the starting line to kickoff the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa.

Parking at the Speedway will be free of charge on Monday, June 4. All Sunday tickets will be honored at the gates. A ticket or ticket stub is required for admission. Tickets can be purchased on Monday at the main ticket office and at Gate 4. The Will Call, at Gate 4, will be open until 1 p.m.

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Contact: Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway
(302) 883-6560

May 31, 2007

Dover International Speedway, Delaware Dept. of Transportation and law enforcement officials are prepared for the June 1-3, 2007 race weekend, and influx of race fans

DOVER, Del. - It's race time - and Dover International Speedway, the Delaware Dept. of Transportation, Delaware State Police, and City of Dover Police are prepared for the influx of visitors that come along with the upcoming June 1-3, 2007 event weekend.

Race weekend brings approximately 250,000 visitors to the City of Dover for each tripleheader NASCAR race weekend. To help alleviate the stress of getting to the big race, Dover International Speedway suggests the following:

-- Ride the DART First State's Race Express Bus from the Blue Hen Corporate Center on US 113 and get to Dover International Speedway in just 12 minutes! Park at the Blue Hen Corporate Center for only $20.00 per car, and everyone in your vehicle can ride the bus to and from the race track for free. Service will begin at 8:00 AM and will operate until 1 hour after the race.

-- From New Castle County and points north, fans will want to consider DART First State's Race Express Bus from the Christiana Mall Park & Ride, located off of exit 4A of I-95. The Race Express Bus departs from the Christiana Mall at 7:30 AM, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. After the race, the Express Bus will take you to the Blue Hen Corporate Center. From there the shuttle will IMMEDIATELY take you back to Christiana Mall. The cost per person is $10.00 round-trip, exact change only, with children 46" in height or under riding for free.

-- Mass transit is encouraged, and those that opt for this route reap the benefits. Buses are permitted to use the emergency exits off of Route 1, which provides them with direct access to the back of the property and the Dover International Speedway bus lots.

To help coordinate what is one of the largest logistical challenges in the state, officials from Dover International Speedway, DelDoT, DART, the Delaware State Police, and the City of Dover Police meet on a monthly basis throughout the year. These meetings result in comprehensive traffic plans to identify control points and traffic flow. Officials stress that patience and proper planning are paramount when traveling to and from the track.

Other interesting logistical facts regarding race weekend:

-- DART park-n-rides from Christiana and Dover transport approx. 14,000 fans to the racetrack.
-- Approximately 75 DART employees drive, load and facilitate the park-n-ride.
-- Approximately 100 local law enforcement officers assist in ushering traffic into the Speedway's parking areas.
-- More than 50 DelDot employees handle race day traffic signals, messaging, barriers and crosswalks.
-- Dover International Speedway hires approximately 200 temporary employees to help facilitate parking on the property.
-- Total Speedway grounds encompass 760 acres, and can accommodate 3,500 RVs.

Tickets are still available for the June 1-3, 2007 NASCAR race weekend. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE, or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway
1131 North Dupont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
office: 302.883.6560
cell: 302.363.6946
fax: 302.734.3124
e‐mail: gcamp@dovermotorsports.com

 

Dover International Speedway June 1-3, 2007 -- storylines and notebook items

JUNE 1–3, 2007
DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
RACE WEEKEND OFFICIAL NAMES
June 3, 2007 Autism Speaks 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series
presented by Visa
June 2, 2007 Dover 200 NASCAR Busch Series
June 1, 2007 AAA Insurance 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
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TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE
Tickets are still available for the entire race weekend and can be purchased by calling 1‐800‐441‐
RACE or online at www.DoverSpeedway.com.
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JUNE 1–3: NEAT NOTES & FACTS
􀂾 The “Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa” marks the 75th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race
at Dover International Speedway.
􀂾 This will be the first time the “Car of Tomorrow” comes to Dover International
Speedway. An open test session, scheduled for May 14–15, 2007 was cancelled.
􀂾 Mike Bliss is the only driver attempting to race in all three Dover events this weekend –
the AAA Insurance 200, the Dover 200 and the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa.
􀂾 Both 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Dover winner’s Matt Kenseth (June 4, 2006)
and Jeff Burton (Sept. 24, 2006) started in the 19th position.
􀂾 The AAA Insurance 200 marks the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series’ 300th race.
􀂾 2008 will mark Dover International Speedway’s 40th anniversary.
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NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers entered for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck and NASCAR
Busch Series races at Dover International Speedway
AAA Insurance 200
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event
June 1, 2007
6 NNCS drivers entered:
AJ Allmendinger, Clint Bowyer, Mike Bliss, Ken Schrader, Mark Martin, Kyle Busch
Dover 200
NASCAR Busch Series event
June 2, 2007
19 NNCS drivers entered:
Regan Smith, J.J. Yeley, David Ragan, Elliott Sadler, Dave Blaney, Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth,
Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Mike Bliss, Casey Mears, David Gilliland, Ward Burton, Tony
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Stewart, Jamie McMurray, Reed Sorenson, Juan Pablo Montoya, Carl Edwards, David
Reutimann
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PRE‐RACE DETAILS
Sunday, June 3, 2007 ʺAutism Speaks 400 presented by Visaʺ
Pre‐race activities include: ʺPsychogang Extreme Motorcycle Racing Teamʺ and ʺHell on
Wheelsʺ BMX riders, performing stunts at various locations around the track; parachute
jumpers; and fireworks. Also of note: The band Hoobastank will be performing a free concert in
the Garnier display area outside the track beginning at 11 a.m.
Honor Guard: Military District of Washington Armed Forces Color Guard
Honorary Starter: This was auctioned off to raise funds for Autism Speaks, as part of their title
sponsorship of the ʺAutism Speaks 400 presented by Visa.ʺ The winning bid was $13,010.
Grand Marshal: Catherine Bell. She played Lt. Colonel Sarah MacKenzie on the CBS series JAG.
She is currently starring in a new series called ʺArmy Wives,ʺ which premieres on June 3 on the
Lifetime Network at 10 p.m.
Invocation: Dan Schafer, Pastor of Calvary Assembly of God, Heightstown, N.J.
National Anthem: Tiffany Affair, Reprise Warner Brothers recording artists
Flyover: (4) F‐16ʹs of the 149th Fighter Wing of the Texas Air National Guard
Saturday, June 2, 2007 ʺDover 200ʺ
Honor Guard: Delaware National Guard Color Guard
Invocation: Dan Schafer, Pastor of Calvary Assembly of God, Heightstown, N.J.
National Anthem: Beth Cayhall, Nashville recording artist, originally from Ocean View, Del.
Flyover: (3) UH60 Blackhawk helicopters from Bravo Company 238th Aviation of the Delaware
Army National Guard
Friday, June 1, 2007 ʺAAA Insurance 200ʺ
Honor Guard: Dover Air Force Base Honor Guard
Honorary Starter: Berni Koch, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer
of AAA Mid‐Atlantic
Grand Marshal: Spencer Roman, President and Chief Operating Officer, AAA Mid‐Atlantic
Insurance Group
Invocation: Lt. Colonel Ron Harvell, Dover Air Force Base Chaplain,
National Anthem: Cassandra Abbott, 16‐year‐old, Holly Grove Christian School student from
Deal Island, Md.
Flyby: (1) C5 from the Dover Air Force Base
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Brief listing of known driver appearances during June 1–3 race weekend. All appearances are
subject to change.
Jamie McMurray: On Friday, June 1 at 8 p.m., McMurray will appear on “Dover Downs is
Cooking,” the half‐hour television cooking show showcasing chef Fred Bohn located in Dover
Downs Hotel & Casino. Tickets for the taping are $15. Call 800‐711‐5882 to reserve your seats.
Steven Wallace: Will sign autographs for the first 100 people at the Dodge SRT Thrill Ride on
Saturday, June 2 at 9:30 a.m. The Dodge SRT Thrill Ride is located just behind the Denny’s
restaurant inside the main entrance.
Kyle Petty: Will sign autographs for the first 100 people at the Dodge SRT Thrill Ride on
Sunday, June 3 at 9:30 a.m. The Dodge SRT Thrill Ride is located just behind the Denny’s
restaurant inside the main entrance.
David Ragan: Will answer questions and sign autographs for the first 100 people at the AAA
display in the Fan Zone. Visit the AAA display on race weekend for an announced starting
time.
WDSD‐FM: Join host Andy Harris for a special broadcast from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 1
near the Terrace Lounge outside of Dover’s main ticket office. Drivers scheduled to appear
include Eric McClure, Kyle Krisiloff, Robert Richardson, as well as call‐in interviews featuring
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers Casey Mears, Paul Menard and Brian Vickers.
NASCAR Foundation Track Walk: The NASCAR Foundation Track Walk once again returns to
the Monster Mile on Saturday, June 2 following the NASCAR Busch Series Dover 200. NASCAR
fans will get a once‐in‐a‐lifetime opportunity to walk to the track while raising money for worth
causes. This year’s event brings several drivers and charity representatives together to walk in
the name of their non‐profit organizations including NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers Greg
Biffle, Juan Pablo Montoya, J.J. Yeley, Ward Burton and Dale Jarrett.
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NEW FOR THE MEDIA IN 2007 AT DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
The “Monster Makeover” capital improvement project has shed a new light on Dover
International Speedway and members of the media will benefit greatly from the first phase of
construction.
EXPANDED & RENOVATED INFIELD MEDIA CENTER
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The expansion adds 60 new seats for public relations representatives and photographers; a
remodeled deadline seating area; an expanded stage for driver interviews; 18 flat‐panel
televisions; a spacious dining area; two new interview rooms; a new work area and office for
Dover public relations staff; and four new bathrooms.
Each individual seat in the media center is now equipped with improved connectivity. New
inputs at each seat provide high‐speed internet, a phone line, two AC outlets, and the ability to
listen to — and record — a variety of audio feeds from the event weekend. Each seat has the
ability to toggle between the Motor Racing Network, television audio, the track announcer, and
additional media center audio feeds.
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RACE WEEKEND PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
(AS OF WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 @ 1 P.M.)
— All press conferences will be held in the Infield Media Center, unless otherwise noted.
— All press conferences subject to change.
Thursday, May 31
2:00p Mike Skinner (1995 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion & current
point’s leader)
Friday, June 1
10:00a Dover International Speedway Sept. 22, 2007 NASCAR Busch Series
sponsorship announcement
10:45a Tony Stewart, NEXTEL Wake Up call
2:15p Ted Musgrave (2002 Dover winner and 2005 NCTS champion, Chris Showalter
(truck chief for the No. 47 Morgan‐Dollar team making his 300th appearance as a
team member)
Saturday, June 2
8:45a Jeff Burton signs the No. 31 seat in the DuPont Monster Bridge
Sunday, June 3
9:30a Jamie McMurray and Autism Speaks check presentation and photo opportunity
12:15p Catherine Bell, Grand Marshal of the Sunday, June 3 “Autism Speaks 400
presented by Visa.” Bell, formerly of the CBS Series JAG, will premier in Army
Wives, which premiers on June 3 on the Lifetime Network at 10 p.m.
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
􀂾 THURSDAY, May 31, 2007
2:00 p.m. Grandstand Gate Open (Gate 3)
2:30 p.m. ‐ 3:30 p.m. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Practice
3:45 p.m. ‐ 4:15 p.m. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Rookie Practice
4:30 p.m. ‐ 5:30 p.m. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Final Practice
􀂾 FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2007
9:00 a.m. Grandstand Gates Open (Gates 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 19 & 20)
9:00 a.m. ‐ 10:20a.m. NASCAR Busch Series Practice
10:30 a.m. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Qualifying (all positions, 2 laps)
11:45 a.m. ‐ 1:15 p.m. NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Practice
1:20 p.m. ‐ 1:45 p.m. NASCAR Busch Series Rookie Practice
2:00 p.m. ‐ 3:00 p.m. NASCAR Busch Series Final Practice
3:15 p.m. NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Qualifying (all positions, 2 laps)
4:30 p.m. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Driver Introductions
4:45 p.m. Start of the NCTS AAA Insurance 200
􀂾 SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2007
9:00 a.m. Grandstand Gates Open (Gates 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 19, & 20)
10:00 a.m. ‐ 10:50 a.m. NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Practice
11:05 a.m. NASCAR Busch Series Qualifying (all positions, 2 laps)
1:20 p.m. ‐ 2:20 p.m. NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Final Practice
2:00 p.m. Pre‐Race Activities
2:30 p.m. NASCAR Busch Series Driver Introductions
3:00 p.m. Start of the NBS Dover 200
􀂾 SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2007
5:30 a.m. Infield Gates Open
8:00 a.m. Grandstand Gates Open
12:30 p.m. Pre‐Race Activities
1:00 p.m. Nextel Cup Driver Introductions
1:30 p.m. Start of NNCS Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa
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Schedule subject to change.
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PRESS RELEASE
Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway
(302) 883‐6560
May 18, 2007
June 3, 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway to be
named the “Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa”
DOVER, Del. – Dover International Speedway announced today that the June 3, 2007 NASCAR
NEXTEL Cup Series race will be named the “Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa.” Autism
Speaks is an organization dedicated to increasing understanding and knowledge of autism
spectrum disorders; to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for
autism; and to advocating for the needs of affected families.
“Thanks to Visa’s commitment, this event marks the first time a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup event
entitlement has been dedicated to a not‐for‐profit organization,” said Mark Rossi, vice president
of sales & marketing for Dover Motorsports, Inc. “Millions of fans watching the race on Fox
around the country, along with our loyal fan base here at the track in Dover, will be exposed to
the ‘Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa’ messaging. The end result will be increased
awareness, and additional funds, to assist the many important initiatives of Autism Speaks.”
From now until June 1, Dover International Speedway will donate $5 to Autism Speaks from
each ticket purchased with a Visa card for the June 3 “Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa”
race. Fans can visit www.autismspeaks.org to learn more and donate to this worthwhile cause.
As part of the entitlement, a special one‐of‐a‐kind experience will be auctioned, with all
proceeds going directly to Autism Speaks. The prize includes the opportunity to wave the green
flag as the honorary starter for the June 3 race; an autographed flag signed by the starting
lineup of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race; the chance to be on stage for driver
introductions; a ride in the pre‐race parade lap for four guests; four tickets to watch the race
from a skybox suite; four pit passes; and a guided tour for four of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup
garage.
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To participate in this unique auction and support Autism Speaks, visit
www.autismspeaks.org/dover400.
“We are very grateful to Visa and Dover International Speedway for this unprecedented
opportunity to increase awareness of autism, a global health crisis now affecting 1 in 150
individuals,” said Mark Roithmayr, President of Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is committed to
funding scientific research to understand the causes of autism and to develop improved
treatments. We are proud to work with Visa and Dover, driving together toward the cure.”
Autism is a complex brain disorder that inhibits a personʹs ability to communicate and develop
social relationships, and is often accompanied by extreme behavioral challenges. Autism
spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 150 children in the United States, affecting four
times as many boys as girls. The diagnosis of autism has increased tenfold in the last decade.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health
crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.
NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway on June 1‐3 and Sept. 21‐23, 2007. For more
information, or to purchase tickets, call 800‐441‐RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com
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About Visa USA
Visa USA is a leading payments brand and the nationʹs largest payments system, enabling
banks to provide their consumer and business customers with a wide variety of payment
alternatives tailored to meet their evolving needs. Visa USA is committed to increasing the
choice, convenience, acceptance and security of Visa payments for all stakeholders – financial
institutions, cardholders and merchants. In the United States, more than 521 million Visabranded
cards have been issued by our 13,320 financial institution customers. Visa products
generated nearly $ 1.8 trillion in total volume in the United States through March 2007 and
enjoy unsurpassed acceptance around the globe. For more information, visit www.visa.com.
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding
research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism, and to advocating for the
needs of affected families. It was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the
grandparents of a child with autism. Bob Wright is Vice Chairman, General Electric, and served
as chief executive officer of NBC for more than twenty years. Autism Speaks has merged with
both the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) and Cure Autism Now (CAN),
bringing together the nation’s three leading autism advocacy organizations. To learn more
about Autism Speaks, please visit www.autismspeaks.org.
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PRESS RELEASE
Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway
(302) 883‐6560
May 28, 2007
Actress Catherine Bell and a charitable race fan will kickoff the “Autism Speaks 400
presented by Visa” at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, June 3, 2007
DOVER, Del. – Actress Catherine Bell will command the most famous words in motorsports –
“Gentleman, start your engines!”– as the Grand Marshal for the “Autism Speaks 400 presented
by Visa” NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, June
3. For nine seasons, 16 million Americans tuned in every Friday to watch the stunning Bell on
the award winning adventure drama JAG. Beginning on June 3 at 10 p.m., Bell can be seen in
the new series Army Wives on Lifetime Television.
The opportunity to be the Honorary Starter for the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa was
auctioned online, and the winning bid was $ 13,010. The winning bidder’s name will be
announced shortly. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Autism Speaks. The charitable
winner will have the unique opportunity to wave the green flag to start the June 3 NASCAR
NEXTEL Cup race; be on stage for driver introductions; watch the race in a catered suite above
the frontstretch with three guests; receive a pit and garage tour; and ride in the pre‐race parade
lap.
Tiffany Affair, Reprise Warner Brothers recording artists, will deliver the National Anthem
before the race. Ayanna, 18, Bianca, 18, and Gabrielle, 16, make up the R&B group widely
known for their hit singles, “Start A Fire” and “Over It.” Both songs are featured on their latest
album, Flavors, which is slated for a summer 2007 release.
“Psychogang Extreme Motorcycle Racing Team” and “Hell on Wheels” BMX riders will
entertain race fans with high flying stunts during pre‐race festivities. Parachute jumpers,
fireworks, a flyover featuring four F‐16’s from the 149th Fighter Wing, and a free concert by the
band Hoobastank at the Garnier display outside of the track at 11:00 a.m. will provide plenty of
pre‐race entertainment prior to the 1:30 p.m. start time. Tickets are still available June 1‐3
NASCAR tripleheader race weekend at the Monster Mile. For more information or to purchase
tickets, call 800‐441‐RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com
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PRESS RELEASE
Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway
(302) 883‐6560
May 27, 2007
Infield media center expansion is complete at Dover International Speedway for June 1‐3,
2007 NASCAR race weekend
DOVER, Del. — Construction that began soon after the last hauler pulled out of Dover
International Speedway on September 24, 2006 is now complete. A 2,100 square‐foot expansion
to the infield media center at the Monster Mile adds space and amenities to better accommodate
the local, regional and national media that report on each Dover race weekend. The infield
media center is located at the entrance to the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup garage, inside Turn 4 of
the one‐mile, concrete oval.
The expansion adds 60 new seats for public relations representatives and photographers; a
remodeled deadline seating area; an expanded stage for driver interviews; 18 flat‐panel
televisions; a spacious dining area; two new interview rooms; a new work area and office for
Dover public relations staff; and four new bathrooms.
Each individual seat in the media center is now equipped with improved connectivity. New
inputs at each seat provide high‐speed internet, a phone line, two AC outlets, and the ability to
listen to — and record — a variety of audio feeds from the event weekend. Each seat has the
ability to toggle between the Motor Racing Network, television audio, the track announcer, and
additional media center audio feeds.
The expansion is part of the Monster Makeover, a multi‐year capital improvement project
underway at Dover International Speedway. Dover race fans will notice a vast array of
improvements to the facility in 2007, including the addition of a new skybox complex with 12
suites, each with a premium view of pit road, victory lane and the entire racetrack. The new
complex is also home to Velocity, an all‐inclusive suite now available to individual fans at the
Monster Mile.
Additional improvements include widened walkways behind the Allison, Petty and Earnhardt
grandstands; six renovated restroom facilities; additional paved handicapped parking areas;
expanded bus parking; continued beautification and landscaping of the entire property; a new
grandstand sound system with improved audio quality for broadcasting and music; a larger,
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and combined, hospitality tent village; and a new alcohol‐ and tobacco‐free Family Seating
Section.
Tickets are still available for the June 1‐3, 2007 NASCAR race weekend. For more information or
to purchase tickets, call 800‐441‐RACE, or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.
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PRESS RELEASE
Matthew Braydich
Roush Fenway Racing
(704) 720‐4600
May 29, 2007
Jamie McMurray to race special paint scheme in Dover to raise awareness and funds for
autism
CONCORD, N.C. ‐ One year ago at Dover International Speedway, Jamie McMurray led 95 of
the raceʹs closing 98 laps, only to be passed by teammate Matt Kenseth with three laps
remaining.
McMurray went on to finish with a season‐best second place. This year, McMurray and the No.
26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion hope to be leading when the checker flag drops on the ʺAutism
Speaks 400 presented by Visa.ʺ McMurray, who has been one of the most vocal spokesmen for
autism awareness in the sport of NASCAR, hopes to bring a lot more attention to the cause this
weekend with a new autism‐themed paint scheme, firesuit, helmet and gloves.
ʺI went to Crown Royal a few weeks ago and asked them how I can do more in support of the
Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa,ʺ said McMurray. ʺI had the idea of wearing a different
firesuit and helmet in the race and then auctioning them off after and have all of the funds go
towards the Jamie McMurray Foundation, which supports autism research, education and
families afflicted with autism. Needless to say, Crown Royal was very supportive and backed
us completely.ʺ
Crown Royal even went further and changed the look of the No. 26 Ford Fusion for this
weekendʹs race at Dover International Speedway. The sides, front and rear of the No. 26 Crown
Royal Ford Fusion will be outfitted with the well‐known autism puzzle piece design.
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ʺWe know how important this race is to Jamie, so we wanted to go the extra mile to help out,ʺ
said Jim Lorenz, senior brand manager, Crown Royal. ʺWhen we first started working with
Jamie, it was clear how much passion he has for this cause and we want to do our part to join in
the effort to raise money and awareness. After we found out the race would be entitled the
Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa, we wanted to help Jamie in any way we could.ʺ
Along with the special paint scheme on the No. 26 Ford Fusion, McMurray will also don a new
firesuit, helmet and gloves ‐ all of which will be outfitted with the Autism puzzle piece design.
Following the race, all of these special items will be auctioned off on Speed Channelʹs website
(www.speedtv.com) with the proceeds going to benefit the Jamie McMurray Foundation.
Heading into this weekend, McMurray, along with a handful of NASCAR drivers, will
participate in the Drive for Autism Research Golf Tournament in Wilmington, Del. The golf
tournament is organized by Artie Kempner of FOX Sports, with the proceeds of the tournament
being split between the foundations of McMurray and Elliott Sadler.
ʺItʹs great to be paired up with Artie and Elliott for this weekʹs golf event. This golf tournament
continues to grow in popularity and it raises a lot of money for autism, which is the most
important part,ʺ McMurray said.
This Sunday morning at the Dover International Speedway media center, McMurray will be
presenting Autism Speaks with a charitable donation. The presentation is set to begin at 9:30
a.m.
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About Diageo
Crown Royal is proudly owned by Diageo (Dee‐AH‐Gee‐O), the worldʹs leading premium
drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, wines,
and beer categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Smirnoff, J&B, Baileys,
Cuervo, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, Beaulieu Vineyard and Sterling Vineyards
wines. Diageo is a global company, trading in more than 200 countries around the world. The
company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock
Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit
us at http://www.diageo.com. Celebrating life, every day, everywhere, responsibly.
About Jamie McMurray Foundation
The Jamie McMurray Foundation (ʺJMFʺ), formed in May 2006, will promote awareness of, and
raise funding for, research, education, and support for individuals and families afflicted with
autism. The JMF is dedicated to bringing the financial backing and support of the NASCAR
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community, together with the passion and commitment of the autism community, to promote
better understanding of this challenging disability.
About Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing is NASCARʹs largest team operating 13 motorsports teams, five in
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup with drivers Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards
and David Ragan; five in the Busch Series with Kenseth, Biffle, Edwards, McMurray, Ragan,
Todd Kluever, Michel Jourdain Jr. and Danny OʹQuinn Jr.; and three in the Craftsman Truck
Series with Edwards, Peter Shepherd, Travis Kvapil and Erik Darnell. For more information on
any of the Roush Fenway Racing teams, log onto www.RoushFenway.com.
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PRESS RELEASE
Lisa Butler
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
(302) 857‐3725
May 22, 2007
Jamie McMurray cooks on and off the track at Dover
DOVER, Del. — Race fans know that NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver Jamie McMurray creates
heat on the racetrack when he stokes the No. 26 Irwin Industrial Tools/Crown Royal Ford
Fusion.
What they probably do not know about McMurray is that he can really heat things up in the
kitchen, too. On Friday, June 1, fans will have a rare chance to see McMurray live in action
when he appears on the Dover Downs is Cooking™ studio set at 8 p.m. in the Rollins Center.
Dover Downs is Cooking, the half‐hour television cooking show featuring celebrity chef Fred
Bohn, is set for a special NASCAR taping with Jamie McMurray, and lucky fans can purchase
tickets to the private event for $15.
“We are fortunate to have Jamie back again this year for the show,” said George Fiorile, vice
president of hotel operations. “Jamie taped a great show with us last year, which just so
happened to be his 30th birthday. He was very gracious to spend that time with us, and I can
tell you that the fans really enjoyed the show.”
In 2004, McMurray, from Joplin, Mo., posted nine top‐five and 23 top‐ten finishes and became
one of a select number of drivers to win a race in all three of NASCAR’s top series – Cup, Busch
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and Truck. He was the NEXTEL Cup rookie of the year in 2003, and in 2002, won his first
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race in just his second career start while filling in for the injured
Sterling Marlin in the UAW‐GM 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
In 10 starts this season, McMurray has five top‐ten finishes and two top‐fives and is currently
13th in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup point standings.
Dover Downs is Cooking airs on WMDT‐47, Saturdays at 7 p.m. With the expert guidance of
Chef Fred Bohn, the popular program showcases cooking sessions with celebrity guest stars
including Sinbad, Herschel Walker, Fred Stokes, Diamond Rio, Tom Jones, Creedence
Clearwater Revisited, Paul Anka, Hot Apple Pie, Ed McMahon, and NASCAR drivers Kasey
Kahne, Michael Waltrip, Sterling Marlin and Jamie McMurray.
Tickets for the Friday, June 1 taping with Jamie McMurray are $ 15 for general admission
seating and may be purchased by calling 800‐711‐5882. For information on how to purchase
DVD cookbooks and to download free recipes, visit www.doverdowns.com
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PRESS RELEASE
Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway
(302) 883‐6560
April 24, 2007
The NASCAR Foundation Track Walk returns to Dover International Speedway
NASCAR Drivers and Celebrities Participating in Annual Fundraising Event
Dover, Del. ‐ The NASCAR Foundation Track Walk is once again returning to Dover
International Speedway on Saturday, June 2, following the Dover 200, NASCAR Busch Series
race. NASCAR fans will get the once‐in‐a‐lifetime opportunity to walk the “Monster Mile”
while raising money for worthy causes.
The 2007 Track Walk will mark the fourth annual event hosted by the Dover, Del. facility and
will kick‐off the start of The NASCAR Foundation’s charity walk season. Fans will be able to
experience the grooves of the famous Monster Mile with the added benefit of walking with
well‐known members of the NASCAR community.
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“With over 1,200 people participating in the 2006 event, we hope that the 2007 walk can provide
even more support for all the charities that are participating,” said Mike Helton, president of
NASCAR and The NASCAR Foundation.
This year’s event brings several drivers and charity representatives together to walk in the name
of their non‐profit organizations including NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers Greg Biffle,
Juan Pablo Montoya, J.J. Yeley, Ward Burton and Dale Jarrett. The Victory Junction Gang Camp
and the Women’s Auxiliary of Motorsports (WAM) will also be joining the festivities.
Central Delaware YMCA volunteers will also participate in the event, and will receive a portion
of the funds raised.
“We had such a blast walking last year,” said Ann Schrader, member of the Board of Directors
for WAM and wife of NASCAR Driver Kenny Schrader. “All of the fans were so kind and
supportive of our causes, it just makes you feel good to be a part of this type of event that can
bring together so many people in the name of charity. This year I am encouraging everyone in
my walk group to wear pink!”
As an added incentive to the Track Walk in Dover, walkers are able to raise additional funds for
the charities through the online fundraising campaign. Registered walkers that raise over $100
are eligible for some unique prizes. This is a great way to involve family and friends that may
not be able to participate in the walk.
The Dover event is the first of many charity walks this race season in which fans can participate
and get a driver’s perspective of the tracks. The Track Walks are popular events for fans and
members of the community and provide entertainment while helping out The NASCAR
Foundation and its Family of Charities.
“We are thrilled to again play host to the NASCAR Foundation’s Track Walk here at the
Monster Mile,” said Mark Rossi, vice president of sales and marketing of Dover Motorsports,
Inc. “It’s not everyday that fans get the opportunity to touch and feel the concrete oval here in
Dover. Your participation in this event is a chance to experience the one‐mile oval in person,
while helping to improve the lives of those in need.”
Fans can register online to participate in the Track Walk visiting www.nascar.com/foundation
Registration fees are $ 30 for each individual. Children under the age of 14 can participate for
free, but must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants can register to walk with one of
the special guest’s groups or in the general walking group. Fans are also able to create their own
webpage and encourage family and friends to support them in their fundraising efforts.
Proceeds from this Track Walk will benefit The NASCAR Foundation and its Family of Charity
organizations that participate in the event.
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About The NASCAR Foundation
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., (NASCAR) launched the NASCAR
Foundation in January 2006. The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non‐profit entity that embodies the
compassion of the NASCAR Family and its commitment to serving communities. The
Foundation supports a wide range of charitable initiatives that reflect the core values of the
entire NASCAR Family. The NASCAR Foundation will use strength of the sport and its people
to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. For more information on The
NASCAR Foundation, please click here.
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PRESS RELEASE
Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway
(302) 883‐6560
May 22, 2007
Milestone 300th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race will take the green at Dover on
Friday, June 1
DOVER, Del. – The AAA Insurance 200, which begins at 4:45 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2007 at
Dover International Speedway, will mark the 300th race in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
history. Known for producing competitive racing and down‐to‐the‐wire finishes, the NASCAR
Craftsman Truck Series celebrates this historic milestone race in its 13th season.
Defending AAA Insurance 200 winner Mark Martin, now driving the No. 21 Wood
Brothers/JTG Racing truck team, will look to repeat his dominating performance this year as
full‐time series drivers Mike Skinner, Todd Bodine, Jack Sprague and more will all look to go
down in history as the winner of the historic race.
Prior to the race on Friday, June 1, Skinner, Bodine and Sprague will join three other past
champions in Travis Kvapil, Ted Musgrave and Ron Hornaday, Jr. for a free autograph session
at Dover commemorating the 300th race. The event will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in
the Craftsman display in the Fan Zone area, located outside of Turn 4 at the track.
The AAA Insurance 200 wonʹt be the first time Dover has hosted a milestone truck race. The
2005 event, the Seriesʹ 250th race, saw Kyle Busch capture the win in the MBNA 200. Two years
prior, in 2003, Memphis Motorsports Park, a Dover Motorsports venue, hosted the 200th
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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race which saw 2005 Truck Series champion and former
Dover race winner Ted Musgrave pick up the win in the 200‐lap race.
Racing at Dover since 2000, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series has traditionally produced
some great on‐track performances at the Monster Mile. With an equally balanced mix of upand‐
coming youngsters along with racing veterans, many with diverse motorsports
backgrounds, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Dover has truly become a “can’t
miss” event. Five of seven NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races at the Monster Mile have
finished with a margin of victory of less than one second.
A few current NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series competitors have made a name for themselves
while racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series since its inception in 1995, including 2004
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup champion Kurt Busch, 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
champion and 1998 Raybestos Rookie of the Year Greg Biffle, 2002 champion Mike Bliss, 2003
rookie of the year Carl Edwards, and 2004 rookie of the year David Reutimann.
Tickets are still available for the AAA Insurance 200 and for the entire June 1‐3 NASCAR
tripleheader race weekend. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 800‐441‐RACE or
visit www.DoverSpeedway.com
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PRESS RELEASE
Wendy Belk
South Point Racing
(702) 940‐6583
April 26, 2007
Brendan Gaughan to show off his Hoya pride in the AAA Insurance 200
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Brendan Gaughan will attempt to tackle the Monster Mile in the AAA
Insurance 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on Friday, June 1, 2007 with an extra shot
of confidence on his side. Gaughan will sport a special Georgetown University paint scheme on
his No. 77 Chevrolet Silverado. The Las Vegas native attended Georgetown University and
graduated in 1997 with a degree in business management.
In the AAA Insurance 200 on June 1, Gaughan will honor his school and its athletic programs
on the race track. Following the race, Gaughan will donate all of his winnings from the race
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back to the university where he learned many life lessons. “I can’t think of a better way to give
back to a place that meant so much to me,” said Gaughan.
For Gaughan, Georgetown is second only to his love of racing. “There aren’t many race car
drivers period that have college degrees especially from colleges that are the caliber of a
Georgetown University,” Gaughan said. “When I get to run that paint scheme, it’s an honor and
a privilege to me. I’m proud to be a Hoya.”
The one‐mile concrete oval is one of Gaughan’s favorite race tracks on the NASCAR Craftsman
Truck Series schedule. “Dover is the most amazing race track,” Gaughan said. “It’s the only race
track where my spotter has had to remind me to breathe. It’s the only place you feel a sensation
of speed. It’s Bristol on steroids. It’s a great race track. It’s fast. It’s aggressive. It is a monster.”
With the Georgetown logos prominently featured on his race truck, Gaughan also hopes that
some of the positive energy from the March 2007 run of the Hoyas basketball team will flow his
way. And good luck sure can’t hurt. “Hopefully, we’ll go to Dover and make a run for
Georgetown and the No. 77 fans out there just like my Hoyas basketball team did during March
Madness,” Gaughan said.
“We do this for all the athletic programs, so I’ll invite the entire athletic staff. If they want to
come, I would love to have them. But of course, I’ll be asking the football and basketball teams
if they want to send anybody out there – the current program and my program. Coach (John)
Thompson III– he’s done such a good job this year, I’d love to have him and the whole team
hang out with me. They got to the Final Four man, I could use some of their mojo.”
And when the checkered flag waves, Gaughan just wants to make his race team and his former
college team proud. Winning the AAA Insurance 200 and celebrating in Victory Lane at Dover
would be the perfect way to do just that.
To purchase tickets for the AAA Insurance 200 or for the June 1‐3, 2007 NASCAR tripleheader
weekend, call 800‐441‐RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com
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Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway
(302) 883‐6560
June 2007 race weekend
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April 10, 2007
Free NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series past champions autograph session set for June 1, 2007
DOVER, Del. — Six active NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champions will sign autographs
for fans during a free autograph session at Dover International Speedway on race weekend.
The event will be held on Friday, June 1, 2007, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Craftsman
display in the Fan Zone area, located outside of Turn 4 at the track.
The autograph session commemorates the 300th race in the history of the NASCAR Craftsman
Truck Series. The unique session gives race fans the perfect opportunity to collect autographs
from some of the biggest names currently racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, prior
to the AAA Insurance 200 race later that day.
Participating champions include Todd Bodine (2006), Ted Musgrave (2005), Travis Kvapil
(2003), Jack Sprague (1997, 1999 & 2001), Ron Hornaday, Jr. (1996 & 1998) and Mike Skinner
(1995). Past champions Greg Biffle and Mike Bliss will not be able to participate in the
autograph session. They will be behind the wheel of their NASCAR NEXTEL Cup cars for the
practice session in preparation for the Sunday, June 3 race at Dover.
Drivers are subject to change.
Friday at the Monster Mile is always a great day to see all three of NASCAR’s top racing series
on the track. Tickets for Friday, June 1 include admission to the champions autograph session,
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series practice and qualifying, NASCAR Busch Series practice sessions,
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series qualifying, and the 4:45 p.m. AAA Insurance 200 NASCAR
Craftsman Truck Series race.
NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on June 1‐3 and September 21‐23, 2007. For more
information, or to purchase tickets, call 800‐441‐RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com
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PRESS RELEASE
Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway
(302) 883‐6560
May 14, 2007
Speed down memory lane with “75 Races. 75 Days.”
DOVER, Del. – Much like the board game Clue, “75 Races. 75 Days.” is the Monster Mile’s
version of ‘whodunit.’ Colonel Mustard, in the billiard room, with a candlestick. In this case, try
Cale Yarborough, in the No. 11 Holly Farms Chevrolet, in the 1976 Delaware 500.
“75 Races. 75 Days.” on DoverSpeedway.com highlights the last 74 races at Dover International
Speedway. Follow along as DoverSpeedway.com takes a trip down memory lane every day,
leading up to the 75th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Dover on Sunday, June 3, 2007.
Click here to see the daily recaps as they unfold.
“75 Races. 75 Days.” kicks off on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 with a recap of Richard Petty’s
monumental victory in the July 6, 1969 Mason‐Dixon 300, the first NASCAR event held at the
Monster Mile. Petty’s win, his fifth of the 1969 season, was his first of seven wins at Dover.
Counting forward to this year’s race, this special internet‐only feature concludes on Saturday,
June 2, 2007 by revisiting Jeff Burton’s victory in the Sept. 24, 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup
Series race at the Monster Mile. Burton snapped his 175‐race winless streak after battling a hard
charging Matt Kenseth in the late stages of the race. The following day, June 3, 2007 will see the
green flag drop on the 75th race in NASCAR’s premiere series at Dover.
“75 Races. 75 Days.” will offer a recap of each race as it played out, a look at how the race
impacted the series points race in that particular season, and trivia or interesting facts to
challenge the memory of NASCAR fans throughout the years at Dover. Race fans will also be
able to review a scanned image of the official NASCAR race report of each Dover International
Speedway NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event.
All 75 races will continue to be available permanently in a special section on Dover’s website for
fans to visit and reminisce.
So the next time a race fans asks, “Who won the September 1983 Dover race?” With a quick
click, they’ll know it was Bobby Allison, in the No. 22 Miller High Life Buick, of course! Visit
DoverSpeedway.com to follow along with “75 Races. 75 Days.” and take a look back at the
nearly 40‐year history of NASCAR racing at the Monster Mile!
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NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway on June 1‐3 and Sept. 21‐23, 2007. For more
information, or to purchase tickets, call 800‐441‐RACE or click here.
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Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway
(302) 883‐6560
Feb 23, 2007
Mark Martin to pull double duty at Dover in June
DOVER, Del. — Mark Martin has announced that he will run six races in the Wood Brothers
No. 21 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series entry in 2007, including the AAA Insurance 200 at
Dover International Speedway on June 1. Martin also plans to enter the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup
Series race at Dover on June 3 for Ginn Racing in the No. 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet.
Martin will look to defend his June 2, 2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win in the AAA
Insurance 200 at the Monster Mile, when he led 86 of 200 laps en route to the victory. His win
established a new Dover NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race record of 120.200 mph (1 hr., 39
min., 50 sec.).
Martin is the only driver to have won at least one race in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series,
NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Dover.
The NASCAR veteran will look to add to the rich heritage of the Wood Brothers and the No. 21;
a heritage that Martin acknowledges as special to himself. ʺItʹs really an honor to be working
with the Wood Brothers and to be driving the No. 21, in any series,ʺ said Martin. ʺI donʹt think a
lot of the younger fans out there really understand what the Wood Brothers and that No. 21
have meant to NASCAR and just how strong of a history that number carries within the
garage.”
Last season Martin won six of the 14 races he entered in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series,
including his win in Dover. He finished in the top‐five in 11 of those 14 starts.
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NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on June 1‐3 and September 21‐23, 2007. For more
information, or to purchase tickets, call 800‐441‐RACE or www.DoverSpeedway.com
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you need any additional information, please contact:
Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway
1131 North Dupont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
ofc: 302.883.6560
cell: 302.363.6946
fax: 302.734.3124
email: gcamp@dovermotorsports.com
Joe Heller
Public Relations Coordinator
Dover International Speedway
1131 North DuPont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
ofc: 302.883.6561
cell: 302.363.3532
fax: 302.734.3124
email: jheller@dovermotorsports.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES

2007 & AAA INSURANCE 200 STORYLINES



This is the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series’ 13th season. The AAA Insurance is its 300th race and eighth at Dover International Speedway.
Amherst, Ohio’s Chris Showalter, truck chief for the Morgan-Dollar Motorsports team backing driver Kraig Kinser, will be making his 300th appearance as a team member. He is the only competitor and/or official to have participated in every series race.
Winners of three “milestone” races will participate in the AAA Insurance 200. Mike Skinner won the first series race on Feb. 5, 1995 at Phoenix International Raceway. Ron Hornaday Jr. won the 100th on April 3, 1999 at Evergreen (Wash.) Speedway. Ted Musgrave won the 200th on June 21, 2003 at Memphis Motorsports Park. The trio – first, second and fourth in series points – own a combined 74 series victories and four championships.
Spears Motorsports, owned by Wayne and Connie Spears of Agua Dulce, Calif., have participated in 298 of the 300 races and is the only remaining active team to have raced in the Phoenix inaugural event. Spears’ driver, Dennis Setzer, is the series most recent winner on May 26 at Mansfield Motorsports Park.
Six drivers who took part in the series’ first event will race this week at Dover. They are (and their Phoenix finish) Mike Skinner (first), Ken Schrader (third), Jack Sprague (sixth), Ron Hornaday Jr. (ninth), Johnny Benson (10th) and Mike Bliss (14th). Hornaday won the Bud Pole for the Phoenix race.
Interesting fact: None of the veterans of the series’ inaugural race have managed to win at Dover International Speedway.
Mike Skinner is the current championship leader by 121 points over Ron Hornaday Jr. There have been five different winners in the season’s first seven races.
Seven former champions – Mike Skinner, Ron Hornaday Jr., Jack Sprague, Mike Bliss, Travis Kvapil, Ted Musgrave and Todd Bodine – will compete in the AAA Insurance 200. All but Bliss, a part-time competitor in 2007, rank among the top 10 in championship standings.
Point leader Mike Skinner finished 22nd at Dover in 2006 but counts a fourth (2004) and a 10th (2005) in his other two trips to the Monster Mile. Ron Hornaday Jr. has the best average finish among the title contenders – 5.5 on performances of fourth and seventh. Todd Bodine posted last year’s best finish – third – among title hopefuls.
Ted Musgrave is the only past champion with a Dover victory. The 2005 champion won in 2002. Seven races have produced seven winners. NASCAR NEXTEL Cup regulars have won the past two editions of the AAA Insurance 200 – Mark Martin in 2006 and Kyle Busch in 2005. Both have entered this year’s race. Two former Dover winners are currently competing in NASCAR’s premier series: Kurt Busch (2000) and Scott Riggs (2001).
Additional NASCAR NEXTEL Cup competitors entering the AAA Insurance 200 are AJ Allmendinger and Clint Bowyer. Allmendinger finished second in his most recent appearance at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on May 18.
Ted Musgrave’s last victory, his 16th, came on April 30, 2005 at Gateway International Raceway at age 48. He is winless in 52 races. Todd Bodine’s last win came at Texas Motor Speedway on June 9, 2006 – 23 races ago.
Here are some significant winless streaks (since last victory) among drivers expected to compete in the Ohio 250: Ken Schrader (72), Brendan Gaughan (58) and Ted Musgrave (52). Dennis Setzer snapped a 41-race victory drought at Mansfield.
Matt Crafton matched Lance Norick’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series record for most career starts – 154 – without a victory when he finished 35th at Mansfield. Obviously, he’d like to end the streak at Dover where he twice has finished ninth.
Youth vs. Experience: Among fulltime drivers, Kansas winner Erik Darnell, 24, became the series’ youngest winner since Brandon Whitt (21) at Memphis Motorsports Park on July 23, 2005. The past 32 races have seen just five winners under the age of 40: Darnell, Kyle Busch (21), Clint Bowyer (27), Terry Cook (38) and David Starr (38).

In The Loop: Ron Hornaday Jr. owns the best Driver Rating at Dover International Speedway – 121.7. Todd Bodine isn’t far behind at 121.7. Mike Skinner (90.9) and Ted Musgrave (75.5) will have to step it up this week. Numbers haven’t told the complete story for Skinner, who entered the last two races with decidedly sub-par ratings but actually added to his championship lead.
Mike Skinner has yet to win a Bud Pole at Dover International Speedway and will have to hustle to add to his streak of five consecutive poles. He’s within three of the series record that Skinner himself set in 1995. The No. 1 starter has won twice at Dover in 2000 and 2001. Since 2002, when Ted Musgrave won from the outside of the front row, winners have started 10th, ninth, fifth and 13th.
Eleven drivers have registered to compete for Raybestos Rookie of the Year honors in 2007. Aaron Fike is the current point leader by 34 points over Willie Allen. Fike is the first rookie candidate to score back-to-back top-10 finishes in 2007: seventh at Martinsville and eighth at Kansas Speedway. Kurt Busch is the preeminent Raybestos Rookie candidate at Dover winning the series’ inaugural event in 2000 in an epic battle with Mike Wallace.
Three South Point Racing crew members are Drive for Diversity alumni and African Americans. One, catch can and jack specialist Chris Justice, is a former Wake Forest University football team member at the defensive back position. The team’s Chevrolet is driven by former Georgetown University basketball and football team member Brendan Gaughan. Gaughan’s Chevrolet will be adorned this week with Georgetown University logos.
OF NOTE: Dover is the first of three concrete-surfaced tracks on which the series competes in 2007. The tour visits Nashville Superspeedway on Aug. 11 and Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 22. No driver has been able to win a series race on more than one of those tracks. …the Busch brothers, Kyle and Kurt, are the only brothers to win NASCAR Craftsman Truck races at the same track – Dover International Speedway. … Last year’s race found 35 of 36 drivers running at the finish to match the series record that has been duplicated three times most recently at Memphis Motorsports Park last July. …Three drivers – Terry Cook, Rick Crawford and Dennis Setzer – have competed in all seven series races at Dover International Speedway. Their best finishes are third, second and ninth, respectively. ... One hundred twenty-nine different competitors have claimed more than $3.5 million in Dover competition. The leading money winner is Crawford with $145,040.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The June 1–3, 2007 race weekend at Dover International Speedway is only days away … and here is your pre-race update about what's going on at the Monster Mile on race weekend!

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Sunday, June 3
"Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa"
NASCAR NEXTEL
Cup Series

 

Saturday, June 2
Dover 200
NASCAR Busch Series


Friday, June 1
AAA Insurance 200
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
 


TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

On Sunday, June 3, the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series races into Dover for the “Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa” – the first ever Car of Tomorrow race at the Monster Mile at 1:30 p.m. Tickets for the race are still available and from now until June 1, Dover International Speedway will donate $5 to Autism Speaks from each ticket purchased with a Visa card for the June 3rd race.

To read more about the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa,
click here.

On Saturday, June 2, several NASCAR NEXTEL Cup stars will jump into NASCAR Busch Series cars and race in the Dover 200. Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton won the Busch races at Dover in 2006 – can either repeat in 2007?

Joining Bowyer and Burton in pursuit of the 'monster' trophy will be a stacked field of superstars including Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick, Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Casey Mears, David Gilliland, Jaime McMurray, David Ragan, Dave Blaney, Juan Pablo Montoya, and more!

On Friday, June 1, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series celebrates its historic 300th race at Dover in the “AAA Insurance 200.” Full-time truck drivers Mike Skinner, Todd Bodine, Ron Hornaday, Jr. and others will look to hold off part-time truck racers in Mark Martin, Clint Bowyer and Ken Schrader in a sure-to-be action packed race.

The AAA Insurance 200 kicks off at 4:45 p.m. following NASCAR NEXTEL Cup qualifying.

Tickets are still available for the entire June 1–3, 2007 race weekend and can be purchased by calling 800-441-RACE or click here.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

As requested by you, the fans, the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race on Sunday, June 3 will take the green at 1:30 p.m.! Race times are staggered throughout the weekend, so be sure to check your ticket for the correct starting times.

For a complete weekend schedule, click here.


PRE-RACE DETAILS FOR THE SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2007
NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE

Pre-race entertainment: The “Physcogang Extreme Motorcycle Racing Team” will be sure to create some excitement as they “wow” the pre-race crowd with high flying stunts on 450-pound,
100-horsepower motorcycles, with ease! Wheelies, stoppies, acrobatics and burnouts will be sure to get your blood pumping prior to the start of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race.

 



 

“Hell on Wheels” BMX stunt riders will take to their own high banked ramps for a thrilling and entertaining pre-race show that features backflips, jumps and lots of big air!




 

 


A parachute skydive team and fireworks cap off the pre-race entertainment just moments before 43 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup cars roar their way to the green flag as the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa gets underway at 1:30 p.m.

 

 


 

Grand Marshal: Actress Catherine Bell, formerly on hit series JAG; currently stars in Army Wives, premiering on Lifetime Television on June 3 at 10 p.m.


 


Honorary Starter
: Charitable winner of the “Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa” auction.

National anthem: Tiffany Affair, Reprise Warner Brothers recording artists
 


Tiffany Affair


Flyover: Four (4) F-16's of the 149th Fighter Wing of the Texas Air National Guard


DOVER RACE WEEKEND DRIVER APPEARANCES
  AT THE MONSTER MILE
 


Snag a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion's autograph!
 


Six active NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champions will sign autographs for fans during a FREE autograph session from 12:15 p.m. to  1:00 p.m. at the Craftsman display in the Fan Zone area, located outside of Turn 4 at the track. Participating champions include Todd Bodine (2006), Ted Musgrave (2005), Travis Kvapil (2003), Jack Sprague (1997, 1999 & 2001), Ron Hornaday, Jr. (1996 & 1998) and Mike Skinner (1995).

 


(Pictured L to R clockwise) Todd Bodine, Ron Hornaday Jr., Travis Kvapil,
Mike Skinner, Jack Sprague, & Ted Musgrave


 

     
Dover Downs is Cooking!
 


Jamie McMurray cooking with Chef Fred Bohn of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino


The popular cooking show has moved to Friday night during race weekend. NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver Jamie McMurray joins host chef Fred Bohn in the Rollins Center at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. The studio audience always has a great time watching as the driver and Chef Bohn mix it up in the kitchen. The event begins at 8 p.m. and tickets can be purchased for $15 at the door or by calling 800-711-5882.


92.9 WDSD FM NASCAR SHOW LIVE AT THE TRACK
FRIDAY, JUNE 1 FROM  8 P.M.  TO 10 P.M.
 


Join WDSD-FM for a special broadcast from 8 p.m.  to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 1, with on-air host Andy Harris near the Terrace Lounge outside of Dover's main ticket office. Harris wraps up the day's action and welcomes special guests including appearances by NASCAR drivers and personalities. Fans will have a chance to win tickets, special prizes and giveaways. Don't miss WDSD-FM broadcasting live from Dover International Speedway!

 

 

NASCAR FOUNDATION TRACK WALK
 



The NASCAR Foundation Track Walk is once again returning to Dover International Speedway on Saturday, June 2, following the Dover 200, NASCAR Busch Series race. NASCAR fans will get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk the Monster Mile while raising money for worthy causes.   

This year's event brings several drivers and charity representatives together to walk in the name of their non-profit organizations including NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers Greg Biffle, Juan Pablo Montoya, J.J. Yeley, Ward Burton and Dale Jarrett. The Victory Junction Gang Camp and the Women's Auxiliary of Motorsports will also be joining the festivities.

For more information or to register to participate, click here. 

Kyle Petty autograph session
 

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver and former Dover winner Kyle Petty will sign autographs for the first 100 people at the Dodge SRT Thrill Ride on Sunday, June 3 at 9:30 a.m. The Dodge SRT Thrill Ride is located just behind the Denny's restaurant inside the main entrance at the Speedway.



 

 

David  Ragan Q & A and autograph session
 


Sunday, June 3. Check the AAA display in the Fan Zone for announced start time.

Visit the AAA display  in the Fan Zone for a question & answer session with NASCAR NEXTEL Cup rookie and driver of the No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion David Ragan. The first 100 people to attend will receive a ticket to a special autograph session.


  ALL WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

Dodge SRT Thrill Ride Returns

For a flat-out fun lap around a specially designed performance course, take a ride with a professional driver who will demonstrate what it's like to take a Dodge SRT vehicle to the extreme edge of performance! The Dodge SRT Thrill ride will operate:
 


Friday, June 1:

Saturday, June 2:

Sunday, June 3


12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 


The Dodge SRT Thrill Ride will be located just inside the main entrance to the property, off of Route 13, behind the Denny's restaurant.

All Dodge SRT Thrill Rides are free!  Must be 16 years or older to ride.
 

“BEEF. IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER.”

Enjoy a free sample of beef and pickup the winning recipe from the 2007 Dover International Speedway Honorary Beef Master under the “Beef. It's What's for Dinner.” blimp in RV parking lot no. 10. Bring the kids to see Patty Melt The Cheeseburger, The Beefmobile and enjoy games, prizes and giveaways! Enter to win a Weber charcoal grill, grill set, healthy beef cookbook and much more!
 

Race weekend hours:

Friday, June 1:                                   

Saturday, June 2:                             

Sunday, June 3:                                       



12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


SPEED – LIVE FROM DOVER!

The SPEED Channel will again be live and on stage from Dover International Speedway! Their always-popular lineup will be broadcast live from the Speed Stage outside of Turn 4 at the track.

“Trackside Live!” – Friday, June 1 at 7 p.m.

Race fans join “Trackside Live!” hosts Steve Byrnes, Larry McReynolds and Jeff Hammond on Friday night as they welcome live “drop in” guests from around the world of NASCAR to discuss the day's events at the Monster Mile. This live 60 minute show comes to you directly from the SPEED Stage; don't miss it!

“NASCAR RaceDay” – Sunday, June 3 at 11:30 a.m.

NASCAR fans' favorite pre-race show, “NASCAR RaceDay” broadcasts live from the SPEED Stage with all of the overnight news and top stories leading up to the drop of the green flag for the "Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa" at 1:30 p.m.

 

DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY FAN ZONE

There's a lot to do in the Dover International Speedway Fan Zone!

Free Hoobastank concert
 


 


What better way to get pumped for the big race than to rock out with the band Hoobastank! The free concert kicks off at 11:00 a.m. at the Garnier stage in the Fan Zone on Sunday, June 3.


FAN ZONE - DOVER DISPLAY

Stunt Rides wheelie simulator

Ever want to be a stunt motorcycle rider? Well give it a shot at the Dover display! Hop on the back of the Stunt Rides wheelie simulator and have some free fun starting at 8 a.m. until the start of the "Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa" on Sunday, June 3. It's free for all fans.

All riders must sign a waiver and fans under 18 will be required to have a parent or guardian's signature.

Meet legendary NASCAR artist Sam Bass

Sam Bass, one of the most highly acclaimed NASCAR illustrators and designers, will make an appearance at the Dover display from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. Bass will greet race fans and sign autographs during this one-hour session. Don't miss a chance to meet this legendary artist!

 

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Contact: Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway
(302) 883-6560

May 28, 2007

Catherine Bell



Actress Catherine Bell and a charitable race fan will kickoff the "Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa" at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, June 3, 2007

DOVER, Del. - Actress Catherine Bell will command the most famous words in motorsports - "Gentleman, start your engines!"- as the Grand Marshal for the "Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa" NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, June 3.

For nine seasons, 16 million Americans tuned in every Friday to watch the stunning Bell on the award winning adventure drama JAG. Beginning on June 3 at 10 p.m., Bell can be seen in the new series Army Wives on Lifetime Television.

The opportunity to be the Honorary Starter for the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa was auctioned online, and the winning bid was $13,010. The winning bidder's name will be announced shortly. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Autism Speaks. The charitable winner will have the unique opportunity to wave the green flag to start the June 3 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race; be on stage for driver introductions; watch the race in a catered suite above the frontstretch with three guests; receive a pit and garage tour; and ride in the pre-race parade lap.

Tiffany Affair, Reprise Warner Brothers recording artists, will deliver the National Anthem before the race. Ayanna, 18, Bianca, 18, and Gabrielle, 16, make up the R&B group widely known for their hit singles, "Start A Fire" and "Over It." Both songs are featured on their latest album, Flavors, which is slated for a summer 2007 release.

"Psychogang Extreme Motorcycle Racing Team" and "Hell on Wheels" BMX riders will entertain race fans with high flying stunts during pre-race festivities. Parachute jumpers, fireworks, a flyover featuring four F-16's from the 149th Fighter Wing, and a free concert by the band Hoobastank at the Garnier display outside of the track at 11:00 a.m. will provide plenty of pre-race entertainment prior to the 1:30 p.m. start time.

Tickets are still available June 1-3 NASCAR tripleheader race weekend at the Monster Mile. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dover International Speedway
(302) 883-6560

May 27, 2007

 

 

Infield media center expansion is complete at Dover International Speedway for June 1-3, 2007 NASCAR race weekend

DOVER, Del. - Construction that began soon after the last hauler pulled out of Dover International Speedway on September 24, 2006 is now complete. A 2,100 square-foot expansion to the infield media center at the Monster Mile adds space and amenities to better accommodate the local, regional and national media that report on each Dover race weekend. The infield media center is located at the entrance to the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup garage, inside Turn 4 of the one-mile, concrete oval.

The expansion adds 60 new seats for public relations representatives and photographers; a remodeled deadline seating area; an expanded stage for driver interviews; 18 flat-panel televisions; a spacious dining area; two new interview rooms; a new work area and office for Dover public relations staff; and four new bathrooms.

Each individual seat in the media center is now equipped with improved connectivity. New inputs at each seat provide high-speed internet, a phone line, two AC outlets, and the ability to listen to - and record - a variety of audio feeds from the event weekend. Each seat has the ability to toggle between the Motor Racing Network, television audio, the track announcer, and additional media center audio feeds.

The expansion is part of the Monster Makeover, a multi-year capital improvement project underway at Dover International Speedway. Dover race fans will notice a vast array of improvements to the facility in 2007, including the addition of a new skybox complex with 12 suites, each with a premium view of pit road, victory lane and the entire racetrack. The new complex is also home to Velocity, an all-inclusive suite now available to individual fans at the Monster Mile.

Additional improvements include widened walkways behind the Allison, Petty and Earnhardt grandstands; six renovated restroom facilities; additional paved handicapped parking areas; expanded bus parking; continued beautification and landscaping of the entire property; a new grandstand sound system with improved audio quality for broadcasting and music; a larger, and combined, hospitality tent village; and a new alcohol- and tobacco-free Family Seating Section.

Tickets are still available for the June 1-3, 2007 NASCAR race weekend. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is coming to Delaware!

 


The nation's best late model drivers battle NASCAR drivers,
including Ken Schrader, in a 50 lap $50,000 purse. 

Catch the action at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 at
Delaware International Speedway located in  Delmar, Delaware.  

Call 302-875-1911 to get tickets today!

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May 21, 2007
Contact: Lisa Butler
Public Relations Specialist
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
(302) 857-3725


 

NASCAR’s Jamie McMurray cooks on and off the track



DOVER, Del. — Race fans know that NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver Jamie McMurray creates heat on the racetrack when he stokes the No. 26 Irwin Industrial Tools/Crown Royal Ford Fusion. What they probably do not know about McMurray is that he can really heat things up in the kitchen, too. On Friday, June 1, fans will have a rare chance to see McMurray live in action when he appears on the Dover Downs is Cooking™ studio set at 8 p.m. in the Rollins Center.

Dover Downs is Cooking, the half-hour television cooking show featuring celebrity chef Fred Bohn, is set for a special NASCAR taping with McMurray, and lucky fans can purchase tickets to the event for $15.

“We are fortunate to have Jamie back again this year for the show,” said George Fiorile, vice president of hotel operations. “Jamie taped a great show with us last year. He was very gracious to spend that time with us, and I can tell you that the fans really enjoyed the show.”

In 2004, McMurray, from Joplin, Mo., posted nine top-five and 23 top-ten finishes and became one of a select number of drivers to win a race in all three of NASCAR’s top series – Cup, Busch and Truck. He was the NEXTEL Cup rookie of the year in 2003, and in 2002, won his first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race in just his second career start while filling in for the injured Sterling Marlin in the UAW-GM 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

In 10 starts this season, McMurray has five top-ten finishes and two top-fives and is currently 13th in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup point standings.

Dover Downs is Cooking airs on WMDT-47, Saturdays at 7 p.m. With the expert guidance of Chef Fred Bohn, the popular program showcases cooking sessions with celebrity guest stars including Sinbad, Herschel Walker, Fred Stokes, Diamond Rio, Tom Jones, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Paul Anka, Hot Apple Pie, Ed McMahon, and NASCAR drivers Kasey Kahne, Michael Waltrip, Sterling Marlin and Jamie McMurray.

Tickets for the Friday, June 1 taping with Jamie McMurray are $15 for general admission seating and may be purchased by calling 800-711-5882. For information on how to purchase DVD cookbooks and to download free recipes, visit www.doverdowns.com.

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May 22, 2007


Milestone 300th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race will take the green at Dover on Friday, June 1

DOVER, Del. - The AAA Insurance 200, which begins at 4:45 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2007 at Dover International Speedway, will mark the 300th race in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series history. Known for producing competitive racing and down-to-the-wire finishes, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series celebrates this historic milestone race in its 13th season.

Defending AAA Insurance 200 winner Mark Martin, now driving the No. 21 Wood Brothers/JTG Racing truck team, will look to repeat his dominating performance this year as full-time series drivers Mike Skinner, Todd Bodine, Jack Sprague and more will all look to go down in history as the winner of the historic race.

Prior to the race on Friday, June 1, Skinner, Bodine and Sprague will join three other past champions in Travis Kvapil, Ted Musgrave and Ron Hornaday, Jr. for a free autograph session at Dover commemorating the 300th race. The event will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Craftsman display in the Fan Zone area, located outside of Turn 4 at the track.

The AAA Insurance 200 won't be the first time Dover has hosted a milestone truck race. The 2005 event, the Series' 250th race, saw Kyle Busch capture the win in the MBNA 200. Two years prior, in 2003, Memphis Motorsports Park, a Dover Motorsports venue, hosted the 200th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race and saw 2005 Truck Series champion and former Dover race winner Ted Musgrave pick up the win in the 200-lap race.

Racing at Dover since 2000, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series has traditionally produced some great on-track performances at the Monster Mile. With an equally balanced mix of up-and-coming youngsters along with racing veterans, many with diverse motorsports backgrounds, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Dover has truly become a "can't miss" event. Five of seven NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races at the Monster Mile have finished with a margin of victory of less than one second.

A few current NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series competitors have made a name for themselves while racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series since its inception in 1995, including 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup champion Kurt Busch, 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion and 1998 Raybestos Rookie of the Year Greg Biffle, 2002 champion Mike Bliss, 2003 rookie of the year Carl Edwards, and 2004 rookie of the year David Reutimann.

Tickets are still available for the AAA Insurance 200 and for the entire June 1-3 NASCAR tripleheader race weekend. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In  2008,  Dover International Speedway will celebrate our 40th anniversary
of hosting NASCAR's premier series in Delaware.  It's been 40 fast years here at the Monster Mile!

We are conducting an informal survey of our fans to learn more about your preferences.

Since 1987 we have held our first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup event the first weekend of June.
But did you know that this event has been held as early as mid-May? 

Please take a few moments to answer a brief
survey.

Thank you for being a loyal Dover fan!
 

 

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June 3, 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway to be named the "Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa"

DOVER, Del. - Dover International Speedway announced today that the June 3, 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race will be named the "Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa." Autism Speaks is an organization dedicated to increasing understanding and knowledge of autism spectrum disorders; to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism; and to advocating for the needs of affected families.

"Thanks to Visa's commitment, this event marks the first time a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup event entitlement has been dedicated to a not-for-profit organization," said Mark Rossi, vice president of sales & marketing for Dover Motorsports, Inc. "Millions of fans watching the race on Fox around the country, along with our loyal fan base here at the track in Dover, will be exposed to the 'Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa' messaging. The end result will be increased awareness, and additional funds, to assist the many important initiatives of Autism Speaks."

From now until June 1, Dover International Speedway will donate $5 to Autism Speaks from each ticket purchased with a Visa card for the June 3 "Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa" race. Fans can visit www.autismspeaks.org to learn more and donate to this worthwhile cause.

As part of the entitlement, a special one-of-a-kind experience will be auctioned, with all proceeds going directly to Autism Speaks. The prize includes the opportunity to wave the green flag as the honorary starter for the June 3 race; an autographed flag signed by the starting lineup of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race; the chance to be on stage for driver introductions; a ride in the pre-race parade lap for four guests; four tickets to watch the race from a skybox suite; four pit passes; and a guided tour for four of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup garage. To participate in this unique auction and support Autism Speaks, go to www.autismspeaks.org/dover400.

"We are very grateful to Visa and Dover International Speedway for this unprecedented opportunity to increase awareness of autism, a global health crisis now affecting 1 in 150 individuals," said Mark Roithmayr, President of Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is committed to funding scientific research to understand the causes of autism and to develop improved treatments. We are proud to work with Visa and Dover, driving together toward the cure."

Autism is a complex brain disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by extreme behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 150 children in the United States, affecting four times as many boys as girls. The diagnosis of autism has increased tenfold in the last decade. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.

NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway on June 1-3 and Sept. 21-23, 2007. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.

About Visa USA

Visa USA is a leading payments brand and the nation's largest payments system, enabling banks to provide their consumer and business customers with a wide variety of payment alternatives tailored to meet their evolving needs. Visa USA is committed to increasing the choice, convenience, acceptance and security of Visa payments for all stakeholders - financial institutions, cardholders and merchants. In the United States, more than 521 million Visa-branded cards have been issued by our 13,320 financial institution customers.

Visa products generated nearly $1.8 trillion in total volume in the United States through March 2007 and enjoy unsurpassed acceptance around the globe. For more information, visit www.visa.com.

About Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism, and to advocating for the needs of affected families. It was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Bob Wright is Vice Chairman, General Electric, and served as chief executive officer of NBC for more than twenty years. Autism Speaks has merged with both the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) and Cure Autism Now (CAN), bringing together the nation's three leading autism advocacy organizations. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit www.autismspeaks.org.

About Dover International Speedway

Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.

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Gary Camp
Dover International Speedway
(302) 883-6560; (302) 363-6946 cell
gcamp@dovermotorsports.com

Adam Pockriss
Rubenstein Communications
(212) 843-8286
apockriss@rubenstein.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 9, 2007



Dover International Speedway announces time change for Monday, May 14 NASCAR test session

Testing on May 14 will now begin at noon



DOVER, Del. - The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series will be on track for testing at the Monster Mile, Monday, May 14, now beginning at 12 p.m. The session will end at 6 p.m. and will resume on Tuesday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting, with a one-hour lunch break from noon until 1 p.m.

Over 50 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup teams will look to setup their versions of the Car of Tomorrow in preparations for the June 1-3, 2007 race weekend at Dover. Fans are encouraged to attend the May 14 and 15, 2007 test sessions, and admission is free.

Gates will open at 12 p.m. on May 14 and at 9 a.m. on May 15. Parking is free and will be located behind Turn 2. Fans can enter the Speedway grandstands through Gate 14. The Dover ticket office, concession, and souvenir stands near the open grandstands will be available.

The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series will return just two short weeks following the test for the June 1- 3, 2007 tripleheader race weekend, joined by the NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Tickets for all NASCAR events at the Monster Mile are still available by calling 800-441-RACE or online at www.DoverSpeedway.com.

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 7, 2007


It's beginning to look a lot like race season, all around the City of Dover

DOVER, Del. - Warm, sunny weather, "Welcome Race Fans" banners, and an oversized, hand-carved number "8" are all signs that race weekend at Dover International Speedway is right around the corner.

The monster awakens officially for the June 1-3, 2007 race weekend, and NASCAR's brightest stars will soon take to the one-mile concrete oval. Everyone is excited, but perhaps none more than Dover resident Allen McIlvain. McIlvain recently completed a project that truly shows his dedication to his favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Four months, four burned out chainsaws, and countless man-hours later, his backyard masterpiece is complete. The dedicated "Junior" fan now has a 12-foot high shrine, carved out of a tree stump, to honor NASCAR's most popular driver.

He originally planned to cut the tree stump down and replace it with a birdfeeder for his wife, but he couldn't resist the opportunity to show his support.

With his wife's blessing (she actually told him to "do whatever,") McIlvain started sawing away at the tree. McIlvain kept his project a secret over the four months it took him to complete the "8" design, keeping his wife and neighbors in suspense. Both of them were truly amazed when they finally saw his finished product, a one-of-a-kind addition to his well-manicured backyard.

McIlvain, 47, has attended more than 45 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup races at the Monster Mile. 2007 will be no different, and he's geared up to come to this year's June and September events. McIlvain will be perched in the top row of the Petty grandstands on the frontstretch at Dover along with the same group of friends that he's been coming to the Monster Mile with for over 23 years. Originally a Dale Earnhardt fan, McIlvain has been a loyal Earnhardt, Jr. fan since Dale Sr.'s untimely death in 2001.

Regardless of what the final race result may turn out to be, McIlvain's loyalty to the No. 8 driver is firmly represented - by the shape of his unique backyard monument.

NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway on June 1-3 and Sept. 21-23, 2007. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE NASCAR FOUNDATION TRACK WALK RETURNS TO DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

NASCAR Drivers and Celebrities Participating in Annual Event Fundraising Event

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 24, 2006) - The NASCAR Foundation Track Walk is once again returning to Dover International Speedway on Saturday, June 2, following the Dover 200, NASCAR Busch Series race (ESPN2, 2:30 p.m. EST). NASCAR fans will get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk the "Monster Mile" while raising money for worthy causes.

The 2007 Track Walk will mark the fourth annual event hosted by the Dover, Del. facility and will kick-off the start of The NASCAR Foundation's charity walk season. Fans will be able to experience the grooves of the famous Monster Mile with the added benefit of walking with well-known members of the NASCAR community.

"With over 1,200 people participating in the 2006 event, we hope that the 2007 walk can provide even more support for all the charities that are participating," said Mike Helton, president of NASCAR and The NASCAR Foundation.

This year's event brings several drivers and charity representatives together to walk in the name of their non-profit organizations including NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers Greg Biffle, Juan Pablo Montoya, J.J. Yeley, Ward Burton and Dale Jarrett. The Victory Junction Gang Camp and the Women's Auxiliary of Motorsports (WAM) will also be joining the festivities.

"We had such a blast walking last year," said Ann Schrader, member of the Board of Directors for WAM and wife of NASCAR Driver Kenny Schrader. "All of the fans were so kind and supportive of our causes, it just makes you feel good to be a part of this type of event that can bring together so many people in the name of charity. This year I am encouraging everyone in my walk group to wear pink!"

As an added incentive to the Track Walk in Dover, walkers are able to raise additional funds for the charities through the online fundraising campaign. Registered walkers that raise over $100 are eligible for some unique prizes. This is a great way to involve family and friends that may not be able to participate in the walk.
The Dover event is the first of many charity walks this race season in which fans can participate and get a driver's perspective of the tracks. The Track Walks are popular events for fans and members of the community and provide entertainment while helping out The NASCAR Foundation and its Family of Charities.

"We are thrilled to again play host to the NASCAR Foundation's Track Walk here at the Monster Mile," said Mark Rossi, vice president of sales and marketing of Dover Motorsports, Inc. "It's not everyday that fans get the opportunity to touch and feel the concrete oval here in Dover. Your participation in this event is a chance to experience the one-mile oval in person, while helping to improve the lives of those in need."

Fans can register online to participate in the Track Walk by visiting www.nascar.com/foundation.  Registration fees are $30 for each individual. Children under the age of 14 can participate for free, but must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants can register to walk with one of the special guest's groups or in the general walking group. Fans are also able to create their own webpage and encourage family and friends to support them in their fundraising efforts.

Proceeds from this Track Walk will benefit The NASCAR Foundation and its Family of Charity organizations that participate in the event.

About The NASCAR Foundation

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., (NASCAR) launched the NASCAR Foundation in January 2006. The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit entity that embodies the compassion of the NASCAR Family and its commitment to serving communities. The Foundation supports a wide range of charitable initiatives that reflect the core values of the entire NASCAR Family. The NASCAR Foundation will use strength of the sport and its people to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. For more information on The NASCAR Foundation, please visit the website: www.nascar.com/foundation.

About Dover International Speedway

Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. For further information, log on to www.dovermotorsports.com

For additional information, contact:

Scott Warfield, NASCAR 704/348-9680 or
Gary Camp, Dover International Speedway 302/883-6500

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 19, 2007
 

 

Craig Amhaus                                    Larry Jones      


Dover International Speedway announces two new additions to staff

DOVER, Del. - Dover International Speedway is pleased to announce the hiring of Craig Amhaus as business development manager and Larry Jones as merchandise supervisor. Both join the Speedway in recently created positions.

In his new role, Amhaus will actively market track sponsorship packages, skybox suites and display space to national, regional and local companies for all NASCAR events at Dover International Speedway.

Amhaus joins the Monster Mile from Stageco U.S. Inc., based in Downingtown, Pa., where he served as the national account manager since March 2005. Prior to Stageco, Amhaus was a national account manager with Bentley Systems, Inc., in Exton, Pa. A graduate of the University of Alabama, he currently resides in Downingtown.

As merchandise supervisor, Jones will manage souvenir merchandise operations, distribution, and control of inventory and staffing of all retail outlets at the Monster Mile. He will oversee Dover's online store and will coordinate special event merchandise and holiday package sales.

Jones has an extensive background in merchandising and previously worked as inventory control manager with the Speakman Company in New Castle, Del. Prior experience also includes more than ten years experience as warehouse manager with Sunroc LLC, based in Dover. Jones currently resides in Townsend, Del.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on June 1-3 and September 21-23, 2007. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operates four tracks in three states, and presents more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 13, 2007


Scott Riggs and Paul Menard to appear in the Monster Mile Club at Dover on Sunday, June 3, 2007

DOVER, Del. - NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers Scott Riggs and Paul Menard will appear in the Monster Mile Club on Sunday, June 3 at Dover International Speedway. The Monster Mile Club, an all-inclusive pre-race hospitality option at Dover, is consistently a fan favorite and has sold out for six consecutive races. Tickets still remain for the add-on hospitality option, but are expected to sellout soon.

In addition to driver appearances, this popular option includes food and drink (beer, soda and water), a trackside tour, live entertainment, a limited-edition souvenir item, a program, interactive games and more. Admission to the Monster Mile Club costs $99, and can be added to your NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race ticket by calling the Dover International Speedway ticket office at 800-441-RACE or online at www.DoverSpeedway.com.

The Monster Mile Club opens at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast. Trackside tours begin at 8:00 a.m. The hosted Q&A session with NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers Scott Riggs and Paul Menard will follow at approximately 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. respectively. A hot, catered lunch will be served at 10:30 a.m., and fans will enter the Monster Mile full and refreshed for the start of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race, set to begin at 1:30 p.m.

Scott Riggs, driver of the No. 10 Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge with Valvoline Evernham Racing has had several solid runs at the Monster Mile over the course of the past few seasons. He sat on the outside pole position in September 2006 and posted his first career top-five finish in the June 6, 2004 event. Riggs also won the June 2, 2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Dover from the pole.

Riggs, the 2002 NASCAR Busch Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year, competed in his first full season with Valvoline Evernham Racing in 2006, earning two poles, one top-five finish, a pole and a win in the NEXTEL Open All-Star event, eight top-10's and a 20th-place finish in the points.

Paul Menard, driver of the No. 15 Menards Chevrolet with Dale Earnhardt Inc., is currently in the midst of his first full-time season in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series and is a contender for the Raybestos Rookie of the Year Award. Before 2007, he made nine previous NASCAR NEXTEL Cup starts with a best finish of seventh at Atlanta in 2006. Menard is also running a part-time NASCAR Busch Series schedule in 2007. In 2006, Menards won his first NASCAR Busch Series race at Milwaukee and totaled seven top-5's and 16 top-10's, finishing sixth in points. He finished sixth in points in 2005.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on June 1-3 and September 21-23, 2007. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 11, 2007
 

(Pictured L to R, clockwise) Todd Bodine, Ron Hornaday, Jr., Travis Kvapil, Mike Skinner, Jack Sprague & Ted Musgrave
 


Free NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series past champions autograph session set for June 1, 2007 at the Monster Mile

Series to celebrate historical 300th race at Dover

DOVER, Del. - Six active NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champions will sign autographs for fans during a free autograph session at Dover International Speedway on race weekend. The event will be held on Friday, June 1, 2007, from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Craftsman display in the Fan Zone area, located outside of Turn 4 at the track.

The autograph session commemorates the 300th race in the history of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The unique session gives race fans the perfect opportunity to collect autographs from some of the biggest names currently racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, prior to the AAA Insurance 200 race later that day.

Participating champions include Todd Bodine (2006), Ted Musgrave (2005), Travis Kvapil (2003), Jack Sprague (1997, 1999 & 2001), Ron Hornaday, Jr. (1996 & 1998) and Mike Skinner (1995). Past champions Greg Biffle and Mike Bliss will not be able to participate in the autograph session. They will be behind the wheel of their NASCAR NEXTEL Cup cars for the practice session in preparation for the Sunday, June 3 race at Dover.

Friday at the Monster Mile is always a great day to see all three of NASCAR's top racing series on the track. Tickets for Friday, June 1 include admission to the champions autograph session, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series practice and qualifying, NASCAR Busch Series practice sessions, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series qualifying, and the 4:45 p.m. AAA Insurance 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on June 1-3 and September 21-23, 2007. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Spring issue of the Monster Mile Memo is here!

Click
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and get the latest news about Dover International Speedway!

Get up to date on race weekend at the Monster Mile, including: 

 

      • The Car of Tomorrow takes to Dover for the first time
      • Monster Makeover construction update
      • 7 questions with Juan Pablo Montoya
      • June 1, 2007 is the 300th Truck race  in Series history
      • NASCAR NEXTEL Cup testing at Dover on May 14 and 15
      • "75 Races. 75 Days." feature
      • RV information
      • "Velocity," the new, all-inclusive fan ticket option in Dover

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Dover International Speedway open to fans for NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series testing
Free grandstand admission for Car of Tomorrow test sessions on May 14 and 15, 2007
 

 

DOVER, Del. — Just two weeks before the June 1-3, 2007 NASCAR tripleheader race weekend in Dover, more than 40 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series teams will arrive to test the new Car of Tomorrow (COT) on the high-banked, concrete surface at the Monster Mile.

Fans are encouraged to attend the May 14 and 15, 2007 test sessions, and admission is free.

Test sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, weather permitting, with a one-hour lunch break from noon until 1 p.m. Parking is free, and the Dover ticket office, concession, and souvenir stands near the open grandstands will be available.

With the first COT race at Bristol now behind them, the Dover test session will provide much needed track time for the new car on the 24-degree turns and fast straightaways at Dover. A handful of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers recently confirmed that the Dover race would be the first true aerodynamic test for the COT.

“Dover will be the place where it (aerodynamic differences) shows up,” said Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Office Depot Ford. “Dover is fast enough. I think that it’s (Car of Tomorrow) finicky enough to get the handling just right and that’s where this car is going to be really tough. Dover is pretty simple. You’ve got to get right to the bottom and be glued to the line. I think that’s going to be the track where the aero stuff shows up and a lot of teams are going to struggle with handling.”

“When we see the aerodynamic advantages or disadvantages of this car, Phoenix will be the first place,” said Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge. “Dover is the place where I expect the greatest difference in driving from the Car of Tomorrow versus a regular car, just because of the speed and the high-speed banking at Dover.”

The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series will return just two short weeks following the test for the June 1– 3, 2007 tripleheader race weekend, joined by the NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Tickets for all NASCAR events at the Monster Mile are available by calling 800-441-RACE or click here.
 

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. — NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. For further information log on to www.dovermotorsports.com.  This release may contain forward-looking statements based on management's beliefs and assumptions. Such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause results to vary materially. Please refer to the SEC filings of DVD for a discussion of such factors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two lucky “Fan of the Month” winners announced


 
John Larsen, Dover's February 2007
'Fan of the Month.'

 

Dover International Speedway is happy to announce that John Larsen and David Russell have each been selected as “Fan of the Month.” Larsen of Setauket, N.Y. was chosen for the month of February 2007, and Russell of Goldsboro, Md. won the title for January 2007.

Both Larsen and Goldsboro were the lucky recipients of two pit passes for the June 1-3, 2007 NASCAR tripleheader race weekend. The pit passes were accompanied by a Dover International Speedway souvenir track pack.
To become eligible to win, sign up for Inside Track, Dover's online fan club at DoverSpeedway.com. Fans are automatically entered in the “Fan of the Month” sweepstakes by signing up to receive Inside Track, the FREE opt-in online fan club. It's a great way for fans to learn about special Dover ticket and merchandise offers, sweepstakes, racing updates, schedule information and more! Race fans can sign up for Inside Track by clicking here

NASCAR returns to Dover June 1- 3, 2007. Looking for ticket information? Ready to get your seats? Call the Dover International Speedway ticket office at 800-441-RACE or click here.


 

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Speed down memory lane on DoverSpeedway.com  with “75 Races. 75 Days.”

DOVER, Del. – Much like the board game Clue, “75 Races. 75 Days.” is the Monster Mile’s version of ‘whodunit.’ Colonel Mustard, in the billiard room, with a candlestick. In this case, try Cale Yarborough, in the No. 11 Holly Farms Chevrolet, in the 1976 Delaware 500.

“75 Races. 75 Days.” on DoverSpeedway.com highlights the last 74 races at Dover International Speedway. Follow along as DoverSpeedway.com takes a trip down memory lane every day, leading up to the 75th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Dover on Sunday, June 3, 2007.

“75 Races. 75 Days.” kicks off on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 with a recap of Richard Petty’s monumental victory in the July 6, 1969 Mason-Dixon 300, the first NASCAR event held at the Monster Mile. Petty’s win, his fifth of the 1969 season, was his first of seven wins at Dover.

Counting forward to this year’s race, this special internet-only feature concludes on Saturday, June 2, 2007 by revisiting Jeff Burton’s victory in the Sept. 24, 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at the Monster Mile. Burton snapped his 175-race winless streak after battling a hard charging Matt Kenseth in the late stages of the race. The following day, June 3, 2007 will see the green flag drop on the 75th race in NASCAR’s premiere series at Dover.

“75 Races. 75 Days.” will offer a recap of each race as it played out, a look at how the race impacted the series points race in that particular season, and trivia or interesting facts to challenge the memory of NASCAR fans throughout the years at Dover. Race fans will also be able to review a scanned image of the official NASCAR race report of each Dover Inernational Speedway NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event.

All 75 races will continue to be available permanently in a special section on Dover’s website for fans to visit and reminisce.

So the next time a race fans asks, “Who won the September 1983 Dover race?” With a quick click, they’ll know it was Bobby Allison, in the No. 22 Miller High Life Buick, of course! Visit DoverSpeedway.com to follow along with “75 Races. 75 Days.” and take a look back at the nearly 40-year history of NASCAR racing at the Monster Mile!

NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway on June 1-3 and Sept. 21-23, 2007. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.

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Construction continues at Dover International Speedway

 

The “Monster Makeover” continues as Dover International Speedway is currently in the midst of adding new elements in the first phase of its multi-year capital improvement project. Two new structures have been erected at Dover including a new skybox complex featuring Velocity, and a 2,100 square foot addition to the infield media center. 

 

Updated construction photos are posted on www.DoverSpeedway.com every Wednesday.

 

Dover race fans will notice a vast array of improvements to the facility in 2007 including widened walkways behind the Allison, Petty and Earnhardt grandstands; six newly renovated restroom facilities; additional paved handicapped parking areas; expanded bus parking; continued beautification and landscaping of the entire property; a new grandstand sound system with improved audio quality for broadcasting and music; and a new alcohol- and tobacco-free Family Seating Section.

 

The existing hospitality tent villages at Dover have been combined and will now be situated behind turn one, creating an expanded, fan friendly midway behind turn four. It will feature exhibits, vendors, and Monster Mile and NASCAR team merchandise.

 

The new skybox complex will include 12 new suites and is home to Velocity, an all-inclusive suite now available to individual fans at the Monster Mile. A limited number of tickets to Velocity are still available and include access to all three days of the NASCAR tripleheader race weekend, appearances by NASCAR personalities, pit and garage tours, unlimited food and beverages, and many other premium amenities. Click here to learn more about Velocity.

 

The 2,100 square foot addition to the infield media center is also well underway and will add more seats, a dining area and more for the local, regional and national media who cover races at Dover.

 

Most improvements will be completed in time for the June 1-3, 2007 NASCAR race weekend.

 

Architectural and engineering work for the next phase of the Monster Makeover, slated for 2008, is continuing. Details will be released later this season after bids have been received and contracts awarded.

 

NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway on June 1-3 and Sept. 21-23, 2007. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or click here to order today!


 

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Josh Ruggiero joins Dover International Speedway as corporate account executive

DOVER, Del. - Dover International Speedway is pleased to announce the addition of Josh Ruggiero as corporate account executive. In his new position, Ruggiero will focus on generating sales of group tickets and hospitality options, primarily in the New Jersey market, for race weekends at the Monster Mile. He will be responsible for the acquisition, maintenance and servicing of all new and renewal group customers.

"We're excited about Josh joining our sales team," said Rich Schrenker, national director of ticket sales for Dover International Speedway. "He has a good understanding of the motorsports industry and the business background to properly position our products to benefit and service our corporate customers."

Ruggiero has previous motorsports experience working with Penske Motorsports as the team coordinator for their American Le Mans Series team based in Reading, Pa. He was responsible for planning the crew's transportation and lodging arrangements for each of the team's races and test sessions. He also completed an internship with Penske Racing as a marketing assistant in April 2005.

His most recent position was with the Hockessin Police Athletic League in Hockessin, Del. where he was the assistant program coordinator. Ruggiero organized plans and programs for the league along with managing its daily operations.

A graduate of Wilmington College in New Castle, Del., Ruggiero is currently enrolled in the Sports Administration Graduate Program at Delaware State University in Dover. He currently resides in Newark, Del.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on June 1-3 and September 21-23, 2007. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.

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Construction continues at Dover International Speedway

DOVER, Del. -- The "Monster Makeover" continues as Dover International Speedway is currently in the midst of adding new elements in the first phase of its multi-year capital improvement project. Two new structures have been erected at Dover including a new skybox complex featuring Velocity, a luxury suite option for individual race fans, and a 2,100 square foot addition to the infield media center.

Updated construction photos are posted on www.DoverSpeedway.com  every Wednesday.

Dover race fans will notice a vast array of improvements to the facility in 2007 including widened walkways behind the Allison, Petty and Earnhardt grandstands; six newly renovated restroom facilities; additional paved handicapped parking areas; expanded bus parking; continued beautification and landscaping of the entire property; a new grandstand sound system with improved audio quality for broadcasting and music; and a new alcohol- and tobacco-free Family Seating Section.

The existing hospitality tent villages at Dover have been combined and will now be situated behind turn one, on the north end of the facility. With the relocation of the village, an expanded, fan friendly midway will be created behind turn four and will feature exhibits, vendors, and Monster Mile and NASCAR team merchandise.

The new skybox complex will include 12 new suites, each with a premium view of pit road, victory lane and the entire one-mile concrete oval at Dover International Speedway. The new complex is also home to Velocity, an all-inclusive suite now available to individual fans at the Monster Mile. A limited number of tickets to Velocity are still available and include access to all three days of the NASCAR tripleheader race weekend, appearances by NASCAR personalities, convenient parking, pit and garage tours, unlimited food and beverages, high quality audio and video, and many other premium amenities.

A 2,100 square foot addition to the infield media center is also well underway with insulation and drywall now in place. Located inside turn one, the infield media center accommodates local, regional and national media who cover races at Dover. The expansion will add 60 seats for working media; 18 flat-panel televisions; a larger, revamped dining area; additional restrooms; two new interview rooms; and a new work area for Dover public relations staff.

Most improvements will be completed in time for the June 1-3, 2007 NASCAR race weekend.

Architectural and engineering work for the next phase of the Monster Makeover, slated for 2008, is continuing. Details will be released later this season after bids have been received and contracts awarded.

NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway on June 1-3 and Sept. 21-23, 2007. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.

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Mark Martin to pull double duty at Dover in June

February 23, 2007

DOVER, Del. - Mark Martin has announced that he will run six races in the Wood Brothers No. 21 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series entry in 2007, including the AAA Insurance 200 at Dover International Speedway on June 1. Martin also plans to enter the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Dover on June 3 for Ginn Racing in the No. 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet.

Martin will look to defend his June 2, 2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win in the AAA Insurance 200 at the Monster Mile, when he led 86 of 200 laps en route to the victory. His win established a new Dover NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race record of 120.200 mph (1 hr., 39 min., 50 sec.).

Martin is the only driver to have won at least one race in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Dover.

The NASCAR veteran will look to add to the rich heritage of the Wood Brothers and the No. 21; a heritage that Martin acknowledges as special to himself. "It's really an honor to be working with the Wood Brothers and to be driving the No. 21, in any series," said Martin. "I don't think a lot of the younger fans out there really understand what the Wood Brothers and that No. 21 have meant to NASCAR and just how strong of a history that number carries within the garage."

Last season Martin won six of the 14 races he entered in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, including his win in Dover. He finished in the top-five in 11 of those 14 starts.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on June 1-3 and September 21-23, 2007. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monster Racing Excitement partners with Delaware State University in 2007

DOVER, Del. — Monster Racing Excitement is pleased to announce a new partnership with Delaware State University, to become the exclusive College and University Partner for the 2007 season. Monster Racing will assist Delaware State University in promoting diversity, educational curriculum, athletics and other efforts aimed at reaching the ever growing and diverse NASCAR fan base.

The program is scheduled to be launched in March and run throughout 2007. It will focus on the history of diversity in motorsports and the automotive industry. Monster Racing is excited that Delaware State University has chosen the racing excitement experience to convey important messages to those currently participating in, or planning to enter, higher education.

Founded in 1891, Delaware State University’s main campus is located directly across from Dover International Speedway, in Dover, Del. Monster Racing Excitement is the exclusive racing excitement provider for Dover International Speedway, and offers fans and thrill seekers alike the opportunity to drive or ride in authentic race cars at the famed “Monster Mile.”

For more information on Monster Racing Excitement or the Delaware State University program please contact Gerry Wright, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, at (800) 468-6946, ext. 111, e-mail gerrywright@monsterracing.com,  or visit www.monsterracing.com.

For more Information on Delaware State University, please contact Michael Wilson, Associate AD, Marketing and Development at Delaware State University, at (302) 857-7087, e-mail mwilson@desu.edu  or visit www.dsuhornets.com.

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The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series schedule has evolved over time, and with the influence of television, NASCAR has opted to begin many of its races later in the afternoon or early evening hours. With the recent announcement of most of the 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series start times, fans of the Monster Mile received good news.

Stemming from the voice of race fans accustomed to the traditional start times for the races at Dover International Speedway, NASCAR has announced 1:30 p.m. start times for both the June 3 and September 23, 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup races.

Dover has claim to two of the three earliest NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race start times in 2007. All other races are scheduled to begin after 2 p.m.

“We're happy that NASCAR and the networks were able to accommodate our request for earlier start times,” said Denis McGlynn, CEO and president of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “The 1:30 p.m. start times for our 2007 events is a great thing for our fans. Many fans travel hundreds of miles to attend our races. They'll be able to see a great race, and head home while there is still some daylight.”

Tickets for the both tripleheader race weekends at Dover International Speedway are now available by calling the Dover International Speedway ticket office at 800-441-RACE, or online by clicking here.  Order now to get the best available seats before they're gone!

 

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Dover fans, it's TIME to cheer
Dover keeps traditional early start times for NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series races in 2007

DOVER, Del. - The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series schedule has evolved over time, and with the influence of television, NASCAR has opted to begin many of its races later in the afternoon or early evening hours. With the recent announcement of most of the 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series start times, fans of the Monster Mile received good news.

Stemming from the voice of race fans accustomed to the traditional start times for the races at Dover International Speedway, NASCAR has announced 1:30 p.m. start times for both the June 3 and September 23, 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup races.

Dover has claim to two of the three earliest NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race start times in 2007. All other races are scheduled to begin after 2 p.m.

"We're happy that NASCAR and the networks were able to accommodate our request for earlier start times," said Denis McGlynn, CEO and president of Dover Motorsports, Inc. "The 1:30 p.m. start times for our 2007 events is a great thing for our fans. Many fans travel hundreds of miles to attend our races. They'll be able to see a great race, and head home while there is still some daylight."

Both 2007 Dover events will air on network television. Dover's June 3 race will air on Fox, and the September 23 race will air on ESPN on ABC.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on June 1-3 and September 21-23, 2007. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.

2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series schedule

Date, Track, Start time (All times Eastern)

Feb. 18, Daytona International Speedway, 3:15 p.m.
Feb. 25, California Speedway, 3:30 p.m.
March 11, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 4:30 p.m.
March 18, Atlanta Motor Speedway, 2 p.m.
March 25, Bristol Motor Speedway, 2 p.m.
April 1, Martinsville Speedway, 2 p.m.
April 15, Texas Motor Speedway, 2 p.m.
April 21, Phoenix International Raceway, 8:30 p.m.
April 29, Talladega Superspeedway, 2 p.m.
May 5, Richmond Int'l Raceway, 7:30 p.m.
May 12, Darlington Raceway, 7 p.m.
May 19, Lowe's Motor Speedway, 7:30 p.m.
May 27, Lowe's Motor Speedway, 5:30 p.m.
June 3, Dover International Speedway, 1:30 p.m.
June 10, Pocono Raceway, 2 p.m.
June 17, Michigan International Speedway, TBD
June 24, Infineon Raceway, 5 p.m.
July 1, New Hampshire International Speedway, TBD
July 7, Daytona Int'l Speedway, 8 p.m.
July 15, Chicagoland Speedway, 4 p.m.
July 29, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 2 p.m.
Aug. 5, Pocono Raceway, 2 p.m.
Aug. 12, Watkins Glen International, 2 p.m.
Aug. 19, Michigan International Speedway, 2 p.m.
Aug. 25, Bristol Motor Speedway, 8 p.m.
Sept. 2, California Speedway, 8 p.m.
Sept. 8, Richmond International Raceway, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16, New Hampshire International Speedway, 2 p.m.
Sept. 23, Dover International Speedway, 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 30, Kansas Speedway, 2 p.m.
Oct. 7, Talladega Superspeedway, 2 p.m.
Oct. 13, Lowe's Motor Speedway, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 21, Martinsville Speedway, 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 28, Atlanta Motor Speedway, 2 p.m.
Nov. 4, Texas Motor Speedway, 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 11, Phoenix International Raceway, 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 18, Homestead-Miami Speedway, 3:30 p.m.

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Melissa Pazdziora hired as graphic designer at Dover International Speedway

DOVER, Del. - Dover International Speedway is pleased to announce the addition of Melissa Pazdziora as graphic designer. Using a variety of software and design tools, Pazdziora will be responsible for creative development and graphic design of souvenir programs, brochures, advertisements, direct mail, fan guides, billboards, multimedia and web development.

Pazdziora's efforts will serve all Dover Motorsports tracks including Dover International Speedway, Gateway International Raceway, Memphis Motorsports Park, and Nashville Superspeedway.

Pazdziora graduated from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design, specializing in Product Design. She currently resides in Dover.

In 2005 and 2006, Pazdziora worked with XM Satellite Radio as a production assistant intern in the media center at Michigan International Speedway. She served as a liaison between the XM crew and NASCAR public relations in the media center on race weekends.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on June 1-3 and September 21-23, 2007. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.

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Ovations Food Services to create new fan experience at three Dover Motorsports, Inc. tracks

Gateway International Raceway, Memphis Motorsports Park and Nashville Superspeedway to offer new culinary experience for millions of NASCAR enthusiasts

February 7, 2007

Lutz, FL -- Ovations Food Services, the full-service food and beverage concessions and catering subsidiary of Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor, has been selected by Dover Motorsports, Inc. to provide all food and beverage concession sales at the company's three Midwest motorsports facilities,  which include Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville.

"We are constantly looking for ways to enhance the fan experience at our tracks, and are confident that the addition of Ovations Food Services will add to the overall experience for our guests. Ovations Food Services has an outstanding reputation for their high-level of customer service, and they will work to take our food and beverage sales and presentations to a new level," said Denis McGlynn, President and CEO for Dover Motorsports, Inc.

"As we continue to grow Ovations Food Services into the premiere provider of food and beverage concessions at public assembly facilities, landing these three new accounts at Gateway International Raceway, Memphis Motorsports Park and Nashville Superspeedway is a big step for us," said Ovations Food Services President Ken Young. "Motorsports are some of the most well-attended sporting events in the country and we look forward to providing the thousands of fans at these three terrific venues with the finest food and beverage options possible."

"Being part of the Comcast-Spectacor Family of Companies enables Ovations Food Services to utilize many of our company's resources to create synergistic opportunities, including possibilities with cable television," said Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko. "Comcast-Spectacor provides a total entertainment experience to our clients and our fans and we look forward to a great partnership with Dover Motorsports, Inc."

Ovations Food Services, based in Lutz, Fla., recently took-over all food and beverage concessions for Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla., home of the National Football League's Jaguars. The company was recently selected into the 2006 Hall of Fame Honorees from Venues Today, a national magazine covering public assembly facility management, for their accomplishments at Alltel Stadium.

Ovations Food Services provides their specialty food and beverages services to 52 different accounts in 20 states and one in Canada, including the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, TN; Saint Louis University's new convocation center in St. Louis, MO; and Red Birds Stadium in Memphis, TN.

"Having offices already in St. Louis, Memphis and Nashville enables us to further provide for our clients and customers," added Young. "This is a terrific opportunity for Ovations Food Services and we look forward to a terrific partnership."

Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) is a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del., Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. For further information log on to www.dovermotorsports.com.

Comcast-Spectacor is the Philadelphia based sports and entertainment firm which owns the Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Philadelphia Phantoms, the Wachovia Center and Wachovia Spectrum, Flyers Skate Zone community ice skating and ice hockey rinks and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. Comcast-Spectacor is also the principal owner of Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field with more than 60 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage service provider; New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing company for public assembly facilities; and Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company. In a partnership with Disson Skating, Comcast-Spectacor produces 10 annually televised figure skating spectaculars on NBC.

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Contact: Gary Camp
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Dover International Speedway
(302) 883-6560

February 6, 2007

 



Carol Lucas promoted to Merchandise Manager at Dover International Speedway

 

DOVER, Del. - Dover International Speedway, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Carol Lucas to Merchandise Manager. In this new position, Lucas will coordinate the development, procurement and production of souvenir merchandise for all Dover Motorsports, Inc. tracks, which includes Dover International Speedway, Gateway International Raceway, Memphis Motorsports Park and Nashville Superspeedway.

Lucas will continue efforts to enhance brand awareness and increase annual merchandise revenue through the development of new products. She will work extensively with vendors to secure the best pricing and products for all fans who visit Dover Motorsports venues.

Lucas will also oversee Dover International Speedway's merchandise operations on event weekends, and will conduct post-event sales analysis to further improve merchandise selections.

Dover International Speedway's 2008 plans include the construction of a permanent merchandise store, and Lucas will play an integral role in the development and management of the new retail outlet. The store is part of the "Monster Makeover," a multi-million dollar capital improvement project currently underway at the Speedway.

"Carol has always been focused on providing our fans with the highest quality merchandise," said Lisa Courtney, Director of Promotions at Dover International Speedway. "She is truly an asset to our sales and marketing team, and this promotion was achieved through her dedication and continued contributions to the success of Dover International Speedway."

Since March 2003, Lucas served as Merchandise Coordinator at Dover International Speedway. She has been employed with the company since April 2001, and previously worked as the Marketing Coordinator.

Lucas is a graduate of Wesley College in Dover, Del., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. She currently resides in Dover with her husband Frank and daughter Michelle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Car of Tomorrow to be used in both
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series races at Dover in 2007

 

The culmination of a seven-year project undertaken at NASCAR's Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C., the Car of Tomorrow (COT) was built primarily with safety in mind. During the development process, NASCAR also discovered ways in which the COT could improve competition and enable teams to be more cost-efficient. The use of a common design, complete with advanced new features like a front splitter and rear wing, are expected to make the on-track action even more competitive.


The COT will be used in both NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series races at the Monster Mile on June 3 and Sept. 23, 2007. For more on the COT at Dover, click here.  


Want a sneak peek of the COT on track at Dover? Over 40 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers are expected to test the COT at the Monster Mile May 14 and 15 in what will be its first appearance at the one-mile concrete oval. Gate admission and parking for the May 14-15, 2007 test session is FREE and open to the public. Click here for further details.


Tickets for the both tripleheader race weekends at Dover International Speedway are now available by calling the Dover International Speedway ticket office at 800-441-RACE, or online by
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NASCAR NIGHT at the Wachovia Spectrum with the Philadelphia Phantoms

Friday, January 19th
Game Time: 7:05 p.m.
Doors open: 6:00 p.m.


Check out the Monster Mile show car and test your pit stop skills on our interactive Tire Challenge. Enter to win great prizes including race tickets,
pit passes and much more.
 

Enter now for your chance to win four lower level tickets to the Philadelphia Phantoms game on NASCAR Night, January 19th at 7:05 p.m.
and a pair of  tickets for the Dover Turn 4 Club (includes Saturday, June 2  NASCAR Busch  Series ticket and hospitality). 

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UPDATE FOR DAVE BLANEY APPEARANCE
TIME AS BEEN CHANGED TO 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
(D.I.S. booth located in front of the main entrance to the AC Convention Center.)
Click here for directions to the Convention Center!


Visit us at the 2007 Motorsports show for special ticket offers, enter to win great prizes, take photos with our Official Show Car, challenge your friends at the Pit-stop Tire Challenge, and much more!


2007 Race Weekends at the Monster Mile:

Sunday, June 3, 2007 - NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, Dover 400
Saturday, June 2, 2007 - NASCAR Busch Series, Dover 200
Friday, June 1, 2007 - NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, AAA Insurance 200

Sunday, Sept. 23 - NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, Dover 400
Saturday, Sept. 22 - NASCAR Busch Series, Dover 200
Friday, Sept. 21 - NASCAR Busch East Series, Sunoco 150

Dover International Speedway offers a long list of ticket options for fans, including special 3-day ticket packages, early-buy discounts, and the ability to renew your seats each year. Contact us now for the best available seats at www.DoverSpeedway.com or 800-441-RACE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Special Guest Appearances at the Dover International Speedway display*
(Located in front of the main entrance to the AC Convention Center.)
Click here for directions to the Convention Center!

Visit us at the 2007 Motorsports show for special ticket offers, enter to win great prizes, take photos with our Official Show Car, challenge your friends at the Pit-stop Tire Challenge, and much more!

*Appearances are subject to change.


2007 Race Weekends at the Monster Mile:

Sunday, June 3, 2007 - NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, Dover 400
Saturday, June 2, 2007 - NASCAR Busch Series, Dover 200
Friday, June 1, 2007 - NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, AAA Insurance 200

Sunday, Sept. 23 - NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, Dover 400
Saturday, Sept. 22 - NASCAR Busch Series, Dover 200
Friday, Sept. 21 - NASCAR Busch East Series, Sunoco 150

Dover International Speedway offers a long list of ticket options for fans, including special 3-day ticket packages, early-buy discounts, and the ability to renew your seats each year. Contact us now for the best available seats at www.DoverSpeedway.com or 800-441-RACE!

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