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Dec. 29, 2011

Dover International Speedway announces seat-widening plan to begin in 2012

DOVER, Del. – In an ongoing effort to provide fans with the most exciting and enjoyable race experience in NASCAR, Dover International Speedway is pleased to announce a seat-widening plan for the track’s grandstands beginning in 2012.

The multi-year process, which will take place throughout the entire outdoor grandstands, will begin in all seating sections located in Turns 2 and 3. Additional widening of seats toward Turns 1 and 4 and the frontstretch will begin after the conclusion of the 2012 season. When the process is complete, all seats will have increased from 18” to 22” in size throughout the venue.

“Year to year, we’re always exploring ways to improve the experience for fans who attend our races at the Monster Mile,” said Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “Because many seats have already been renewed by our most loyal fans, we don’t want to displace them in an effort to make this change in one fell swoop. We’ll do our best to widen seats this year, and complete the process by 2014.

“By widening our seats we are responding to suggestions from our fans and allowing them to enjoy the race in a far more comfortable setting.”

When the process is complete by 2014, Dover’s new seating capacity will be 113,000.

Tickets are now on sale for the June 1-3, 2012 and Sept. 28-30, 2012 NASCAR race weekends at the Monster Mile. For more information or tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.

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Dec. 1, 2011

Cressona Fire Company No. 1 wins its very own Miles the Monster trophy

Special parade to be held in Cressona to celebrate

DOVER, Del. – Dover International Speedway is set to present Cressona Fire Company No. 1 in Cressona, Pa. with its very own Miles the Monster trophy on Saturday, Dec. 10 after the group was declared the winner of the Firehouse Challenge contest at the Speedway during the Oct. 2 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Along with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the Monster Mile challenged fire companies to see who could get the largest group of firefighters to attend the NFFF Firefighter Appreciation event at the race. The winner receives an exact model of the unique Miles the Monster trophy to display at their firehouse for one year. The monster trophy is the same award that winners of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races receive after a victory in Dover.

Dover International Speedway has partnered with the NFFF for four years to create a special hospitality event for firefighters and their families prior to each fall’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. The trophy contest is the newest addition to the partnership, and to date the Monster Mile has donated $305,899 to the NFFF.

The Cressona Fire Company was able to gather 35 participants, winning the contest, and will be presented with their trophy in a day-long celebration beginning with a 2 p.m. parade through Cressona, Pa. on Saturday, Dec. 10.

“We are humbled and honored to accept this award and trophy from Dover International Speedway and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation,” said Leroy Long, vice president of the Cressona Fire Company No. 1. “We would like to thank the management and all the hard-working staff at Dover International Speedway for working with the NFFF by donating a portion of ticket sales to them so that they can continue on with their mission. We look forward to next years race so that we may again challenge for and win the Firehouse Challenge.”

The parade will begin at the Cressona Mall and travel through town, ending at the firehouse at 59 S. Second St., Cressona, Pa. 17929, where the Company will be awarded the trophy by Dover International Speedway. More than 45 vehicles, led by Dover’s official pace vehicle, will participate in the parade.

The Monster Mile will host the Firehouse Challenge again at next year’s “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, set for Sept. 30, 2012. Tickets for that race, as well as the rest of the June 1-3, 2012 and Sept. 28-2012 race weekends, are now on sale. For more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

The United States Congress created the NFFF to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the nonprofit foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes and assist their families and co-workers. The NFFF also works closely with the U.S. Fire Administration to help prevent and reduce line-of-duty deaths and injuries. For more information on the Foundation and its programs, contact us at 301-447-1365 or visit www.firehero.org.
 
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Nov. 25, 2011



Hard hitting heavyweights battle for Mansour’s WBO Championship belt

No. 8 in world headlines Friday Night Fights Dec. 2



DOVER, Del. — A big night of boxing is set with ten bouts on the card in the Rollins Center arena at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Friday, Dec. 2. Amir “Hard Core” Mansour, ranked the No. 8 heavyweight in the world will defend his 15(11)-0 record and prestigious WBO Championship Title against Epifanio “Diamante” Mendoza, 32(28)-12-1, in the 10-round main event.



“This is a risky fight,” said Nick Tiberi, matchmaker. “Mendoza is a very crafty veteran who’s been in there with high-quality opposition. Like Mansour, Mendoza is a dangerous puncher with 28 knockouts in his 32 wins.”



“We are very happy to be the site of the continuing rise of Amir Mansour through the heavyweight ranks,” said Ed Sutor, CEO of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. “It should be a great fight and a fantastic night of boxing.”



NABF female super welterweight titleholder “Queen” Ronica Jeffrey, 8-0, is on the under card for 6x2-rounds; this bout is not yet matched. Newcomer Robert Walder of Forked River, N.J., will make his debut against Lamont “The Problem Solver” Singletary, 2-0, of Dover, Del., in a 4-round cruiserweight fight. Also debuting is Philly lightweight Miguel Antonio Rodriguez against Omar “Super O” Douglas of Wilmington, Del., 2-0, in a 4-round lightweight bout. The card continues:



Light Welter: Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana 26(17)-3 v. Wilfredo “Papin” Negron 26(19)-16-1, 10 rounds

Light Heavy: Anthony “Caputo” Smith 11(9)-0 v. southpaw Douglas “Al Capone” Otieno, 23(12)-7, 6 rounds

Light Welter: “Rockin” Ryan Belasco 15(3)-5 v. Herbert “Sensational” Quartey 7(4)-6, 6 rounds

Super Middle: “Mighty” Mike Tiberi 17(7)-1 v. Emil Gonzalez 5(3)-5, 6 rounds

Light: “Dangerous” Dorin Spivey 39(29)-6 v. Angel “The White Tiger” Rios 9(6)-8, TBA rounds

Super Middle: John “Church Boy” Bowman 0-0-1 v. Stanley Harvey 0-1, TBA rounds



Tickets are available for $35 to $200. The first bout will begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Will call will be open from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Visit doverdowns.com for updates.



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Edwards finds Sunoco Victory Lane, wins "OneMain Financial 200"

Oct. 1, 2011

Carl Edwards bested the field today in the "OneMain Financial 200" NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway.

Edwards ended up leading 179 of 200 laps and earned a 0.79-second win over second-place Brad Keselowski. Neither he nor Clint Bowyer were able to get close enough to Edwards over the final 32 laps to make a difference.

The win was the seventh of the season for Edwards in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, tying a career high, and gave him a 2011 sweep of the Nationwide races at Dover following his win here in May.

“That was a great race,” Edwards said. “It all starts at the shop. These Ford Mustangs they’ve been building are spectacular. Jack [Roush] listened to us a few years ago when we told him all the things we needed. That was a very fast car. Anybody driving that car would have done really well. The pit stops were great, the strategy was great. It was a lot of fun.”

Edwards qualified fourth and needed 10 laps to catch pole-sitter Elliott Sadler. After that, he didn’t relinquish the lead except for when he made pit stops. Keselowski led two of those occasions for five laps each, but didn’t have anything for Edwards when Edwards was actually on the track.

“I thought [the difference between us] was all handling till the restarts, and Carl just motored it,” Keselowski said. “We had some great strategy. Carl was just way faster than everybody else. We weren’t as good as Carl was for sure. It wasn’t meant to be. Carl’s car was a lot faster and he deserved to win the race."

Although Edwards may well have driven away from anybody on this day, he definitely had some luck as well. The race was thrown into chaos on lap 160, when Brian Scott, while trying to enter pit road, crashed into the sand barrels protecting drivers from the edge of the outer pit wall. That brought out the yellow flag and had the effect of putting the field in a blender, as many drivers who had been up front suddenly found themselves battling traffic at the back of the field.

One of those unlucky drivers was Sadler, who came into the race trailing Ricky Stenhouse Jr. by 14 points but left the track trailing by 22 points after a 14th-place finish.

“We were a little bit too loose today,” Sadler said. “But I still feel like we had a top-10 car. As soon as we pitted, the caution came out. It definitely put us in a bigger hole, but we’ve got five races left and anything can happen.”

Stenhouse, meanwhile, found himself breathing a little easier after the day’s result, even though it wasn’t what he hoped from a finishing standpoint.

“I wish we would have been a little bit better,” Stenhouse said. “Obviously the result was good for us for points, but we never had the car exactly where we needed it. We stayed tight the whole day. We got a little better on the last stop and we didn’t make any mistakes, and that’s what we have to do each and every week. A top five was definitely a good result for us.”

That being said, Stenhouse was happy about the points situation.

“I think we’re in control for sure, but we have to control what we do,” he said. “We have to not make mistakes and we have to bring good fast cars to the race track, and I have to keep it out of the fence and keep the fenders on it. I felt comfortable coming into the day and I feel a lot more comfortable afterwards. I think we have a race team that’s pretty determined to win this thing.”

The race had just four cautions for 22 laps, one of which was a competition caution, and the other two of which were for debris – there were no multi-car accidents. The result was one of the quicker races in the last six years, with an average speed of 117.321 mph. Twenty-eight of the 43 cars finished the race, with 12 finishing on the lead lap.

Tomorrow's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the AAA 400, will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are still available and can be purchased on-site at any Dover International Speedway ticket booth.

 


Darrell Wallace Jr. earns the win at the Monster Mile

Gresham crowned NASCAR K&N Series East Champion

Sept. 30, 2011

With five laps to go in Friday’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season finale, a whole bunch was hanging in the balance. Brett Moffitt was leading Darrell Wallace Jr. If he won the race, he might win the championship. But he was losing the grip, lap by lap. Meanwhile, series leader Max Gresham was trying to hold off Dale Quarterly, because if he fell too far back, he’d lose the championship.

But by the time there were four laps left, everything changed.

Moffitt’s right front tire let go and he crashed into the wall, sending Wallace on his way. Meanwhile, Gresham’s parameters switched from “drive for your life” to “just finish.” He did, and Gresham took the 2011 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship, while Wallace picked up the race win, becoming the first African American to ever win the pole and a race at Dover.

“It was an emotional win, especially for me, losing my uncle this past Saturday,” Wallace said. “I put his name over mine on the door, and he was riding shotgun with us. He’s the one who put us in Victory Lane.”

It was not a surprise to see Wallace up front. He had whipped the field in practice and qualifying – he ran a full 1.3 miles per hour faster than the competition in qualifying, which is an eternity by NASCAR standards. But he collided with teammate Sergio Pena early in the race and had to deal with some damage that put him two laps down.

However, the 17-year-old driver felt he’d grown a lot this season, and he put that growth to good use in confronting the situation.

“I’ve learned to not get in over my head in tough situations like today,” Wallace said. “I had a little damage and I thought our day was over with. But I persevered and my team persevered, and we were able to come back to the top.”

Meanwhile, Gresham celebrated his series championship alongside Wallace. Leading by just 21 points following Moffitt’s win in last week’s race, Gresham had no room for error – at least, not until Moffitt gave him some.

“Once Brett took the lead, at that point we had to do what we had to do to finish third,” Gresham said. “And if that meant racing as hard as we had to, that’s what we had to do, because we had to finish third and we knew it. As soon as [Moffitt’s tire blew], it was just a big sigh of relief."

But for a while there, Gresham’s own car was worrying him a bit.

“Those last 10, 15 laps, I definitely had a bad vibration,” he said. “I wasn’t sure what it was. The last few laps there during the caution I was just shaking the car down because I knew something wasn’t right. It was a good thing I didn’t have to race for position at that time, I could just ride the last three laps out and not have to worry about it.”

Gresham drives in the Joe Gibbs Racing developmental program, and his crew chief, Bryant Frazier, was Tony Stewart’s first crew chief when Stewart joined the team in 1998. Frazier was extremely proud of his latest young driver.

“He did exactly what we set out to do this year – be patient at times, drive hard when we need to, and win races,” Frazier said. “He ran every lap that the K&N Series ran this year, so that’s a testament in itself. Max has done a great job and this team has worked so hard all year long as a group. It’s just been a wonderful year, and that’s all a testament to Joe Gibbs Racing. There wasn’t a time this year where I couldn’t go to a Nationwide or a Cup crew chief and they wouldn’t give you an answer. That’s part of what makes this company as great as it is.”

At age 18, Gresham is now a NASCAR champion, and he’ll be right there with the big names at NASCAR’s awards banquet later this fall.

“It means everything in the world right now,” he said. “I have big stuff happening in the next week and I don’t even know what it is right now. To be a NASCAR champion is pretty much the biggest thing I wanted to do when I started racing, and now I am. This is as sweet as it could be right now.”
 



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Aug. 30, 2011

Chase driver Kyle Busch to visit Philadelphia’s Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge on Sept. 8

Fans can win the chance to bowl against the driver of the No. 18

DOVER, Del. – Kyle Busch, driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 M&M’s/Interstate Batteries Toyota, will be visiting Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge in Philadelphia for a fan event on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. to promote the Oct. 2 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway, the third race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Busch, the first driver to clinch a spot in the 2011 Chase and current points leader in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings, will be bowling at Lucky Strike and a select number of fans will win the chance bowl a game against the NASCAR star.

To sign up to attend the event and be randomly selected to win the chance to bowl against Busch, fans are asked to call the Dover International Speedway ticket office at 800-441-RACE beginning Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. Space is limited for this free event, so be sure to call immediately. Winners will be selected at the check-in table at the event.

Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge is located at 1336 Chestnut St. in Philadelphia. For more information or directions to the bowling alley, call 215-545-2471 or visit www.BowlLuckyStrike.com.

The ten-race 2011 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup starts Sept. 18th at Chicagoland Speedway and ends Nov. 20th with the 2011 champion crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

NASCAR action returns to Dover International Speedway with the Sept. 30 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race, the Oct. 1 “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Oct. 2 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. For more information or tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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Aug. 16, 2011

Dover International Speedway to host 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Sunday, Sept. 11

DOVER, Del. – The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association, along with Dover International Speedway, will host Delaware’s 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Sunday, Sept. 11 at noon.

The event, first started in 2005 by five firefighters in Denver, Colo., pays tribute to the 343 FDNY members who selflessly gave their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 by inviting any and all emergency services personnel to the Monster Mile to climb 110 flights of stairs, which was the exact amount of stories in the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers. The Stair Climb serves as a reminder to all the need to advance firefighter health and safety, and move those advancements to the forefront of priorities in society, and Delaware has joined the other 49 states in the country by hosting the event locally.

In other stair climb events, participating firefighters have used air packs or carried hoses; many have been in full turn-out gear and others are accompanied by rescue dogs. Each climber carries the photograph and biographical sketch of a firefighter who was lost on Sept. 11, 2001. The Stair Climb is not a race, but an opportunity to honor and remember the 343 FDNY members that lost their lives that day.

The day’s events begin with a memorial service at 9 a.m. at the Firefighter’s Monument, located at Mirror Lake in Downtown Dover. That will be followed by the Stair Climb at noon and a barbecue for all participants and sponsors at 3 p.m. at Dover International Speedway.

Registration costs $25 per person, and the deadline to sign up is Tuesday, Aug. 23. To register, and learn more, visit the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association’s website at www.dvfassn.com.

History of the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb event is a time to honor and remember the 343 FDNY members who selflessly gave their lives, so that others might live. On September 11, 2005, five Colorado firefighters — David McGrail, Oren Bersagel-Briese, Scott Eckels, Sean Roeper and Andy Singer — convened at 1999 Broadway, a skyscraper in downtown Denver, to climb 110 flights of stairs in memory of their FDNY brothers who were killed four years earlier in the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

The following year, organizers of the second Denver 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb changed their venue to the Qwest Building at 1801 California St., the second tallest high-rise in Denver. The structure is 54 stories; climbers begin their trek in the basement and make the climb twice, for a total of 110 stories — the height of the World Trade Center Towers. With the support of venue management, attendance grew to 12 participants in 2006, representing four fire departments from the metro Denver area.

As word spread about the Denver 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in ensuing years, interest in the event surged. In 2007, attendance reached several hundred participants, representing every part of Colorado. The following year, participation was capped at 343, the number of FDNY firefighters who were killed on 9/11. The 2008 event also included a new remembrance component: each climber was assigned a badge, with the name and photograph of one of the fallen firefighters of 9/11, symbolically completing the climb with one who couldn’t.

In 2009, registration at the Denver 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb was filled to capacity in seven days and a wait list of several hundred participants was established, with more than 45 fire departments from five states represented. Firefighters from around the country contacted the Denver team, in hopes of holding similar events in their cities. In 2010, the founders of the Denver 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb partnered with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to set forth the national standard protocol for future 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs.

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Aug. 10, 2011

Dover International Speedway expands junior seating options for Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011 race weekend

Tickets for juniors, ages 14 and younger, start at just $8

DOVER, Del. – In an effort to make the sport of NASCAR and Dover International Speedway more accessible to young fans, the Monster Mile has expanded its junior ticketing options for its fall 2011 race weekend. Fans now have more seating areas to choose from when taking advantage of the $8 junior tickets for the Sept. 30 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race and Oct. 1 “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race, and $10 junior tickets for the Oct. 2 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Junior seating for the Oct. 2 race has been expanded to include Turn 2 and Turn 3 at the Monster Mile, in sections 137-144, rows 1-15, and sections 194-207, rows 1-15. The available seating areas include seven alcohol- and tobacco-free sections. For the Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 races, junior seating is available in all sections of Dover International Speedway.

“Due to high interest in our reduced-price junior seats, we are increasing availability to meet demand,” said Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “Our junior seating sections sold out for our May 15, 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, so we want to be ready to accommodate the young NASCAR fans of tomorrow this fall.”

With the purchase of one adult ticket in the designated junior seating sections, there is no limit to the amount of junior tickets that can be purchased.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011 race weekend, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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Aug. 5, 2011

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series autograph session set for Saturday, Oct. 1 of fall race weekend at Dover International Speedway

Phones open on Friday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. for fans to reserve their space

DOVER, Del. – Dover International Speedway is offering fans a unique opportunity to get an autograph from one of their favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers in a free autograph session on Oct. 1, 2011 as part of the fall race weekend.

Drivers Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Kasey Kahne, Kurt Busch, Jeff Burton, Martin Truex Jr., Regan Smith, Bobby Labonte and Michael McDowell will participate in the autograph session, set to take place at 10:30 a.m. in Dover International Speedway’s Hospitality Village, located just outside of Turn 1. Gates to the village will open at 10 a.m. and fans are asked to arrive early.

The autograph session is open to ticket holders for the Oct. 2 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Beginning Friday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m., ticket holders and those who wish to purchase tickets can call the Dover ticket office at 800-441-RACE and request an autograph session pass and the driver they wish to receive an autograph from. Passes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and a limited number of passes will be available for each driver.

Tickets are still available for the Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011 race weekend, which includes the Sept. 30 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race, the Oct. 1 “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Oct. 2 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. For more information or tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Carl Edwards wins the July 23 “Federated Auto Parts 300” NASCAR Nationwide Series race

Edwards makes his sixth trip to Victory Lane at Nashville Superspeedway with victory

Brian Citino
July 23, 2011

Carl Edwards did not let a penalty for speeding onto pit road slow him down Saturday night, as he regained position quickly and dominated the field en route to a victory at Nashville Superspeedway in the “Federated Auto Parts 300” NASCAR Nationwide Series race.

After leading from laps 59 to 82, Edwards made a yellow flag pit stop but approached his stall a bit too fast at 0.31 mph over the 50 mph limit, and was forced to restart in the 14th position. However, it only took him 37 laps to regain the lead and back flip his way into Victory Lane in Nashville for the sixth time in his career – five times in the Nationwide Series and once in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. came in second place Saturday night, followed by the weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race winner, Austin Dillon, in third, Justin Allgaier in fourth and Aric Almirola in fifth.

Even though Brad Keselowski started the race on the pole and led for 89 of the first 116 laps, engine problems saw him fall to a 12th place finish, allowing Edwards and his extremely fast No. 60 Fastenal Ford to dominate the race despite the pit road penalty.

Edwards said he thought the penalty would be a problem for him in the race, but the speed of his Ford through traffic nullified the loss in position.

“I can’t believe I was leading and I sped on pit road,” he said. “That was really, really not smart. But in the end it made our night more fun. I probably learned more.”

Stenhouse Jr., a teammate of Edwards’ at Roush Fenway Racing, noted Edwards’ fast car in the race. He added that his own Ford had a few slight problems, but that adjustments still might not have been enough to overtake his teammate.

“We were just too loose on that last run,” Stenhouse Jr. said. “We were tight in the middle part of the race. I never really got it exactly where I needed it. We were one adjustment away from being really fast, but Carl’s Fastenal Mustang has always been really good here.

“But at the end of the day it was a really good day for Roush Fenway.”

Edwards hit a milestone during the race, leading his 1,000th NASCAR Nationwide Series lap of the season, a career high, which he said is all due to team effort and a willingness to listen to the drivers.

“It boils down to [team owner Jack Roush] and the guys listening to us complain and not ignoring us,” he said.

Edwards did say, however, that the fast car was not all that got him to Victory Lane tonight, as the Invocation from Pastor Joe Nelms, which featured “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” references, as well as a number of racing puns, and had the drivers laughing during pre-race activities. The video of the invocation has already gone viral on Youtube.

“I turned to Jack after that and said if anything happens tonight, I’d like him to be at my funeral,” Edwards said, laughing. “That was one of the best invocations that I’ve ever heard.”
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Austin Dillon wins the July 22 "Lucas Deep Clean 200" NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race

Brian Citino, Nashville PR

July 22, 2011

LEBANON, Tenn. – After pulling away with 23 laps to go, Austin Dillon did not look back and won Friday night’s Lucas Deep Clean 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville Superspeedway for his first trip to Victory Lane this season.

Dillon, who won two races in 2010, picked up his third career win by a sizeable margin and his first since September 2010 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Starting the race from the pole position, Dillon made a gutsy call with 46 laps to go, when on a yellow flag pit stop he opted to take two tires while much of the field changed all four, and pulled into the lead on the restart.

Three laps later he was overtaken by Johnny Sauter, the second-place finisher on the evening, but pulled ahead again on Lap 128 and gained a wide margin of space to comfortably win the race. He then attempted a celebratory slide through the grass to a loud and approving grandstand crowd at Nashville Superspeedway.

Dillon and crew chief Danny Stockman agreed on the two-tire pit stop, saying tires weren’t an issue during the race but track position was.

“It was all about sticking with [Sauter] as long as I could, keep the pressure on,” Dillon said. “I knew he was getting looser and looser and I finally had to get up in there with him and loosen him up a little more, and when it happened we just went on.”

“I looked at all the tire wears all day and the tires weren’t wearing, and I knew if we had track position and clean air, we were gonna go,” Stockman said. “And we didn’t even have clean air and we still win. Tires weren’t an issue tonight.”

Sauter, the points leader over Dillon by 18 points in the standings, was looking for his second win of the season but said at the end of the day the victor’s truck was just better.

“He obviously knew that he had a fast truck, because before that pit stop he was dogging me lap after lap,” Sauter said. “I knew it was just going to be a matter of time before he got around me.”

With the win, Dillon claimed one of the most coveted trophies in the sport – a Sam Bass custom-painted Gibson Les Paul guitar.

“I’ve been talking about it all week,” he said. “They said in the driver’s meeting today that it was voted one of the 10 coolest trophies by ‘Sports Illustrated.’ It’s just a beautiful trophy.”

Dillon also said the win boosted his confidence moving forward.

“It’s just so great to have a win,” he said. “When you get a win, everything just seems to be a lot easier.

Trailing Dillon and Sauter across the finish line were Timothy Peters in third, Nelson Piquet Jr. in fourth and Parker Kligerman in fifth.

 

 

 

 

 

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July 19, 2011

Dover International Speedway and Dover Downs Hotel & Casino commemorate 10-year anniversary of 9/11 with special memorial blood drive on Sept. 8

Donors will receive a free pace car ride around the Monster Mile with track historian George Keller

DOVER, Del. – A decade ago, our country’s foundation was shaken down to its core with the tragic events of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Ten years later, Dover International Speedway and Dover Downs Hotel & Casino continue to honor the victims of September 11 with its 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive, this year held on Sept. 8, 2011.

Dover International Speedway started this annual tradition in 2006 when it first took part in the NASCAR Foundation Blood and Marrow Drive, and will continue it this year, with the help of the Blood Bank of Delmarva.

“It’s remarkable and inspiring to watch Americans come together in the wake of a national disaster. That’s exactly what happened ten years ago. As news of the devastating terrorist attacks began to circulate, hundreds of donors lined up at our centers to give blood,” said Roy Roper, president and CEO of the Blood Bank of Delmarva. “It’s that spirit to help that continues every day here at the Blood Bank. The reality is that small emergencies happen every day. This year, more than 20,000 people in our area will need blood transfusions to survive. The Dover International Speedway 9/11 blood drive continues to serve as a meaningful way to commemorate a tragic day in our nation’s history by saving the lives of those in need today.”

Special to this year’s blood drive, all donors will receive the opportunity to take a pace car ride around the Monster Mile with track historian George Keller, who has not missed a NASCAR race weekend in Dover since the track opened in 1969.

The 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive on Sept. 8 is open to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rollins Center Ballroom at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. To make an appointment to give blood, call the Blood Bank of Delmarva at 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 or visit www.delmarvablood.org.  Although appointments are strongly encouraged, walk-in donors are welcome and will be taken as time allows. The Blood Bank plans on filling a schedule of 75 blood donors for the day.

About Blood Bank of Delmarva

Blood Bank of Delmarva is a non-profit, community service organization that provides blood and blood products to 16 hospitals on the Delmarva Peninsula. More than 74,000 blood donations are needed in this area each year for about 20,000 patients across the Delmarva Peninsula. For more information about the Blood Bank or to request an appointment to give blood, visit www.delmarvablood.org  or call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8.

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

July 8, 2011

Matt Kenseth to appear at free Q&A session at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 2

DOVER, Del. – Fresh off a victory at the Monster Mile in the May 15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Matt Kenseth will return to Dover International Speedway this fall for a free question-and-answer session at the base of the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, presented by AAA, at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2.

The Q&A is free to all Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011 Dover ticket holders and gives fans a great opportunity to take a few photos of the most recent driver to conquer the Monster Mile.

A two-time winner at Dover, Kenseth made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at the Monster Mile in the September 1998 race, finishing sixth in his first event. He also was the 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and carries 20 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories on his resume.

Following the Q&A, Kenseth will race in the Oct. 2 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the third event in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Currently, Kenseth sits in fifth place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings, and his two wins almost guarantee that he’ll have a spot in the 12-driver Chase field.

The Q&A with Kenseth is just one of numerous activities surrounding the Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011 race weekend at the Monster Mile, which includes the Sept. 30 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race and the Oct. 1 “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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Dover Motorsports, Inc. owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. Both concrete tracks are home to some of the most exciting racing in NASCAR. The legendary “Monster Mile” in Dover is known for being tough on drivers and their equipment, and has been hosting two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends each year for over 40 years. Nashville Superspeedway first opened its doors in 2001 and currently hosts two NASCAR Nationwide Series and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series doubleheader race weekends each year. For further information, log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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May 15, 2011

Matt Kenseth wins the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway

Brian Smith
Dover International Speedway PR

There were a lot of names bandied about this week as contenders at Dover International Speedway – perhaps Kyle Busch, who has run strong at Dover in just about every race here in every circuit the last three years. Perhaps it would be Jimmie Johnson, who had won three of the last four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at the Monster Mile, and who sat on the pole for Sunday. Maybe Carl Edwards, who won the “5-Hour ENERGY 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday could pull off another win. Perhaps even A.J. Allmendinger, who started second and was coming off a strong run at Dover in the race last fall, or Dale Earnhardt Jr., who hasn’t won at Dover since 2001 but had a strong practice session on Friday.

Not among those names was Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 Wiley X Sunglasses Ford, who started 24th. But he ended up winning the May 15 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, taking the checkered flag on a day that started out cloudy, briefly turned rainy, but was drenched in sunshine by the end – a trifecta of conditions that gave many of NASCAR’s top drivers fits and left them fighting their machines all over Dover International Speedway throughout the day.

Also not among those names, although he can never be counted out at Dover, was Mark Martin – he finished second. Definitely not among those names was Marcus Ambrose, who had never started higher than 20th at the Monster Mile, finished higher than 14th, and who had never led a single lap around at Dover. He still hasn’t, but he finished third.

This upheaval came about with 39 laps to go, when Juan Pablo Montoya spun in Turn 4 and brought out the fifth caution flag of the day. Prior to that, the race was following a completely different script – one that many more people had expected. Johnson dominated early on, but started to falter near the halfway point and spent much of the next hundred-plus miles jockeying with Edwards for the lead. And Clint Bowyer jumped in on the fun on a restart at lap 338, taking a turn up front for 29 laps.

But with Montoya’s mishap and the subsequent pit stops, there were decisions to be made. Two tires or four was the main one. Fuel mileage was another concern, but lesser so. Bowyer, Edwards and Johnson went with four tires. Kenseth took two; Martin took none and just flat-out stayed on the track.

As a result, Kenseth beat the formerly top trio back out onto the track and restarted second, right behind Martin. His fresh pair of shoes allowed him to quickly slide by his old mentor and into the lead, while Johnson and Edwards were stuck in traffic and sitting 10th and 11th, respectively. He opened up a wide margin and was never threatened over the final 32 laps, ending up with a win by 2.122 seconds.

“It was pretty exciting for me to win here at Dover, especially the way we did it,” Kenseth said. “It seems we’ve lost more that way than we’ve won. We came in and I know [crew chief Jimmy Fennig and I] were both thinking about it at the same time. I just keyed the mic and said ‘Jimmy, you sure you don’t want to try two?’ And he didn’t even hesitate. It went smooth almost like we planned it.”

But sudden as the change was at the front of the field, it wasn’t a situation where Kenseth backed into a win. He was being mentioned over the radio by other crew chiefs as the fastest car in the track as early as the first 100 laps. Despite starting 24th, he was in 12th by lap 59 and was in eighth by lap 76, a leap of 16 positions. He reached fifth by lap 136, moved into fourth at lap 150 and was third on a restart at lap 170. But his car started to loosen up as the sun warmed up the track, and he gave up fourth place to pit at lap 284 to try and have the problem corrected. Whatever his crew did, it worked, as he returned to contention quickly afterward.

“There were times in the race where I felt like we had one of the best cars, but there were times where it felt like we had a 14th place car,” Kenseth said. “They were able to make some good adjustments to get it good there at the end. I knew one of the front three cars on that restart would probably win the race, because the rubber was building up and it was almost impossible to pass.”

Car owner Jack Roush had been paying attention, and knew Kenseth could be a threat at the end.

“If anybody was watching their lap trackers, Matt drove from 23rd to the top five,” Roush said. “As hard as it is to pass and deal with this car, when I saw that I figured that the 17 was equal to the cars that were running up front. They didn’t back into this thing – they deserved to be up there. Between the two of them, they made the gutsy call for two tires. As many times as they’ve been burned by that, I was surprised they did that.”

Martin was all smiles after finishing second in his 50th career race at the Monster Mile. He’s finished in the top 10 in 31 of those races.

“It was another great race at Dover,” Martin said. “I love this place. I always get excited about coming here to race. We had a really fast race car. Great call by Lance McGrew and great teamwork. We’ve had great teamwork all year. I’m proud of this race team and proud of these guys.”

It was also a happy day for Ambrose, who was coming off a weekend where he felt he deserved better than his 13th-place finish at Darlington.

“Today I’m really excited about, because we had a really good day at Darlington and it didn’t go our way,” Ambrose said. “We’ve had some terrible luck. I’m really excited that my team is learning me, I’m learning them and I’m learning how these cars work.”

Left to wonder what might have been was Johnson, who has won six times at Dover and would have tied Bobby Allison and Richard Petty for most career wins at the track with a victory, but instead wound up with a ninth-place finish. Afterwards, he was surprised that a four-tire change on the last pit stop wasn’t more effective.

“I guess in our minds we didn’t think that would take place, so many guys taking two [tires],” Johnson said. “At the time, we had done four all day and we saw some two yesterday and it didn’t pan out. I knew we were outnumbered once we came off pit road and saw so many guys who had taken two and one or two that didn’t stop, so at that time I knew we were in trouble. If you just look at the numbers, the four-tire guys just couldn’t get back through there.”

Edwards had similar sentiments after finishing seventh.

“I thought we would be able to march up through there and I thought the race would be between Clint and I,” he said. “I did see a couple cars go fast early on two tires but I really felt we were going to have something. If we had had a caution, who knows what would have happened.”

Johnson led 135 of the first 142 laps before Edwards caught him and the two started more or less passing the lead back and forth. Johnson ended up leading 207 laps, while Edwards was ahead for 117. It’s the fifth consecutive race at Dover where Johnson has led at least 190 laps.

Meanwhile, some of Dover’s usual front-runners were left in the back of the pack, including Kurt Busch (14th), Jeff Gordon (17th), Greg Biffle (19th), Ryan Newman (21st), and Tony Stewart (29th). Kyle Busch also had a rough day by his standards for Dover, even though he finished fourth. He had to start at the rear of the field due to an engine change, which didn’t help, but like many drivers still didn’t have his normal zip on the concrete oval.

“It was a tough race for us, but we ended up looking really good considering how our weekend was,” he said. “We put something under it knowing this is how we ran here in the past and it just didn’t work today. I don’t know that anything would have worked for a lot of guys.”

The average speed was 125.578 mph, which was just behind the pace of the last two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover; however, those three races are the three fastest at the track in the last 12 years. There were 23 lead changes among 11 drivers and just six cautions for 28 laps – one of which was a competition caution and one of which was because of a brief shower that drifted over the track at lap 173.

There was no change among the top five in the points standings, with Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick all maintaining their positions. Kenseth was the biggest mover, jumping from 10th to sixth. Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart round out the top 10, while Mark Martin and Greg Biffle sit just outside.

 

 

 

 

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Contact: Lisa Butler

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Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

(302) 8573725

May 6, 2011

Commemorative chip for May NASCAR® races on sale Monday at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

DOVER, Del. — Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, in conjunction with Dover Motorsports®, will offer a limited edition Monster Mile® casino chip for the upcoming May 1315, 2011 NASCAR race weekend at Dover International Speedway®.

The commemorative casino chip is the second in the series to be designed by the Speedway for the Casino’s table games, depicting Miles the Monster, Dover International Speedwayʹs signature icon. Miles the Monster is also featured on the winnerʹs trophy, tickets, memorabilia, and of course, the 46foottall Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, presented by AAA.

The chips will be available for sale at the Poker Room Cage beginning 9 a.m. on Monday, May 9. Only 2,500 May 2011 chips are available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dover International Speedway

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Delaware General Assembly declares May 15, 2011 ‘Jimmie Johnson Day’

May 9, 2011

DOVER, Del. – Though he is a native of El Cajon, Calif., and currently lives in Charlotte, it appears as if Jimmie Johnson has found himself yet another home here in the First State.

Based on his extensive success at Delaware’s NASCAR track, Dover International Speedway, as well as the charitable work done nationwide by the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, the 146th Delaware General Assembly, in a joint resolution from the House and Senate, declared in Senate Joint Resolution No. 2 that Sunday, May 15, 2011 will be known as "Jimmie Johnson Day."

Johnson’s day coincides with the return of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to the Monster Mile on the final day of the May 1315, 2011 race weekend, as he and the rest of the Sprint Cup field will compete in the "FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks" race. The Hendrick Motorsports driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet will be aiming for his second straight win at Dover, and seventh ever at the track.

A victory would put Johnson, a 10year NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran, in elite company with NASCAR Hall of Fame members Richard Petty and Bobby Allison, the only drivers to ever win seven times at the Monster Mile.

"Jimmie Johnson serves as a tremendous ambassador for NASCAR and his success at Dover International Speedway makes him very deserving of this honor," said Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. "With the success he’s had and the potential that lays ahead, Johnson may go down as the greatest NASCAR driver of all time."

The resolution, authored by Sen. Bruce Ennis (DSmyrna), and cosponsored by Sen. Brian Bushweller (DDover), Rep. William Carson (DSmyrna) and Rep. Darryl Scott (DDover), lauds Johnson’s athletic achievements, including his five consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series titles, and dedication to community service off the track, and "urges the people of the State of Delaware to observe the day with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities."

Special attention is drawn to the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, which has contributed more than .1 million to a number of organizations since 2006, when it was founded with the "mission to assist children, families and communities in need throughout the United States."

Tickets for the "FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks" NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, as well as the "Lucas Oil 200" NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and "5hour ENERGY 200" NASCAR Nationwide Series races are available by calling 800441RACE or visiting DoverSpeedway.com.

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NASCAR fans won’t have to travel far for tailgating items including hot dogs and hamburgers, coleslaw and potato salad, buns and chips, and refreshing drinks during May 13-15 race weekend at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. Giant Food of Landover, Md. cut the ribbon to celebrate opening the Speedway Supermarket, a 5,000-square-foot store featuring 2,500 items Wednesday, May 11. From left to right: Stacy Wiggins, district director, Giant Food of Landover, Md.; Mark Long, store manager, Giant Food of Landover, Md.; Mark Rossi, vice president of sales & marketing, Dover Motorsports, Inc.
 

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Giant Food of Landover, Md.: Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776; jmiller@giantofmaryland.com

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

GIANT FOOD SPEEDWAY SUPERMARKET RETURNS TO DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Temporary Store Features 2,500 Items, Easy Access for Tailgate Shopping

LANDOVER, Md. (May 11, 2011) – After a successful debut at the Dover International Speedway in September 2010, Giant Food of Landover, Md.’s Speedway Supermarket returns to Dover, Del. for a second year to serve the tailgating needs of NASCAR fans with an on-site, 5,000-square-foot store. Stacy Wiggins, district director of Giant Food of Landover, Md., Mark Rossi, vice president of sales and marketing, Dover Motorsports, Inc., and Mike Long, store manager of Giant’s Speedway Supermarket, cut the ribbon today, officially opening the temporary Giant located in RV Lot 10.

“The Giant team is thrilled to be invited back at Dover to serve NASCAR fans for the second year in a row with our Speedway Supermarket,” said Stacy Wiggins, district director for Giant Food of Landover, Md. “Our team has worked hard with the Dover Motorsports Inc. team to make sure all the needs of NASCAR fans are met. We all look forward to a successful and fun race weekend!”

At today’s ribbon cutting, Giant Food presented USO Delaware with a check for $3,220 as a result of March’s in-store giving campaign. In honor of Giant’s 75th anniversary, the neighborhood grocer is celebrating a decade a month and in March, Giant celebrated the 1940s by teaming up with the USO to support military families across the region. USO Delaware Director Joan Cote accepted the funds and highlighted programs the money will support.

The Speedway Supermarket features a variety of products including tailgating necessities, convenience goods, pack-and-go meals, and health and beauty care items. Meats, deli, seafood, buns, cookies, bakery items, prepared food, sunscreen, toothpaste, and drinks highlight just a few of the 2,500 items that fill the shelves. The store will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sunday, May 15 and serve as a one-stop shop for those attending Friday’s Lucas Oil 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, Saturday’s 200-mile 5-hour ENERGY NASCAR Nationwide Series race, and Sunday’s FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

“We are more than excited to have Giant back for another race weekend at Dover International Speedway,” said Mark Rossi, vice president of sales and marketing for Dover Motorsports, Inc. “The store’s extensive inventory, the staff’s above-and-beyond customer service and the affordable prices have made Giant a unique and convenient addition to the Monster Mile for both our RV patrons and daily tailgaters. It’s just like bringing your own grocery store on the road with you for your visit to the Monster Mile.”

The store will also be offering an array of raffle prizes, including lap passes for the Monster Bridge, Sprint Cup Garage tour passes, trackside tour passes, Monster Mile Club tickets, Greg Biffle autographs, memorabilia, and much more. The No. 33 General Mills Race Car will be on display in front of the store Saturday and Sunday morning and shoppers have the opportunity to meet NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer on Saturday from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 177 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 177 stores are 162 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Netherlands-based Ahold. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.

Dover International Speedway
Dover Motorsports, Inc. owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. Both concrete tracks are home to some of the most exciting racing in NASCAR. The legendary “Monster Mile” in Dover is known for being tough on drivers and their equipment, and has been hosting two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends each year for over 40 years. Nashville Superspeedway first opened its doors in 2001 and currently hosts two NASCAR Nationwide Series and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series doubleheader race weekends each year. For further information, log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.

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

May 11, 2011

NASCAR teams in all three national series unite to support Autism Speaks

DOVER, Del. – For the fifth consecutive year, Dover International Speedway has joined forces with Autism Speaks to create awareness for the special cause through the entitlement of the Monster Mile’s spring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, titled the “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks.”

The NASCAR community has embraced the messaging of Autism Speaks, and throughout the May 13-15, 2011 race weekend in Dover, 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cares, 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series cars and 20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series trucks will sport the Autism Speaks blue puzzle piece logo as a sign of support for the nation’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Dover International Speedway, and appreciate NASCAR and FedEx’s efforts to help raise awareness and funds for our cause,” said Mark Roithmayr, president of Autism Speaks. “Thanks to everyone’s support race weekend at Dover will take on special meaning for NASCAR fans and the autism community alike. We couldn’t ask for better partners.”

Participating drivers and teams include:

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet
Brad Keselowski, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge
Kasey Kahne, No. 4 Red Bull Toyota
David Ragan, No. 6 UPS Ford
Marcos Ambrose, No. 9 Dewalt Ford
Denny Hamlin, No. 11 FedEx Ground/Autism Speaks Toyota
Casey Mears, No. 13 Geico Toyota
Tony Stewart, No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet
Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M Ford
Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Wilex X Sunglasses Ford
Kyle Busch, No. 18 M&M's Toyota
Joey Logano, No. 20 Home Depot Toyota
Kurt Busch, No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge
Paul Menard, No. 27 CertainTeeds/Menard Chevrolet
Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet
Jeff Burton, No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet
Clint Bowyer, No. 33 BB&T Chevrolet
David Gilliland, No. 34 Taco Bell Ford
Travis Kvapil, No. 38 Long John Silver's Ford
Ryan Newman, No. 39 Haas Automotive Chevrolet
Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Target Chevrolet
AJ Allmendinger, No. 43 Best Buy Ford
J.J. YeleY, No. 46 Red Line Oil Chevrolet
Martin Truex Jr., No. 56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota
Mike Skinner, No. 60 Big Red Toyota
Michael McDowell, No. 66 HP Racing Toyota
Scott Riggs, No. 81 Whitney Motorsports Chevrolet
Brian Vickers, No. 83 Red Bull Toyota
Carl Edwards, No. 99 Aflac Ford

NASCAR Nationwide Series

Elliott Sadler, No. 2 OneMain Financial Chevrolet
Brian Scott, No. 11 Shore Lodge Toyota
Eric McClure, No. 14 Hefty BlackOut/Reynolds Chevrolet
Kyle Busch, No. 18 MAC Tools Toyota
Mike Bliss, No. 19 TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet
Joey Logano, No. 20 Harvest Investments Toyota
James Buescher, No. 30 AFB Freight Chevrolet
Justin Allgaier, No. 31 Wolfpack Rentals Chevrolet
Reed Sorenson, No. 32 Dollar General Chevrolet
Clint Bowyer, No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet
Jason Leffler, No. 38 Great Clips Chevrolet
Jeff Green, No. 44 TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet
Carl Edwards, No. 60 Fastenal Ford
Donnie Neuenberger, No. 81 Eagle Convenience Store Dodge
Ryan Truex, No. 99 Pastrana-Waltrip Racing Toyota

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Kevin Harvick, No. 2 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet
Austin Dillon, No. 3 Bass Pro Shop Chevrolet
Ricky CarmichaeL, No. 4 Monster Energy Chevrolet
Timothy Peters, No. 7 Stemco/Duroline Toyota
Nelson Piquet Jr., No. 8 Autotrac Chevrolet
Max Papis, No. 9 Geico Toyota
Johnny Sauter, No. 13 Safe Auto/Curb Records Chevrolet
Miguel Paludo, No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota
Joey Coulter, No. 22 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Jason White, No. 23 Gunbroker.com Chevrolet
Todd Bodine, No. 30 Germain.com Toyota
James Buescher, No. 31 Space Coast Centers Chevrolet
Brad Sweet, No. 32 Great Clips Chevrolet
Ron Hornaday Jr., No. 33 UTZ Snacks Chevrolet
Justin Johnson, No. 51 Wounded Warriors Project/Vision Airlines Toyota
Cole Whitt, No. 60 Red Bull/Fuel Doctor Chevrolet
Brendan Gaughan, No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Toyota
Justin Marks, No. 66 Go Pro Chevrolet
Justin Lofton, No. 77 Lofton Cattle Toyota
Matt Crafton, No. 88 Menards/Certainteed Chevrolet

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on May 13-15, 2011. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

About Autism

Autism is a complex, neurobiological disorder that inhibits a person’s ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral changes. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one of 110 children in the United States, affecting four times as many boys as girls. The prevalence of autism increased 57 percent from 2002 to 2006. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.

About Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is North America’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, and is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Since its inception in 2005, Autism Speaks has made enormous strides, committing more than $160 million to research and developing innovative new resources for families. In addition to funding research, Autism Speaks has created resources and programs, including: The Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network; Autism Speaks’ Autism Genetic Resource Exchange; and several other scientific and clinical programs. Notable awareness initiatives include the establishment of the annual United Nations sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, which Autism Speaks celebrates through its Light it Up Blue initiative. Each year, Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 80 cities across North America. Autism Speaks’ family resources include the Autism Video Glossary, a 100 Day Kit for newly diagnosed families, a School Community Took Kit and a community grant program. Autism Speaks has played a critical role in securing federal legislation to advance the government’s response to autism, and has successfully advocated for insurance reform to cover behavioral treatments in 26 states thus far, with bills pending in an additional 12 states. To learn more about Autism Speaks, visit www.autismspeaks.org.

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RACE WEEKEND ACTIVITIES FOR RACE FANS

ALL WEEKEND

ʺFrankieʹs Monster Mile Caféʺ

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is presenting this Tuscanstyle café with the flavor and atmosphere of its Frankieʹs Wine Bar and Italian Restaurant during race weekend. The café will offer race fans a variety of new menu options in an al fresco setting.

Free interactive displays in the FanZone featuring a number of vendors, including:

The Sprint Experience display will feature race simulators, the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship trophy and Sprint products.

AAA will have its display rocking with a DJ and music pumping all day. The setup will also be featuring one of the first tow trucks to ever take to the road and a race simulator.

Chevy Racing will give fans the chance to see the newest models of the No. 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 48 Jimmie Johnson and No. 24 Jeff Gordon stock cars.

Fans looking to take part in a little racing of their own should head on over to the American Indoor Karting GoKarts display to ride at speeds upwards of 40 mph on a 20,000squarefoot closed course.

It wouldn’t be a party without the Budweiser Block Party in full effect, featuring a Cornhole competition, live music and a fully stocked Budweiser bar.

Lucas Oil will be showing off all the products it has to offer in its display. It also will be running contests and providing fans with a number of giveaways throughout the weekend.

THURSDAY, MAY 12

World of Outlaws Late Models Series - At the Delaware International Speedway, in Delmar, DE, 50 miles South of Dover, gate opens 4 PM www.delawareracing.com 


Brad Keselowski appearance at Buffalo Wild Wings

Time: 810 p.m.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski will be appearing at the Dover Buffalo Wild Wings at 680 S. Bay Road to meet a few fans and sign some autographs.

FRIDAY, MAY 13

Visit DoverSpeedway.com to purchase tickets for the "Lucas Oil 200" NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

Live music from the band Modern Bliss on the Victory Plaza stage

Time: Noon4 p.m.

Live music from Tom Pizzi at Frankie’s Monster Mile Café

Time: 26 p.m.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series autograph session

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Several popular drivers from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will sign autographs for race fans at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 13. The free autograph session will be held in the FanZone near the Camping World display. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as the free autograph session is on a firstcome, firstserved basis. Participating drivers include Ricky Carmichael, Johnny Sauter and Ron Hornaday Jr., with more expected to be announced soon. Click here to see an updated list of drivers appearing.

Live music from Miss Teddi Fusco at Frankie’s Monster Mile Café

Time: 610 p.m.

"Trackside Live!" on the SPEED stage

Time: 78 p.m.

Be there every week for the craziest party in NASCAR in front of the loudest fans. Legendary guests from the world of NASCAR drop in LIVE to look ahead at the big race. Coming to you trackside, you won’t want to miss a minute of the rollicking fun, unexpected moments and electrifying excitement. Join Steve Byrnes, Larry McReynolds, Jeff Hammond, Darrell Waltrip, and guests Kevin and DeLana Harvick, as they work hard and play hard to bring a fun and insightful show LIVE from the track.

SATURDAY, MAY 14

Night of Dirt Racing Action - Its "Topless Night" - At the Delaware International Speedway, 5 regular series, Big Block Modified, Super Late Model, 2 Crate classes late & mods, and Mod Lites in Delmar, DE, 50 miles South of Dover, gate opens 5 PM www.delawareracing.com 

Visit DoverSpeedway.com to purchase tickets for the ʺ5hour ENERGY 200ʺ NASCAR Nationwide Series race.

NASCAR Nationwide Series driver autograph session in the FanZone

Time: 89 a.m.

Visit the ʺOfficial NASCAR Trackside Merchandiseʺtrailer in the FanZone for an autograph session with several drivers from the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Participating drivers include Jeremy Clements and Timmy Hill, with more drivers expected to be announced soon. Fans must first stop by the location and receive a free autograph session ticket, which will be distributed beginning Friday, May 13. Click here to see an updated list of drivers attending.

ʺ5hour ENERGY Open Trackʺsession for NASCAR Nationwide ticket holders

Time: 8:3010 a.m.

Do you have a ticket for the ʺ5hour ENERGY 200ʺNASCAR Nationwide Series race and want a chance to get up close and personal with the Monster Mile? Well 5hour ENERGY is giving you that opportunity, as fans can take to the frontstretch and pit road, as well as meet driver Steve Wallace and see the car he drove in this yearʹs Daytona 500.

Monster FunZone

Time: 9:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.

Located outside of Turn 4 near the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, this new edition to race weekend at Dover International Speedway offers free admission and a number of featured attractions, including interactive games, rock climbing walls, a trampoline jump station, racing simulators, show cars, pony rides, prize drawings and more.

Live music from the band Smokin’ Gunnz on the Victory Plaza stage

Time: 9:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.

Live music from Tom Pizzi at Frankieʹs Monster Mile Café

Time: 26 p.m.

Live music from Miss Teddi Fusco at Frankieʹs Monster Mile Café

Time: 610 p.m.

Kenny Wallace appearance at Frankieʹs Monster Mile Café

Time: 7 p.m.

Kenny Wallace, driver of the No. 9 Toyota in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, will drop in to Frankieʹs Monster Mile Café during a VIP reception that is open to the public.

SUNDAY, MAY 15

Visit DoverSpeedway.com to purchase tickets for the ʺFedEx 400 benefiting Autism SpeaksʺNASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Monster FunZone

Time: 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Located outside of Turn 4 near the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, this new edition to race weekend at Dover International Speedway offers free admission and a number of featured attractions, including interactive games, rock climbing walls, a trampoline jump station, racing simulators, show cars, pony rides, prize drawings and more.

ʺNASCAR RaceDayʺlive on the SPEED stage

Time: 10:30 a.m. LIVE, loud and never dull! The alwaysentertaining crew from LIVE, loud and never dull! The alwaysentertaining crew from "NASCAR RaceDay" gets you ready for the main event every weekend. Get uptotheminute analysis, driver interviews, raceday predictions and much more. Always LIVE from the track and always right before the green flag drops. John Roberts, Kyle Petty, and Kenny Wallace are joined by Hermie Sadler and Wendy Venturini for fast paced coverage that will keep you in the driver’s seat. NASCAR on SPEED – Be there!

Live music from Tom Pizzi at Frankieʹs Monster Mile Café

Time: 15 p.m.

Live music from Miss Teddi Fusco at Frankieʹs Monster Mile Café

Time: 58 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                                   MEDIA CONTACTS

May 10, 2011                                                                                                                Giant Food of Landover, Md.: Jamie Miller

                                                                                                                                    (301) 341-8776; jmiller@giantofmaryland.com  

Dover International Speedway: Gary Camp

(302) 883-6560; gcamp@dovermotorsports.com

 

GIANT’S SPEEDWAY SUPERMARKET RIBBON CUTTING WEDNESDAY

Success Brings Track Store Back to Dover International Speedway

 

  WHAT:                Stacy Wiggins, district director, Giant Food of Landover, Md. and Mark Rossi, vice president of sales & marketing, Dover Motorsports, Inc., will cut the ribbon to celebrate Giant Food of Landover, Md.’s Speedway Supermarket, a temporary pop-up store located at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. during May 13-15 race weekend.  

 

                                Building on last fall’s success, Giant’s Speedway Supermarket returns for NASCAR fans in Dover, Del., located in RV Lot 10. The store will feature more than 2,500 items. At Wednesday’s ribbon cutting, Giant will present a check to USO Delaware for $3,220. 

                                In honor of Giant’s 75th anniversary, the neighborhood grocer is celebrating a decade a month, and in March, celebrated the 40s. Giant teamed up with the USO to support military families across the region.                

 

  WHEN:                Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 10 a.m.

 

                WHERE:                RV Lot 10 – inside Giant’s Speedway Supermarket

                                                Dover International Speedway

From Route 13, at the intersection with Sunoco and Pizza Hut, turn onto Leipsic Road. Proceed straight, head over a bridge (over Rt. 1), and you'll come to a "T" at the stop sign. Make a left onto Persimmon Tree Lane, and you will see the Giant store on your right.

 

FAST FACTS:           •  Giant Speedway Supermarket will feature more than 2,500 items, offering NASCAR fans easy access for tailgate shopping.

                                   •  Store will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sunday, May 15 and feature large variety of items: hot dogs, hamburgers, coleslaw, potato salad, buns, chips, cookies, and refreshing drinks; perishables including meat, deli, produce, seafood and bakery items; prepared foods; health and beauty care products including sunscreen, toothpaste, and more.

                                   •  On Saturday and Sunday morning, the General Mills #33 car will be on display in front of the Speedway Supermarket. Shoppers will have the opportunity to meet Driver Clint Bowyer on Saturday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. 

                                   •  Shoppers have the opportunity to win lap passes, action figures, posters, autographed merchandise and more by entering raffles at the Speedway Supermarket.  

                                   •  NASCAR races include Friday’s Lucas Oil NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, Saturday’s 200-mile 5-Hour Energy NASCAR Nationwide Series race and Sunday’s FedEx 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

 

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 177 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 177 stores are 162 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Netherlands-based Ahold. For more information on Giant, visit
www.GiantFood.com.

 

Dover International Speedway

Dover Motorsports, Inc. owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. Both concrete tracks are home to some of the most exciting racing in NASCAR. The legendary “Monster Mile” in Dover is known for being tough on drivers and their equipment, and has been hosting two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends each year for over 40 years. Nashville Superspeedway first opened its doors in 2001 and currently hosts two NASCAR Nationwide Series and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series doubleheader race weekends each year. For further information, log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.

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May 9, 2011

Busch, Harvick bring added drama to the Monster Mile for the May 13 “Lucas Oil 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race

DOVER, Del. – The tension in the air will be potent this weekend as the eyes of the NASCAR world focus on the First State for race weekend at Dover International Speedway, following a wild weekend at Darlington Raceway that saw tempers flare between drivers Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick.

The two drivers are included on an early entry list at Dover that includes a number of wily veterans and young up-and-comers for the “Lucas Oil 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race May 13, meaning Busch and Harvick won’t have to wait until the May 15 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to be on the track together again.

Busch and Harvick tangled both during the “Showtime Southern 500” at Darlington and afterward, and the crews of the drivers’ two teams exchanged heated words and a few shoves in the garage area before being separated by NASCAR officials.

The duel began on the track, but escalated after the race concluded, when Harvick approached Busch’s car on pit road and attempted to throw a punch through Busch’s driver’s side window. Busch immediately hit the gas to escape, plowing into Harvick’s car and sending it smashing into an inside retaining wall. Shortly thereafter, Harvick approached Busch’s hauler — which coincidentally was parked right next to his own — and got into a confrontation with Busch’s team.

Both drivers were then called to the NASCAR hauler along with their respective team owners, Richard Childress and Joe Gibbs, where the situation finally deescalated for the night. No additional discipline has been handed down as of yet.

The feud sets up a sure-to-be exciting race weekend at Dover International Speedway, where Harvick and Busch have the chance to battle it out twice, beginning with Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race that will set up the Sunday “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Those two races will sandwich the “5-hour ENERGY 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race, which will feature a number of notable stars, including Busch, who is again pulling the weekend tripleheader at Dover; Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne; current NASCAR Nationwide Series points leader Justin Allgaier; Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer and Carl Edwards, all of whom are previous NASCAR Nationwide Series winners at the Monster Mile; Elliott Sadler and David Reutimann.

Tickets are still available for the May 13-15, 2011 race weekend. For information or to purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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May 4, 2011

Miss Willie Brown to sing the National Anthem prior to the “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” on May 15

DOVER, Del. – A&M/Octone Records’ new country music duo Miss Willie Brown will sing the National Anthem prior to the start of the “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, May 15 at Dover International Speedway.

The duo, comprised of Amanda Watkins from West Virginia and Texas native Kasey Buckley, first met waiting tables at a BBQ joint, and instantly bonded over a deep love of songwriting and country music. With raw, honky-tonk-style emotion and irresistible rock ‘n’ roll swagger, the duo is both a reminder of the classic power of a song and a fresh look toward music’s future. In a unique dynamic, Kasey and Amanda not only share writing credits on each song, but unlike most lead-and-harmony groups, the two split lead vocals. Sharing that duty, especially onstage, ignites an electric energy that likens their live show to a hurricane meeting a volcano.

Miss Willie Brown released their first major label EP in March, produced by award-winning producer Keith Stegall (Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson and George Strait), and will wrap up the 30-city JAGERMEISTER COUNTRY TOUR with Dierks Bentley on May 13 in Norfolk, Va.

In addition to performing the “Star Spangled Banner,” Miss Willie Brown is scheduled to entertain race fans with one of their original songs during pre-race activities.

For more information about Miss Willie Brown, visit www.misswilliebrown.com.

Miss Willie Brown’s performance adds to a growing list of entertaining events for fans surrounding the May 13-15, 2011 race weekend at the Monster Mile. For a full list of fan attractions, visit DoverSpeedway.com and click the “May 13-15 race weekend fan activities at the track” link.

Racing returns to Dover International Speedway May 13-15 with the “Lucas Oil 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, “5-hour ENERGY 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. For information or tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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April 27, 2011

NASCAR drivers Ron Hornaday Jr., Max Papis and Ryan Truex visit Dover International Speedway

DOVER, Del. – With the May 13-15, 2011 race weekend at Dover International Speedway just around the corner, fans got a treat today as three NASCAR drivers paid a visit to the track for a day full of activities.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers Ron Hornaday Jr. and Max Papis, along with NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Ryan Truex, spent the day at the Monster Mile doing everything from calling ticket holders to giving fans and media rides around the track, and even signing autographs in The Colonnade at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

A few lucky ticket holders for the upcoming race weekend got calls and voicemails from the three drivers, and a few walk-up customers to the ticket offices got a nice surprise when they realized some of their favorite drivers were behind the counter. One fan even went so far as to take the shirt off his back to get autographs from Hornaday and Papis.

Following lunch with the media, the drivers took to what they know best – taking stock cars around the Monster Mile at lightning-fast speeds, with fans and media members serving as passengers for the rides.

“I really love this race track,” said Papis, driver of the No. 9 Geico Toyota. “It’s one of those tracks where you really have to be tough, you really have to put your elbow out and drive it hard. Whoever doesn’t like this place shouldn’t call themselves a racecar driver.”

Truex, a New Jersey native that currently drives the No. 99 Toyota for Pastana-Waltrip Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, echoed Papis’ sentiments and said it’s always great coming back to Dover, especially since it’s his home track.

“You’ve got to have guts and determination…it’s a driver’s race track,” he added.

The three NASCAR stars ended the day by signing autographs for approximately 200 fans that gathered in The Colonnade at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

Hornaday, Papis, Truex and the rest of the stars from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will return to Dover International Speedway for the May 13-15, 2011 NASCAR race weekend.

Tickets for both of this year’s race weekends, including the Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011 weekend featuring the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, are available by calling 1-800-441-RACE or visiting DoverSpeedway.com.

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5-hour ENERGY® Announces Nationwide Series Race Sponsorship

5-hour ENERGY 200 to take place at the Monster Mile

Dover, DE (April 13, 2011) – 5-hour ENERGY® is proud to announce that it will be the title sponsor of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race to be held Saturday, May 14 at the Dover International Speedway, also known as the Monster Mile.

NASCAR fans will not only be treated to exciting race action, but also get a chance to try a free sample of 5-hour ENERGY®. Brand representatives will be stationed throughout the speedway passing out samples.

“We want racing fans to feel energized and alert throughout the race,” said Carl Sperber of Living Essentials, the makers of 5-hour ENERGY®. “But where 5-hour ENERGY® really shines is in how it helps hard working people get through a hectic day. It’s quick, simple and portable, which is ideal for busy people on the go who can’t afford a letdown.”

Sperber hopes the exposure gained from title sponsorship will encourage fans who haven’t done so already, to try 5-hour ENERGY®. “We’re going to be at Dover to educate consumers about 5-hour ENERGY®, let them know how well it works, answer any questions they have, and then let them try 5-hour ENERGY for free.”

Dover will not be the first time NASCAR fans see 5-hour ENERGY at the track. The Michigan-based brand was the title sponsor for last year’s Nationwide Series race in St. Louis, and is in its fourth season as primary sponsor for the Rusty Wallace Racing No. 66 Toyota driven by Steven Wallace.

“I’m excited every weekend to have 5-hour ENERGY on our Toyota,” said Wallace, “It will be really cool to have my sponsor also be the title sponsor of the race at the Monster Mile.”

“We’ve had some good runs at Dover over the last couple of years and I would love to give 5-hour ENERGY a strong finish. The pressure is definitely on me and this team to go out there and perform well. We hope to put on a really good show for our loyal fans that come out or tune in and support us and our sponsors each week.”

Fans can follow 5HourEnergyGuy on Twitter, “like” the 5-hour ENERGY Facebook page or log onto to www.5hourenergy.com for more information about 5-hour ENERGY products, the motorsports program and various contests or promotions that may be available for fan participation.

About 5-hour ENERGY®

5-hour ENERGY® is the original liquid energy shot. Introduced in 2004, it is designed to help working adults maintain a feeling of energy and alertness. It contains a blend of B-vitamins and amino acids, zero sugar, four calories, and as much caffeine as a cup of the leading premium coffee. It’s available at most major retailers.

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April 12, 2011

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series autograph sessions planned for the May 13-15, 2011 race weekend at Dover International Speedway

DOVER, Del. – Dover International Speedway will play host to two separate NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series driver autograph sessions as part of their upcoming May 13-15, 2011 race weekend.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series autograph session is scheduled for Friday, May 13, 2011 at 12:30 p.m., outside the Camping World store in the FanZone at Dover International Speedway. Ricky Carmichael has confirmed his participation, and additional drivers will be announced soon on the DoverSpeedway.com site. Autographs will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

The NASCAR Nationwide Series autograph session is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 8:00 a.m., at the official NASCAR trackside merchandise trailer, located in the FanZone at Dover International Speedway. Jeremy Clements and Timmy Hill have confirmed their participation, and additional drivers will also be announced on the DoverSpeedway.com site. A limited number of passes will be issued, on a first-come, first-served basis, in advance of the session. Passes can be obtained by stopping by the official NASCAR trackside merchandise trailer beginning on Friday, May 13.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on May 13-15 and Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

About Dover International Speedway

Dover Motorsports, Inc. owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. Both concrete tracks are home to some of the most exciting racing in NASCAR. The legendary “Monster Mile” in Dover is known for being tough on drivers and their equipment, and has been hosting two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends each year for over 40 years. Nashville Superspeedway first opened its doors in 2001 and currently hosts two NASCAR Nationwide Series and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series doubleheader race weekends each year. For further information, log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.

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April 4, 2011

Dover International Speedway creates new Monster FunZone for race weekend

DOVER, Del. – With a focus on introducing more young fans to the sport in 2011, Dover International Speedway has begun work on plans to create a new area at the track to entertain fans of all ages. The new Monster FunZone will be available for the first time on Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, of the upcoming spring race weekend. Admission to the Monster FunZone is free.

Located outside of Turn 4 of Dover International Speedway, near the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, the Monster FunZone will provide guests of all ages with added entertainment options. Featured attractions will include interactive games, rock climbing walls, a trampoline jump station, racing simulators, show cars, pony rides, prize drawings and much more.

The Monster FunZone is another addition to the planned entertainment at the track, and will be open on Saturday, May 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and on Sunday, May 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m.

Free, live music by the band Modern Bliss will also be featured on the Victory Plaza stage, located near the Monster Monument, on Friday, May 13 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The band Smokin’ Gunz will perform on Saturday, May 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“The creation of the Monster FunZone adds even more value to a ticket on race weekend,” said Michael Tatoian, executive vice president of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “This year, with our reduced ticket pricing options for fans age 14 and under, it is more affordable than ever before for a family to attend a race.”

Earlier this year, Dover International Speedway announced the move to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying on Saturday, giving fans a better chance of being on the property to see the qualifying session.

Also new this year, Dover increased the age and reduced the price of junior tickets for those 14 years old and under to just $8 for Friday and Saturday events. The $8 ticket applies to both general admission and reserved seating sections for NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East events in 2011. Special youth and family ticket packages are available for Sunday as well, with junior tickets available in select sections of the grandstands for just $10. Special Family Value packages, located in a variety of locations in the grandstands, include two reserved tickets on Sunday, a scanner with two headsets, two hot dogs and two Pepsi products, starting at $99.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on May 13-15 and Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

About Dover Motorsports, Inc.

Dover Motorsports, Inc. owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. Both concrete tracks are home to some of the most exciting racing in NASCAR. The legendary “Monster Mile” in Dover is known for being tough on drivers and their equipment, and has been hosting two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends each year for over 40 years. Nashville Superspeedway first opened its doors in 2001 and currently hosts two NASCAR Nationwide Series and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series doubleheader race weekends each year. For further information, log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.

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March 9, 2011

Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne, Reed Sorenson and Travis Kvapil to join fans during free Richard Petty Racing Experience rides on March 29

LEBANON, Tenn. – NASCAR and Nashville Superspeedway are offering season ticket holders at Nashville Superspeedway a unique opportunity on Tuesday, March 29. They will have a chance to hop in a Richard Petty Driving Experience car as professional instructors drive them around the concrete track at speeds up to 165 mph.

And as of today, a few more guests have signed up to be there to join in on the fun.

Daytona 500 winner, and Knoxville, Tenn. native, Trevor Bayne, along with 2005 Nashville race winner and current NASCAR Natiowide Series points leader Reed Sorenson, and 2003 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Travis Kvapil, will be on-site to meet and greet with fans. A select number of fans at the event will be chosen to be in the passenger’s seat as Bayne, Sorenson or Kvapil turns laps on the concrete track.

“This is a great way to reward fans with the exclusive opportunity of one-on-one interaction with our athletes, something all sports fans crave,” said Cliff Hawks, vice president and general manager of Nashville Superspeedway. “Having these drivers in town, interacting with fans, is the perfect way to kick off another exciting season of racing at the Superspeedway.”

Bayne, Sorenson and Kvapil will be visiting Nashville Superspeedway from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

More than 300 current Nashville season ticket holders have signed up to participate in the March 29 “Season Ticket Test Session, presented by Pizza Hut.” A limited supply of free rides for the event remain available for new season ticket customers, and can be obtained by calling 1-866-RACE-TIX. Participants will be scheduled for either morning or afternoon sessions when they call the ticket office. The deadline to register is March 18, 2011.

New for 2011, season tickets are just $129 for adults and only $40 for juniors under 14. A season ticket package includes tickets to all four NASCAR events, and an ALL ACCESS pass for NASCAR Nationwide Series events, Fan Walk access for all events and a season parking pass, among other great amenities.

Bayne, Sorenson, Kvapil and the rest of the stars from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series will return to the track just under one month later for the April 22-23, 2011 NASCAR race weekend. Tickets for the July 22-23, 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series-NASCAR Nationwide Series doubleheader are also available by calling 1-866-RACE-TIX or visiting www.NashvilleSuperspeedway.com.  

About Nashville Superspeedway

Dover Motorsports, Inc. owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. Both concrete tracks are home to some of the most exciting racing in NASCAR. The legendary “Monster Mile” in Dover is known for being tough on drivers and their equipment, and has been hosting two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends each year for over 40 years. Nashville Superspeedway first opened its doors in 2001 and currently hosts two NASCAR Nationwide Series and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series doubleheader race weekends each year. For further information, log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com

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Dover International Speedway creates an all-inclusive “Breakfast with the Bagman” ticket option for the Sunday, May 15, 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event

Package includes two contests that offer free tickets to the Monster Mile

DOVER, Del. – Dover International Speedway has created a special, all-inclusive “Breakfast with the Bagman” package, featuring Delaware’s own Mike Bagley, for the Sunday, May 15, 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. The $99 option includes a ticket to the race in sections 202-204, an all-you-can-eat hot breakfast buffet, a souvenir program, and a question-and-answer session with Bagley and friends.

Bagley is an on-air turn announcer with MRN radio, and also serves as co-host of The Morning Drive on Sirius XM NASCAR radio. He has strong ties to the area, growing up in Milford, Del., approx. 15 miles south of Dover International Speedway. Mike served for a short time as a PA announcer on race weekend in Dover, and went on to join MRN in 1992.

The breakfast and question-and-answer session will be held in the Rollins Center ballroom in the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Doors open at 7:00 a.m., breakfast will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m., and Mike Bagley will arrive at 8:00 a.m. Ticket holders that already have purchased tickets to the May 15, 2011 event may add the package to their ticket for $29.

To make the morning even more fun, two special contests will be available to fans in attendance:

A contest called “Bagley’s Pick” will be open to all fans in attendance. The morning of the Breakfast with the Bagman event, Bagley will select his choice for the May 15, 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winner. If his pick brings home the monster trophy that day, each attendee will receive a free ticket to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover on Oct. 2, 2011. The prize is not transferable.

A “Top-10” contest will also be available to all fans in attendance. Each fan will select the finishing order for the May 15, 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover. If they correctly pick the top-10 finishing order, they will win Dover International Speedway tickets for life! The prize will include two tickets to every NASCAR-sanctioned event held at the Speedway. The prize is not transferable.

Bagley and The Morning Drive co-host Pete Pistone were jokingly discussing the concept on-air, and Dover officials heard the conversation. Within 30 minutes of their conversation, the Dover ticket office received eight phone calls from fans inquiring about the package.

“It was a no-brainer to create a package with our local racing veteran, Mike Bagley,” said Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “He attended races here as a kid with his parents, and has made us proud. He is always quick to crack a joke, and is rarely seen without a smile on his face. Race fans appreciate that, and his warmth and energy shines through on the radio.

“We hope his fans come out for a fun morning of stories and laughter with the Bagman,” McGlynn said.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on May 13-15 and Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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"RIDING SHOTGUN WITH KYLE BUSCH MOTORSPORTS" ESSAY CONTEST ANNOUNCED FOR CHILDREN IN NASHVILLE AREA

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 23, 2011) – A motivational letter that Kyle Busch received during the off season from Kyle Savoie (sa-VOY), a 12-year old fan, has inspired Busch to develop a program that will recognize children for experiences and achievements that had a positive effect on their lives.

The "Riding Shotgun With Kyle Busch Motorsports" Essay Contest will allow one Nashville child, age five to 12, to have a decal with their name and 2.5" x 3.5" photo above the passenger window of Busch’s No. 18 Dollar General Toyota for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville Superspeedway on Friday, April 22. Additionally, the winner of the Nashville essay contest will receive a $100 gift card from Busch’s primary sponsor for the race Goodlettsville-Tenn. based Dollar General.

"The message behind Kyle Savoie’s letter was how dreams are important and to never give up on your dreams," reflected Busch. "He even sent us his five dollar-allowance with the letter in an effort to help support our KBM truck team. He suggested that if other kids followed his lead, they could serve as the sponsor for a race. In return, he suggested that we would put their names and school pictures on the truck. I obviously don’t want kids to send us their allowances, but I loved the idea of recognizing kids for positive experiences and achievements by putting their name and picture on my truck! Too many stories in the news these days are about negative issues. This essay contest will be a great way to create a positive news story with the help of children in Nashville."

To recognize Kyle Savoie for inspiring the contest, a decal with his name and picture adorned the area above the passenger window of the No. 18 Dollar General Toyota Tundra driven by Busch in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 18.

Nashville is the first of 10 races throughout the 2011 season that an essay contest winner will follow in Savoie’s footsteps and "Ride Shotgun" with Kyle Busch Motorsports. The other races scheduled are Dover (May 13), Kansas (June 4), Kentucky (July 7), Michigan (Aug. 20), Bristol (Aug. 24), Chicagoland (Sep. 16), Talladega (Oct. 22), Texas (Nov. 4) and Homestead-Miami (Nov. 18).

The topic of the essay is to describe an experience and/or achievement that occurred in the last 12 months that has affected your life in a positive way using 150 words or less. The deadline to submit an essay for the Nashville race is April 8, 2011. Entries can be submitted via email to @kylebuschmotorsports.com  or mailed in to:

Kyle Busch Motorsports

351 Mazeppa Rd.

Mooresville, N.C. 28115

Attn: "Riding Shotgun" Essay Contest

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"RIDING SHOTGUN WITH KYLE BUSCH MOTORSPORTS"

ESSAY CONTEST RULES

Essay Topic: In 150 words or less, describe an experience and/or achievement that occurred in the last 12 months that has affected your life in a positive way.

Eligibility: Children age five to 12 who reside in the United States are eligible.

Essay Deadline: The winning essay for Nashville will be selected on April 8, 2011. Sorry, but entries submitted after the deadline (deadline in parentheses) will not be considered due to time constraints.

Prize: One winner in each race market will have their name and a 2.5" x 3.5" photo displayed above the passenger side window of the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra for the selected race. Within six weeks of the completion of the race, the winner will receive an autographed 8" x 10" photo of the No. 18 KBM Toyota Tundra from the race in which their name appeared on the truck.

Submitting entries: Entries can be submitted via email essay@kylebuschmotorsports.com  or mailed in to:

Kyle Busch Motorsports

351 Mazeppa Rd.

Mooresville, N.C. 28115

Attn: "Riding Shotgun" Essay Contest

In addition to your essay and 2.5" x 3.5" photo*, please be sure to include the following information:

*Parent or legal guardian must approve submission of the contestant's photo. By submitting a photo, parent or legal guardian grants Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) the right to display submitted photo and child's name on the No. 18 Toyota Tundra and the company website and/or marketing materials. Photos will become the property of KBM and will not be returned to the contestant. No purchase is necessary to submit an entry.

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

Feb. 18, 2011
 


Dover International Speedway remembers Dale Earnhardt

DOVER, Del. – On the tenth anniversary of the passing of Dale Earnhardt, Dover International Speedway remembers the life of “The Intimidator,” and the lasting impact that he’s had on both the sport of NASCAR and the Monster Mile.

"If you were to judge solely by looking in the grandstands or in the campgrounds, you might think Dale Sr. never left us,” said Denis McGlynn, president & CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “That’s how much Dale Sr. gear you still see displayed, even ten years after his death. Clearly, he’s missed in the garage area, on the track, in the stands and in the hearts of all of us who knew him or followed him. He’s still the soul of our sport and, ten years later, that really says something about who he was and what he meant to all of us."

Earnhardt won three times at the Monster Mile (June 1989, Sept. 1989 and June 1993), and the track honored him by naming one of the frontstretch grandstands after the seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion in 2001.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on May 13-15 and Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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About Dover International Speedway

Dover Motorsports, Inc. owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. Both concrete tracks are home to some of the most exciting racing in NASCAR. The legendary “Monster Mile” in Dover is known for being tough on drivers and their equipment, and has been hosting two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends each year for over 40 years. Nashville Superspeedway first opened its doors in 2001 and currently hosts two NASCAR Nationwide Series and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series doubleheader race weekends each year. For further information, log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Feb. 9, 2011

Dover International Speedway moves NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying to Saturdays in 2011

DOVER, Del. – With a goal of adding more value to a Saturday race ticket, Dover International Speedway will move NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying to Saturdays for the 2011 season. The new qualifying session will split NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying on Saturday morning and a 200-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series race in the afternoon during both May 13-15 and Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011 race weekends.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying will be begin at 12:10 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 and at 1:40 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.

Fans at the track on Fridays will get to see nearly five hours of practice between the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. A Friday ticket will also include admission to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying and the “Lucas Oil 200” race on May 13, or NASCAR K&N Pro Series East qualifying and the season finale race on Sept. 30.

“We hope by making the move to Saturday, more race fans will be able to see NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying,” said Denis McGlynn, president & CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “I think the change will be welcomed by fans who can’t always take off on weekdays. The new schedule will certainly allow for the drama to build throughout the weekend, with practice on Friday, qualifying on Saturday, and the big race on Sunday.”

New for 2011, Dover has increased the age and reduced the price of junior tickets for those 14 years old and under to just $8 for Friday and Saturday events. The $8 ticket applies to both general admission and reserved seating sections for NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East events. Special youth and family ticket packages are available for Sunday as well.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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About Dover International Speedway

Dover Motorsports, Inc. owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. Both concrete tracks are home to some of the most exciting racing in NASCAR. The legendary “Monster Mile” in Dover is known for being tough on drivers and their equipment, and has been hosting two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends each year for over 40 years. Nashville Superspeedway first opened its doors in 2001 and currently hosts two NASCAR Nationwide Series and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series doubleheader race weekends each year. For further information, log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb. 4, 2011

Lucas Oil to sponsor NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events at Dover International Speedway and Nashville Superspeedway

DOVER, Del. – Lucas Oil, Dover International Speedway and Nashville Superspeedway have entered into a new partnership agreement that names the manufacturer of problem solving additives and high performance lubricants as title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events at both Dover Motorsports, Inc. facilities.

The “Lucas Oil 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, May 13 will kickoff the May 13-15, 2011 NASCAR tripleheader at the Monster Mile in Dover, Del. The “Lucas Deep Clean 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, July 22 will be held under the lights at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tenn. as part of a NASCAR doubleheader on July 22-23, 2011.

“The Dover ‘Monster Mile’ is an iconic facility in the racing world. It has a certain mystique about it that draws you in, much like Nashville Superspeedway, near Music City, U.S.A. They are great venues to watch a race and offer fan friendly environments from the moment you enter the facilities,” said Executive Vice President Bob Patison of Lucas Oil. “Lucas Oil is delighted to be title sponsor of the Camping World Truck Series events at Dover International Speedway and Nashville Superspeedway this year. We are looking forward to working with the talented staff at Dover Motorsports!”

“We’re excited to partner with Lucas Oil and extend the relationship to include both Dover International Speedway and Nashville Superspeedway,” said Denis McGlynn, president & CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “Lucas Oil is a familiar name in the motorsports industry, and with this new agreement they’ll be able to showcase their high performance products through their involvement with two national motorsports events in two important regions we serve.”

Tickets are now on sale for NASCAR’s return to the Monster Mile on May 13-15, 2011. To purchase tickets, call 1-800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

NASCAR returns to Nashville Superspeedway on April 22-23, 2011. To purchase tickets, call 1-866-RACE-TIX or visit NashvilleSuperspeedway.com.

About Lucas Oil

Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fasting-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company’s marketing strategy. Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, California. In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Studios, dedicated to high action motorsports. Currently Lucas Oil Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, NBC, SPEED, Versus, Outdoor Channel and MAVTV. More information on Lucas Oil Products can be found by visiting www.LucasOil.com.

About Dover Motorsports, Inc.

Dover Motorsports, Inc. owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. Both concrete tracks are home to some of the most exciting racing in NASCAR. The legendary “Monster Mile” in Dover is known for being tough on drivers and their equipment, and has been hosting two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends each year for over 40 years. Nashville Superspeedway first opened its doors in 2001 and currently hosts two NASCAR Nationwide Series and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series doubleheader race weekends each year. For further information, log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.

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

Jan. 6, 2011

Dover International Speedway introduces “Dover Insider Tips” series on DoverSpeedway.com

New online series will introduce improvements and provide fans with advice about navigating the Monster Mile

DOVER, Del. – For first-time fans, a trip to Dover International Speedway can be sensory overload. The full-throttle experience of a race weekend at the Monster Mile can be as intense as the racing on the track. There’s so much to see and do from the time fans set foot on the property that they don’t always get to take advantage of everything that the venue has to offer.

“Dover Insider Tips,” a new series on DoverSpeedway.com, will give race fans insider access to new developments at the track, and advice on everything from purchasing tickets, parking, and who to contact at the track if they encounter a problem on race weekend. The idea for the series stems from two fan council meetings in 2010 where two groups of Dover fans met at the track to candidly discuss their experience with Speedway officials. The groups requested more year-round information about the track and more in-depth information about existing programs at the Speedway for fans.

The first installment of “Dover Insider Tips” takes a look at the new seating options available for general admission ticket holders for NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2011. The track received feedback following the 2010 season of cramped general admission seating options, and has since designated 13 additional sections in Turn 1 and Turn 4 for general admission seating.

The story on DoverSpeedway.com explains the variety of seating options now available for Saturday NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Dover in 2011, and details the logic behind expanding the sections in response to requests from fans.

Fans can log on to DoverSpeedway.com every Thursday to read about a new topic, view corresponding photos and video, and post comments about the subject on Dover’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway

Tickets are now on sale for NASCAR’s return to the Monster Mile on May 13-15 and Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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Season's Greetings from the Monster

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

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

Dec. 9, 2010

NASCAR tickets for the Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011 race weekend at Dover International Speedway go on sale next Monday, Dec. 13

DOVER, Del. – After seven seasons of serving as race No. 2 in the “Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup,” Dover International Speedway will move to race No. 3 in the 10-race championship playoff format in 2011. Historically one of the biggest hurdles for any championship contender, the Monster Mile will host the “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Oct. 2, 2011, together with the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Oct. 1, 2011, and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season finale on Sept. 30, 2011. Tickets will go on sale this Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at 8 a.m. and can be ordered by calling 1-800-441-RACE or online at DoverSpeedway.com.

New for 2011, Dover has created a variety of family value packages in seven alcohol- and tobacco-free sections. Family value packages start at just $99 and include one adult ticket and one junior ticket (14 and under) for the Oct. 2, 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, a Racing Electronics scanner with an adapter and two headsets, two hot dogs and two Pepsi products.

Pricing in the new dedicated family seating sections varies from $99 to $139 depending upon seating location. Visit DoverSpeedway.com for a map of available sections and pricing options. As a bonus for purchasing any of the new family value packages, the first 500 junior tickets ordered will also receive an autographed photo of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano.

In addition to the family value packages, $10 junior tickets for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2011 are available with the purchase of one regularly priced adult ticket in sections 143 and 144 in Turn 3. Junior tickets for NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races have also been reduced to just $8 for both general admission and reserved grandstand seating.

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

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on May 13-15 and Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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PRESS RELEASE

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

Dec. 3, 2010

Dover International Speedway announces reduced junior ticket prices for Friday and Saturday NASCAR events in 2011

DOVER, Del. – Continuing its initiative of making NASCAR events at the Monster Mile more family friendly and affordable, Dover International Speedway has reduced the price of junior tickets for those 14 years old and under to just $8 for Friday and Saturday NASCAR events in 2011. Friday events include the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on May 13, 2011 and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Sept. 30, 2011. Saturday events include both NASCAR Nationwide Series races on May 14 and Oct. 1, 2011.

“With the new pricing available for young fans 14 and under, it’s now possible for them to attend an entire race weekend of NASCAR races at Dover for as little as $26,” said Denis McGlynn, president & CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “We hope that this will encourage adults to bring their kids to the races and introduce them to the different types of racing NASCAR offers at an affordable price.”

The $8 ticket applies to both general admission and reserved seating sections. A Friday race ticket includes admission to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series or NASCAR K&N Pro Series East qualifying and race, NASCAR Nationwide Series practice and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice and qualifying. A Saturday race ticket includes NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying and race, and two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice sessions.

As previously announced, Dover has also created a total of seven alcohol- and tobacco-free family sections and will feature special Family Value packages including one adult ticket and one junior ticket, a Racing Electronics scanner and two headsets, two hot dogs and two Pepsi products. Family value package prices range from $99 to $139 and represent savings of $75 to $115 depending on the seat location. For more information and to view a seating map, visit DoverSpeedway.com.

$10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series junior tickets are available for Sunday races in sections 143 and 144 for both the May 15 and Oct. 2, 2011 events, with the purchase of a regularly priced adult ticket in those sections.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on May 13-15 and Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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About Dover International Speedway

Dover Motorsports, Inc. owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. Both concrete tracks are home to some of the most exciting racing in NASCAR. The legendary “Monster Mile” in Dover is known for being tough on drivers and their equipment, and has been hosting two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends each year for over 40 years. Nashville Superspeedway first opened its doors in 2001 and currently hosts two NASCAR Nationwide Series and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series doubleheader race weekends each year. For further information, log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Camp ¦¢ Director of Communications
Dover International Speedway
1131 North Dupont Highway ¦¢ Dover, Delaware 19901
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Contact: Meghan (Washburn) Heimke
901.461.7175 / 901.565.7770
Meghan@greenlinemarketinggroup.com
 
Tuesday, Nov.16, 2010

OFF TO THE RACES - MEMPHIS MOTORSPORTS PARK TO BE AUCTIONED TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER IN FIVE WEEKS!

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Dover Motorsports, Inc., the owner of Memphis Motorsports Park, has retained Morris Auction Group to conduct the sale of the Memphis Motorsports Park at auction, which will take place Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 at 10 a.m. The live auction will be held on site at the former NASCAR and NHRA racing facility, 5500 Victory Lane, Memphis, Tenn., which is located just off Fite Road in north Memphis. The auction is open to the public and bidder's registration will begin at 8 a.m. The auction will include the entire racing facility including the racetrack, drag strip, road course, all equipment, tools, furniture and other personalty.

The real estate will be offered in two tracts. Tract 1 contains approximately 115 acres and the ¨ú mile, oval, former NASCAR racetrack. Tract 2 contains approximately 227 acres and the former NHRA drag strip and road course. Bidders may bid on Tract 1, Tract 2 or both.

The auction's personal property includes Kawasaki Mules, tractors, restaurant equipment, vehicles, office furniture, shop tools and equipment, and much more. All items will be available to preview prior to the auction on Monday, Dec. 13 from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

¡°We have had several buyers from around the country look at buying this property, but we decided that the best way to have all potential buyers compete for the property was through the auction method,¡± said Michael Tatoian, executive vice president of Dover Motorsports, Inc. ¡°We hired Morris Auction Group because we know Jeff and his team have the reputation, experience, professionalism and dedication to make this a successful sale for everyone involved.¡±

¡°We are pleased that Dover Motorsports has chosen our firm to sell this fantastic facility,¡± said Morris Auction Group President Jeff Morris. ¡°There has already been a great deal of interest in this property and we anticipate to have spirited bidding for this unique opportunity.¡±

For more information about the Memphis Motorsports Auction, including bidding requirements, directions, photos and a complete inventory list, please visit www.MorrisAuctionGroup.com  and click on Upcoming Auctions.

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Morris Auction Group is located at 2687 Mt. Moriah Terrace, Memphis, TN 38115.

Please call (901) 565-7770 or email info@morrisauctiongroup.com  for more information. 

www.morrisauctiongroup.com

 

 

 

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