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January 5, 2018

Autism Awareness Day at the Races returns to Monster Mile

Event to be held during “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on May 6

Dover International Speedway is once again hosting a special event for families of children on the autism spectrum.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Danica Patrick greets fans at the Autism Awareness Day at the Races program in 2017 at Dover International Speedway. DIS PHOTO

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team owner Richard Childress signs autographs at the Autism Awareness Day at the Races program in 2017 at Dover International Speedway. DIS PHOTO

On Sunday, May 6, during the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, Autism Awareness Day at the Races will provide families with a sensory-friendly environment to enjoy 400 laps of North America’s top motorsports series.

A handful of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers and personalities will make appearances at the event. Check back here for updated names and schedules.

Autism Awareness Day at the Races tickets cost $95 for adults and $25 for children ages 12 and under. Call 800-441-RACE or click here to order.

The event, in its seventh consecutive year, is a joint effort between Dover International Speedway and Autism Delaware. A portion of the proceeds support Autism Delaware.

The Autism Awareness Day at the Races ticket package will include seating in the climate-controlled grandstands at the Monster Mile, which offers views of the backstretch as well as the highly-banked concrete turns.

Other highlights include information booths with items of interest to families affected by autism, a hot lunch buffet, non-alcoholic beverages and much more.

As in years past, a reserved area near the grandstand seats will provide a quiet zone, with muted lighting and sound, allowing attendees to take a break from the race and crowds when necessary.

The room includes comfortable seating, games, and video screens to help fans keep up with the race or watch family friendly movies. Autism Delaware’s service professionals will also be on hand to assist families as needed.

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Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) is a leading promoter of NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. The company also plays host to the Firefly Music Festival, produced by Red Frog Events and Goldenvoice. For more information, visit www.DoverMotorsports.com.