ACME Convenience Tent returns for Sept. 27-29, 2013 NASCAR race weekend | Dover International Speedway


May 29, 2013

ACME Convenience Tent returns for Sept. 27-29, 2013 NASCAR race weekend

Multi-year partnership makes ACME the official grocery store of the Monster Mile

DOVER, Del. – As part of an all-new, multi-year partnership between ACME Markets and Dover International Speedway, the popular grocery store chain will bring a convenience tent store to the track as an amenity for fans on NASCAR race weekends.

The 2,500-square-foot tent store will provide fans coming to the Speedway for race weekend the convenience of not needing to pack or stock up on items prior to their trip, as just about anything they need or even forget to bring can be found in the convenience store. It will feature many items race fans could find in their local grocery store. The ACME Convenience Tent will offer ready-to-eat roasted chicken, hoagies and more. You can order sandwich trays, cookies, bagels, donuts and even propane at the tent. Cigarettes, chewing tobacco, ICE and hot coffee are just a few things that will be available to you starting at 6 a.m.

There will also be a drawing for a chance to attend a question-and-answer session with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver A.J. Allmendinger and his team owner, Brad Daughtery.

“ACME Markets is looking forward to offering fans the convenience of the great quality food that you find in our stores,” said Jim Perkins, ACME Markets president. “With the Acme Dover store next door to the Speedway, we can continue our commitment to be the full service supermarket and pharmacy for the Dover community and Speedway fans.”

“With such a deep-rooted history in the area, ACME Markets is an ideal partner, and we’re excited to welcome them as the official grocery store of Dover International Speedway,” said Mike Tatoian, executive vice president and COO of the track. “This new tent store will be a major convenience that ACME will provide our fans on race weekend, enhancing their overall experience while at the track.”

The ACME Convenience Tent will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 26 through Saturday, September 28 and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 29. It is located just off the intersection of Leipsic Road and Persimmon Tree Lane, at the edge of RV Lot 10.

Be sure to stop by the ACME FanZone display for car and driver appearances, games and prizes! Highest bean bag scorer of the day will be entered into a drawing for autographed Philadelphia Eagles merchandise or other great prizes. The drawings will be held a half an hour before closing each day. The Fan Zone will also feature a Canstruction – a construction made up of non-perishable foods, built by a team from Delaware State University. All foods will be donated to the Food Bank of Delaware. Hours for the FanZone display are Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway May 31-June 2, 2013, for the June 2 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the June 1 “5-hour ENERGY 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the May 31 “Lucas Oil 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or click here. You can also keep up with the Monster Mile at or on Twitter at @MonsterMile.



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