Sept. 28-Oct. 1 Race Weekend Activities | Dover International Speedway


September 20, 2017

Sept. 28-Oct. 1 Race Weekend Activities

Activities and events surrounding the upcoming Sept. 29-Oct. 1 NASCAR weekend at Dover International Speedway, including driver appearances, free autograph sessions, exciting fan activities and more! Enjoy your time at the Monster Mile.



The FanZone, outside of Turn 4 near the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza presented by Smithfield, is free to all fans. Interactive displays will be set up, featuring games, free sampling, live music and more. Some focal points include a number of partners such as: Monster Energy, Delaware Office of Highway Safety, New Holland, Busch (beer), DeWalt, youtheory, Harley-Davidison, Comcast XFINITY, Cabela’s, One Main Financial, Kent County Tourism, ACME, Air Force, Delmarva RV, KEEN (footwear), Sundance Vacations, Power Home Remodeling Group, Maestro’s Classic, Leaffilter, USO Military Village and the NASCAR Foundation.

The FanZone is open at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29; 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30; and 8 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1.

Monster Mile Youth Nation

Free to all fans with hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1. The area is designed for fans ages 12 and under to explore NASCAR. Attractions including a Super Dome Bounce House, Eurobungy, Meltdown, Tubs Of Fun (amusement ride), Drag Strip Racing Challenge, Pipe Rush, Boot camp obstacle course, 704 Games (video gaming unit), display vehicles from Dover Air Force Base and a DJ will be available.

Mobile App!

Re-launched for iPhone and Android devices, it is packed with new and exciting features like a mobile rewards program, seat upgrades, food ordering for the RV lots, exclusive content and more! In addition to a customizing your schedule and helpful tips for the weekend. Keep your push notifications on and stay up to date on all the action! Click here to get it.

Food Trucks and Treats

Sample some of Delmarva’s best treats in our food truck section near the FanZone. Starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, sample some of your favorite treats from:

  • DC Slices: Pizza slices, tater tots, cheese tots, mozzarella sticks
  • The Hungry Spork: Loaded tater tots, bacon kebabs, shrimp tacos, Italian sausage and peppers sub
  • Plum Pit: Sandwiches, tacos, rice bowls
  • 2 Bold Chefs: Chicken shawarmas, beef kabobs, lamb gyros, specialty salads

Also, there are some menu favorites returning in the fall, including: 

  • Monster Beef and Cheddar: Pulled pot roast, beef gravy, fried onions, white cheddar cheese sauce on a brioche bun. 
  • Pulled Pork Loaded Fries: French fries, pulled pork, bacon, cheese sauce, jalapenos, choice of three barbecue sauces (Carolina, Texas, Kansas City). 
  • Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese: Pulled pork, mac & cheese, choice of three barbecue sauces (Carolina, Texas, Kansas City). 
  • Walking Tacos: Ground beef, choice of Doritos or Fritos, cheddar cheese, lettuce, salsa, sour cream, jalapenos. 
  • Salted Caramel Filled Pretzel: Jumbo Bavarian pretzel stuffed with salted caramel, topped with cinnamon rock sugar. 
  • Monster Crunch: Tasty fried treat with two special flavors: cinnamon sugar and cajun spices.



8 a.m. FanZone attractions open

8 a.m. Monster Mile Youth Nation opens

10 a.m. Richard Childress Racing hour on the AAA Stage at Victory Plaza. (Appearances with Austin Dillon and Richard Childress).

10 a.m. Matt DiBenedetto appearance and autograph session at Ford Fanatics trailer.

10 a.m. Ross Chastain appearance at the Office of Highway Safety display in the FanZone.

10:30 a.m. Fan tweetup in grassy area near Victory Plaza.

10:30 a.m. Freestyle MotoX at Monster Energy Display in FanZone.

10:45 a.m. Matt Kenseth appearance at DEWALT Tough display near FanZone.

11 a.m. Q&A with Kyle Larson on the AAA Stage at Victory Plaza.

11 a.m. Kevin Harvick appearance and Q&A at Busch Beer FanZone Display.

11:15 a.m. Delaware State Police Mounted Patrol visits Victory Plaza.

11:30 a.m. English rock band The Struts will perform a FREE concert on the AAA Stage at Victory Plaza.

11:45 a.m. Freestyle MotoX at Monster Energy Display in FanZone.

1 p.m. Freestyle MotoX at Monster Energy Display in FanZone.

2 p.m. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Race.



8:30 a.m.                                      NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Practice

10 a.m.                                         Grandstand Gates Open

10 a.m.                                         Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice

Noon                                            NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice

1:05 p.m.                                      NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Qualifying

2:30 p.m.                                      NASCAR XFINITY Series Final Practice

3:40 p.m.                                      Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying

4:35 p.m.                                     NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Driver Introductions

5 p.m.                                           Start of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Race


10 a.m.                                         Grandstand Gates Open

10:30 a.m.                                    Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice

11:35 a.m.                                    NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying

1 p.m.                                          Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Final Practice

2:15 p.m.                                     NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver Introductions

2:45 p.m.                                     Start of “Use Your Melon. Drive Sober 200” NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff Race


10 a.m.                                         Grandstand Gates Open

1:20 p.m.                                      Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Driver Introductions

2 p.m.                                           Start of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Race



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