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August 21, 2015

Fan activities at the track for Oct. 2-4, 2015 race weekend

Race Weekend Activities

NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway for a tripleheader weekend of Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup action on Oct. 2-4! Last year’s changes to the Chase format has the Monster Mile serving as the first “elimination” of the Challenger Round, which means for four drivers, it’s over in Dover!

In addition to the 16 drivers vying for a spot in the Contender Round of the Chase, the “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will be Jeff Gordon’s last as a full-time driver at the Monster Mile. Come see Gordon’s No. 24 in person one last time in Dover!

The fun of race weekend doesn’t just happen on the track, as fans can find entertainment outside the oval all weekend long. With free fan areas like the FanZone and Monster FunZone, not to mention numerous autograph sessions, free concerts and more, you don’t want to miss a second of race weekend at Dover!

Check out the listing below for all the great activities, and be sure to keep checking back as we’ll constantly update this schedule all the way up to the green flag.

Schedule and events are subject to change.

Last Update: Oct. 2 at 3:41 p.m.

All Weekend

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Frankie’s Café at the Monster Mile

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino will again present Frankie’s Café at the Monster Mile, a Tuscan-style café with the flavor and atmosphere of its Frankie’s Wine Bar and Italian Restaurant during race weekend. The café offers race fans a variety of menu options in an al fresco setting, features two fully-stocked bars and is located outside near the Monster Monument in Victory Plaza.

Times:
Thursday, 12 pm. – 4 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, 7 a.m. – open until the end of the race

FanZone

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The FanZone, located outside of Turn 4 near the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, 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: 5-Hour Energy, AAA, ACME, M&T Bank, Lucas Oil, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, New Holland, ACME, Camping World, Comcast XFINITY, the NASCAR Foundation, Power Home Remodeling Group, the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, Bluegreen Vacations Unlimited, Toyota, USO Military Village and more!

Be sure to also by the display featuring our new youth initiative, Monster Mile Youth Nation, located in the Monster FunZone!

The FanZone is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3; and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4.

Trackside Superstore

At approx. the size of 1.5 football fields, the new NASCAR Trackside Superstore will be hard to miss when race fans arrive in Dover. NASCAR’s new 60,000 square-foot Trackside Superstore makes its debut at the Monster Mile this fall. Located in the same spot where the drivers’ souvenir haulers used to be, fans can find all their favorite NASCAR merchandise and more in this reimagined retail space. Fans will have the ability to browse merchandise from virtually every driver, plus purchase online and ship for free, avoiding the hassle of carrying around larger items all day!

Dover International Speedway Map

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Find all your key locations inside and outside the track! Click on the image above for a printable view.

Traffic Advisory

A section of a popular road that is used by many Maryland and Pennsylvania fans will be closed throughout race weekend. The Sassafras River Bridge along Route 213 in Maryland between Cecil and Kent counties will be closed for maintenance. Maryland officials are recommending that fans traveling from central or southeastern Pennsylvania and northeast Maryland avoid this area during their journey to and from Dover International Speedway. Suggested alternative routes include staying east on U.S. Route 40 or Interstate 95 from Maryland, and then continuing south toward Dover on Del. 1 or Route 896 to avoid delays and detours.

 

Thursday Oct 1

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Annual Bayhealth Charity Golf Tournament

UPDATED: THURSDAY, OCT. 1; 8:40 a.m.

This event has been postponed due to inclement weather. The event will be held at a later date.

Registration Opens: 10:30 a.m.
Lunch Served: 11 a.m. – Noon
Shot Gun Start: Noon

Dover Motorsports, Inc. and the Bayhealth Foundation have again teamed up for the annual Bayhealth Charity Golf Tournament. 2015 marks the 30th anniversary for the event, which has raised more than $1,000,000 since its inception. The 2015 tournament will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1 to coincide with the fall NASCAR race weekend and will be held at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover, just minutes from the track. Individuals are welcome to participate in the scramble format event. Available space only allows the first 144 people to participate. To sign up to play or contribute, contact the Bayhealth Foundation at 302-744-7015 or foundation@bayhealth.org.

Elliott Sadler Car Appearance

Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The NASCAR XFINITY Series driver’s No. 1 OneMain Financial Ford Mustang will be at the OneMain Financial branch at 3506 Brenbrook Drive, Randallstown, Md.

NASCAR Hauler Showcase & Parade

UPDATED: THURSDAY, OCT. 1; 1 p.m.

This event has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Time: 3-6 p.m. (Parade begins at 5 p.m.)

Fans are invited to the Blue Hen Corporate Center, located at 655 S. Bay Road, just four miles south of the Monster Mile on Route 113, to see the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers before they take off at 5 p.m. on a parade route through Downtown Dover. The event is free and open to the public.

Truex Brothers Appearance

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 78 Chevrolet for Furniture Row Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Ryan Truex, driver of the No. 98 Ford for Biagi-DenBeste Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, will make an appearance at the Stafford Township (N.J.) Fire Department No. 47 for the Truex Fan Fest. The brothers will be signing autographs for fans from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Kyle Larson Appearance

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will make an appearance at Target in Dover off John Hunn Brown Road.

Friday Oct 2

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Click here to purchase tickets for the “Drive Sober 125” presented by the Office of Highway Safety NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race

FanZone

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Free, interactive displays will be set up, featuring games, free sampling, live music and more. Some focal points include a number of partners such as: 5-Hour Energy, AAA, ACME, M&T Bank, Lucas Oil, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, New Holland, ACME, Camping World, Comcast XFINITY, the NASCAR Foundation, Power Home Remodeling Group, the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, Bluegreen Vacations Unlimited, Toyota, USO Military Village and more!

J.J. Yeley and Jeremy Clements Appearances

UPDATED: FRIDAY, OCT. 2; 9:24 a.m.

This event has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Time: 10 a.m.

J.J. Yeley, driver of the No. 26 Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the No. 28 Toyota in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and Jeremy Clements, driver of the No. 51 Chevrolet for Jeremy Clements Racing, will be making appearances at the Delaware Office of Highway Safety display in the FanZone.

David Starr Appearance

UPDATED: FRIDAY, OCT. 2; 9:24 a.m.

This event has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Time: 11 a.m.

David Starr, driver of the No. 44 Toyota in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, will be making an appearance at the Delaware Office of Highway Safety display in the FanZone.

Elliott Sadler Car Appearance

Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The NASCAR XFINITY Series driver’s No. 1 OneMain Financial Ford will be at the OneMain Financial branch at 1013 West Patrick St., Frederick, Md.

Kenzie Ruston Appearance

UPDATED: FRIDAY, OCT. 2; 9:24 a.m.

This event has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Kenzie Ruston, driver of the No. 26 Toyota in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, will be making an appearance at the Delaware Office of Highway Safety display in the FanZone.

FREE NASCAR K&N Pro Series East autograph session

UPDATED: FRIDAY, OCT. 2; 9:29 a.m.

This event has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Time: 2-2:45 p.m.

The majority of the field for the “Drive Sober 125” presented by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race will participate in a free autograph session prior to the race at the Delaware Office of Highway Safety display in the FanZone, just outside of Turn 4. Autographs are given on a first-come, first-served basis, and fans are encouraged to arrive early, as space is limited. Driver participation is subject to change.

Brian Scott Appearance

Time: 5 p.m.

Brian Scott, the driver of the No. 2 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series will be at ACME in front of Dover International Speedway for an autograph session on behalf of Reser’s FIne Foods. One of Scott’s two victories in the Camping World Truck Series came at the Monster Mile in 2009.

Conversation with Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.

Time: 6 p.m.

Delaware State University Athletics and the National Urban League Young Professionals, in partnership with NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity, will host the free meet-and-greet event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center lobby, on DSU’s campus across Route 13 from Dover International Speedway. Wallace drives the No. 6 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.

 

BBQ Bash, presented by Smithfield

UPDATED: FRIDAY, OCT. 2; 3:38 p.m.

This event has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This program for our 3-Day & Reserved RV customers, the BBQ Bash takes place in the Hospitality Village located on the north side of the property. The event includes delicious food and drink, and live music provided by Payton Taylor. The event begins at 6:30 and ends at 9 p.m.

 

Dialed In with Claire B. Lang, Live from the Monster Mile

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Race fans will once again have the opportunity to attend a live broadcast of the SiriusXM NASCAR Radio program “Dialed In with Claire B. Lang, live from the Monster Mile.” The show will air in the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Guests will include Kasey Kahne, Jamie McMurray, Matt Kenseth, Chris Buescher & Ryan Reed, Dale Jarrett, Richard Buck, Brendan Gaughan. Admission is a $5 donation to USO Delaware and will be sold at the door.

Saturday Oct 3

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Click here to purchase tickets for the “Hisense 200” NASCAR XFINITY Series race.

FanZone

Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Free, interactive displays will be set up, featuring games, free sampling, live music and more. Some focal points include a number of partners such as: 5-Hour Energy, AAA, ACME, M&T Bank, Lucas Oil, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, New Holland, ACME, Camping World, Comcast XFINITY, the NASCAR Foundation, Power Home Remodeling Group, the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, Bluegreen Vacations Unlimited, Toyota, USO Military Village and more!

J.J. Yeley and Jeremy Clements Appearances

Time: 9 a.m.

J.J. Yeley, driver of the No. 26 Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the No. 28 Toyota in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and Jeremy Clements, driver of the No. 51 Chevrolet for Jeremy Clements Racing, will be making appearances at the Delaware Office of Highway Safety display in the FanZone.

Drive Sober 125” presented by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race

UPDATED: FRIDAY, OCT. 2; 11:48 a.m.

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Fans will get a glimpse into the future of the sport, as the drivers of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will take to the track for their season finale. With a title on the line, it’s a near guarantee that some of the most intense racing of the weekend will be on display. Plus the day will end with the crowning of a new series champion, a great kickoff to the weekend!

Daniel Suarez Appearance

Time: 10:20 a.m.

Daniel Suarez, driver of the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series will be making an appearance at the Toyota PitPass display in the FanZone.

FREE NASCAR XFINITY Series autograph session

UPDATED: SATURDAY, OCT. 3; 10:14 a.m.

Unfortunately, this event has been canceled.

Time: 10:30 a.m.

An impressive list of stars will participate in a free autograph session beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Hisense display in the Dover FanZone. 150 wristbands will be distributed in advance, beginning at 9 a.m., at the Hisense display. Scheduled drivers include Ben Rhodes, Blake Koch, Brendan GaughanTy Dillon, Brian Scott, David Starr and 2014 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion Chase Elliott.

Payton Taylor Concert

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

A young heart with an old soul, Payton Taylor is an 18-year-old singer-songwriter originally hailing from Turnersville, New Jersey. In 2013, she made Nashville her home and has been passionately pursing her craft in the heart of Country Music. She will perform a free concert on the Victory Plaza Stage. She will also perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the race.

Monster FunZone

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This family friendly environment is full of fun and popular activities that everyone can enjoy! Located near the Monster Monument right outside of Turn 4 are attractions such as interactive games, displays, a DJ, prize drawing, and much more!

Brett Moffitt Autograph Session

Time: 12:30 – 1 p.m.

Brett Moffitt, driver of the No. 34 CSX ‘Play It Safe’ Ford will hold an autograph session in the Monster Mile Youth Nation display, located in the Monster FunZone. This event is FREE and open to everyone. Autographs are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hisense 200” NASCAR XFINITY Series race

Time: 3:30 p.m.

The NASCAR XFINITY Series takes to the track on Saturday which promises to carry high stakes, as drivers will be battling for precious points in the quest for a series title. Mix in some NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars, and these drivers will surely have their work cut out for them if they want to collect a Monster trophy at day’s end.

Fireworks in RV Lots

Time: 9 p.m.

Following a full day of racing, Saturday will conclude with a fireworks display in the  RV Lots. The show can be seen from most areas of the property.

Sunday Oct 4

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Get to your seats early!

The easiest way to beat the rush into the grandstands is to get there before the crowds do! Arriving early will allow you to settle into your seat to enjoy the pre-race festivities before the race begins. We suggest that fans head to the gates approx. an hour or more before race time to avoid lines as people progress through the admission process.

FanZone

Time: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Free, interactive displays will be set up, featuring games, free sampling, live music and more. Some focal points include a number of partners such as: 5-Hour Energy, AAA, ACME, M&T Bank, Lucas Oil, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, New Holland, ACME, Camping World, Comcast XFINITY, the NASCAR Foundation, Power Home Remodeling Group, the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, Bluegreen Vacations Unlimited, Toyota, USO Military Village and more!

J.J. Yeley Appearance

Time: 9 a.m.

J.J. Yeley, the driver of the No. 26 Toyota for BK Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will make an appearance at the Delaware Office of Highway Safety display in the FanZone.

Michael Waltrip Racing Hour

Time: 9:40 a.m.

Members of the No. 15 Toyota pit crew, along with NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Clint Bowyer, a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup participant, and David Ragan, will make an appearance at the AAA display in the FanZone.

Tommy Baldwin and Alex Bowman Appearances

Time: 10 a.m.

Tommy Baldwin, the majority owner of Tommy Baldwin Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Alex Bowman, the driver of the No. 7 Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing, will be making appearances at the Delaware Office of Highway Safety display in the FanZone.

Monster FunZone

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

This family friendly environment is full of fun and popular activities that everyone can enjoy! Located near the Monster Monument right outside of Turn 4 are attractions such as interactive games, displays, a DJ, prize drawing, and much more!

X Ambassadors Concert

Time: 11 a.m.

The popular alternative band and Firefly Music Festival alums X Ambassadors will perform a free concert on the Victory Plaza stage before the “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Their No. 1 hit “Renegades” has held the top spot on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart for 10 consecutive weeks. X Ambassadors lead singer Sam Harris will also perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the race.

Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski visit the Monster Mile Club!

Time: Brad Keselowski – 11 a.m., Carl Edwards – 11:20 a.m.

Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will both appear in the Monster Mile Club Sunday morning before the “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race as part of a pre-sold package. Each driver will discuss their careers, driving at Dover International Speedway and much more when they make their separate appearances in the Monster Mile Club, a hospitality package that can be added to any ticket to the Sunday, Oct. 4 race at Dover International Speedway! Click the link above for tickets.

Reed Sorenson Appearance

Time: 11 a.m.

Reed Sorenson, the driver of the No. 98 Chevrolet for Premium Motorsports, will be making an appearance at the Delaware Office of Highway Safety display in the FanZone.

Kyle Busch Appearance

Time: 11:05 a.m.

Kyle Busch, the driver of the No. 18 Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the No. 54 Toyota in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Joe Gibbs Racing, will be making an appearance at the Toyota PitPass display in the FanZone.

Tweetup with Steve Letarte

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Steve Letarte, a NASCAR analyst for NBC Sports and a former crew chief for Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join NASCAR fans for a Tweetup on the brick-lined pathway at the south end of the FanZone.

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Richard Petty Q&A

UPDATED: THURSDAY, OCT. 1; 5:58 p.m.

Unfortunately, this event has been canceled. 

Time: 12:15 p.m.

The seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion will answer questions from the Monster Monument. Petty won seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at the Monster Mile during his career.

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifying Event 

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Top competitive eaters such as “The Lovely” Juliet Lee and Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski hit the Victory Plaza stage to display their skills. The event is the opener of the 2016 qualifying tour for the annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest.

AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race
Time: 2:30 p.m.

Sixteen drivers will vie for one of 12 spots in the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, as the “AAA 400” at Dover serves as race No. 3 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and the final race in the opening “Challenger Round.” When the checkered flag flies, for four, it’s over in Dover. And you won’t want to miss it!

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Tickets still available!

Terrific seats are still available for the Oct 2-4, 2015 race weekend, featuring the Oct. 4 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Oct. 3 “Hisense 200” NASCAR XFINITY Series race and the Oct. 2 “Drive Sober 125” presented by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race. For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or click here.

Dover International Speedway Mobile App

Download the FREE Dover International Speedway mobile app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device, putting race weekend right in the palm of your hand. This new app allows you to keep track the many activities, schedules and more. It also includes the ability to purchase race tickets; helps you find your grandstand seats; has detailed locations of food vendors; a full listing of driver appearances throughout the weekend; the capability to create your own race weekend calendar; first-time fan information; and more. Just go to your mobile device’s app store and search for the Dover International Speedway app and download it today!

First time at the Monster Mile?

If this is your first time visiting Dover International Speedway, we are excited to have you and want to be sure you are aware of a number of things we have to help you prepare for your trip. Start with the Monster Mile Crash Course, a short series of videos that can help in guiding you through all you need to know about race weekend. Click here to watch them now!

In addition, you can check out the First-Time Race Fan Cheat Sheet here if you’ve never been to any race, or the First-Time Race Attendee Info Sheet here if it’s just your first journey to the Monster Mile.

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