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September 3, 2013

Fan activities at the track for Sept. 27-29, 2013 race weekend

The Chase is on in the First State this fall as another tripleheader weekend of NASCAR action comes to Dover International Speedway for the Sept. 27-29, 2013 race weekend! The third event in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at the Monster Mile will help pave the way toward a Series championship, highlighted by a weekend of chaotic action on the one-mile, concrete oval.

But anyone that has ever been to a race weekend at Dover International Speedway knows the action goes far beyond the track, as the entertainment outside the oval is non-stop all weekend long. From the action in the FanZone and Monster FunZone, to driver appearances and autograph sessions, free concerts and so much more, race weekend at the Monster Mile is a true party!

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

Last Update: Sept. 26, 2013 at 12:45 p.m.

ALL WEEKEND

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, and is located outside near the Monster Monument, presented by AAA, in Victory Plaza.

Times:
Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

FanZone

Free, interactive displays will be set up in the FanZone, featuring a number of partners such as: the Sprint Unlimited Experience, the AAA Experience, 5-hour ENERGY, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, FedEx, the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Go Karts), SPEED TV, ACME Markets, Camping World, GM, M&T Bank, New Holland, Budweiser and more.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 26

NASCAR Hauler Showcase and Parade

Time: 4-6 p.m. (parade begins at 6 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 6 p.m. on a parade route through Downtown Dover. The event is free and open to the public.

AJ Allmendinger FREE autograph session at the ACME store on Route 13, at the front of the track’s property

Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

Click here to purchase tickets for the “Drive Sober 150” NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race.

FREE Q&A with NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon at the Chevy Stage in the FanZone

Time: 11:15 a.m.

FREE NASCAR K&N Pro Series East autograph session

Time: 1-2 p.m.

Before taking the to the track for the “Drive Sober 150” presented by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race, the up-and-coming stars of the series will meet with fans for a free autograph session in the FanZone. Autographs are given on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early!

FREE Q&A with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Paul Menard at the Chevy Stage in the FanZone

Time: 1:15 p.m.

Drive Sober 150” presented by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race

Time: 4:45 p.m.

See the stars of tomorrow battle in 150 laps of edge-of-your-seat action as the youngsters of the NASCAR K&N Series try to tackle the Monster Mile, many for the first time, in the quest for a coveted Monster trophy in this late-season race.

“Dialed In with Claire B. Lang live from the Monster Mile”

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Be part of a live, studio audience for the popular SiriusXM NASCAR Radio show “Dialed In with Claire B. Lang” Friday night of race weekend in the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Seven-time Dover winner and NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Richard Petty, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton and Greg Biffle, and NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Travis Pastrana, along with other NASCAR drivers and personalities, will join Lang throughout the evening to preview the weekend’s action. Admission is a $5 donation to USO Delaware in advance of the event. All proceeds benefit USO Delaware and you do not need to have race tickets for the weekend to attend. Tickets to attend the show must be purchased in advance as they will not be sold at the door. To purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28

Click here to purchase tickets for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race.

Yoga on the Track, featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer

Time: 8:30-9 a.m.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer and 5-hour ENERGY will host a “Yoga on the Track” event with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer on the grass inside Turn 1 of the track. Ticket holders for the day’s “5-hour ENERGY 200 benefiting Living Beyond Breast Cancer” NASCAR Nationwide Series race are invited to the free, half hour of yoga instruction designed to raise awareness for Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Fans can enter at Gate 18.

5-hour ENERGY Open Track Session, featuring FREE question-and-answer sessions with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer

Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Ticketholders for the Sept. 28 NASCAR Nationwide Series race will have the opportunity to walk the frontstretch of the Monster Mile the morning of the race, as well as participate in FREE, question-and-answer sessions with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer, at the Open Track Session. Fans can enter at Gate 18 by presenting their ticket, which will be rescanned on the way out so it permits entrance to the race later that day.

FREE NASCAR Nationwide Series autograph session, featuring Travis Pastrana, Trevor Bayne and others

Time: 10 a.m.

NASCAR Nationwide Series stars Travis Pastrana and Trevor Bayne will be joined by other drivers from the series for a FREE autograph session in the FanZone. Fans are encouraged to arrive early, as autographs will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Other confirmed drivers include: Nelson Piquet Jr., Michael Annett, Alex Bowman, Justin Allgaier, TJ Duke, Austin Dillon, Parker Kligerman and TJ Bell.

FREE autograph session with NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Eric McClure at the ACME display in the FanZone

Time: 10-10:30 a.m.

Appearance by NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Regan Smith at the Delaware Office of Highway Safety display in the FanZone

Time:10:15-11 a.m.

FREE question-and-answer session with NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver Trevor Bayne on the Monster Monument

Time: 11 a.m.

NASCAR Nationwide Series star and 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne will speak with fans from atop the Monster Monument during a free question-and-answer session prior to the day’s race.

The Fortunatos perform live on the Victory Plaza stage

Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Monster FunZone

Time: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Located outside of Turn 4 near the Monster Monument, this popular, family friendly area provides free admission and loads of fun. Some attractions include racing simulators, face painting, prize drawings, moon bounces, show car displays, interactive games and rock climbing, just to name a few!

Appearance from NASCAR television analyst Larry McReynolds at the Sprint Unlimited Experience display

Time: 12:15 p.m.

5-hour ENERGY 200 benefiting Living Beyond Breast Cancer“ NASCAR Nationwide Series race

Time: 3:30 p.m.

In one of the tightest points battles in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in years, drivers like Austin Dillon, Regan Smith, Sam Hornish Jr. and more will battle for important late-season points on the one-mile, concrete oval. But they’ll have their hands full, as a group of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars are sure to be ready to challenge them for the win.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 29

Click here to purchase tickets for the “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Amp up your race morning in the Monster Mile Club, featuring Q&As with Kevin Harvick and Jamie McMurray

Take your Sunday race morning to the next level by spending it in the Monster Mile Club, a hospitality option that can be added to your Sept. 29 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race ticket. This add-on includes appearances and question-and-answer sessions with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kevin Harvick and Jamie McMurray; a limited edition souvenir; a Trackside Access pass, allowing you to walk the frontstretch of the track Sunday morning; continental breakfast; catered lunch and beverage service with Anheuser-Busch and Pepsi products; official souvenir program; live entertainment; interactive games; and prize drawings. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s Pat Patterson will also drop by to chat with fans and interview McMurray. To purchase passes to the Monster Mile Club, call 800-441-RACE or click here.

Appearance by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver JJ Yeley at the Delaware Office of Highway Safety display in the FanZone

Time: 9:30-11 a.m.

Monster FunZone

Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Located outside of Turn 4 near the Monster Monument, this popular, family friendly area provides free admission and loads of fun. Some attractions include racing simulators, face painting, prize drawings, moon bounces, show car displays, interactive games and rock climbing, just to name a few!

FREE Q&A with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Burton at the Chevy Stage in the FanZone

Time: 10:20 a.m.

FREE Q&A with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Greg Biffle at the 3M display in the FanZone

Time: 10:25-10:40 a.m.

FREE appearance from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano at his merchandise hauler

Time: 10:30-11 a.m.

FREE question-and-answer session with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman on the Monster Monument

Time: 10:40 a.m.

Before taking to the track for the day’s “AAA 400″ NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 Chevrolet and this year’s Brickyard 400 winner, will participate in a free question-and-answer session that is open to the public on the Monster Monument.

FREE Q&A with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch at the Sprint Unlimited Experience display

Time: 10:50 a.m.

FREE Q&A with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick at the Chevy Stage in the FanZone

Time: 10:50 a.m.

FREE concert with country music duo Thompson Square

Time: 11 a.m.

Award-winning country music duo Thompson Square will perform a free concert for fans prior to the day’s race on the Victory Plaza stage. The reigning ACM and CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” will entertain outside the track before heading inside to kick the race off with their rendition of the National Anthem.

AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race

Time: 2 p.m.

The third race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup speeds into Dover for 400 miles of epic racing, with 12 drivers in a field of 43 all looking to take the checkers and propel themselves that much closer to a championship. Brad Keselowski made his way to Sunoco Victory Lane last year, en route to his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, but the unpredictable nature of the Monster Mile could see any driver win, and could make or break the championship hopes for many.

Schedule and events are subject to change.

Tickets still available!

Great seats still remain for the Sept. 27-29, 2013 race weekend, featuring the Sept. 29 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race; the Sept. 28 NASCAR Nationwide Series race; and the Sept. 27 “Drive Sober 150” 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.

Sept. 27-29, 2013 Fan Guide

To view or download a copy of the Fan Guide for the Sept. 27-29, 2013 race weekend, click here.

Dover International Speedway Illustrated Facility Map

Familiarize yourself with the property at Dover International Speedway before race weekend with our illustrated facility map. Click here to check it out and figure out where to have all of your fun race weekend.

Monster Mile Crash Course

If this is your first time visiting Dover International Speedway, click here to watch the Monster Mile Crash Course, a brief series of videos that can guide you through all you need to know about race weekend.

Delaware Auto Racing Exhibit

The Delaware Auto Racing Exhibit is on display from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday of race weekend at the Seaford Museum, 203 High St., Seaford, Del. Based on the book of the same name written by Chad and Wayne Culver, the exhibit is hte first in the region to showcase the rich history of motorsports in Delaware and on the Delmarva Peninsula. It features photographs, racing parts and pieces, uniforms, trophies, models, paper artifacts and helmets dating from 1915 to present day. Admission to the exhibit is $5 for adults, and free for children ages 12 and younger when accompanied by an adult.

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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 hosts the annual Firefly Music Festival on its property each summer. Produced by Chicago-based Red Frog Events, the four day event features more than 100 bands on seven stages in The Woodlands at Dover International Speedway. For further information, log on to www.dovermotorsports.com.