Light the Monster Monument to raise awareness for your charity and community organization | Dover International Speedway


February 21, 2018

Light the Monster Monument to raise awareness for your charity and community organization

The Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, presented by Smithfield, is known around the sporting world as the symbol of Dover International Speedway, one of the unique venues in all of motorsports.

Now, charities and non-profit organizations have the opportunity to promote their causes using one of the mid-Atlantic’s most recognizable landmarks.

The Monster Monument at Victory Plaza presented by Smithfield is lit green this month following the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl victory. DIS PHOTO

A handful of months per year, the Monster Mile will light up the Monster Monument in the dominant color of certain organizations, causes or special community events and holidays.

“We consistently receive tremendous feedback when we light up Miles,” said Dover International Speedway President and CEO Mike Tatoian. “We have decided to make it an ongoing effort so we can, literally, bring light to so many organizations, causes, events and holidays.”

Colors already scheduled in 2018 include:

  • Green – (Philadelphia Eagles win Super Bowl, St. Patrick’s Day; February and March)
  • Blue – (Autism Awareness; April)
  • Pink – (Breast Cancer Awareness; October)

Organizations can make suggestions and requests in several ways, including using the hashtag #LightUpMiles on social media and sending recommendations to Please note that there is no application process but the Speedway will keep a list of appropriate requests and use those suggestions whenever appropriate.

If an organization is selected, in addition to lighting up the Monster Monument, it can receive the following:

  • Tickets to upcoming NASCAR tripleheader weekends
  • An ad in the Dover souvenir program
  • Table space along the vendor midway on NASCAR weekends
  • An auction/donation item

Built in 2008, the Monster Monument stands 46-feet tall and is the largest fiberglass statue at any sporting venue in the world. The base of the monument pays tribute to race winners at Dover International Speedway and features dedications to legendary drivers who are recognized for their special accomplishments earned on the Monster Mile’s high-banked, one-mile concrete oval.



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