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December 1, 2017

Monster Monument at Victory Plaza car to be replaced

Miles the Monster will have a new car in his hand by the time NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway for another tripleheader weekend May 4-6.

The No. 43 Smithfield Ford is removed from the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza on Friday, Dec. 1. It will be replaced by a No. 10 Smithfield Ford before the May 4-6 NASCAR tripleheader weekend at Dover International Speedway. DIS PHOTO

Smithfield, the presenting sponsor of the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, is moving its on-track sponsorship from Richard Petty Motorsports to Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2018 NASCAR season. Aric Almirola will drive the No. 10 Smithfield Ford for Stewart-Haas next year.

A No. 10 Smithfield Ford will be placed in Miles’ hand prior to our May 4-6 NASCAR tripleheader weekend. The date of the event is still to be determined.

Workers with First State Crane removed the No. 43 Smithfield Ford from the Monster Monument on Friday morning.

The No. 43 Smithfield Ford had been on the statue since March 30, 2016, when Almirola and Richard Petty visited the Speedway, along with Smithfield officials, for the car’s unveiling.

The car removal was previously scheduled for Friday and was not related to Thursday’s small-magnitude earthquake, which was centered near Dover.

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