UPDATED: THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 2015; 1:29 p.m.
Unfortunately, because of the weather, today’s NASCAR Showcase & Hauler parade, scheduled to begin at the Blue Hen Corporate Center in Dover at 3 p.m., has been canceled.
There were no previously scheduled on-track activities at Dover International Speedway for today, Oct. 1.
NASCAR and the Speedway continue to monitor the weather and will share any updates as they become available.
Dover International Speedway is pleased to announce a special kickoff to the Oct. 2-4, 2015 race weekend with the return of the popular NASCAR Hauler Showcase and Parade. The showcase is set for Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 at the Blue Hen Corporate Center from 3 to 5 p.m., with a parade through downtown Dover to follow.
The Hauler Showcase and Parade is free and open to the public.
Fans are invited to the Blue Hen Corporate Center, located at 655 S. Bay Road, just four miles south of Dover International Speedway, to see the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers before they depart at 5 p.m. on the parade route through Downtown Dover before parking at the track for race weekend.
The parade will once again create a can’t-miss spectacle in the capital of The First State. Approximately 40 brightly painted NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver haulers, measuring approximately 80 feet in length, will make their way through town en route to the Speedway.
The inaugural event in 2013 saw close to 10,000 attendees spread out across the entire parade route. The event was rained out last year. After such a great turnout for the inaugural event, Speedway and local officials agreed the event should return for another year.
“The event was a huge success, it was only natural to bring it back,” said Michael Tatoian, president and CEO of Dover International Speedway. “We are always looking for ways to enhance the fan experience, and being able to work with NASCAR and the hauler drivers to put on a great show makes our race weekend that much more exciting.”
At 5 p.m., haulers will start north on Bay Road, before making a left onto Martin Luther King Blvd. (formerly Court Street). They will then turn right onto Legislative Avenue in Downtown Dover, before turning left onto Loockerman Street, then right on South State Street. From there, the haulers will proceed to the track via Leipsic Road and arrive at approximately 5:45 p.m.
NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway Oct. 2-4, 2015 for the Oct. 4 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the third event in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, 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.