Sept. 29-Oct. 2 Race Weekend Activities | Dover International Speedway


October 1, 2016

Sept. 29-Oct. 2 Race Weekend Activities

Keep checking this page for updates on activities and events surrounding the upcoming NASCAR weekend at Dover International Speedway, including driver appearances, free autograph sessions, fun fan activities and more!




The FanZone, outside of Turn 4 near the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza presented by Smithfield, 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: AAA, ACME, Delaware Office of Highway Safety, Comcast XFINITY, Smithfield, M&T Bank, Nathans’ Famous, New Holland, Power Home Remodeling Group, LeafFilter, U.S. Air Force, UAW-GM, Monster Energy, Rheem, AdvoCare, Ford, USO Military Village.

The FanZone is open at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30; 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1; and 8 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2.


Monster Mile Youth Nation

Free to all fans with hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. The area is designed for fans ages 14 and under to explore NASCAR.

Attractions include a rock climbing wall, moon bounce, obstacle course, rides, face painting and a DJ. The area was formerly known as the Monster FunZone.

NASCAR Trackside Superstore

The Fanatics Trackside Superstore is hard to miss when race fans arrive in Dover. Fans can find all their favorite NASCAR merchandise and more in this 60,000-square-foot retail space for souvenirs. 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! Closes one hour after each day’s race.

New for 2016 mobile app!

Just in time for race weekend, we have re-launched our mobile app on iPhone and Android devices! We have packed it full of new and exciting feauters like a mobile rewards program, seat upgrades, food ordering for the RV lots, exclusive content and more! In addition to a customizing your schedule and helpful tips for the weekend. Keep your push notifications on and stay up to date on all the action! Click here to get it.

Food Trucks

Sample some of Delmarva’s best treats in our food truck section near the FanZone. Starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, sample some of your favorite treats from I Don’t Give A Fork, The Plum Pit, Sherry’s Crab Cakes and Grotto’s.



Noon-2 p.m. Jeffrey Earnhardt appearance and autograph session at Diamond Motor Sports (4585 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover). Includes lunch and a GoFas replica race car.

5 p.m. NASCAR Hauler Parade through Downtown Dover.



Monster Energy Freestyle Motocross displays in the FanZone. Scheduled times are: 1-1:25 p.m., 2:30-2:55 p.m. and 3:30-3:55 p.m.

12:15 p.m. Paul Menard Appearance at Rheem display in the FanZone.

1:45 p.m. FREE NASCAR K&N Pro Series East AUTOGRAPH SESSION at Delaware Office of Highway Safety display in the FanZone.

3:45 p.m. Brandon Jones Appearance at Rheen display in the FanZone.

6 p.m. Bobby Allison at Georgetown Speedway: The three-time Daytona 500 winner and 1983 NASCAR Cup Series champion will be the grand marshal at the half-mile clay oval south of Georgetown on Route 113. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Grandstands open at 5 p.m. Grandstand admission is $18 for adults, $14 for seniors and students (13-17). Kids 9-12 are $10 and children 8 and under are free.



9:30 a.m. Brandon Jones Appearance at the AAA Stage.

9:30 a.m. Brendan Gaughan Appearance at the Rheem display in the FanZone.

9:45 a.m. Blake Koch Appearance at the LeafFilter display in the FanZone.

10 a.m. FREE NASCAR XFINITY Series AUTOGRAPH SESSION at Delaware Office of Highway Safety display in the FanZone. Wristbands to enter autograph session will be distributed at 9 a.m.

Monster Energy Freestyle Motocross displays in the FanZone. Scheduled times are: 10:30-10:55 a.m., noon-12:25 p.m., 1:30-1:55 p.m.

11 a.m. Brandon Jones Appearance at the Chevy Stage.

12:40 p.m. Richard Childress Appearance at the Rheem display in the FanZone.


Young Rising Sons

1 p.m. FREE Young Rising Sons concert at Victory Plaza. Their debut single, “High,” was featured in Pepsi commercials and the song “King of the World” is featured in Toyota’s “Let’s Go Places” commercial, which has been played throughout the NASCAR season.

9 p.m. Fireworks in RV lots.




9:45 a.m. Martin Truex Jr. Appearance at the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza presented by Smithfield.

Monster Energy Freestyle Motocross displays in the FanZone. Scheduled times are: 10-10:25 a.m., 11:30-11:55 a.m., 1-1:25 p.m.

10 a.m. Sam Bass Appearance at the  UAW-GM display in the FanZone.

EM089210:15 a.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AUTOGRAPH SESSION featuring Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney and Matt DiBenedetto. Previous purchase needed to attend.

10:15 a.m. Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship contender Austin Dillon appearance at AAA display in the FanZone. Mike Dillon, Austin’s father, will participate in a Q&A at 10 a.m.

10:30 a.m. Joey Logano Appearance at the Lasik display in the FanZone.

10:30 a.m. David Ragan Appearance at the Fanatics Trackside Superstore.

10:40 a.m. Austin Dillon Appearance at the Rheem display at the FanZone.

10:45 a.m. Trevor Bayne Appearance at the Advocare display in the FanZone.

10:45 a.m. Matt Kenseth Appearance at The Hangout.

10:55 a.m. Ty Dillon Appearance at the Rheem display at the FanZone.


Easton Corbin

11 a.m. FREE
Easton Corbin concert at Victory Plaza.

11:15 a.m. FREE Tweetup before the “Citizen Soldier 400.” Location TBD.

11:30 a.m. Jeff Burton Appearance at the Rheem display at the FanZone.

1:35 p.m. Kenny Wallace Appearance at the Rheem display at the FanZone.




9:30 a.m.            Grandstand Gates Open
10 a.m.            Start of “Drive Sober 200” presented by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety NASCAR XFINITY Series Race
1:30 p.m.         NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Introductions
2 p.m.              Start of “Citizen Soldier 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race



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