Dover International Speedway, known to race fans as the Monster Mile, is the largest sports venue in the mid-Atlantic region with a seating capacity of 135,000. In just a few weeks, the property will turn its focus from motorsports to the music industry as it plays host to the Firefly Music Festival on July 20-22.
Complete your visit to Delaware this summer with a trip inside the high-banked, one-mile concrete oval that has played host to NASCAR’s premiere racing series since 1969. Free access to the frontstretch of the track, where five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson’s celebratory burnouts still remain from his win in the June 3 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, will be available.
Dover’s signature Monster trophy, known on the NASCAR circuit as one of the most unique prizes in all of sports, will also be on display for fan photos. Twice each year, the winner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is awarded the one-of-a-kind trophy after they pull into Sunoco Victory Lane. Some of the sport’s biggest names, like Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace, Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon have also earned their way into Dover’s Sunoco Victory Lane.
Access to the track is available Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 from 9 am to noon. Within easy walking distance of festival grounds, guests will enter via Gate 1, near the huge five-story Monster Monument, where they will be directed onto the track.
You can also keep up with the Monster Mile at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway or on Twitter at @MonsterMile.