Press Releases

Ease your admission by arriving early for the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” on Sunday, June 4

We here at Dover International Speedway are very excited for you to join us for the Sunday, June 4 “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race! It … ( + )

Suarez, Patrick, Allmendinger, Bayne, McMurray, Childress to attend Autism Awareness Day

Event to be held during “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Dover International Speedway is once again hosting a special event for families of children … ( + )

New food selections abound for June 2-4 NASCAR weekend

NASCAR fans gathering at Dover International Speedway for the upcoming June 2-4 tripleheader weekend will have some new food choices to select from as they explore the Monster Mile. Five … ( + )

Truex, Kenseth appearances highlight ‘Dover vs. Pocono Rivalry Day’

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars Martin Truex Jr. and Matt Kenseth took off their racing suits and put on their softball jerseys on Wednesday, May 3 during the annual … ( + )

The Pit Stop includes Mission BBQ food, Turn 4 ticket

Dover International Speedway is giving Monster Mile guests the opportunity to add more food and drink options, as well as convenience, to their race experience. Adding The Pit Stop gives … ( + )

Speedway, Casino to ‘Light It Up Blue’ for Autism Awareness Month

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and Dover International Speedway will continue their support for increasing understanding and acceptance of autism by participating in the global “Light It Up Blue” campaign, … ( + )

Stage lengths set for Dover races; Monster Mile to host NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash race

Dover International Speedway’s NASCAR stage lengths have been established for the upcoming 2017 season and the Monster Mile will host the year’s final NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash race … ( + )

The Smokehouse, benefiting the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, coming Oct. 1

Event, entering 10th year, has raised more than $700,000 for families in need Dover International Speedway is expanding its annual salute to our hometown heroes by welcoming all fans to … ( + )

Dover International Speedway extending SAFER barriers along outside frontstretch, backstretch walls

Dover International Speedway will extend SAFER barriers across the frontstretch and backstretch of the facility in preparation for the 2017 NASCAR season, track officials announced today. Work will be complete … ( + )

NASCAR Enhances On-Track Product with New Stage-Based Race Format

Playoff Points, Regular Season Champion Incentives Highlight Updates NASCAR, in collaboration with industry stakeholders, announced Monday, Jan. 23 that an enhanced competition format that will be implemented in all three … ( + )

Grab a Pre-Race Fan Pass for 2017

Sunday morning offering packed with great benefits! NOTE: Please notify our ticket office staff if you have special needs or mobility issues. Dover International Speedway is offering ticket holders to Monster … ( + )

Dover’s 2017 Cup Series race start times are earliest in NASCAR

NASCAR announced the 2017 race start times for its three main national touring series on Wednesday, July 27, including for five races on next year’s Dover International Speedway schedule. In … ( + )

Dover International Speedway announces 2017 NASCAR event dates

Dover International Speedway officials have announced that NASCAR will return to the Monster Mile in 2017 for two tripleheader weekends on June 2-4 and Sept. 29-Oct. 1. The June 2-4, … ( + )

Patriotism abounds at Dover International Speedway’s Sept. 30-Oct. 2 NASCAR tripleheader weekend

Dover International Speedway’s Sept. 30-Oct. 2 NASCAR tripleheader weekend will be filled with patriotic displays, American pride and special guests as the Monster Mile caps its 2016 racing season with … ( + )

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joe Walsh to be grand marshal for Oct. 2 “Citizen Soldier 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race

Legendary musician Joe Walsh will serve as the grand marshal for the “Citizen Soldier 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 2, track officials … ( + )

Monster Mile Movie Night features “Big Hero 6” on Oct. 1

As a treat for families and movie fans of all ages, the Monster Mile will be hosting a  FREE Movie Nights on Saturday, Oct. 1 in Victory Plaza, featuring the … ( + )

See Matt Kenseth, Brian Scott and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in The Hangout on Sunday, Oct. 2

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars Matt Kenseth, Brian Scott and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will appear in The Hangout for hosted Q&A sessions on Sunday, Oct. 2 before the “Citizen Soldier … ( + )

Free XFINITY, K&N Pro Series East autograph sessions scheduled

NOTE: THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES YOUTH AUTOGRAPH SESSION IS SOLD OUT. Drivers from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be participating in a free autograph session for children 14 … ( + )

Matt Kenseth greets fans, visits with media, throws first pitch at Phillies game during Philadelphia visit

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Matt Kenseth signed autographs for fans, greeted Philadelphia Phillies players and met with regional media during his visit to Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday night … ( + )

Betty Jane France, the “First Lady of NASCAR” passes away

Betty Jane France, a philanthropist in support of children’s health causes, passed away Monday evening. France is the mother of NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and International Speedway Corporation … ( + )

DIS partners with “Citizen Soldier” film for Oct. 2 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race 

“Citizen Soldier,” a feature film using real footage that follows an Oklahoma National Guard unit during its deployment to Afghanistan will be the entitlement sponsor for the NASCAR Sprint Cup … ( + )

Dover International Speedway extending SAFER barriers in Turns 2 and 4

Dover International Speedway has started two construction projects which will add more than 500 feet of SAFER barriers around the track and increase usable space for NASCAR haulers in the … ( + )

NASCAR Hauler Parade canceled

UPDATED THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2:45 p.m.: Due to inclement weather, the NASCAR Hauler parade through downtown Dover has been canceled. A NASCAR Hauler Parade will be held through the City of … ( + )

Easton Corbin performs free concert Oct. 2

Country music star Easton Corbin will perform a free concert at Dover International Speedway’s Victory Plaza prior to the “Citizen Soldier 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Oct. … ( + )

Denny Hamlin Q&A package available

2016 Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin will participate in a hosted Q&A session on Sunday, Oct. 2, before the “Citizen Soldier 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International … ( + )

Dover International Speedway’s 11th annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive set for Friday, Sept. 9

Dover International Speedway will pay tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with the annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive, set for Friday, Sept. 9 from 9 … ( + )

NASCAR Experience Raffle to benefit Bayhealth Medical Center

Dover International Speedway is offering a NASCAR Experience Raffle with prizes surrounding the Sunday, Oct. 2 “Citizen Soldier 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Proceeds will benefit Bayhealth Medical Center. … ( + )

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth to visit Philadelphia on Aug. 31

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Matt Kenseth, a three-time winner at Dover International Speedway and the 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, will visit Philadelphia on Wednesday, Aug. 31, throw … ( + )

Jimmie Johnson Takes Your Questions Oct. 2

Be a part of the action when Jimmie Johnson, the six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, participates in exclusive question-and-answer sessions at 11:25 a.m. on Oct. 2 before the “Citizen … ( + )

Kenseth caps extraordinary race with third Dover victory in “AAA 400 Drive for Autism”

By Brian Citino Mark that one down in the memory banks folks, because Sunday’s “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway was one … ( + )

Jones grabs first Dover victory in “Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200”

By Brian Citino When it comes to racing at Dover International Speedway, Erik Jones is used to only one thing — running with the front of the pack and competing … ( + )

Crafton earns first Dover win in “JACOB Companies 200”

By Brian Citino It’s not a rarity for Matt Crafton to run well at Dover International Speedway. In fact, in his eight starts at the Monster Mile prior to the … ( + )

Byron leads practice field, will start up front for “JACOB Builders 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie William Byron led the way in the first practice session for the “JACOB Companies 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Thursday at … ( + )

Country music artist, actress Jana Kramer to perform free concert at Victory Plaza on Sunday, May 15

Rising country music artist and actress Jana Kramer will perform a free concert at Dover International Speedway’s Victory Plaza prior to the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” NASCAR Sprint Cup … ( + )

Broad Valley Micro Fiber Networks to upgrade Monster Mile’s digital reach

Dover International Speedway has reached an agreement with Broad Valley Micro Fiber Networks to upgrade digital capabilities at the Monster Mile, track officials announced today. The deal includes plans for … ( + )

Ultimate Fan Pass returns for 2016

Includes access to the Driver & Crew Chief meeting, limited-edition keepsake chair, pit pass, guided garage tour, breakfast and more As part of the Ultimate Fan Pass, available for the … ( + )

Big Barrel Country Music Festival canceled

The following is a statement from Goldenvoice regarding the 2016 Big Barrel Country Music Festival: We have made the difficult decision to cancel Big Barrel Country Music Festival, due to … ( + )

Dover International Speedway announces 2016 race dates

Dover International Speedway officials have announced that NASCAR will return to the Monster Mile in 2016 for two tripleheader weekends on May 13-15 and Sept. 30-Oct. 2. The May 13-15, … ( + )

Ryan Newman looks forward to Chase, encourages Delaware students on education, setting goals

Ryan Newman, one of the 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to qualify for the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs, spent Tuesday, Sept. 15 discussing his championship … ( + )

“Dialed In with Claire B. Lang, live from the Monster Mile” set for Friday, Oct. 2

Race fans will once again have the opportunity to attend a live broadcast of the SiriusXM NASCAR Radio program “Dialed In with Claire B. Lang, live from the Monster Mile.” … ( + )

X Ambassadors to perform free pre-race concert and National Anthem at “AAA 400” on Oct. 4

No. 1 hit “Renegades” continues to top the Alternative charts The popular alternative band X Ambassadors will visit Dover International Speedway on Oct. 4 and perform a free concert at … ( + )

Michael Tatoian promoted to president of Dover International Speedway

Dover International Speedway today announced the promotion of Michael Tatoian to the position of president, effective. Jan. 2, 2015. Tatoian retains his position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating … ( + )

Firefly and Stagecoach Present Big Barrel Country Music Festival

Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood to Headline 3-day event at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway Big Barrel Country Music Festival will take place in 2015 from June … ( + )

Firefly Music Festival economic impact more than $68 million

The four-day Firefly Music Festival contributed more than $68 million to the regional economy and created the equivalent of 579 full-time jobs in 2014, according to a study released today. … ( + )

Dover International Speedway to install new catch fence for 2015 season

Dover International Speedway officials announced today that the track will install a new catch fence that will be in place for the May 29-31, 2015 NASCAR race weekend. The process … ( + )

Brian Mitchell, Elena Delle Donne and Michael Carter-Williams highlight dignitaries for Sept. 26-28, 2014 race weekend

Current and former professional athletes Brian Mitchell, Elena Delle Donne and Michael Carter-Williams will serve as dignitaries for both the Sept. 28, 2014 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race … ( + )

Punkin Chunkin postponed to Nov. 6-8, 2015

World Championship Punkin Chunkin officials today announced that the event, planned for Oct. 24-26, 2014 at Dover International Speedway, has been postponed and will be held on Nov. 6-8, 2015. … ( + )

Nathan’s Famous 2015 qualifying circuit seeks champion at Dover International Speedway

Nathan’s Famous has announced that the official 2015 qualifying tour for the annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest will touch down in Dover, Del., at Dover International Speedway … ( + )

Dover International Speedway announces race dates for the 2015 season

Dover International Speedway officials have announced the track’s 2015 race dates, as two tripleheader NASCAR weekends will return to the track on May 29-31 and Oct. 2-4, 2015. The spring … ( + )

Lynn Sudik hired as Dover International Speedway social media coordinator

Dover International Speedway has announced that Lynn Sudik has been hired as the social media coordinator for the company. A newly created position for the Speedway, Sudik will manage all … ( + )