May 3-6 Race Weekend Activities | Dover International Speedway

May 3-6 Race Weekend Activities

Activities and events surrounding the upcoming May 3-6 NASCAR weekend at Dover International Speedway, including driver appearances, free autograph sessions, exciting fan activities and more! Enjoy your time at the Monster Mile.

LAST UPDATE: April 26, 3 p.m.

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FanZone

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.

The FanZone is open at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 4; 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 5; and 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 6.

Vendors include: Monster Energy, OneMain Financial, Smithfield, Delaware Office of Highway Safety, Comcast XFINITY, Toyota, New Holland, 5-Hour Energy, Flex Seal, Renewal by Anderson, Sundance Vacations, Ford, Honda Power Equipment, GearWrench, U.S. Army and the NASCAR Foundation.

Monster Mile Youth Nation

Free to all fans with hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 6. The area is designed for fans ages 12 and under to explore NASCAR. Attractions (subject to change) will include: a mechanical bull, inflatable bounces, an Ultimate Sports Arena, an obstacle course, an RC2U-Portable Racing and a disc jockey.

Frankie’s Cafe At The Monster Mile

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino will again present Frankie’s Café at the Monster Mile, a Tuscan-style café with the flavor and atmosphere of its Frankie’s Wine Bar and Italian Restaurant during race weekend. The café offers race fans a variety of menu options in an al fresco setting, features two fully-stocked bars and is located near the Monster Monument in Victory Plaza. Hours are Thursday –  Noon to 4 p.m. (bar only); Friday – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday – 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Hangout

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of race weekend in our relaxing fan area located near the FanZone and the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza presented by Smithfield. Features free Wi-Fi!

Bear Hollow Wood Carvers

Free chainsaw carving demonstrations all weekend in Victory Plaza. Auctions scheduled for noon on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

50-50 Raffle

Benefits Autism Delaware. Look for people with vests selling near the FanZone on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of race weekend! The winner will be selected during the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday.

Mobile App!

Made for iPhone and Android devices, it is packed with new and exciting features 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.

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6:30 p.m. Jennifer Jo Cobb appearance and autograph sesssion at Applebee’s Bar & Grill at 909 N. DuPont Highway in Dover.

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10 a.m. FanZone attractions open

10 a.m. Cody Coughlin autograph session at JEGS display in FanZone. Coughlin is the driver of the No. 2 Chevrolet for GMS Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

11 a.m. FREE NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Autograph Session at the Delaware Office of Highway Safety display in the FanZone. First come, first served. Drivers scheduled include Matt Crafton, Grant Enfinger, Ben RhodesMyatt SniderWristbands distributed at 10 a.m.

11:45 a.m. Matt Crafton and Grant Enfinger autograph session at Ford display in the FanZone.

2 p.m. On AAA Stage at Victory Plaza: Facebook Live with Mike Tatoian, President & CEO Dover International Speedway.

2:15 p.m. On AAA Stage at Victory Plaza: Q&A with NASCAR Camping World Series Truck drivers Dalton Sergeant and Johnny Sauter.

2:30 p.m. On AAA Stage at Victory Plaza: Q&A with NASCAR Camping World Series Truck driver Jennifer Jo Cobb.

4 p.m. Christopher Bell appearance at Toyota PitPass display in the FanZone.

5 p.m. Start of “JEGS 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

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9 a.m. FanZone attractions open

9 a.m. Activity begins on AAA Stage at Victory Plaza, with games and other activities.

9 a.m. Monster Mile Youth Nation opens.

9:15 a.m. Elliott Sadler, driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports, will be signing autographs at the OneMain Financial booth in the FanZone.

10:15 a.m. Jeff Gordon marquee plaque unveiling at Monster Monument in Victory Plaza, presented by Smithfield.

Pre-Race Triple Rail Turn plays on the AAA Stage at Victory Plaza.

Noon Bear Hollow Wood Carvers auction in Victory Plaza

12:30 p.m. Autograph Session with Ross Chastain, driver of the No. 4 Chevrolet for JD Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in the FanZone.

1:30 p.m. Start of “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash race.

After NASCAR Xfinity Series race Start of Autism Delaware Track Walk!

9 p.m. Fireworks in RV lots.

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8 a.m. FanZone attractions open

8 a.m. Activity begins on AAA Stage at Victory Plaza, with games, presentations, special appearances and other activities.

8 a.m. Monster Mile Youth Nation opens.

9:30 a.m. Autograph Session with Ross Chastain, driver of the No. 15 Chevrolet for Premium Motorsports in the FanZone.

9:45 a.m. Philadelphia Eagles celebration on AAA Stage at Victory Plaza

10 a.m. Monster Mile Youth Nation Youth Autograph Session with Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson and Matt DiBenedetto. At Monster Mile Youth Nation Headquarters near FanZone. Free to MMYN Ticket Package holders who RSVP. Call 800-441-RACE to buy package or reserve session space.

10 a.m. Austin Dillon, driver of the No. 3 AAA Chevrolet, and Richard Childress Racing team members on the AAA Stage at Victory Plaza.

10:30 a.m. Watermelon Eating Contest featuring Ross Chastain, driver of the No. 15 Chevrolet for Premium Motorsports in the FanZone.

10:40 a.m. Denny Hamlin appearance at Toyota PitPass display in the FanZone.

11 a.m. Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 10 Smithfield Ford, Q&A on the AAA Stage at Victory Plaza.

11:15 a.m. Smithfield Smoke Machine Mustang unveiling with Aric Almirola at the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, presented by Smithfield.

11:30 a.m. FREE Bret Michaels concert on AAA Stage at Victory Plaza.

12:30 p.m. Bear Hollow Wood Carvers auction in Victory Plaza

2 p.m. Start of the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race.

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THURSDAY — MAY 3

2 p.m.                                           Grandstand Gate 3 Open

2:05 p.m.                                      NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice

4:05 p.m.                                      NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Final Practice

FRIDAY — MAY 4

9 a.m.                                          Grandstand Gates 3, 4, 11, 19 Open

9:35 a.m.                                     NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice

10:35 a.m.                                   Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice

1:05 p.m.                                     NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qualifying

2:05 p.m.                                     NASCAR Xfinity Series Final Practice

3:20 p.m.                                     Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying

4:30 p.m.                                     NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Introductions

5 p.m.                                         Start of the “JEGS 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race

SATURDAY — MAY 5

9 a.m.                                          Grandstand Gates 3, 4, 11, 19 Open

9:30 a.m.                                     Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice

10:35 a.m.                                   NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying

Noon                                           Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Final Practice

1 p.m.                                          NASCAR Xfinity Series Driver Introductions

1:30 p.m.                                     Start of “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash Race

SUNDAY — MAY 6

10 a.m.                                         All Grandstand Gates Open

1:20 p.m.                                      Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Driver Introductions

2 p.m.                                           Start of “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race