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2019 Monster Mile Youth Nation Design Challenge Begins!

Dover International Speedway, home of The Monster Mile, is excited to announce the kickoff of the fourth annual “Monster Mile Youth Nation Design Challenge,” a free project that combines the thrills of NASCAR with the skills of art, creativity and design.

In January and February of 2019, fifth-grade students in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia will have the opportunity to design Dover International Speedway’s traveling pace car. Using simple tools such as crayons, markers and colored pencils, students are encouraged to be as creative as possible with their designs.

The winning design will be converted to reality in March, national “Youth Art Month,” and will appear on the Speedway’s traveling pace car that will be used during our 2019 racing season.

The top design will be unveiled at the winning student’s school prior to Dover International Speedway’s May 3-5 NASCAR tripleheader weekend, featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, May 5. The winning student will receive a VIP experience at the Sunday, May 5 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, including recognition during pre-race activities.

In past years, NASCAR drivers Erik Jones, Ryan Truex and Christopher Bell have appeared at the winning student’s school!

Fifth-graders from the following counties are among those eligible to participate in the 2019 MMYN Design Challenge:

DELAWARE: Kent, New Castle, Sussex

MARYLAND: Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester

NEW JERSEY: Cape May, Cumberland, Salem

PENNSYLVANIA: Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, York

VIRGINIA: Accomack, Northampton

Registration is still open until mid-January. Email or call 302-883-6561 for information.