DOVER, DE - MAY 06:  Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John's Ford, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway on May 6, 2018 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Dover to host NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader as part of unprecedented six races in three days on Aug. 21-23


NASCAR announced Wednesday, July 8 that Dover International Speedway will host 311-mile NASCAR Cup Series races on back-to-back days on Saturday, Aug. 22 and Sunday, Aug. 23 as part of an unprecedented weekend of racing at the world’s fastest one-mile oval.

The "Drydene 311" NASCAR Cup Series race remains on its original Sunday, Aug. 23 date (4 p.m., NBCSN), while the May 3 NASCAR Cup Series race – postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – now moves to Saturday, Aug. 22 (4 p.m., NBCSN), also called the "Drydene 311." Each day also includes a 200-mile NASCAR Xfinity Series race, including the postponed event from Saturday, May 2. The Saturday, Aug. 22 "Drydene 200" Xfinity Series race will start at 12:30 p.m. (NBCSN) while the Sunday, Aug. 23 "Drydene 200" will begin at 1 p.m. (NBCSN).

Friday, Aug. 21 is the new date for the postponed "KDI Office Technology 200" NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race (5 p.m., FS1). The "General Tire 125" ARCA Menards Series East race is also scheduled for Friday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m.

It is believed to be the first time in NASCAR history that one track will host six points-paying events across one weekend of racing.

Speedway officials remain in consultation with local, state and federal health officials, as well as Delaware Gov. John Carney, on whether fans will be allowed in the stands with appropriate social distancing for the August events. New fan procedures would include distancing in grandstands and concession lines, enhanced cleaning in high-traffic areas, added hand sanitizer stations and infield access limited to race team and track personnel only.

Fans can call (800) 441-RACE to speak with a ticket office representative to review their accounts and options.

"Six races, three days and one hungry Miles the Monster. We are certainly looking forward to a historic weekend here in Dover," said Mike Tatoian, Dover International Speedway’s president and CEO. "We appreciate the cooperation we’ve received from not only NASCAR and our network partners but also from state and community leaders in preparation for these events. As we continue to collaborate with all of the stakeholders, public safety remains our top priority. We will continue to monitor the situation and plan for best health practices for all involved as we get closer to our race weekend."

Follow Speedway news and updates, including on potential fan attendance in August, on DoverSpeedway.com and keep track of the latest announcements via social media at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway, or on Twitter and Instagram at @MonsterMile.