MONSTER MILE RECORDS
Fastest Qualifying Lap: Tony Stewart, G-Force Oldsmobile (Indy Racing League), 185.204 mph (19.438 seconds), July 18, 1998
NASCAR CUP SERIES
Fastest Qualifying Lap: Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 166.984 mph (21.559 seconds), Oct. 5, 2019 Fastest Race (400 Miles): Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 135.734 mph (2:56:49), Oct. 6, 2019 Fastest Race (500 Miles): Bill Elliott, Ford, 125.945 mph (3:58:00), Sept. 16, 1990
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
Fastest Qualifying Lap: Erik Jones, Toyota, 158.318 mph (22.739 seconds), Oct. 1, 2016 Fastest Race (200 Miles): Joey Logano, Ford, 131.219 mph (1:31:27), Sept. 28, 2013
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES
Fastest Qualifying Lap: Brett Moffitt, Chevrolet, 161.413 mph (22.303 seconds), May 3, 2019 Fastest Race (200 Miles): Mark Martin, Ford, 120.200 mph (1:39:50), June 2, 2006
ARCA MENARDS SERIES EAST
Fastest Qualifying Lap: Harrison Burton, Toyota, 157.143 mph (22.909 seconds), Oct. 5, 2018 Fastest Race (150 Miles): Matt Kobyluck, Chevrolet, 116.179 mph (1:17:28), Sept. 20, 2002 Fastest Race (125 Miles): Sam Mayer, Chevrolet, 127.407 mph (0:58:52), Oct. 4, 2019
Length: One mile Track Surface: Concrete Safety Apron and Pit Road Surface: Asphalt, with concrete pit boxes Banking: Straightaways, 9 degrees; Turns, 24 degrees Width: Straightaways, 48 feet; Turns, 58 feet Safety Apron: Encircles the inside of the track, 10 feet wide on straightaways, and 21 feet wide in the turns. Capacity: Approximately 85,000 race fans Number of Pit Positions: 40, with water and electric Length of Straightaways: 1,076 feet Length of Pit Road: 1,580 feet long, and 47 feet wide
1969 — Dover Downs opens as a unique, dual-purpose facility for both horse racing and motorsports events. The first event on the one-mile, asphalt Speedway is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, the “Mason-Dixon 300,” on July 6, won by Richard Petty. 1971 — All non-NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events are removed to concentrate on two 500-mile Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, held in the spring and fall each year. 1982 — Joe Ruttman wins Dover’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series race, the May 15 “Sportsman 200,” a new Saturday attraction for race fans on the spring race weekend. 1983 — Bobby Allison sets the all-time wins mark at Dover International Speedway, winning his seventh race at the track in the Sept. 18 “Budweiser 500.” 1984 — Richard Petty ties Bobby Allison with his seventh win at Dover, taking the checkered flag in the May 20 “Budweiser 500.” 1986 — A modest 3,200 seat grandstand addition begins expansion of the facility which continued through 2001, a process unequaled by any other NASCAR track. Dover also adds an annual fall NASCAR Xfinity Series race to its annual schedule. 1995 — Dover Downs International Speedway becomes NASCAR’s first concrete paved superspeedway. With the concrete surface, races become cleaner, faster and more competitive. Kyle Petty wins the first race on the concrete surface, the June 4 “Miller Genuine Draft 500.” After a summer and fall of round-the-clock construction, Dover Downs Slots opens on December 29. 1996 — Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc., parent company of all gaming and motorsports activities, begins trading on New York Stock Exchange under symbol DVD. 1997 – Dover makes the change from 500 miles to a new 400-mile distance for all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, beginning with the Sept. 21 “MBNA 400,” won by Mark Martin. His average speed of 132.719 mph sets the track’s fastest race record. In addition, Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc. acquires Nashville Speedway USA, operator of NASCAR events at Tennessee State Fairgrounds, and announces plans for a new superspeedway in the Nashville area. Open date is set for Easter weekend in 2001. 2000 — The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series makes its debut at Dover’s September race weekend with Kurt Busch emerging as the winner from the pole position in the Sept. 22 “MBNA e-commerce.com 200.” 2001 — The 16th straight year of grandstand expansion places seating capacity at 135,000 — the largest seating capacity of a sports facility in the mid-Atlantic region. Dover holds the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the “MBNA Cal Ripken Jr. 400” and takes an American flag for a victory lap around the track. The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race is shifted to Friday of the spring weekend, while a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race is added for the Friday of the fall weekend. 2002 — Dover Downs International Speedway becomes Dover International Speedway, as the gaming side of the company splits off and Dover Motorsports, Inc. is created to exclusively oversee racing at tracks in Dover, Nashville, Memphis and St. Louis, as well as the Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Grand Prix of Denver and the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The harness racing, slots operation and newly built hotel onsite retain the Dover Downs name now known as Dover Downs Hotel & Casino®. 2004 — The Monster Bridge, a 56-seat, glass-enclosed structure that extends over the track in Turn 3, is unveiled. The one-of-a-kind structure creates the “Most Exciting Seat in Sports.” Jeremy Mayfield sets the track qualifying record in the June 6 “MBNA America 400 ‘A Salute to Heroes,’” with a lap of 161.522 mph. The newly introduced Chase for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship comes to the Monster Mile in the fall as Ryan Newman wins in the “MBNA America 400” and takes home the first Monster trophy. 2006 — Dover announces plans for the “Monster Makeover,” a multi-year capital improvement project. The first phase of construction begins prior to the fall race weekend. 2007 — The first phase of Monster Makeover is completed prior to the spring race. Construction includes a new skybox complex and VELOCITY, an all-inclusive, luxury suite for individual race fans. A 2,100 square-foot addition to the Infield Media Center was also finished along with widened walkways behind the frontstretch grandstands; six renovated restroom facilities; additional paved handicapped parking areas; expanded bus parking; a new sound system; an expanded and relocated hospitality tent village; and continued beautification and landscaping of the property. 2008 —Dover International Speedway’s 40th year of racing. The second phase of Monster Makeover construction included the addition of the 46-foot Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, a larger-than-life fiberglass sculpture of the track’s signature icon Miles the Monster. Other construction projects included the expansion of the FanZone display area and the addition of a new emergency services building outside of Gate 1. 2009 — The third phase of Monster Makeover construction focused on pit road, including a new 1,592 foot concrete pit wall equipped with SAFER barrier technology. The new space made way for a 43rd pit stall and enabled the track to lengthen all stalls by 4 feet, creating an easier entrance and exit for pitting cars. By eliminating all grass on the frontstretch and some in Turn 4, the new pit road wall was set 4 feet closer to the track apron, creating a wider pit road. 2011 — Dover Motorsports, Inc. declines sanctions for NASCAR events at Nashville Superspeedway, while opening up the facility to team testing. The company previously sold its other motorsports facilities and now focuses on its flagship facility in Dover. Project begins to widen grandstand seats from 18 to 22 inches. The project, which will take approximately two years to complete, creates a better fan experience for all guests, with a capacity of 113,000. 2012 — Jimmie Johnson wins his seventh Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway in the June 3 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks.” With the win, Johnson ties Richard Petty and Bobby Allison for most wins all-time at the Monster Mile. 2013 — Jimmie Johnson sets the all-time Dover wins record by winning the Sept. 29 “AAA 400,” passing Richard Petty and Bobby Allison with his eighth victory at the Monster Mile in NASCAR’s top series. The fall weekend includes a few other historical moments, as Dale Earnhardt Jr. set a new qualifying record for the track with a lap of 161.849 mph (22.243 seconds). Joey Logano swept the NASCAR Xfinity Series events at Dover for the second straight year, becoming the first driver to win four straight NASCAR Xfinity Series races at the Monster Mile. In the fall event, the “5-hour ENERGY 200 benefiting Living Beyond Breast Cancer” NASCAR Xfinity Series race, Logano set a new fastest race record in his win at 131.219 mph (1:31:27). 2014 — Jimmie Johnson adds to his record Dover wins total by winning the June 1 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks,” running his total Monster Mile victories to nine. In qualifying for the event, Brad Keselowski won the pole and set a new track record with a lap of 164.444 mph (21.892 seconds). Jeff Gordon wins the Sept. 28 “AAA 400” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, which was the first “Knockout Race” in the newly-formatted Chase for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, narrowing the field of 16 Chase contenders to 12 at the checkered flag. Following the 2014 race season, Dover International Speedway began and completed construction on a new catch fence. The project incorporated the most up-to-date technologies and stands at 21-feet tall, up from the original fence’s 15 feet. In addition, the Speedway begins the process of removing grandstand seating in Turns 2 and 3, right-sizing the facility for the 2015 season. The seat removal brings capacity of the facility to 95,500. 2015 – Jimmie Johnson becomes the fifth driver in NASCAR history to record at least 10 wins at a single track after winning the May 31 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks.” Johnson joins Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt, David Pearson and Richard Petty as the only racers ever to accomplish this feat. In the fall, Kevin Harvick advances in the NASCAR playoffs by capturing the “AAA 400.” In a must-win race, Harvick leads 355 of 400 laps to propel him to the next round of the Chase. 2016 — Matt Kenseth leads 48 laps on his way to winning the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” for his third Monster Mile victory after a spirited duel with runner-up Kyle Larson and third-place finisher Chase Elliott. An 18-car wreck on the frontstretch at Lap 355, combined with close racing for the lead for most of the race, leads many observers to call the May 15 race one of the best in track history. In the fall, Martin Truex Jr. leads a commanding 187 laps on his way to a victory in the “Citizen Soldier 400.” Before the race, more space was created in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage area by removing a grass hill between the garage and existing harness track. Also, more than 500 feet of SAFER barriers added between the spring and fall races, along the exits of Turns 2 and 4. 2017 — In the Spring, Jimmie Johnson wins under caution during overtime to capture his 11th Monster Mile checkered flag in the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism,” extending his track record for victories. Some grandstands are removed in Turn 3, making the track’s capacity 85,000. Approximately 1,800 feet of SAFER barriers are added to the track. With this project, all of the Monster Mile’s outside walls have SAFER barriers installed. In the Fall, Kyle Busch passes Chase Elliott just before the white flag and holds on for his third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win at Dover. Harrison Burton, 16, clinches NASCAR K&N Pro Series East title with win in season finale. 2018 — In May, Kevin Harvick leads 201 laps in winning the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” for his second career Dover win. Johnny Sauter becomes only second driver to win multiple NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races at the Monster Mile after a “JEGS 200” triumph. In October, Chase Elliott notches his first NASCAR Cup Series victory at an oval-course with a victory in the “Gander Outdoors 400.” 2019 — Dover celebrates its 50th Anniversary season and hosts its 100th NASCAR Cup Series race on Oct. 6. Johnny Sauter wins third straight Dover NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race on May 4. Dover’s new $5.5 million NASCAR Cup Series garage is constructed between race weekends and debuts to teams on Oct. 4. Speedway officials bury a time capsule in the garage, with instructions that it be unearthed during anticipated 100th Anniversary celebrations in 2069. 2020 — Dover International Speedway hosts its first virtual races with NASCAR drivers on May 2-3, broadcast on national television, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Due to the pandemic, Dover's two race weekends are consolidated into one three-day, six-race extravaganza in August. It is believed to be the first time one track host six points-paying races across a three-day period. The NASCAR Cup Series races were shortened to 311 laps/miles each on Saturday, Aug. 22 and Sunday, Aug. 23, won by Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick, respectively.
NASCAR CUP SERIES
DATE RACE WINNER FASTEST QUALIFIER 7/6/1969 Mason-Dixon 300 Richard Petty David Pearson 9/20/1970 Mason-Dixon 300 Richard Petty Bobby Isaac 6/6/1971 Mason-Dixon 500 Bobby Allison Richard Petty 10/17/1971 Delaware 500 Richard Petty Bobby Allison 6/4/1972 Mason-Dixon 500 Bobby Allison Bobby Isaac 9/17/1972 Delaware 500 David Pearson Bobby Allison 6/3/1973 Mason-Dixon 500 David Pearson David Pearson 9/16/1973 Delaware 500 David Pearson David Pearson 5/19/1974 Mason-Dixon 500 Cale Yarborough David Pearson 9/15/1974 Delaware 500 Richard Petty Buddy Baker 5/19/1975 Mason-Dixon 500 David Pearson David Pearson 9/14/1975 Delaware 500 Richard Petty Dave Marcis 5/16/1976 Mason-Dixon 500 Benny Parsons Dave Marcis 9/19/1976 Delaware 500 Cale Yarborough Cale Yarborough 5/15/1977 Mason-Dixon 500 Cale Yarborough Richard Petty 9/18/1977 Delaware 500 Benny Parsons Neil Bonnett 5/21/1978 Mason-Dixon 500 David Pearson Buddy Baker 9/17/1978 Delaware 500 Bobby Allison J.D. McDuffie 5/20/1979 Mason-Dixon 500 Neil Bonnett Darrell Waltrip 9/16/1979 CRC Chemicals 500 Richard Petty Harry Gant 5/18/1980 Mason-Dixon 500 Bobby Allison Cale Yarborough 9/14/1980 CRC Chemicals 500 Darrell Waltrip Cale Yarborough 5/17/1981 Mason-Dixon 500 Jody Ridley David Pearson 9/20/1981 CRC Chemicals 500 Neil Bonnett Ricky Rudd 5/16/1982 Mason-Dixon 500 Bobby Allison Darrell Waltrip 9/19/1982 CRC Chemicals 500 Darrell Waltrip Ricky Rudd 5/15/1983 Mason-Dixon 500 Bobby Allison Joe Ruttman 9/18/1983 Budweiser 500 Bobby Allison Terry Labonte 5/20/1984 Budweiser 500 Richard Petty Ricky Rudd 9/16/1984 Delaware 500 Harry Gant Terry Labonte* 5/19/1985 Budweiser 500 Bill Elliott Terry Labonte* 9/15/1985 Delaware 500 Harry Gant Bill Elliott 5/18/1986 Budweiser 500 Geoff Bodine Ricky Rudd 9/14/1986 Delaware 500 Ricky Rudd Geoff Bodine 5/30/1987 Budweiser 500 Davey Allison Bill Elliott 9/20/1987 Delaware 500 Ricky Rudd Alan Kulwicki 6/5/1988 Budweiser 500 Bill Elliott Alan Kulwicki 9/18/1988 Delaware 500 Bill Elliott Mark Martin 6/4/1989 Budweiser 500 Dale Earnhardt Mark Martin 9/17/1989 Peak Performance 500 Dale Earnhardt Davey Allison 6/3/1990 Budweiser 500 Derrike Cope Dick Trickle 9/16/1990 Peak Antifreeze 500 Bill Elliott Bill Elliott 6/2/1991 Budweiser 500 Ken Schrader Michael Waltrip 9/15/1991 Peak Antifreeze 500 Harry Gant Alan Kulwicki 5/31/1992 Budweiser 500 Harry Gant Brett Bodine 9/20/1992 Peak Antifreeze 500 Ricky Rudd Alan Kulwicki 6/6/1993 Budweiser 500 Dale Earnhardt Ernie Irvan 9/19/1993 SplitFire Spark Plug 500 Rusty Wallace Rusty Wallace 6/5/1994 Budweiser 500 Rusty Wallace Ernie Irvan 9/18/1994 SplitFire Spark Plug 500 Rusty Wallace Geoff Bodine 6/4/1995 Miller Genuine Draft 500 Kyle Petty Jeff Gordon 9/17/1995 MBNA 500 Jeff Gordon Rick Mast 6/2/1996 Miller 500 Jeff Gordon Jeff Gordon 9/15/1996 MBNA 500 Jeff Gordon Bobby Labonte 6/1/1997 Miller 500 Ricky Rudd Bobby Labonte 9/21/1997 MBNA 400 Mark Martin Mark Martin 5/31/1998 MBNA Platinum 400 Dale Jarrett Rusty Wallace 9/20/1998 MBNA Gold 400 Mark Martin Mark Martin 6/6/1999 MBNA Platinum 400 Bobby Labonte Bobby Labonte 9/26/1999 MBNA Gold 400 Mark Martin Rusty Wallace 6/4/2000 MBNA Platinum 400 Tony Stewart Rusty Wallace 9/24/2000 MBNA.COM 400 Tony Stewart Jeremy Mayfield 6/3/2001 MBNA Platinum 400 Jeff Gordon Dale Jarrett* 9/23/2001 MBNA Cal Ripken, Jr. 400 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Jarrett 6/2/2002 MBNA Platinum 400 Jimmie Johnson Matt Kenseth 9/22/2002 MBNA All-American Heroes 400 Jimmie Johnson Rusty Wallace 6/1/2003 MBNA Armed Forces Family 400 Ryan Newman Ryan Newman 9/21/2003 MBNA America 400 Ryan Newman Matt Kenseth* 6/6/2004 MBNA 400: A Salute To Heroes Mark Martin Jeremy Mayfield 9/26/2004 MBNA America 400 Ryan Newman Jeremy Mayfield 6/5/2005 MBNA RacePoints 400 Greg Biffle Jimmie Johnson* 9/25/2005 MBNA RacePoints 400 Jimmie Johnson Ryan Newman 6/4/2006 Neighborhood Excellence 400 Matt Kenseth Ryan Newman 9/24/2006 Dover 400 Jeff Burton Jeff Gordon 6/4/2007 Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa Martin Truex Jr. Ryan Newman 9/23/2007 Dodge Dealers 400 Carl Edwards Jimmie Johnson 6/1/2008 Best Buy 400 benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks Kyle Busch Greg Biffle 9/21/2008 Camping World RV 400 presented by AAA Greg Biffle Jeff Gordon 5/31/2009 Autism Speaks 400 presented by Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips & Cheese Jimmie Johnson David Reuitimann 9/27/2009 AAA 400 Jimmie Johnson Jimmie Johnson 5/16/2010 Autism Speaks 400 presented by HERSHEY’s Milk and Milkshakes Kyle Busch Martin Truex Jr. 9/26/2010 AAA 400 Jimmie Johnson Jimmie Johnson 5/15/2011 FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Matt Kenseth Jimmie Johnson* 10/2/2011 AAA 400 Kurt Busch Martin Truex Jr. 6/3/2012 FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Jimmie Johnson Mark Martin 9/30/2012 AAA 400 Brad Keselowski Denny Hamlin 6/2/2013 FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Tony Stewart Denny Hamlin 9/29/2013 AAA 400 Jimmie Johnson Dale Earnhardt Jr. 6/1/2014 FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Jimmie Johnson Brad Keselowski 9/28/2014 AAA 400 Jeff Gordon Kevin Harvick 5/31/2015 FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Jimmie Johnson Denny Hamlin 10/4/2015 AAA 400 Kevin Harvick Matt Kenseth* 5/15/2016 AAA 400 Drive for Autism Matt Kenseth Kevin Harvick*** 10/2/2016 Citizen Soldier 400 Martin Truex Jr. Brad Keselowski** 6/4/2017 AAA 400 Drive for Autism Jimmie Johnson Kyle Busch 10/1/2017 Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil Kyle Busch Martin Truex Jr. 5/6/2018 AAA 400 Drive for Autism Kevin Harvick Kyle Larson 10/7/2018 Gander Outdoors 400 Chase Elliott Kyle Busch** 5/6/2019 Gander RV 400 Martin Truex Jr. Chase Elliott 10/6/2019 Drydene 400 Kyle Larson Denny Hamlin 8/22/2020 Drydene 311 Denny Hamlin Chase Elliott# 8/23/2020 Drydene 311 Kevin Harvick Matt DiBenedetto 5/16/2021 Drydene 400
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
DATE RACE WINNER FASTEST QUALIFIER 5/15/1982 Late Model Sportsman 200 Joe Ruttman Harry Gant 5/14/1983 Late Model Sportsman 200 Ricky Rudd David Pearson 5/19/1984 Budweiser 200 Sam Ard Ron Bouchard 5/18/1985 Budweiser 200 Darrell Waltrip Ron Bouchard 5/17/1986 Budweiser 200 Darrell Waltrip Brett Bodine 9/13/1986 Grand National 200 Morgan Shepherd Morgan Shepherd 5/30/1987 Budweiser 200 Mark Martin Rick Mast 9/19/1987 Grand National 200 Rick Mast Harry Gant 6/4/1988 Budweiser 200 Bobby Hillin Mike Alexander 9/17/1988 Grand National 200 Michael Waltrip Harry Gant 6/3/1989 Budweiser 200 Rick Wilson Harry Gant 9/16/1989 Ames/Peak Performance 200 Ken Schrader Michael Waltrip 6/2/1990 Budweiser 200 Michael Waltrip Bobby Labonte 9/15/1990 Ames/SplitFire 200 Harry Gant Tommy Ellis 6/1/1991 GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 200 Todd Bodine Dave Mader 9/14/1991 SplitFire Spark Plug 200 Harry Gant Butch Miller 6/1/1992 GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 200 Robert Pressley Todd Bodine 9/19/1992 SplitFire Spark Plug 200 Robert Pressley Jeff Gordon 6/5/1993 GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 200 Todd Bodine Ward Burton 9/18/1993 SplitFire Spark Plug 200 Todd Bodine Terry Labonte 6/4/1994 GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 200 Mike Wallace Ricky Craven 9/17/1994 SplitFire Spark Plug 200 Johnny Benson Harry Gant 6/3/1995 GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 200 Mike McLaughlin Tracy Leslie 9/16/1995 MBNA 200 Johnny Rumley Jason Keller 6/1/1996 GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 200 Randy LaJoie Bobby Labonte 9/14/1996 MBNA 200 Randy LaJoie Ricky Craven 5/31/1997 GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 200 Bobby Labonte Dick Trickle 9/20/1997 MBNA 200 Joe Bessey Dick Trickle 5/30/1998 MBNA Platinum 200 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kevin Lepage 9/19/1998 MBNA Gold 200 Matt Kenseth Kevin Grubb 6/5/1999 MBNA Platinum 200 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dick Trickle 9/25/1999 MBNA Gold 200 Casey Atwood Matt Kenseth 6/3/2000 MBNA Platinum 200 Jason Keller Kevin Harvick 9/23/2000 MBNA.COM 200 Matt Kenseth Mike Skinner 6/2/2001 MBNA Platinum 200 Jimmy Spencer Jeff Green* 9/22/2001 MBNA.COM 200 Jeff Green Ryan Newman 6/1/2002 MBNA Platinum 200 Greg Biffle Jeff Green 9/21/2002 MBNA All-American Heroes 200 Scott Wimmer Kevin Lepage 5/31/2003 MBNA Armed Forces Family 200 Joe Nemechek Joe Nemechek 9/20/2003 The Stacker 200 presented by YJ Stinger Brian Vickers Kevin Harvick* 6/7/2004 MBNA America 200** Greg Biffle David Green 9/25/2004 The Stacker 2 Hundred presented by YJ Stinger Martin Truex Jr. Kasey Kahne 6/07/2005 Budweiser 500 Martin Truex Jr. Carl Edwards* 9/24/2005 Dover 200 Ryan Newman Ryan Newman 6/3/2006 StonebridgeRacing.com 200 Jeff Burton Kevin Harvick* 9/23/2006 Dover 200 Clint Bowyer Scott Riggs 6/2/2007 Dover 200 Carl Edwards Denny Hamlin 9/22/2007 RoadLoans.com 200 Denny Hamlin Greg Biffle 5/31/2008 Heluva Good! 200 Denny Hamlin Carl Edwards 9/20/2008 Camping World RV Sales 200 Supporting the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma Kyle Busch Kyle Busch 5/30/2009 Heluva Good! 200 Brad Keselowski Joey Logano 9/26/2009 Dover 200 Clint Bowyer Kyle Busch 5/15/2010 Heluva Good! 200 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch 9/25/2010 Dover 200 Kyle Busch Joey Logano 5/14/2011 5-hour ENERGY 200 Carl Edwards Carl Edwards* 10/1/2011 OneMain Financial 200 Carl Edwards Elliott Sadler 6/2/2012 5-hour ENERGY 200 Joey Logano Ryan Truex 9/29/2012 OneMain Financial 200 Joey Logano Bubba Wallace 6/1/2013 5-hour ENERGY 200 Joey Logano Austin Dillon 9/28/2013 5-hour ENERGY 200 benefiting Living Beyond Breast Cancer Joey Logano Joey Logano 5/31/2014 Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket Kyle Busch Joey Logano 9/27/2014 Dover 200 Kyle Busch Joey Logano 5/30/2015 Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket Chris Buescher Bubba Wallace 10/3/2015 Hisense 200 Regan Smith Ryan Blaney** 5/14/2016 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200 Erik Jones Erik Jones 10/2/2016 Drive Sober 200 presented by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety Daniel Suarez Erik Jones 6/3/2017 OneMain Financial 200 Kyle Larson Kyle Larson 9/30/2017 Use Your Melon. Drive Sober 200 Ryan Blaney William Byron 5/5/2018 OneMain Financial 200 Justin Allgaier Brandon Jones 10/6/2018 Bar Harbor 200 presented by Sea Watch International Christopher Bell Daniel Hemric 5/4/2019 Allied Steel Buildings 200 Christopher Bell Cole Custer 10/5/2019 Use Your Melon Drive Sober 200 Cole Custer Chase Briscoe 8/22/2020 Drydene 200 Justin Allgaier Austin Cindric# 8/23/2020 Drydene 200 Chase Briscoe Brett Moffitt
ARCA MENARDS SERIES EAST
DATE RACE WINNER FASTEST QUALIFIER 7/18/1998 Delaware 200 Jimmy Spencer Tom Carey 9/21/2001 MBNA e-commerce 200 Dale Shaw Mike Olsen* 9/20/2002 MBNA All-American Heroes 150 Matt Kobyluck Paul Wolfe 9/24/2004 MBNA America 150 Dale Quarterley Tim Andrews 9/23/2005 MBNA RacePoints 150 Andy Santerre Ryan Moore 9/22/2006 Sunoco 150 Tim Andrews Sean Caisse 9/21/2007 Sunoco 150 Sean Caisse Jeffrey Earnhardt 9/19/2008 Sunoco 150 Aric Almirola Brian Ickler 9/25/2009 Sunoco 150 Brett Moffitt Matt DiBenedetto 9/24/2010 Sunoco 150 Brett Moffitt Max Gresham 9/30/2011 Dover 150 Bubba Wallace Bubba Wallace 9/28/2012 American Real TV 150 Corey LaJoie Bubba Wallace 9/27/2013 Drive Sober 150 Austin Hill Cale Conley 9/26/2014 Drive Sober 150 Austin Hill Jesse Little 10/3/2015 Drive Sober 125 Collin Cabre William Byron* 9/30/2016 Dover 125 Kyle Benjamin Justin Haley* 9/29/2017 NFFF 125 presented by Carl Deputy And Son Builders Harrison Burton Collin Cabre 10/5/2018 Crosley 125 Ruben Garcia Jr. Harrison Burton 10/4/2019 General Tire 125 Sam Mayer Sam Mayer 8/21/2020 General Tire 125 Sam Mayer Ty Gibbs## 5/14/2021 General Tire 125
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES
DATE RACE WINNER FASTEST QUALIFIER 9/22/2000 MBNA e-commerce 200 Kurt Busch Kurt Busch 6/2/2001 MBNA e-commerce 200 Scott Riggs Scott Riggs 5/31/2002 MBNA America 200 Ted Musgrave Rick Crawford 5/30/2003 MBNA Armed Forces Family 200 Jason Leffler Bobby Hamilton* 6/4/2004 MBNA America 200 Chad Chaffin Carl Edwards 6/4/2005 MBNA RacePoints 200 Kyle Busch David Starr 6/2/2006 AAA Insurance 200 Mark Martin David Reutimann 6/1/2007 AAA Insurance 200 Ron Hornaday Jr. Mike Skinner 5/30/2008 AAA Insurance 200 Scott Speed Mike Skinner 5/29/2009 AAA Insurance 200 Brian Scott Ron Hornaday Jr. 5/14/2010 Dover 200 Aric Almirola Kyle Busch 5/13/2011 Lucas Oil 200 Kyle Busch Justin Marks 6/1/2012 Lucas Oil 200 Todd Bodine Kevin Harvick 5/31/2013 Lucas Oil 200 Kyle Busch Bubba Wallace 5/30/2014 Lucas Oil 200 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch** 5/29/2015 Lucas Oil 200 Tyler Reddick Ryan Blaney 5/13/2016 JACOB Companies 200 Matt Crafton William Byron*** 6/2/2017 Bar Harbor 200 presented by Sea Watch International Johnny Sauter Chase Briscoe 5/4/2018 JEGS 200 Johnny Sauter Noah Gragson 5/3/2019 JEGS 200 Johnny Sauter Brett Moffitt 8/21/2020 KDI Office Technology 200 Zane Smith Brett Moffitt
INDY RACING LEAGUE
DATE RACE WINNER FASTEST QUALIFIER 7/19/1998 Pep Boys 400K Scott Sharp Tony Stewart 8/1/1999 MBNA Mid-Atlantic 200 Greg Ray Mark Dismore
DATE RACE WINNER 8/3/1969 Mid-Atlantic 300, USAC Late Model Stock Cars A.J. Foyt 8/24/1969 Delaware 200, USAC Champ Cars Art Pollard 9/1/1969 NASCAR Late Model Sportsman National Championship Race Sonny Hutchins 9/1/1969 All-Star Racing League Championship Ray Hendrick 5/31/1970 Diamond State 250, NASCAR Grand American Series Ken Rush 7/19/1970 Dover 200, USAC Late Model Stock Cars A.J. Foyt 8/9/1970 Blue Hen 200, NASCAR Grand American Series Jim Praschal 10/4/1970 Double 100 (No. 1), NASCAR Modifieds Ray Hendrick 10/4/1970 Double 100 (No. 2), NASCAR Late Model Modifieds Ray Hendrick 5/2/1971 Diamond State 250, NASCAR Grand American Series Frank Brantley 8/21/1977 Atlantic Coast 300, NASCAR Modifieds Maynard Troyer 9/18/1982 Thriftway 200, Molson Tour Dave Dion 9/17/1983 Budweiser 200, Stroh’s Tour Chuck Bown 9/15/1984 Late Model Championship 200, Stroh’s Tour Randy LaJoie 9/14/1985 Late Model Championship 200, Coors Tour Chuck Bown 8/1/1999 Greased Lightning 150, ASA National Tour Gary St. Amant 5/3/2020 eNASCAR Finish Line 150, iRacing Pro Invitational Series (virtual) William Byron
*Qualifying was not held due to inclement weather. Drivers started according to driver point standings.
**Qualifying was not held due to inclement weather. Drivers started according to owner point standings.
***Qualifying was not held due to inclement weather. Drivers started according to fastest practice speeds.
#Qualifying was not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Drivers started according to a competition-based formula.
##Qualifying was not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Drivers started according to fastest practice speeds.
###Qualifying was not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Drivers started according to an inversion of previous day’s results.
MONSTER MONUMENT AT VICTORY PLAZA, PRESENTED BY ALLY
Built in 2008, the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, presented by Ally, stands 46-feet tall and holds a full-scale stock car in the monster’s right hand. The base of the monument pays tribute to race winners at Dover International Speedway and features dedications to legendary drivers who are recognized for their special accomplishments earned on the Monster Mile’s high-banked, one-mile concrete oval.
architectural firm Becker Morgan made a concept a reality during the summer of 2007 when they designed a 3D model of “Miles the Monster” bursting out of the ground carrying with him a full-sized car. The structure, named the Monster Monument, would be featured in the newly developed Victory Plaza area that was announced as part of Phase II of the “Monster Makeover,” a multi-year capital improvement project at Dover International Speedway.
In August 2007, contractor ACI Composites, based in Lancaster, Pa., was awarded the Monster Monument construction project. After creating a miniature version of the monster from clay, the design team, braving the elements, worked throughout the winter months to build the full-sized structure in the driveway of their factory. From connecting the inner support beams, to wrapping and carving the structure out of foam, the team had the entire monster built by the end of April 2008.
The monster was later taken apart over the course of several days and loaded onto six flatbed trucks for transportation to its permanent home outside of Turn 4 at the Speedway. Once on site in Dover, the ACI Composites team was able to stick to its original plan of assembling the monster on its base in one day.
Crews continued to work throughout May 2008 to give Miles the Monster his traditional gray color and rock-solid look. From ladders to lifts, crews worked on every inch of the monument to make sure that the entire structure looked identical to Dover’s signature icon. This included the addition of a fiberglass coat that gives the monster its concrete texture. Once completed, the final piece – a full-scale NASCAR Cup Series car – was mounted in the monster’s hand.
On May 14, 2008, four-time NASCAR champion, and five-time Dover winner, Jeff Gordon participated in a dedication ceremony for the new Monster Monument in front of 300 assembled guests and fans at Victory Plaza in front of the monster. Gordon, along with local dignitaries and track officials unveiled the marquee plaque on the front of the monument’s base.
The new monument was first seen by thousands of race fans during the June 2008 race weekend. Seven-time Dover winner Bobby Allison was presented with the first marquee driver plaque on the base of the monument during a special ceremony. The monument was a centerpiece for many of the fan activities at the track throughout the event weekend, and continues to attract many curious tourists in The First State on a daily basis.
FACTS AND FIGURES
Height: 46 feet to rear of stock car in right hand
Weight: 40,000 pounds
Size of base: 7 feet high; 60 feet across
Construction began at ACI Composites in Lancaster, Pa.: Dec. 3, 2007
Arrived in Dover: April 25, 2008
Days to build at ACI Composites in Lancaster, Pa.: 144
Days to reassemble on base in Dover: One, on April 29, 2008
Days of cosmetic repairs and final painting in Dover: 21
Number of marquee plaques: Eight reserved for notable Dover drivers; one for monument dedication plaque (Jeff Gordon attended dedication on May 14, 2008).
Drivers honored with marquee plaques: Bobby Allison (May 31, 2008), Richard Petty (Sept. 20, 2008), David Pearson (Sept. 24, 2013) and Jeff Gordon (May 5, 2018).
ALLY MONSTER BRIDGE
Sitting 29 feet above the entrance to Turn 3, Dover International Speedway’s Ally Monster Bridge offers “The Most Exciting Seat in Sports” to the lucky fans occupying it every time a NASCAR weekend rolls around.
Dover International Speedway works with our sponsors and partners to use the seats in the Ally Monster Bridge as prizes for contests and promotions. Because there are only 56 seats available, the demand outweighs the supply. Therefore, the seats are not for sale.
This way, by winning a contest or giveaway, orchestrated by our sponsors, fans will have the opportunity to watch a race from what USA Today called the best seats in NASCAR.
First occupied during the June 4-6, 2004, race weekend, the glass-enclosed structure offers an unmatched view of NASCAR action. All of the theater-style seats provides audio access to NASCAR race coverage via TV and radio, along with race team communications. A full-service bar, wall-to-wall carpeting and a climate-controlled interior add to the experience.
Many of the seats are autographed by Dover race winners, including Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman and Greg Biffle.