Dover International Speedway

Updated: September 23, 2011, 3:11 PM ET
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Dover International Speedway
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Overview
Dover International Speedway provides a major motorsports venue for race fans from several major markets, including Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore and New York City.

Best known in the racing world as the "Monster Mile" for its ability to chew up race cars, the 135,000-seat, high-banked, 1-mile concrete oval in Dover, Del., is situated in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region. The city takes on a carnival-like atmosphere twice each year when NASCAR and its fans come to town.

The track features a structure that can't be found anywhere else -- The Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, presented by AAA. The track's icon, Miles the Monster, stands 46-feet-tall and appears to be bursting out of the ground. The base that surrounds him features a granite plaque for every driver that has ever conquered the Monster Mile, and his hand holds a full-size stock car above visitors on race weekend.

The 24-degree banking in the turns, and 9-degree banking on the straightaways, provide blistering fast laps. Speeds top 160 mph and despite multiple groves there is little room for error when drivers run into trouble. The track's Monster Mile nickname is certainly well-deserved.

Address
Dover International Speedway
1131 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
DoverSpeedway.com
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Notable Events

NASCAR Weekend
Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
• Qualifying, 10:30 a.m.
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
• NSCS practice, 11 a.m.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
• NNS final practice, 12:35 a.m.
NASCAR Nationwide Series
• NSCS final practice, 2:40 p.m.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
• Dover 150, 4:45 p.m.
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Gates open at 10 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011
• NNS qualifying, 12:10 a.m.
NASCAR Nationwide Series
• NSCS qualifying, 1:40 p.m.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
• Dover 200, 3:30 p.m.
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Gates open at 10 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011
• AAA 400, 2 p.m.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Gates open at 10 a.m.

Tickets
• Ticket office: (800) 441-RACE
• Online: Buy tickets | Seating Chart
• Pit passes: Not available.
• Fan hospitality and special packages: Check DoverSpeedway.com.

Track Specs
• Track length: 1 mile
• Banking: Corners -- 24 degrees; straights -- 9 degrees
• Frontstretch: 1,076 feet
• Backstretch: 1,076 feet
• Race length: 400 miles
• Grandstand seating capacity: 135,000
• Opened: 1969

Carry-In Items
• Coolers: Allowed (14"x14"x14" limit).
• Glass containers: Not allowed.
• Alcoholic beverages: Beer allowed, no hard liquor or wine.
• Cameras/binoculars: Allowed, must be worn separately.

Souvenirs and Displays
• Merchandise: Driver and NASCAR merchandise haulers on-site.
• Scanners: Scanners and Sprint FanViews available for rent on-site.

Autographs
Check DoverSpeedway.com and local magazine Outside The Oval for race weekend fan information and driver appearances.

Pit Area Guidelines
Pit passes not available for sale.

Camping
RV reserved: Available; call the track ticket office for details.

Getting There
• From Baltimore, Washington, D.C., or Richmond via the Chesapeake Bay Bridge:
Take US 50/301 across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Follow US 301 North to Maryland Route 302 (right turn at mile marker 102).
Turn right on Maryland Route 454 at Templeville. Route 454 becomes Route 8 at the Delaware state line.
In Dover, turn left on US 13 North. Dover International Speedway is approximately 2 miles on the right.

• From Baltimore or Washington, D.C., via Interstate 95:
From I-695 (the Baltimore Beltway), take I-95 North 60 miles to Delaware Route 896.
Go south on Route 896 approximately 20 miles to Route 1 South to Dover. Follow directional signage to Dover International Speedway.

• From Philadelphia, Wilmington, Del., or Trenton, N.J.:
Take I-95 South to I-495 South via Exit 11 towards Port of Wilmington/Baltimore. I-495S becomes I-95S.
Merge onto DE 1 South via exit 4A towards Christiana/Mall Road.
Follow Route 1 South to Dover. Follow directional signage to Dover International Speedway.

• From the New Jersey Turnpike and New England:
Take the New Jersey Turnpike South to Delaware Memorial Bridge.
Cross the bridge and take US 13 South Exit. Follow US 13/Route 1 South.
Take Route 1 South to Exit 104 (50 cents toll/exact change only at night).
Turn left on US 13 South. Dover International Speedway is approximately 2 miles on your left.

Parking
• Free parking: Available on Friday and Saturday. There is a $10 charge on Sunday.
• Handicapped parking: Available, requires permit and proof of identity.

Park-and-Ride service (Sunday only)
• From Christiana, Del., board the Park-and-Ride Shuttle at the North Parking Lot of the Christiana Mall off Delaware Route 1 and ride directly to Dover International Speedway. Service begins at 8 a.m. and costs $15 per person (exact change required), which includes parking and round-trip bus service to the speedway. There are 800 seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. All carry-on items must be stored under your seat. After the race the Race Express Bus will take you directly back to the Christiana Mall Park-and-Ride lot. More information is available by calling Gregg Bus Service at (302) 993-7855. (Service schedule subject to change.)

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