Every Wednesday, JoJo & Scotty are really going all out for the love of their listeners. From 6a-9am, every Wednesday, you’ll have a chance to win a pair of tickets to triple header weekend at Dover International Speedway during this fall’s NASCAR races, October 4th-6th. Celebrate the 100th NASCAR CUP Series Race, NASCAR Xfinity Series Race, and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Plus, free autograph sessions, free interactive Displays, Access to the FREE Fireworks Display and FREE Live Concert from Grand Funk Railroad. Remember, tickets for kids 12 and under on Friday and Saturday are free and only $10 on Sunday.
How did 800 acres in Kent County, Delaware, become a go-to destination for national and international motorsports and music fans? Read Below!
Combine a high-banked, one-mile concrete oval, six NASCAR races, the East Coast’s leading music festival, a neighboring hotel and casino, as well as easy access for millions of people, and you have a formula for one of the most attractive sports and entertainment destinations in the mid-Atlantic region.
Built by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), Dover International Speedway has been hosting NASCAR events since the green flag dropped on the “Mason-Dixon 300” on July 6, 1969.
That day’s race winner, Richard Petty, has called the first Dover race NASCAR’s “invasion of the North.” Since that time, not only has the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series remained, but others have followed, looking to conquer the track known throughout motorsports as “The Monster Mile.”
In 2019, Dover International Speedway is again set to host two NASCAR tripleheader weekends, on May 3-5 and Oct. 4-6.
When drivers strap in their vehicles at the Monster Mile, they compete on one of the sport’s unique venues. With speeds close to 170 mph, drivers face 24 degrees of banking in all four turns, as well as 9 degrees of incline on the straightaways, leading to Dover International Speedway’s reputation as the world’s fastest one-mile concrete oval.
The excitement continues outside the track, as Dover International Speedway shares the property with full-service Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, giving race fans the complete vacation destination. Behind the frontstretch stands the 46-foot-tall Monster Monument at Victory Plaza presented by Smithfield, a fiberglass structure that attracts visitors to the track year-round. The structure is within Victory Plaza, which also hosts free, pre-race concerts for fans, which in recent years have included acts such as Jerrod Niemann, Cassadee Pope, Colt Ford, the X Ambassadors, Jimmie Allen, Jana Kramer, Easton Corbin, The Struts and Bret Michaels.
More musical acts visit The Woodlands at Dover International Speedway between our two 2019 NASCAR weekends with the Firefly Music Festival, presented by AEG Presents, scheduled for June 21-23.
The Firefly Music Festival was first held in July 2012 and hosted 48 national music acts over three days. In just seven years, Firefly has grown to a multi-day event that hosts upwards of 90,000 fans per day, with more than 100 acts playing across a dozen stages, earning a top-five U.S. music festival designation by Rolling Stone magazine.
Scheduled headliners for 2019 are Panic! At The Disco, Travis Scott and Post Malone.
Notable acts that have appeared at Firefly include Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, Outkast, The Black Keys, The Killers, Jack White, Kings of Leon, Imagine Dragons and Mumford & Sons. Other aspects of Firefly include a retro video game arcade, hammock hangouts, a silent disco, a marketplace and much more.
From music to motorsports, it’s all here at Dover International Speedway.
DOVER MOTORSPORTS, INC.
Dover Motorsports, Inc.
P.O. Box 843
1131 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19903