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June 3, 2012

June 2, 2012

June 1, 2012

Hello race fans and welcome to the first installment of the "Monster Mile Insider" in 2012!


With the holiday season now behind us, we here at the Monster Mile are gearing up for an exciting 2012 race season, as the Daytona 500 is just a little more than a month away and our first race weekend here at Dover - June 1-3, 2012 - is just 137 days, if you're counting!


As we inch closer to our first of two race weekends this year, we have a lot of exciting things happening at the Monster Mile that you can read about right here. Scroll down to see some of the great things going on at the track, and as always, you can keep up with us at, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages.


Ticket prices still low for 2012 race weekends!

Even if you missed out on the renewal period for the June 1-3, 2012 or Sept. 28-30, 2012 race weekends, you're still able to save some cash on your Dover race tickets as long as you purchase them now, during our value pricing period. During this time, you can save close to $20 on your tickets in some seating sections. The value period ends two weeks out from each race weekend, and prices will then revert back to their 2011 figures. To learn more about the three-tiered pricing program, click here. To save on your tickets now, call 800-441-RACE or click here.

Monster Mile begins process of widening grandstand seats

In an effort to continue increasing the enjoyment of races at Dover International Speedway, as well as the comfort level for the fans that enjoy the events in person, the track has started the process of widening its grandstand seats from 18" to 22" beginning with seating in Turns 2 and 3. The process will be completed by 2014. Click here to learn more about it as well as read what Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc., has to say about the changes.

5-hour ENERGY renews partnership with Dover International Speedway

When the NASCAR Nationwide Series rolls into the Monster Mile for its June 2, 2012 race, it will do so with a familiar name attached to it as 5-hour ENERGY is returning for its second straight year as the title sponsor of the spring event at Dover. The renewed partnership for the "5-hour ENERGY 200" will give race fans and visitors to Dover Downs Hotel & Casino a chance to sample this great product, and signifies yet another step in 5-hour ENERGY's growing presence in NASCAR. To learn more about the extended partnership, click here.

Miles the Monster enters the race for President of the United States

Late in 2011, a huge announcement came out of Dover, Del., as Miles the Monster, professional monster and track icon for Dover International Speedway, announced he was running for President of the United States in 2012. Miles has already launched his campaign and made the public aware of the changes he'd like to make if elected, running under the slogan: "Concrete Change in 2012!" To learn more about Miles' run to the White House, click here.


  ...that the track record in qualifying at the Monster Mile is held by former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeremy Mayfield? Piloting his No. 19 Dodge, Mayfield made it around the track in 22.288 seconds at a speed of 161.522 mph on June 4, 2004 to win the pole for the June 6, 2004 "MBNA America 400: A Salute to Heroes" NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. He finished the race in eighth place, while Mark Martin found his way to Sunoco Victory Lane that day.

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