Dover to host 2017 NASCAR races June 2-4, Sept. 29-Oct. 1

DOVER — Dover International Speedway officials announced Thursday that NASCAR will return to the Monster Mile in 2017 for two tripleheader weekends on June 2-4 and Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

The June 2-4, 2017 weekend will feature a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, June 2; a NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, June 3; and the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, June 4.

The Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017 weekend will feature a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Friday, Sept. 30; a NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, Sept. 30; and a NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, Oct. 1.

The NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday Oct. 1, 2017, will again be the third race of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Cup Championship and feature the first four eliminations in the 16-driver field. It will be the fourth straight season that the Monster Mile will host the first elimination race of the Chase for the NASCAR Cup Championship playoffs.

“2017 will be an exciting year for NASCAR, and we’re proud to once again host six races during the upcoming season,” said Mike Tatoian, president and CEO of Dover International Speedway. “We’ve always been one of motorsports’ unique venues and we’re thrilled that the Monster Mile continues to occupy a prominent place in the Chase.”

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