Dover’s Monster clutching a new car

DOVER – Delaware’s most famous landmark was made whole again on Tuesday, April 17, as the No. 10 Smithfield Ford Fusion was placed in the right hand of the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza at Dover International Speedway.

About 150 NASCAR fans and media looked on as the team from First State Crane and Kent Construction lifted the No. 10 Smithfield Ford off the ground and secured it in the Monster Monument, the 46-foot statue that overlooks the fun and excitement during NASCAR events at Dover International Speedway.

Fans in attendance received Smithfield hats and coupons for their high-quality products. Smithfield is the presenting sponsor of the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza.

“It’s good to see the Smithfield car back in the Monster Monument,” said Mike Tatoian, Dover International Speedway’s president and CEO. “The precision that First State Crane and Kent Construction use to put it in place – it’s almost like watching a surgeon at work. This is really like a kickoff to our racing season, with a car back in the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, presented by Smithfield.”

Aric Almirola, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver of the No. 10 Smithfield Ford, will be one of the top contenders in the upcoming “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, May 6 at Dover International Speedway. The race is the centerpiece of the Monster Mile’s NASCAR tripleheader weekend from May 4-6.

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