Cohee going distance at Dover speedway

DOVER — Howard “Nelson” Cohee Jr. is a Delawarean who has lived all his life in the Dover area. His family has always been into auto racing, attending the first Daytona 500 on Feb. 25, 1959, and several races every year from then on. However, he wasn’t really much of a fan at that time. […]

Scenic Delaware: Monster truck

Christie Cole of Harrington took this photo at Dover International Speedway during the Miles For Military event on Aug. 10.

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to Dover Downs’ anniversary

I enjoyed reading the history of Dover Downs and the people who made it happen. When I arrived at Dover AFB as a young airman in 1968 I recall the two big projects being talked about were the new Blue Hen Mall, now the corporate center, and the racetrack at Dover Downs. I later watched […]

Grand Funk Railroad to play free concert before Oct. NASCAR race

DOVER – Grand Funk Railroad, the top-selling American rock group of the 1970s, will perform a free concert on the Xfinity Stage at Victory Plaza on Sunday, Oct. 6, before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Dover International Speedway, part of the Monster Mile’s 50th Anniversary celebration. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup […]

Dover’s first NASCAR race was fit for a king

DOVER — The breezy summer day of July 6, 1969, marked a maiden voyage for both NASCAR drivers and spectators alike as they all descended on Dover Downs International Speedway to see what this new high-banked, one-mile speedway with a horse racing track in the middle was all about. NASCAR drivers hauled their cars to […]

Trio brought life to Dover speedway

DOVER — It was once a farm, a cornfield and a local airstrip for small planes that sat on dozens of acres of land in quiet north Dover in the mid-1960s. However, in the late ’60s, the vision of former Delaware Gov. David Buckson, the funding provided largely by Delaware businessman and former Lt. Gov. […]

‘Monday Martin’: Truex Jr. returns to Dover’s victory lane

DOVER — Rainy days at Dover never bring Martin Truex Jr. down. In fact, Truex became the winningest driver in rain-delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway history on Monday as he roared from the rear of the field in capturing the Gander RV 400 on a puffy-cloud afternoon. It was […]

Bowman’s in top gear with another 2nd place finish

DOVER — Alex Bowman had gone his entire Monster Energy Cup Series career without finishing in the top-two. He’s now done it in back-to-back weeks. The only thing better would be a win, but the 26-year-old is riding high after the past couple of weeks. Bowman finished second behind only Martin Truex Jr. in the […]

NASCAR at Dover notebook: Busch vocal about ‘terrible package’ at Dover

DOVER — Even though Kyle Busch left the Gander RV 400 at Dover International Speedway with a 10th-place finish, tying Morgan Shepherd’s record of 11-consecutive top-10 finishes to start a Cup Series season, he was not a happy camper. All weekend long, Busch had been critical of the higher speeds created by a new package […]

NASCAR at Dover: Rain wins … for now: Cup race postponed until Monday

DOVER — Persistent rain showers might have dampened the concrete racing surface at Dover International Speedway on Sunday and proved to be frustrating for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams and fans, but they were unable to deter the enthusiasm surrounding the track’s 50th anniversary celebration. However, in the end, the rain won. The Gander […]