Auto racing bets hit top gear on NASCAR weekend at Dover

DOVER — The Delaware Sports Lottery made a winning bet when it comes to a sports fan’s appetite to literally watch the results come in. NASCAR fans flocked to the first ever wagering station inside Dover International Speedway last weekend, producing numbers that dwarfed previous auto racing bets for the past several months combined. Prior […]

BEST BETS: Milton’s Jimmie Allen revved for Dover race concert

Jimmie Allen says he needs to start another bucket list. Although he admits his first one was short, the Milton-born country singer has already checked the items off or will later this year. “They were to play the Delaware State Fair, the Grand Ole Opry and the Rusty Rudder or Bottle & Cork,” he said […]

Hitting the walls at Dover International Speedway: A lifelong tradition for local painter

DOVER — Dover sign painter Travis Bowers and his merry crew of two assistants will have had a hand in creating nearly everything visual that NASCAR race fans will see at Dover International Speedway this weekend. Well, everything except for the racing. That, of course, will be up to the professional race car drivers who […]

NASCAR will impact traffic this weekend

DOVER — Drivers in central Kent County are urged to be aware of NASCAR from Thursday to Sunday. The Department of Transportation, along with the Dover Police Department and Delaware State Police, will be monitoring traffic around Delaware’s capital city. On Sunday, Dover International Speedway’s main entrance on U.S. Route 13 will be closed for […]

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 […]

Mutual admiration: NASCAR’s Logano gets behind-the-scenes look at Dover Air Force Base

DOVER — Usually when Joey Logano is thinking about coming to Dover, it’s the high speeds on the steep banks of Dover International Speedway, affectionately nicknamed the “Monster Mile,” that dominate his thoughts. However, Mr. Logano, who drives in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, got a glimpse of some other monsters that reside in […]

Monster salute: Dover to honor NASCAR legend Gordon with marquee plaque

DOVER — The small state of Delaware has been indelibly linked to Jeff Gordon ever since he burst onto the NASCAR scene in a huge way back in 1993. After all, the headquarters for DuPont — the primary sponsor on the hood and side panels of his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet for more than […]

Hundreds unite to fight against breast cancer

DOVER — Three weeks after tens of thousands of NASCAR fans descended on Dover International Speedway a small army of pink gathered outside the track Saturday morning. The 300-plus people were not there for sports but for a cause that engenders just as much passion: the fight against breast cancer. Cancer killed about 596,000 Americans […]

Police: Greenwood man who climbed NASCAR fence now facing charges

  DOVER — A 43-year-old Greenwood man was arrested after he climbed atop a fence during Sunday’s NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway, police said. John Infanti was coaxed down from the perch above the Monster Mile track at approximately 4:58 p.m. and arrested by Dover Police after a quick confrontation, according to spokesman Master […]

Truex promotes Dover race at Pocono event

  ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Martin Truex Jr. always enjoys a trip back home to the Mid-Atlantic region. It doesn’t even matter if he’s racing or not. “I’ve got a lot of secret fishing holes I like to hit up here,” the NASCAR driver said. This week, it was softball that brought Truex Jr. into the […]