‘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 […]

NASCAR at Dover notebook: Monster performance: Busch looks to tie top-10 mark Monday

DOVER — Kyle Busch has been consistently crushing it ever since this Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season began at Daytona International Speedway in February. He has already notched three victories this season and now he is on the verge of tying a Cup Series record. Busch is nipping at a record held by Morgan Shepherd […]

Looking back on memorable Monster Mile moments

DOVER — The memories just keep racing back. Dover International Speedway is celebrating its 50th anniversary year and it has many of us in a nostalgic mood. A few nights ago, this editor thumbed through a stack of his NASCAR stories and came across a favorite. “Track builder says he has been blessed” was the […]

A racing reunion: Jack Whitby takes a spin in Dover’s first pace car

DOVER — The history books might say that Richard Petty won the first race at Dover Downs International Speedway — the Mason-Dixon 300 — back on July 6, 1969, but it was Jack Whitby who led the 32-car field to the green flag of that milestone event. Mr. Whitby, the retired owner of Kent County […]

Magic markers: Dover International Speedway, horse track get historical designations

DOVER — A unique racing facility such as Dover International Speedway deserves an equally unique Delaware historical marker. That’s exactly what it received from the state on Thursday morning — not one, but two historical markers — noting the sprawling entertainment complexes’ legendary mile-long NASCAR racetrack, as well as the five-eighths mile horse racing track […]

Best Bets: Dover-bound Daniels still revved up after all these years

Charlie Daniels is calling. He’s got 10 minutes to talk before he has to prepare for a show in Greensboro, North Carolina. At the age of 82, the country music legend has been at this for more than 60 years. With fiddle in hand and more than a few musical yarns to spin, he still […]

Does 50th anniversary evoke Monster Mile memories?

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** Where were you on July 6, 1969? We’re hoping you will say you were among the 22,000 people at Dover Downs International Speedway watching the Mason-Dixon 300. It was NASCAR’s debut at the speedway. Richard Petty won that first race around Dover’s high-banked […]