Dover Motorsports head McGlynn receives Buddy Shuman Award

DOVER — Dover Motorsports, Inc. President and CEO Denis McGlynn is the winner of the prestigious Buddy Shuman Award, which recognizes individuals for their contributions to professional stock car racing. The announcement was made Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee, in conjunction with NASCAR Champion’s Week activities. McGlynn is the 63rd recipient of the Buddy Shuman Award, […]

Speak Out: Eliminating speedway seats

Last week marked the fourth time Dover Motor Speedway officials have made the decision to try to find the “right size” of the grandstand capacity by removing seats to address the changing demands of the sports and entertainment industry, according to Mike Tatoian, president and CEO of Dover International Speedway. • This is not for […]

Addition by subtraction: Dover International Speedway reduces seats, stresses ‘fan experience’

DOVER — The sights and sounds of construction are reverberating through the grandstands at Dover International Speedway once again. This marks the fourth time track officials have made the decision to try to find the “right size” of the grandstand capacity by removing seats to address the changing demands of the sports and entertainment industry, […]

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 […]