Dover officials support NASCAR’s Confederate flag ban

DOVER — The Civil War ended 155 years ago. Some of the battles it left behind, though, are still being fought. NASCAR took a widely-debated step on Wednesday by banning the display of the Confederate battle flag at its events. The ripples from that contentious debate reached to Dover International Speedway, which is slated to […]

Dover officials will have eye on NASCAR restart

DOVER — Mike Tatoian remembers when Dover’s first NASCAR race of the season was canceled. While it was difficult news, the president and CEO of Dover International Speedway knew there was still an August race slated for the Monster Mile. At the time, Tatoian remembers not being overly worried about that weekend being affected by […]

Virtual race brings real emotion: Dover Korean War veteran goes to victory lane at Monster Mile

DOVER — The grandstands at Dover International Speedway were like a second home to Korean War Veteran Walter “Wally” Yocum Jr., his wife Rose, and their four sons when NASCAR came to town. So, it’s easy to imagine the elation the brothers felt when a race car driven by Anthony Alfredo that was honoring their […]

Virtual victory at the Monster Mile: Byron displays iRacing dominance at Dover

DOVER — The grandstands were packed with NASCAR fans and the drivers in the prestigious Cup Series were roaring around the high banks of Dover International Speedway on Sunday — well, at least virtually — on TV. In reality, on a day that was supposed to be the highlight of NASCAR’s spring tripleheader weekend of […]

NASCAR will still race at Dover this week, just virtually

DOVER — What a difference a year has made for Dover International Speedway. Just 365 days ago, the race track with the catchy nickname the “Monster Mile” was preparing for a year-long 50th anniversary celebration of its high-banked, one-mile speedway — which held its first race on July 6, 1969 — and its relationship with […]

Monster Monument lit up in support of health care workers, first responders

DOVER — One of Dover International Speedway’s most recognizable attractions stands in support of local and national health care workers and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, the symbol for Dover International Speedway throughout the sports and entertainment landscape, is bathed in blue light during the evening and overnight […]

Scenic Delaware: Miles the Monster

Patricia Sterling of Wyoming took this photo of Miles the Monster at Dover International Speedway on Jan. 13.

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, […]