Best Bets: Tolman set to kick it loose in Smyrna

With her debut album about to be released in July and a string of hit country singles, this is a good time for singer Jenny Tolman. “There is definitely a lot rolling. It’s a good thing to be busy. There are lot of exciting things happening right now,” said the 23-year-old Ms. Tolman from her […]

Dover gets late August date as NASCAR shuffles 2020 schedule

DOVER — Dover International Speedway will host two NASCAR weekends featuring Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races on May 1-3 and Aug. 21-23 in 2020, track officials announced Tuesday following NASCAR’s release of the full Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2020 schedule. The Monster Mile has hosted two NASCAR Cup Series events every year since […]

Commentary: Buckson’s Dover legacy should be long remembered

Fifty years ago this month, private citizen David Penrose Buckson greeted some 8,000 curious patrons to his creation, Dover Downs, and thoroughbred racing. They bet over $500,000. Fifty years ago this year, Attorney General David Penrose Buckson headed up the First State’s newly created Department of Justice, effectively ending Delaware’s commission form of government. Buckson […]

Country’s Rich to sing national anthem prior to Dover NASCAR race

DOVER – John Rich, one half of the country music duo Big & Rich, will sing the national anthem prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, May 5, part of the Monster Mile’s 50th Anniversary celebration, track officials announced today. Big & Rich’s hit singles include the […]

Dover Speedway, Fordham & Dominion releasing lager for track’s 50th anniversary

Delaware State News DOVER — Dover International Speedway, in cooperation with Dover, Delaware-based Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company, is releasing a special “Splash & Go” Lager as part of the celebrations surrounding the Monster Mile’s 50th anniversary this year. Splash & Go (4.2 percent ABV) was developed to be an easy-drinking lager for fans to […]

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 […]