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 to move one of its NASCAR race weekends to Music City in 2021

DOVER — The signs have been everywhere at Dover International Speedway for several years now, and not just the ones that promote tire companies, oil brands or cold beverages. Rather, it has been obvious that Dover had become a track in distress. So, Wednesday’s announcement by Dover Motorsports that, beginning in 2021, it will move […]

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 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 […]

Best Bets: Virtual weekend includes concert fest, First Friday and Dover Days

With the weather warming, it’s a cruel reminder of what we would be doing this weekend if not for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In Dover, it would have been NASCAR weekend at Dover International Speedway, First Friday today and Dover Days on Saturday. In addition, concerts and nightlife would be buzzing in local bars and […]

Larson finally has Dover’s number: Wins historic 100th race at Monster Mile

DOVER — Numbers reigned supreme in the Drydene 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday. It marked the historic 100th Cup Series race at the track known as the “Monster Mile” since it hosted its first race in 1969 and capped a historic 50th anniversary season at the normally […]

Title hopes get dented for Elliott and Logano

DOVER — The Monster Mile took a bite out of the title hopes of several Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers on Sunday. And it started before the green flag even dropped. Joey Logano, Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney each had issues during Sunday’s Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway. All three are now below […]

NASCAR at Dover notebook: Truex finishes second-best at Dover this time around

DOVER — Martin Truex Jr. has always had a friend when it comes to Dover International Speedway. After all, he recorded the first victory of his NASCAR Cup Series career back in the spring of 2007 on Dover’s steeply banked, one-mile oval, and has since won three times at the track — including the race […]

Denny Hamlin wins pole for Drudene 400

DOVER — Denny Hamlin was concerned his Saturday golf plans with Kyle Larson were going to be delayed. Larson told Hamlin during the week he thought he was going to win the pole for Sunday’s Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway. It meant Hamlin would have to wait for Larson before they could leave. Except […]

After last week’s win, Elliott hopes to continue success at Dover

DOVER — No, Chase Elliott didn’t have the whole thing planned out. He was just celebrating, standing on the door of his car after doing a burnout, when the car started moving. All Elliott could do was hop off and watch as his car slowly backed across the track before coming to rest against an […]