Charlie Daniels to play free concert before Dover NASCAR race

DOVER — Grammy Award winner Charlie Daniels will perform a free concert on the newly named Xfinity Stage at Victory Plaza on Sunday, May 5, before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway, part of the Monster Mile’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Mr. Daniels, inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame […]

NASCAR betting proves to be a winner at Dover

DOVER — It wasn’t just the 39 drivers in the high-octane Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series that were hoping to leave Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway a winner. Fans were lined up as many as 100-people deep hours before the green flag waved on the race at a sports betting station that […]

Lessons learned: Elliott finds way to Victory Lane at Dover

DOVER — A year ago, Chase Elliott left the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway doubting himself, feeling like he had left his Hendrick Motorsports team down. What a difference a year has made for Elliott when it comes to emotional days at Dover. Last fall, Elliott came up just short […]

Frustration for Harvick, Almirola at Monster Mile

DOVER — As Chase Elliott celebrated in Victory Lane at Dover International Speedway, other drivers stewed on pit road. Two different Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers looked like they were locks to take home the checkered flag of the Gander Outdoors 400 on Sunday, but they were left to rue missed chances. Kevin Harvick […]

NASCAR at Dover notebook: Rough finish at Monster Mile for teammates Bowyer, Almirola

DOVER — Clint Bowyer hated the fact that he was out of the race. But he was even more disappointed what it meant for his teammate. When Bowyer wrecked on the 393rd lap of the Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway, it brought out a late caution. That late caution ended up costing Stewart-Haas […]

Contenders ready to lead the pack at Monster Mile

DOVER — The contenders for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship won’t have to worry about getting to the front in today’s second round playoff race at Dover International Speedway. They’re starting up there already. Since qualifying was washed out, the field was set by points. So all 12 drivers still alive in NASCAR’s […]

Rookie on a roll: Bell sets victory mark at Dover in Xfinity race

DOVER — There was only one thing on Christopher Bell’s mind during a frenzied finish in the Bar Harbor 200 Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday — stay in front of any potential chaos. Mission accomplished. Bell was able to successfully do that as he finished an up-and-down day in “up-mode” and […]

NASCAR at Dover notebook: Larson hits high speed in Monster Energy Series practice

DOVER — Kyle Larson was literally banging off the walls on the final lap of last Sunday’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s new road course/oval layout just to advance to the Round of 12 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. It wasn’t pretty, but a 25th-place finish effectively advanced Larson into the second […]

NASCAR at Dover: Rain puts Busch in top spot for Gander Outdoors 400

DOVER — Judging from the speeds Kyle Busch was putting up during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session at Dover International Speedway on Friday morning he figured he had little shot at capturing the pole position. It turned out that a pesky sprinkling rain changed Busch’s fate. While the rain might have dampened […]

‘Bring on Dover’: Jimmie Johnson looks to add to monster legacy

DOVER — Jimmie Johnson’s beard is becoming a littler grayer, the wins are not coming nearly as often and Lowe’s — the longtime primary sponsor on his No. 48 Chevrolet — is leaving his Hendrick Motorsports race team at the end of this season. These are all reasons for cause and concern that Johnson, a […]