Newman has non-life-threatening injuries after Daytona crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Ryan Newman was involved in a ghastly crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500 on Monday night, hospitalizing him with non-life-threatening injuries. NASCAR delivered the news nearly two hours after Newman was extricated from his car, saying he is in serious condition at nearby Halifax Medical Center. The wait […]

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. […]

Sister: Earnhardt Jr. safe after plane crash in Tennessee

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is safe and in a hospital for evaluation after his plane crashed in east Tennessee, the NASCAR television analyst and retired driver’s sister tweeted. Earnhardt’s sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, tweeted that the driver’s wife, Amy, and 15-month-old daughter, Isla, also were on the plane along with two pilots. “Everyone […]

It’s in the cards: Keselowski brings hot hand to Dover

DOVER — When it comes to drawing a winning hand, Brad Keselowski can’t think of a better place to do that than on the high banks of Dover International Speedway. After all, the treacherous one-mile concrete oval does sit adjacent to the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. Keselowski enters Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 Monster Energy […]

Milton’s Jimmie Allen to play free concert before Dover NASCAR race

DOVER – Country music artist Jimmie Allen, a Delaware native who is now making waves as a rising star in Nashville, will perform a free concert for Monster Mile fans on Sunday, Oct. 7 before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Dover International Speedway, track officials announced today. Mr. Allen, a native […]

Kyle Larson wins pole for AAA 400

DOVER — The comfort level at Dover International Speedway is such for Kyle Larson that he knows good things will soon be coming for him. He believes he has gained a friend in a track known as the “Monster Mile.” Larson, a 25-year-old driver from Elk Grove, California, got his weekend at Dover off to […]

Truex happy to be back ‘home’ at the Monster Mile

DOVER — Martin Truex, Jr. smiled at the idea that Dover International Speedway is his “home” track. “I guess it’s one of my home tracks,” he quipped. “Everybody says I have a lot of home tracks.” Still, Dover clearly is a special place for the Mayetta, N.J. native. And, right now, the defending NASCAR Monster […]

Johnny Sauter steers clear of obstacles for Truck Series win

DOVER — There can be many obstacles thrown at a driver in his search for victory lane at Dover International Speedway. It turned out Johnny Sauter had to dodge just about anything and everything the track known as the “Monster Mile” could throw at him in the Jegs 200 Camping World Truck Series race on […]

NASCAR notebook: Weather forces schedule changes at Dover International Speedway

DOVER — With the possibility of rainy weather looming, NASCAR officials decided to pick up the pace of today’s racing schedule at Dover International Speedway. The start of the OneMain Financial 200 Xfinity Series race has been moved up one hour to 12:30 p.m., as well as the rest of today’s schedule at the high-banked, […]

Bret Michaels to play free concert before Dover NASCAR race

DOVER – Bret Michaels, the singer/songwriter who has sold more than 40 million records worldwide, will perform a charity-driven, free concert on the AAA Stage at Victory Plaza on Sunday, May 6 before the AAA 400 Drive for Autism Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway. Mr. Michaels, a car and motorcycle […]