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Combine a high-banked, one-mile concrete oval, six NASCAR races, the East Coast’s largest music festival, a neighboring hotel and casino, as well as easy access for millions of people, and you have a formula for one of the most attractive sports and entertainment destinations in the mid-Atlantic region.
Built by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), Dover International Speedway has been hosting NASCAR events since the green flag dropped on the “Mason-Dixon 300” on July 6, 1969.
That day’s race winner, Richard Petty, has called the first Dover race NASCAR’s “invasion of the North.” Since that time, not only has the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series remained, but others have followed, looking to conquer the track known throughout motorsports as “The Monster Mile.”
When drivers strap in their vehicles at the Monster Mile, they compete on perhaps the most unique venue in the sport. With speeds exceeding 160 mph, drivers face 24 degrees of banking in all four turns, as well as 9 degrees of incline on the straightaways, leading to Dover International Speedway’s reputation as the world’s fastest one-mile concrete oval.
The excitement continues outside the track, as Dover International Speedway shares the property with full-service Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, giving race fans the complete vacation destination. Behind the frontstretch stands the 46-foot-tall Monster Monument, a fiberglass structure that attracts visitors to the track year-round. The structure is within Victory Plaza, which also hosts free, pre-race concerts for fans, which in recent years have included acts such as Jerrod Niemann, Cassadee Pope, Colt Ford, the X Ambassadors, Young Rising Sons, Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer.
More musical acts visit The Woodlands at Dover International Speedway between the two NASCAR weekends at the Firefly Music Festival, presented by Red Frog Events and Goldenvoice.
The Firefly Music Festival was first held in July 2012 and hosted 48 national music acts over three days.