Dover International Speedway, more commonly known as the Monster Mile, is Delaware’s high-banked, one-mile stretch of concrete that hosts two NASCAR races every year. With the ability to accommodate 135,000 race fans at the Speedway, the track has been a staple on the NASCAR calendar since its first race in 1969.
Named for its ability to instill fear in drivers and keep fans on the edge of their seats, the Monster Mile was the first all-concrete speedway in the sport series. It’s now home to the Monster Bridge, a glass-enclosed seating structure that extends 29 feet above the track and has been called “The Most Exciting Seat in Sports.” If fans want to live the dream and experience the action behind the wheel of a genuine stock car, there is the Monster Racing Experience, which provides a first-class “NASCAR-type” driving experience.
Dover International Speedway is a one-of-a-kind destination for race fans and their families. The complex is located in the center of the Mid-Atlantic region, between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., and only a few miles from affordable campgrounds, pristine beaches, and numerous state parks. In addition to tailgating, meeting drivers at the FanZone, souvenir shopping, and the exhilarating action of the NASCAR races, fans are able to walk over to the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino for dining, live entertainment and gambling, including sports betting, slots, and table games. Race fans can also take advantage of Delaware’s tax-free shopping just a few yards away at the Dover Mall, or explore some of the nearby sites on the Delaware History Trail, including Air Mobility Command Museum, the John Dickinson Plantation or The Green.
For visitors who like life in the fast lane, Dover International Speedway and its surrounding attractions make for the perfect vehicle for shifting their vacation into an action-packed adventure.