Preview The Monster Mile - Dover
Including Driver's Appearances, Ticket Prices, Schedule, Facility Info, What to do, ETC.
1131 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 Phone: 302-674-4600
TRACK NEWS: Dover International Speedway creates new Monster FunZone for race weekend Admission to the Monster FunZone is free. Located outside of Turn 4 of Dover International Speedway, near the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, the Monster FunZone will provide guests of all ages with added entertainment options. Featured attractions will include interactive games, rock climbing walls, a trampoline jump station, racing simulators, show cars, pony rides, prize drawings and much more.
The Monster FunZone is another addition to the planned entertainment at the track, and will be open on Saturday, May 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and on Sunday, May 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m.
For all you shoppers in the crowd, Delaware is a tax free state. Also cigarette prices are cheap.
Park & Ride 2016
This convenient, affordable transportation alternative has you park just south of the track at the Blue Hen Corporate Center, allowing you to bring your whole car load in for just $20.
Shuttle buses run on a constant loop from the lot to the track — just a short, 12-minute ride — from 8 a.m. until one hour after the race. And with access to express lanes on and off Route 1, the buses will bypass any traffic.
And in case you were wondering, tailgating is allowed at the Blue Hen Corporate Center, giving you the chance to enjoy yourself in the lot before you head to the track for even more fun. MORE
DIRECTIONS AND TRAFFIC INFO
From Baltimore, Washington or Richmond via the Chesapeake Bay Bridge:
Take US 50/301 across the bridge. Follow US 301 North to Maryland Route 302 (right turn at mile marker 102). Turn right on Maryland Route 454 at Templeville. Route 454 becomes Route 8 at the Delaware state line. In Dover, turn left on US 13 North. Dover International Speedway is approximately 2 miles on the right. Dover is approximately 50 miles from the Bay Bridge.
From South of the Chesapeake Bay via Chesapeake Bay Bridge:
Take I-64 West to Richmond, then I-95 North to the Washington Beltway (I-495 North). Take I-495 North to Route 50/301. Take Route 50/301 East over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Follow US 301 North to Maryland Route 302 (right turn at mile marker 102). Turn right Maryland Route 454 at Templeville. Route 454 becomes Route 8 at the Delaware state line. In Dover, turn left on US 13 North. Dover International Speedway is approximately 2 miles on the right. Dover is approximately 50 miles from the Bay Bridge.
From Areas South of the Chesapeake Bay via Bridge-Tunnel:
At Norfolk, cross the Bridge-Tunnel and follow US 13 North all the way to Dover. Dover International Speedway is 2 miles North of downtown on the right. Dover is approximately 170 miles from the Bridge-Tunnel.
From Baltimore or Washington via Interstate 95:
From I-695 (the Baltimore Beltway), take I-95 North 60 miles to Delaware Route 896. Go South on Route 896 approximately 20 miles to Route 1 South to Exit 104 (50 cent toll/exact change only at night). Turn left on US 13 South. Dover International Speedway is approximately 2 miles on your left. Dover is approximately 88 miles from Baltimore; approximately 97 miles from Washington, D.C.
From Areas Served by the Pennsylvania Turnpike:
Take the turnpike East to the Valley Forge Exit, then US 202 South. Take I-95 South to I-495 South via Exit 11 towards Port of Wilmington/Baltimore. I-495S becomes I-95S. Merge onto DE 1 South via exit 4A towards Christiana/Mall Road (Portions toll). Follow Route 1 South to Exit 104 (50 cent toll/exact change only at night). Turn left on US 13 South. Dover International Speedway is approximately 2 miles on your left. Dover is approximately 75 miles from Center City Philadelphia.
From Philadelphia or Trenton:
Take I-95 South to I-495 South via Exit 11 towards Port of Wilmington/Baltimore. I-495S becomes I-95S. Merge onto DE 1 South via exit 4A towards Christiana/Mall Road (Portions toll). Follow Route 1 South to Exit 104 (50 cent toll/exact change only at night). Turn left on US 13 South. Dover International Speedway is approximately 2 miles on your left. Dover is approximately 75 miles from Center City Philadelphia.
From New Jersey and New England:
Take the New Jersey Turnpike South to Delaware Memorial Bridge. Cross the bridge and take US 13 South Exit. Follow US 13/Route 1 South. Take DE Route 1 South to Exit 104 (50 cent toll/exact change only at night). Turn left on US 13 South. Dover International Speedway is approximately 2 miles on your left. Dover is approximately 45 miles from Delaware Memorial Bridge.
TRAFFIC UPDATE FROM US: Huge problems going north. Definitely park on the side of the hwy. you need to be on to get out...we were going south and parked on the side of the road where we could turn right (no left turns)...also going south/west is the ticket...many people told me to do it even if I was going to eventually heading north....we left 1 hour after the race and sat in almost no traffic heading to the Chesapeake bay bridge to go to 95.
There was a HUGE traffic jam cause of the Redskins home game but we caught it on the cb and cut thru 301 south to catch 95 above Richmond....so if you are heading home in the Baltimore, DC or Philly areas (or one where the Giants or Jets play) make sure there isn't a home game on Sunday and if so grab a detailed map....and go an alternate route
The Monster Mile offers a complimentary shuttle service from RV Lot 10, as well as a joint pick-up spot for RV Lots 8 and 9, so fans don’t have to make the trek to the track by foot or their own car. The school bus shuttle will pick race fans up throughout RV Lot 10 at designated locations before stopping at one last spot right outside RV Lots 8 and 9, and eventually transporting everyone to Victory Plaza, where they can also enjoy the FanZone and all it has to offer.
Dover International Speedway Schedule 2016
THURSDAY — MAY 12, 2016
2 p.m. Gate 3 opens
2 p.m. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice
4 p.m. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Final Practice
FRIDAY — MAY 13, 2016
10 a.m. Gates 2, 3, 4, 11, 19/20 open
10 a.m. NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice
11 a.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
12:30 p.m. NASCAR XFINITY Series Final Practice
2:15 p.m. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qualifying
3:45 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying
5 p.m. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Introductions
5:30 p.m. Start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race
SATURDAY — MAY 14, 2016
9 a.m. Gates 2, 3, 4, 11, 16, 19/20 open; Tom Dixon FREE concert at Victory Plaza
9:30 a.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
10:45 a.m. NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying
11 a.m. Sam Grow FREE concert at Victory Plaza
12:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice
1:35 p.m. NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver Introductions
2 p.m. Start of “Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200″ NASCAR XFINITY Series Heat 1
2:50 p.m. Start of “Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200″ NASCAR XFINITY Series Heat 2
3:30 p.m. Start of “Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200″ NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash Main
9 p.m. Movie Night at Victory Plaza; Fireworks in RV Lots
SUNDAY — MAY 15, 2016
7 a.m. Gates 19/20 open
8:45 a.m. Track Access, Gate 12 only; No access through Gates 19/20
9 a.m. Gate 11 opens
9:30 a.m. Track Access through Gates 19/20 reopens
10 a.m. Gates 2, 3, 4, 5, 15, 16 open; Jana Kramer FREE concert at Victory Plaza
11:45 a.m. Pre-race ceremonies begin
Noon NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Introductions; Gates 5A, 16A open
1 p.m. Start of “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race
$10.00 - $96.00 ******14 and younger are only $10
Alcohol- and Tobacco-Free Section
Bring the kids and share the passion! Enjoy the fun and excitement of the Monster Mile in our seven alcohol- and tobacco-free sections. Best of all, children can enjoy the action for just $10!
Alcohol- and Tobacco-Free Family Section Bring the kids and share the passion! Enjoy the fun and excitement of the Monster Mile in our five alcohol- and tobacco-free sections. Best of all, children can enjoy the action for just $10! Click here for more information.
GovX Package - Thanks to our new partnership with Govx.com, active, retired, reserve, and veteran military personnel can now purchase discounted tickets. Verified military members and veterans can purchase a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ticket for $45 in the lower turns, or $60 on the lower frontstretch.
College Offer - College students can enjoy all-day tailgating, a free concert, and load up their coolers to take in the grandstands as part of this $25 package. Simply register your student information and you’re one step closer to the excitement of the Monster Mile!
Autism Awareness Day at the Races For families of children on the Autism spectrum, the event will include a seat in the air-conditioned grandstands at the Monster Mile; easy access to a sensory friendly quiet zone that features muted lighting, comfortable seating, games and video screens playing family friendly movies; pre-race appearances from NASCAR drivers and personalities; brief presentations by educational speakers in the morning; food and drink; and much more.
General Admission Package For only $50, adults can experience the Monster Mile with this great seating option located in Turn 3 (Sections 142, 143 & 144, Rows 1-30). In addition to your ticket, choose between a Racing Electronics scanner or a FanVision rental. The rental is good on Sunday of race and keeps you in the know throughout the event. Junior tickets (14 years old and under) are also available for only $35.
Jimmie Johnson Q&A For just $60, package includes one adult ticket, one junior ticket (ages 14 and younger) in the lower section of the turns, as well as access to an exclusive question-and-answer session with the six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and 10-time Dover winner.
Pre-Race Fan Pass - Get an experience unlike any other the morning of the Sunday race, as the Pre-Race Fan Pass gives you the chance to roam around pit road before the big event! You’ll gain access to Sunoco Victory Lane for a visit with Dover’s track historian; get a professional photograph with the actual Monster trophy that will be awarded in the race later that day; the opportunity to watch pre-race festivities and driver introductions from a dedicated area on the track; a souvenir program; and a Dover hat. Passes are limited, and cost $189. Call 800-441-RACE to get yours today.
Ultimate Fan Pass
Fans can get behind-the-scenes access on Sunday morning by purchasing the Ultimate Fan Pass, which allows you inside the mandatory driver and crew chief meeting held before each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event.
In addition to the exclusive meeting access, highlights of the Ultimate Fan Pass include:
· A limited-edition keepsake chair that features the Dover International Speedway logo and event date
· A three-day cold pit pass which provides access to pit road
· A guided tour on Sunday of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage
· An opportunity to watch pre-race festivities and driver introductions from a dedicated area on the track
The Ultimate Fan Pass is available for $500, and a grandstand ticket is required on your account to purchase the package. Click here or call 302-883-6620 for more information.Get an experience unlike any other the morning of the Sunday race, as the Pre-Race Fan Pass gives you the chance to roam around pit road before the big event! You’ll gain access to Sunoco Victory Lane for a visit with Dover’s track historian; get a professional photograph with the actual Monster trophy that will be awarded in the race later that day; the opportunity to watch pre-race festivities and driver introductions from a dedicated area on the track; a souvenir program; and a Dover hat. Passes are limited, and cost $189. Call 800-441-RACE to get yours today.
Dover International Speedway and World Access to offer event ticket insurance
If an event at the Monster Mile is postponed due to weather — as it was for the June 3, 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race — fans who opt for event ticket insurance can now take comfort knowing that they will receive a full refund if they must work on the date of the rescheduled event. The event ticket insurance is available for 5 % of your total purchase, with a $ 6.25 minimum. If a medical issue, a traffic accident, a mechanical breakdown, or any of the other covered categories prevent the insured from attending an event, 100% of the ticket price, including shipping fees, is returned to the covered person. For more information, visit www.DoverSpeedway.com or by call the ticket office at 800-441-RACE. MORE
driver appearances with Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski,
The Hangout An all-new hospitality attraction, The Hangout gives fans a spot to relax, dine and socialize before and during NASCAR events at the Monster Mile. Amenities include outdoor and shaded seating areas with Wi-Fi access, new lounge furniture, a stage for music performances and driver appearances, and a menu filled with American grill favorites and Anheuser-Busch and Pepsi products. Tickets are $139 and include all food and drink offerings, a $25 off FanVision coupon, a race program, outdoor tailgate-style games, Wi-Fi and charging stations, and a Trackside Access pass. 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick, two-time Monster Mile race winner Greg Biffle, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are scheduled to make appearances in The Hangout on Sunday, May 15, before the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon, a five-time Monster Mile race winner and four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, is scheduled to participate in a hosted question-and-answer session on Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m., prior to the “Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200″ NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash race.
The Pit Stop Add food, drinks and convenience to your race ticket with The Pit Stop. This hospitality option includes access to the upper Turn 4 mezzanine, which features an all-you can eat buffet, Anheuser-Busch and Pepsi products and tables allowing you to eat comfortably. Sunday hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Offer expires April 29.
STUFF TO DO
Appearances are posted from a week before race day up until a few days before. Many times there isn't advanced notice, go by the souvenir haulers and look for the signs. (Go on Friday if possible)
For driver appearances and things to do while you're in town check the Dover Post's race week supplement "Beyond The Track" available at convenience stores, restaurants or by stopping by their office.
Sunday, May 15
Matt Kenseth, Casey Mears and Clint Bowyer will spend some time on Sunday morning posing for photos, signing autographs and interacting with a group of 100 young fans beginning at 9:35 a.m. The youth-only autograph session is open to all Monster Mile Youth Nation ticketholders. It will be held in the Monster Mile Youth Nation Headquarters display near the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza. Participation is limited to the first 100 fans. To secure a spot, call 800-441-RACE. Driver participation and number of autographs is subject to change and without notice. Neither NASCAR nor any of its affiliates are sponsors of this promotion.
Driver's Appearances around the Dover area CLICK HERE
OTHER STUFF TO DO AT THE TRACK
Fan activities at the track for race weekend
"Trackside Live!" on the SPEED stage “Trackside” is broadcast live from the SPEED stage in the FanZone, just outside Turn 4! Noon-1 p.m.
Other Stuff To Do
The state's capital city, Dover, dates back to the late 1600s so as you can imagine there is plenty of history just waiting on you to explore. There are ten nationally recognized Museums, and the world's largest cargo plane, stationed at Dover Air Force Base. The historic Green and Lockerman Streets are great places for strolling or shopping. There are quaint shops and also historic buildings, especially if you walk along State Street. Delaware is a tax-free shopping state.
Like to Gamble? Adjacent to the track is a facility that includes 2,500 slot machines ranging from penny to one hundred dollars. The Casino is 100% Smoke Free.
Close by at the Delaware State Fairgrounds is another Casino.
Delaware is home to many beautiful beaches at Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, Fenwick Island, Lewes, Georgetown and Rehoboth Beach. Don’t want to drive to the shore? Go to Silver Lake's popular park and beach areas located right in Dover. It is located between downtown Dover and the DuPont Highway strip of shopping centers and chain restaurants. It has a small sandy beach, picnic pavilions with barbeque grills, walking paths, and several fishing spots. You may also see people boating and water skiing in the lake.
Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base features a collection of vintage planes and historical artifacts tracing the origins of the base back to World War II. The museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
OTHER IMPORTANT SPEEDWAY INFO
What gates are open on what days
Thursday: Gates 2, 3, 4
Friday: Gates 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 19, 20
Saturday: Gates 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 19, 20
Sunday: All Gates
Glass containers are NOT permitted in grandstands.
Please do NOT drop cans or trash through grandstand bleachers.
Please STAY AWAY from track safety fence at all times.
Please LEAVE ROOM for emergency vehicle access while in any line.
Please BE RESPONSIBLE in the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
South & North Grandstands - Rows 31 and above are accessible by elevators or staircases. Cannot access from the lower level Grandstand area. Restrooms & Concession Stands are available on this level.
Courtesy Mist Tents are available to give you a refreshing break. The gentle mist
that falls from the top of these tents provide a quick pick up from the sun and
heat. Remember to wear sunscreen, drink plenty of fluids and consume alcohol
responsibly. Tents are located under the Grandstands at gates 2, 6, 9 & 15.
Disabled Persons Information
Locations are shown on the facility map
To park in the disabled parking areas, the patron must have a permanent disabled hang tag or license plate, which can be obtained through your city or state. These areas will be monitored to assure spaces are being properly used.
Dover International Speedway seeks to provide reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact the speedway ticket office at 1-800-441-7223 in a timely manner to arrange for appropriate accommodations.
Wheelchair access is available for disabled guests. There is seating for one accompanying individual next to the wheelchair space. All others must go to the closest available seating area.
For Friday and Saturday events, elevator 4 is available for seating in sections 115-121, rows 31-35 in the South Grandstand only.
Courtesy golf cart transportation is available to assist disabled patrons with transportation from parking areas to admission gates. Each disabled parking lot has a sign designating the pickup area. Telephones are located at all gates for your convenience. While we would like to transport everyone in the party with the disabled patron, space and time is limited. We are only able to transport the disabled patron and one companion. Volunteers are moving customers as quickly as possible.
For the Sunday Event the grandstand access is as follows:
All sections - row 31-60, elevators 4-9
Sections 121 & 122, row 1, ramp 3
Sections 154-156, row 1, ramp 9
Section 105, row 0, ramp 3
Sections 103 & 104, row 0, ramp 3
Sections 235-239, row 17, ramp 19
Sections 206 & 210, row 1, ramp 19
All sections, row 31-60, elevator 14-16
Air Conditioned Grandstand
All sections, elevator at the south end of the building
Please note: Wheelchair seating is available only in row 31 in the North and South Grandstands and elevators access only row 31. Also, entrance through Gate 1 is only permitted when no other access is available.
Express lanes will be at each gate to expedite entrance to the grandstands. Express Lanes will only admit fans without a cooler or bag.
Will Call Tickets:
All pre-paid tickets can be picked up at their respective will call window.
Go to East Will Call at Gate 4 for:
North Grandstand, all sections
Earnhardt Grandstand, all sections
Petty Grandstand, all sections
Allison Grandstand, all sections
South Grandstand, all sections
Located on the first floor of the Air Conditioned Grandstand (enter the building near the main ticket office) & at Gate 4. PNC Bank Machines.
Friday and Saturday - Free Parking
General Parking on Sunday (race day) is $5 per vehicle.
Our parking lots, on the east (outdoor grandstand) side of the speedway are available for parking Sunday (race day) for a fee of $10.00.
Ground fires are NOT permitted in the parking areas.
Please do NOT erect any flags or other structures within 100 feet of any telephone or power lines.
You are parking at YOUR OWN RISK. Please lock your vehicle at all times.
Please OBSERVE all signs. Stay OUT OF restricted areas and OBEY instructions from Dover International Speedway personnel.
Please BE RESPONSIBLE with the consumption of all alcoholic beverages.
Please BE COURTEOUS to other guests. Let's make Dover International Speedway an even more exciting and enjoyable place for all race fans.
There is a $50.00 OVERNIGHT PARKING FEE for all vehicles who enter the lines for the infield prior to Sunday (12:01a.m.) $35
Van & Pickup parking
There is a $50.00 OVERNIGHT PARKING FEE for all vehicles who enter the lines for the infield prior to Sunday (12:01a.m.) $35
YOU MAY enter the grandstands with the following:
ONE hard sided or soft-sided insulated cooler or bag (may contain ice), not larger than 14 inches in width.Examples: scanner bag, fanny pack, purse, binocular bag or camera bag
ONE additional clear plastic bag, not larger than 18 X 18 X 4 inches - may not contain ice
ONE seat cushion
Headsets, scanners, cameras, binoculars, NOT IN A BAG, worn separately around your neck or belt, are also permitted.
No person shall be permitted to enter the grandstands with more than 2 bags. (one cooler or bag and one clear plastic bag of the types described above)
You may not purchase a seat for your cooler or bag.
YOU MAY NOT enter the grandstands with ANY of the following:
liquor or wine
any bag, backpack or container larger than described above
knives or weapons
any other item we determine to be a safety or health risk
NO items may be left at the gate
Beer must be in a can and must be in a cooler. Beer cannot be carried as a pack or separately. NO beer balls.
HAHAHAHA I can see bubbas with their beer balls
sitting in the grandstands watching the race!!!