Dover Downs 300

Dover Downs

Known as the “Monster Mile,” the 24-degree Dover International Speedway has been a fixture on the NASCAR circuit since Richard Petty won the first race in 1969.

Known as the “Monster Mile,” the 24-degree Dover International Speedway has been a fixture on the NASCAR circuit since Richard Petty won the first race in 1969. USAC Indycars also raced here that year (with Art Pollard winning for Andy Granatelli), but it wasn’t until the birth of the Indy Racing League that open wheelers returned in 1998 and 1999. The narrow exit from the corners often causes multi-car accidents, frequently at Turn 2. The circuit was repaved with concrete in 1995 and also features an active horse track in the infield.

Circuit

1969

Type

Paved oval

Length

1 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Greg Ray (Dallara IR7-Aurora), 19.622s, 183.468 mph, Indycars, 1998

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Tony Stewart (G-Force GF01-Aurora), 19.438s, 185.205 mph, Indycars, 1998

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