Historic Races at the Heart of Delaware

Nascar driver cross the finish line at  Dover International Speedway


Delaware’s Quaint Villages is home to Dover Motor Speedway, a motorsports destination that has hosted Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races each year since 1969. The world’s fastest concrete oval has an international reputation as being hard on both drivers and equipment, earning it the nickname the “Monster Mile.” Stop by this storied Speedway to add a taste of adventure to your Kent County visit.

Learn more about visiting Dover Motor Speedway.

The Monster Mile

Though Dover Motor Speedway is a widely popular tourist attraction due to its exciting races, special events and surrounding campsites, much of its appeal comes from the Monster Mile. Dover Motor Speedway is often referred to as the Monster Mile due to its intense, one-of-a-kind concrete race track, which replaced the original asphalt surface in 1995.

Perhaps even more famous than the Monster Mile is its enormous mascot, Miles the Monster. This 46-foot-tall, 40,000-pound monument is shown bursting triumphantly out of the ground of Victory Plaza, holding a full-sized car in its raised fist. This iconic structure is meant to pay homage to the legendary drivers who have conquered the Dover Monster Mile over the years.

Though Miles the Monster is an intimidating sight, he is well-loved by Dover NASCAR enthusiasts, residents and visitors alike.

Dover Motor Speedway

Dover Motor Speedway is a well-known staple of Delaware. With over 50 years of captivating races and the largest concrete-only NASCAR venue in history, it's no wonder people flock to NASCAR races at Dover, Delaware. This racing venue has famously hosted over half a century's worth of NASCAR Cup Series races. 

Dover's racetrack even has an exclusive section of seats on the Ally Monster Bridge, which sits almost 30 feet above the Turn 3 entrance of the speedway. Many of these seats are signed by famous Dover race winners, such as Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin and more. These seats are considered to be the "most exciting seats in sports" and are frequently awarded to lucky winners in contests and giveaways.

Aside from racing, Dover Motor Speedway is also home to the Firefly Music Festival.

Explore Delaware's Quaint Villages at Your Own Pace

After you're done experiencing NASCAR in Dover, consider checking out some of our other exciting attractions. From shopping to historical sites to outdoor activities and more, Kent County has countless fun activities for the whole family.

Explore Delaware's Quaint Villages at your own pace with one of our main attractions, including:

If you're looking for a place to stay during your visit, check out the many comfortable lodging sites located within Delaware's Quaint Villages.

Delaware's Quaint Villages

While you're enjoying your stay, be sure to visit Delaware's Quaint Villages. These charming and historic towns are the perfect places to relax and unwind with the people you love. With delicious dining options, tax-free shopping, outdoor activities and more, you'll never be at a shortage of things to do and places to explore.

Check out a few of Delaware's Quaint Villages:

Be sure to check out our full list of Quaint Villages before setting off on your next adventure!

Plan Your Trip Today!

Delaware's Quaint Villages are the perfect vacation spot for individuals who are looking for a warm and welcoming environment to explore at their own pace. With rich historical sites, beautiful outdoor scenery, the peaceful Amish countryside and more, you can be sure you'll enjoy a relaxing stay.

Contact us for more information on our attractions and events or begin planning your trip today!

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