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Dover International Speedway
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Location 1131 North Dupont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
Capacity 95,500
Owner Dover Motorsports
Opened 1969
Major events Sprint Cup Series
FedEx 400
AAA 400
Xfinity Series
Buckle Up 200
Dover 200
Camping World Truck Series
Lucas Oil 200
Oval
Length 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface Asphalt
Banking Turns: 24°
Straights: 9°

Dover International Speedway (nickname: The Monster Mile) is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware]. It is unusual in several respects. It is a concrete track; most NASCAR tracks are asphalt. It is co-located with a horse racing track, Dover Downs, and in fact is sometimes also referred to by this name. It is also exactly one mile long; technically this means that it is neither a superspeedway nor a short track. The speedway is also notoriously hard on cars, and its standard nickname is The Monster Mile. The horse track is part of an extensive entertainment complex including other forms of gambling; at one time both it and the speedway were owned by the publicly-traded Dover Downs Entertainment, but they have since been split into two separate enterprises, partly at the encouragement of NASCAR. At one time the Winston Cup races held here were 500 miles long until a NASCAR rules change limited 500 mile races to being held only at tracks over a mile in length; the current Sprint Cup races here are 400 miles long. Dover also hosted Indy Racing League races in 1998 and 1999 won by Scott Sharp and Greg Ray.

The Dover ownership is one of only three publicly-held ownership groups of NASCAR tracks, the other two being International Speedway Corporation, controlled by NASCAR's founding France family and owners of the Talladega and Daytona tracks, among others, and Speedway Motorsports, Inc., led by Bruton Smith and H. A. "Humpy" Wheeler, which owns Charlotte Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway, among others. Aside from these three ownership groups, NASCAR tracks are privately held by one or a few individuals.

See also: List of NASCAR race tracks

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