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Dover International Speedway

 
 
Dover International Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 13, 2019
1. Dover International Speedway Marker
Inscription.  Dover International Speedway-The Speedway hosted its first NASCAR event, the Mason-Dixon 300, on July 6, 1969. Richard Petty won that raced by 6 laps. The highly-banked, one-mile oval track was created, financed, and built by Gov. David P. Buckson, Lt. Gov. John W. Rollins, and Melvin L. Joseph beginning in August 1967. Nicknamed the "Monster Mile" for its punishing impact on cars and drivers, speeds on the track can reach 170 mph. The track surface was changed from asphalt to concrete before the 1995 racing season. Auto racing legends Bobby Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, David Pearson, and Cale Yarborough have all seen success at Dover.
 
Erected 2019 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-128.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSports. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 6, 1969.
 
Location. 39° 11.328′ N, 75° 31.518′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker
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is at the intersection of Leipsic Road and Plaza Road on Leipsic Road. The marker is at the entrance to the raceway outside the gates. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dover DE 19901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dover Downs (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dover (approx. one mile away); Loockerman Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away); Delaware State College High School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dupont School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lakeside Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Former Site of ILC Dover (approx. 1.8 miles away); Wesley College (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Dover International Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 13, 2019
2. Dover International Speedway Marker
Dover International Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 13, 2019
3. Dover International Speedway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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