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RACE WEEKEND ACTIVITIES FOR RACE FANS ALL WEEKEND

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Frankie’s Café at the Monster Mile

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is presenting this Tuscan-style café with the flavor and atmosphere of its Frankie’s Wine Bar and Italian Restaurant during race weekend. The café will offer race fans a variety of new menu options in an al fresco setting. Hours of operation are Thursday, May 31 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, June 2 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, June 3 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Free interactive displays in the FanZone featuring a number of vendors, including:

  • AAA
  • Lucas Oil
  • Sprint
  • New Holland
  • SPEED TV
  • General Motors
  • Power Home Remodeling Group
  • M&T Bank
  • 5-hour ENERGY
  • OneMain Financial
  • FedEx
  • Delaware Office of Highway Safety
  • Dodge, Bud Bar/Johnsonville Grill
  • U.S. Smokeless
  • U.S. Army
  • Toyota

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

Visit DoverSpeedway.com to purchase tickets for the “Lucas Oil 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

Live music from the band ODP on the VictoryPlaza stage

Time: Noon-4 p.m.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series FREE autograph session

Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Before they hit the track for the afternoon’s “Lucas Oil 200” race, the stars of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will meet with fans during a FREE autograph session from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the FanZone, located outside of Turn 4 of the Monster Mile. Because the autograph session is first come, first served, fans are encouraged to arrive early. Close to 20 drivers have been confirmed so far, including Ty Dillon, Ron Hornaday, Justin Lofton and many more. The driver lineup is subject to change.

“Lucas Oil 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race

Time: 4:45 p.m.

Some of the top up-and-coming drivers, along with a few wily veterans, will trade paint on the Monster Mile for 200 laps of excitement in the “Lucas Oil 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. In its 12 races since it came to Dover in 2000, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has only seen a repeat winner at the Monster Mile once in Kyle Busch, so fans can be sure that this event will be tightly contested with a good chance of a fresh face showing up in Sunoco Victory Lane.

“NASCAR Trackside” on the SPEED stage

Time: 7-8 p.m.

Hosted in 2012 by Krista Voda with assistance from Kyle Petty, Rutledge Wood and Marianela Pereyra, “NASCAR Trackside” is SPEED’s at-track version of a variety talk show. You never know what’s coming next with “Trackside.” Whether it’s driver interviews, games, skits, spoofs, chats with drivers’ wives and children, or celebrities on-hand for the weekend, it’s always a party on “Trackside,” where showcasing driver personalities is priority one. The SPEED stage is set in the FanZone, located just outside Turn 4 of the track.

 SATURDAY, JUNE 2

Visit DoverSpeedway.com to purchase tickets for the “5-hour ENERGY 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race.

5-hour ENERGY Open Track Session for NASCAR Nationwide Series ticket holders

Time: 8:30-10 a.m.

Fans will have the unique opportunity to walk the frontstretch of the Monster Mile the morning of the June 2 “5-hour ENERGY 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race. The event is for ticket holders for that day’s race, and as a special bonus, Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota, and his team owner Michael Waltrip will participate in a special question-and-answer session for fans. Ticket holders for the “5-hour ENERGY 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race can enter for the open track session at Gate 18 by presenting their ticket, which will be rescanned on the way out so it permits entrance to the race later that day.

 Live music from the band The Mango Men on the VictoryPlaza stage

Time: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Monster FunZone

Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Located outside of Turn 4 near the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, presented by AAA, this popular, family-friendly section provides free admission and loads of fun. Some attractions include racing simulators, face painting, prize drawings, moon bounces, show car displays, interactive games, rock climbing and a trampoline jumping station, just to name a few!

Michael Waltrip appearance at the AAA Experience Display in the FanZone

Time: 10:10-10:25 a.m.

 “5-hour ENERGY 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race

Time: 2 p.m.

When the NASCAR Nationwide Series takes to the track for the “5-hour ENERGY 200,” fans will be treated to seeing the stars of tomorrow try and prove their worth and earn the promotion up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. With a lineup of exciting young drivers that includes Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Trevor Bayne and Danica Patrick, fans are guaranteed to see an exciting event and witness the development of the sport’s future stars.

 NASCAR Unites Track Walk & Sunoco Free Fuel 5K

Time: 5 p.m.

This event will give race fans the chance to walk or run around the concrete oval at Dover International Speedway, all while raising money for The NASCAR Foundation and Autism Speaks in the NASCAR Unites Track Walk & Sunoco Free Fuel 5K. Kicking off at 5 p.m. in the FanZone and taking to the track approximately an hour after the “5-hour ENERGY 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race, the event will feature Denny Hamlin, who will meet with fans during the walk.

Fans can register either online at NASCAR.COM/Unites, or at the track on race weekend by visiting The NASCAR Foundation display in the FanZone. Registration costs just $11 for the walk, as well as for the 5K run. All participants, including online registrants, must stop by the registration booth at The NASCAR Foundation display on race weekend to sign waivers and pick up their free event T-shirts.

SUNDAY, JUNE 3

Visit DoverSpeedway.com to purchase tickets for the “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

 Live music from the band Rebelicious on the VictoryPlaza stage

Time: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

 Monster FunZone

Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Located outside of Turn 4 near the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, presented by AAA, this popular, family-friendly section provides free admission and loads of fun. Some attractions include racing simulators, face painting, prize drawings, moon bounces, show car displays, interactive games, rock climbing and a trampoline jumping station, just to name a few!

Clint Bowyer appearance at the AAA Experience Display in the FanZone

Time: 9:10-9:25 a.m.

Mark Martin appearance at the AAA Experience Display in the FanZone

Time: 9:40-9:55 a.m.

Martin Truex Jr. appearance at the AAA Experience Display in the FanZone

Time: 9:55-10:10 a.m.

“NASCAR RaceDay” live on the SPEED stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The energetic and highly-popular program airs live from every race track on the circuit. John Roberts hosts alongside Kyle Petty, Kenny Wallace and Larry McReynolds, while Wendy Venturini, Rutledge Wood and Matt Clark report the latest from the garage and pit road. “NASCAR RaceDay” leaves no stone unturned, revving up for the day’s race with live driver interviews, features and even some entertaining, off-the-wall segments, such as “RV There Yet?” with Wood and Petty — a driver and fan favorite. Race fans and drivers count on “NASCAR RaceDay” to get them ready for the big race, bringing them the inside story and up-to-the-minute news in a lighthearted and fun manner.

FREE Q&A with Kurt Busch at the MonsterMonument

Time: 10:15 a.m.

Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 51 Chevrolet for Phoenix Racing, was the most recent driver to pull into Sunoco Victory Lane at the Monster Mile, winning the Oct. 2, 2011 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. He’ll talk about that, his offseason team change and a few other topics with fans during a FREE question-and-answer session on the Monster Monument in Victory Plaza, presented by AAA, before that day’s race.

“FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race

Time: 1 p.m.

The featured event of the weekend, the “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is a pivotal midseason clash between the top drivers in the sport. Known to be one of, if not the, toughest tracks on drivers and equipment on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit, the spring race at the Monster Mile goes a long way in separating the true contenders for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup from the rest of the pack.

Schedule and events are subject to change.

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