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Punkin Chunkin Canceled for 2014

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Punkin Chunkin had been set to take place Oct. 24-26 at Dover International Speedway. Organizers announced Friday they’ll instead start the event in its new Dover location in 2015.

“Moving an event the size of Punkin Chunkin is not easy even when time is not a factor,” said John Huber, World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association president.

The event’s membership didn’t settle on the Dover location until early July, and ticket sales started in early September. More than 20,000 people attended the 2013 event, spread out over several days.

Huber said the pumpkin-launching competition will instead return on Nov. 6-8, 2015, in Dover. Customers who had already bought tickets and camping passes this year will see refunds on their credit cards within two weeks, he said.

Gary Camp, a spokesman for Dover International Speedway, said the postponement was due to several things, including permits, site layout, public safety and emergency service planning.

“All along we were cautiously optimistic that the event would go on as scheduled,” Camp said. “Ultimately, the logistics of trying to coordinate such a large established event in such a short time frame at a new venue became too difficult to overcome.”

Both parties are committed to hosting the event in Dover, Camp added.

Advance tickets sold will be refunded.

http://capegazette.villagesoup.com/p/no-flying-pumpkins-this-year/1249938

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Firefly Festival Alert! Win General Admission Passes

Image Courtesy of Delaware Tourism

Image Courtesy of Delaware Tourism

The winner of this giveaway will receive two 4-day general admission passes to the Firefly Music Festival from June 19 – 22, 2014 and a Wednesday premier tent campsite! Complete the entry form below and receive bonus entries when you invite your friends to sign up! The sweepstakes will run till May 1, 2014.

Last year’s winner shared that, “This was one of my most memorable experiences. It was definitely something I will never forget and would love to do again next year. Thank you so much to the Delaware Tourism Office for giving me this opportunity! See ya in 2014 Dover!” – Sara K.

The winner will be required to provide the Delaware Tourism Office with photos, video and a written testimonial about their experience at the Firefly Music Festival.

Check out the Delaware Tourism Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DelawareTourismOffice


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Delaware Rocks!

FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2014 LINEUP WITH MORE THAN 100 ARTISTS
VIP and Super VIP passes are on sale now; General Admission passes going on sale Monday, Jan. 20
Foo Fighters, Outkast, and Jack Johnson Headline the East Coast’s Largest Music Festival

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Source: Firefly Music Festival

Fans of the Firefly Music Festival are happy to see the exciting 2014 lineup. Along with headliners Foo Fighters, Outkast, and Jack Johnson, the lineup includes Arctic Monkeys, The Lumineers, Pretty Lights, Weezer, Imagine Dragons, Ziggy Marley, and more than 95 additional acts performing across seven stages.
Festivalgoers can expect to see the return of favorite attractions such as the Dogfish Head Brewery, The Arcade, The Coffee House, and Hammock Hangout.

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Source: Firefly Music Festival

For ticket info: http://fireflyfestival.com/

The 2014 Firefly Music Festival Lineup:

• A Great Big World
• A-Trak
• Aer
• The Airborne Toxic Event
• American Authors
• Amos Lee
• Andrew Belle
• Arctic Monkeys
• Asaf Avidan
• Bad Things
• Band Of Horses
• Basic Vacation
• Bleachers
• Breach The Summit
• Bronze Radio Return
• Cage The Elephant
• Cash Cash
• Chance The Rapper
• Cherub
• Childish Gambino
• Christian Porter
• City And Colour
• Courrier
• Courtney Barnett
• Cruiser
• Dan Croll
• Foo Fighters
• G-Eazy
• Gemini Club
• Geographer
• Girl Talk
• Goldroom
• Gregory Alan Isakov
• Griswolds
• Grouplove
• Haerts
• Hey Rosetta!
• High Highs
• Holychild
• Hunter Hunted
• Imagine Dragons
• Iron & Wine
• Jack Johnson
• Jake Bugg
• John & Jacob
• Johnnyswim
• Kaiser Chiefs
• Kodaline
• Kongos
• Little Comets
• Little Daylight
• Local Natives
• Lucius
• Magic Man
• Martin Garrix
• Mean Lady
• Misterwives
• MS MR
• New Politics
• New Sweden
• NONONO
• Outkast
• Phantogram
• Phosphorescent
• Pigpen Theatre Co
• Portugal. The Man
• Pretty Lights
• RAC
• Royal Teeth
• Saints Of Valory
• Salva
• San Fermin
• Shakey Graves
• Sir Sly
• Sky Ferreira
• Sleeper Agent
• Sleigh Bells
• Smallpools
• Son Lux
• Step Rockets
• Stop Light Observations
• Tegan And Sara
• The Ceremonies
• The Colourist
• The Lumineers
• The Mowgli’s
• The Weeks
• The White Panda
• The Wild Feathers
• Third Eye Blind
• Tune-Yards
• Twenty One Pilots
• Typhoon
• Unlikely Candidates
• Vance Joy
• Vic Mensa
• Walk Off The Earth
• Washed Out
• Weezer
• White Denim
• Wild Child
• Wild Cub
• X Ambassadors
• Young The Giant
• Ziggy Marley


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Paperless System at Dover International Speedway

Photo Courtesy of Dover International Speedway

Photo Courtesy of Dover International Speedway

Dover International Speedway is pleased to announce that beginning with the 2013 season; it will offer its customers Flash Seats®, an innovative, paperless ticketing system that gives ticket holders electronic venue access using nothing more than their credit card.

Flash Seats is the electronic ticketing system of Dover International Speedways ticket provider, Veritix®, and includes a number of great benefits for fans. Flash Seats allows fans to conveniently swipe in on race day with no paper tickets, using a credit card; to easily transfer tickets to anyone electronically, anytime, anywhere, right up to the start of the event; and to eliminate lost and stolen ticket issues.

“By implementing Flash Seats, the track is moving into the modern era of ticketing, while also promoting a greener, more eco-friendly ticketing option,” said Mark Rossi, vice president of sales and marketing for Dover Motorsports, Inc. “In addition, the Flash Seats capabilities create a number of benefits for fans, such as electronic ticket transfers and having your tickets live on your credit card, much like an airline check-in.”

Dover, the first NASCAR track to utilize Flash Seats, will offer the new ticketing option as a replacement for print-at-home tickets, and as an alternative for traditional track-printed tickets. Customers can select “Flash Seats” during the checkout process, at which point tickets will be applied to their credit card. On event day, all the customer will have to do is swipe their credit card to be scanned at the gate for entry.

“As the only NASCAR track to use Flash Seats, Dover is putting itself at the forefront of ticketing technology and showing its commitment to fans by giving them a system that is convenient and easy to use,” said Guy Villa, vice president of sales for Veritix.  “We know that Dover fans will appreciate the flexibility that Flash Seats offers.”

For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit http://www.DoverSpeedway.com


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A Good Deal Supports a Good Cause

Dover International Speedway’s annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive

Donors will receive a free pace car ride around the Monster

Our good friend Gary Camp sent us this information of interest to all NASCAR fans.

Carrying on a tradition established more than five years ago, Dover International Speedway will honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with its annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive. The event will be Tuesday, Sept. 11 in the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

The Monster Mile and Blood Bank of Delmarva first teamed up in 2006 for this event, and its success has made it an annual occurrence since.

Photo Credit: Blood Bank of Delmarva

All donors will be offered the opportunity to take a pace car ride around the one-mile, concrete oval with Track Historian George Keller, who has not missed a NASCAR race weekend or other motorsports event in Dover since the track opened in 1969. In addition, 94.7 WDSD-FM will broadcast its morning show from the blood drive, with Sky Phillips and the Wake-Up Crew live and on-site from 5 to 10 a.m.

The 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive on Sept. 11 is open to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rollins Center Ballroom at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. To make an appointment, call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 or visit http://www.DelmarvaBlood.org. Although appointments are strongly encouraged, walk-in donors are welcome and will be taken if time permits.


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Danica Patrick added to Monster Mile Club

Patrick joins Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman for exclusive question-and-answer sessions

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My friends at Dover International Speedway sent word that Danica Patrick, driver of the GoDaddy.com Chevrolet in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series, will appear for a question-and-answer session in the Monster Mile Club at 11 a.m. before the Sept. 30 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Joining Patrick on the schedule for the morning’s Q&A sessions are two-time Dover winner Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 Best Buy Ford, and three-time winner at the Monster Mile Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet.

Patrick, one of the most recognizable figures in all of sports, is running a full-time NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule for the first time this season in the No.7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, as well as a limited, 10-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule in the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet. The Sunday, Sept. 30 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Monster Mile serves as one of those 10 races.

Fans in the Monster Mile Club will have the opportunity to hear all about Patrick’s experiences in both series this year, a recap of her performance in the Sept. 29 “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race from the day prior, her plans to jump into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series full time in 2013 and much more.

The Monster Mile Club opens at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30 with a continental breakfast. Trackside Access begins at 8:30 a.m. with the hosted question-and-answer sessions with Patrick, Kenseth and Newman following later in the morning. An all-you-can-eat lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until the start of the “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at 2 p.m., at which point the Monster Mile Club will close.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on Sept. 28-30, 2012 with the Sept. 30 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Sept. 29 “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Sept. 28 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race.

For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.


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NASCAR News: Matt Kenseth added to Monster Mile Club lineup prior to Sept. 30 “AAA 400”

Roush Fenway driver joins Ryan Newman for exclusive question-and-answer sessions
Photo courtesy of Dover International Speedway

Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 Best Buy Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will appear for a question-and-answer session in the Monster Mile Club the morning of the Sept. 30 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Joining Kenseth on the schedule for the morning’s Q&A sessions is three-time Dover winner Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet.

Kenseth, a two-time victor at Dover, including in the 2011 spring race at the Monster Mile, and this year’s “Daytona 500” winner, has been atop the standings for the bulk of the season and is a near-lock to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. As the Sept. 30 “AAA 400” serves as race No. 3 in the 10-race Chase, fans will get to hear about Kenseth’s strategy, his expectations for the Chase and that day’s race, and how he plans on making a run for his second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit www.DoverSpeedway.com.