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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 Monster Energy Cup Series
Gander RV 400
Drydene 400
Xfinity Series
Allied Steel Buildings 200
Use Your Melon Drive Sober 200
Gander Outdoors Truck Series
JEGS 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 race track located near Dover,_Delaware 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 horse racing track, Dover_Downs 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 superspeedway nor a short_track_motor_racing 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 Monster Energy Cup races here are 400 miles long. Dover also hosted Indy_Racing_League Indy Racing League races in 1998 and 1999 won by Scott_Sharp Scott Sharp and Greg_Ray Greg Ray.

The Dover ownership is one of only three publicly-held ownership groups of NASCAR tracks, the other two being International_Speedway_Corporation International Speedway Corporation, controlled by NASCAR's founding France family and owners of the Talladega and Daytona tracks, among others, and Speedway_Motorsports 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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