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Dover International Speedway: History
« on: June 01, 2017, 06:18:27 PM »
The official opening of Dover International Speedway, then called Dover Downs International Speedway, was in 1969.

The first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover was held on July 6, 1969 - won by Richard Petty.

The first two races at Dover were 300 miles. The race length was changed to 500 miles in 1971.

The track surface was changed to concrete in 1995.

The race length was changed to 400 miles beginning with the second race in 1997.

The track name was changed to Dover International Speedway in 2002.

There have been 94 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway, one race per year in 1969 and 1970, two races per year since 1971.