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March 19, 2009



It’s a Heluva Good! ® Time for Dover International Speedway Fans



“Heluva Good! 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race will continue through 2010



DOVER, Del. – Heluva Good!®, a leading producer of real sour cream dips and naturally aged cheese, announced their continued sponsorship of the “Heluva Good! 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover through 2010. The “Heluva Good! 200” is part of the spring race weekend at the Monster Mile, and will be held on May 30, 2009 this year.

“Heluva Good! has been a great partner, and we look forward to continuing our relationship in 2009 and 2010,” said Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “The track serves an important geographic region that fits nicely with their marketing efforts to promote their products. Fans really enjoyed sampling their dips during the events last year, and we’re glad they will be returning for at least two more years.”

“We are excited to continue our partnership with the Dover International Speedway and build upon the success of last year’s program,” said Chris Ross, vice president of marketing. “The Heluva Good! brand is built on bold flavors and personality, which complement the characteristics of NASCAR’s passionate fan base.”

During the May 29-31, 2009 Dover race weekend, Heluva Good! will again distribute samples of its real sour cream dips, which spice up any tailgate party or summer barbecue. Heluva Good! will also provide consumers with a chance to win ticket packages for the race weekend through several consumer promotions on www.HeluvaGoodRacing.com.

For information on where to buy Heluva Good! products, visit www.HeluvaGood.com.

To purchase tickets for the “Heluva Good! 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race on May 30, or any other NASCAR events at Dover, contact the ticket office at 800-441-RACE or online at DoverSpeedway.com.

About Heluva Good!®

Heluva Good!® brand real sour cream dips, cheeses and condiments have held a reputation for quality and taste for more than 75 years. The Heluva Good! name has been as much a promise as a brand name and dates back to 1925, when Perry Messinger, Heluva Good!’s founder, began making wedges of homemade washed curd cheese in a basement in Sodus, NY. One day a traveling salesman stopped in and sampled a wedge. Upon tasting it, he declared, “That's a hell of a good cheese.” At that moment, Messinger knew he had something very special. Today, Heluva Good! is part of the HP Hood LLC family of brands. You can now find Heluva Good! products in dairy cases throughout the Eastern and Southern United States and all of Canada. Visit www.HeluvaGood.com  for more information.

About Dover International Speedway

Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 14 major, national events which include races sanctioned by NASCAR and NHRA. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. For further information log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.

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Media Contacts:
Lynne Bohan Jon DiGesu Gary Camp
HP Hood LLC Lufkin Associates for HP Hood LLC Dover International Speedway
617-312-6173 603-770-5731 302-883-6560

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Contact: Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway
(302) 883-6560


March 11, 2009



Jeff Gordon to appear in the Monster Mile Club at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, May 31



DOVER, Del. – Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will appear in the Monster Mile Club at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, May 31, 2009. The Monster Mile Club, an all-inclusive pre-race hospitality option at Dover, is consistently a fan favorite and provides exclusive entertainment, an all-you-can-eat buffet and beverages, and much more for race fans on the morning of the race.

Gordon, driver of the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet, is a four-time winner at the Monster Mile and currently one of the hottest drivers in NASCAR. He sits atop the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings following four races this season and is in hot pursuit of his fifth career championship. Gordon finished in the top-10 in both Dover races in 2008 and is always a threat to win on the one-mile, high-banked concrete oval.

Gordon will participate in a hosted question-and-answer session for those in attendance in the Monster Mile Club. A ticket to the Monster Mile Club also includes a trackside tour on the frontstretch of the track as teams prepare for race day, live entertainment, a special Dover souvenir gift, a souvenir program, interactive games and much more.

Admission to the Monster Mile Club costs $99 and can be added to any NASCAR Sprint Cup race ticket by calling the Dover International Speedway ticket office at 800-441-RACE or visiting DoverSpeedway.com. Fans are encouraged to call soon to add this option to their race day ticket, as the Monster Mile Club typically sells out.

The Monster Mile Club opens at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 31 with a continental breakfast. Trackside tours begin at 8:30 a.m. and the hosted question and answer session with Jeff Gordon will follow later in the morning. An all-you-can-eat lunch will be served at 11 a.m. prior to the start of the 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, scheduled to take the green flag at 2 p.m.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on May 29-31, 2009. Dover continues to offer event ticket insurance for all events, along with an array of ticket options including special 3-day ticket packages, all-inclusive hospitality packages, early buy discounts, and a variety of payment plans. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 14 major, national events which include races sanctioned by NASCAR and NHRA. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. For further information log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.

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Contact: Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway
(302) 883-6560

February 24, 2009

“Explore the Monster” facility tours now available on most Thursdays at Dover International Speedway

DOVER, Del. -- Motorsports fans who’ve attended races at Dover International Speedway know that whether they sit high or low, in Turn 1 or Turn 4, there’s not a bad seat in the house. Each seat at the Monster Mile provides an excellent view of the action, but nothing can beat the privileged access of being on the concrete oval. Now, race fans can gain a new perspective of the Monster Mile on non-race weekends by taking the “Explore the Monster” facility tour at Dover International Speedway.

A guided tour includes stops at the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, presented by AAA, Victory Lane, where some of the sport’s biggest names have hoisted the monster trophy, an up close and personal view of the track and new pit road area, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage, a visit inside the Infield Media Center, and more.

Tours cost $7 per person for all ages and tour participants are eligible to use their admission pass to receive $7 off any 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race ticket (May 31 & Sept. 27, 2009). Cash or credit cards are accepted at the ticket office window and participants can register in person on the day of the tour.

Tours are conducted most Thursday afternoons promptly at 2 p.m., weather permitting. All tours begin and end in the ticket office lobby. A shuttle bus will be available to transport guests from the ticket office to the Monster Monument and entrance to the track.

2009 tour dates (all Thursdays): Feb. 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 23, 30; June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16; Aug. 6, 20, 27; Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19; Dec. 3, 10, and 17. Tours will not be conducted on holidays or approximately one month prior to each NASCAR race weekend (May & September). All dates are subject to change, and special accommodations will be facilitated when possible.

Special arrangements for groups of 15 or more can be scheduled. A track tour is a great outing for bus groups or summer camps. Call Joe Heller, public relations coordinator, at (302) 883-6561 for more information.

George Keller, the track’s historian, will lead most tours around the facility. Keller has not missed a race at the track since its inception in 1969 and has many stories to share.

Souvenirs will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the tour. Cameras are encouraged and provide a great way to capture the thrill of being able to stand atop Victory Lane at the Monster Mile.


NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on May 29-31 and Sept. 25-27, 2009. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 14 major, national events which include races sanctioned by NASCAR and NHRA. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. For further information log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For further information, call:

Timothy R. Horne
Sr. Vice President, Finance
Dover Motorsports, Inc.
302-857-3292

Dover, Delaware, January 30, 2009

DOVER MOTORSPORTS, INC. ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SELL MEMPHIS MOTORSPORTS PARK TO GULF COAST ENTERTAINMENT

Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE-Symbol: DVD) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Memphis Motorsports Park to Gulf Coast Entertainment, L.L.C. Under the terms of the agreement, Dover Motorsports will sell all of the stock of its subsidiary Memphis International Motorsports Corporation, the owner of Memphis Motorsports Park, to Gulf Coast Entertainment for $10 million in cash. Gulf Coast Entertainment is the owner of a newly proposed multi-use entertainment complex in Mobile, AL which is projected to be operational in 2011.

As additional consideration for the purchase, Dover Motorsports will receive a two percent non-dilutable interest in Gulf Coast Entertainment and will have an agreement to provide motorsports management services to Alabama Motorsports Park when the facilities become operational.

Closing is expected to take place on or about April 30, 2009 and is subject to financing and customary closing conditions.

Memphis Motorsports Park does not contemplate any schedule changes in 2009 and will continue to host events in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. It will continue operations under the ownership of Gulf Coast Entertainment, but will operate under a management agreement with Dover Motorsports.

In connection with securing NASCAR's approval of the transaction, Dover Motorsports is expected to guarantee the obligations of Memphis Motorsports Park under its sanction agreements with NASCAR for the 2009 season.

Denis McGlynn, President and CEO of Dover Motorsports, stated, "Gulf Coast Entertainment anticipates hosting an array of motorsports events at Alabama Motorsports Park including stock car, open wheel, and other professional and club races. There are also extensive plans for multiple commercial enterprises on the 2,400 acre site. We are truly excited to be involved with this entertainment complex and to work with the exceptional group of investors that they have assembled.”

“Our investors are excited about the synergies that can exist between the Memphis and Mobile facilities,” said Bill Futterer of PSE-3 of Raleigh, N.C., which has managed relationships within the motorsports industry for Gulf Coast Entertainment. “Moreover, incorporating Dover Motorsports in our program will mean that Memphis ownership can transfer with no noticeable change in operations and that our operations in Alabama can flourish with no learning curve. It’s simply an ideal scenario for both parties.”

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Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) is a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 14 major, national events which include races sanctioned by NASCAR and NHRA. Dover Motorsports, Inc. owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del., Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. For further information log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.  This release may contain forward-looking statements based on management’s beliefs and assumptions. Such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause results to vary materially. Please refer to the SEC filings of DVD for a discussion of such factors.

Gulf Coast Entertainment, L.L.C. plans to build a motorsports complex that will feature three racing venues which will accommodate many forms of racing on its oval, road course and karting facilities. In addition, the project will include commercial enterprises including residential, hospitality, retail, restaurants and location based entertainment. Located in Mobile County, the complex is expected to be fully operational in 2011. For more information log on to www.alabamamotorsportspark.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Third Phase of Monster Makeover Construction at Dover International Speedway To Focus On Making  A Wider And SAFER Pit Road


Phase three of Dover International Speedway’s “Monster Makeover” is currently underway as the focus for improvements has turned to inside the track. Construction crews in Dover have already removed the existing front stretch pit wall and preparations are underway to install a longer, SAFER wall in time for the May 29-31, 2009 NASCAR race weekend. The end result will be a wider, safer pit road, and one additional pit stall.

Construction began in mid-December 2008 as crews removed the existing 1160 ft. inside steel retaining wall that separated pit road from the apron and concrete racing surface. The demolition makes way for a new 1592 ft. concrete wall that will be fully equipped with SAFER barrier. The SAFER (Steel And Foam Energy Reduction) barrier walls consist of rectangular steel tubing backed by foam blocks, and reduces the force of the initial impact of a crash.

The new inside retaining wall will be 432 ft. longer than the previous configuration and will be extended further into Turn 4, allowing the track to add a 43rd pit stall for competitors. The wall will also be set nearly five feet closer to the track apron, eliminating all grass on the frontstretch, while providing more space in the drive lane of pit road. A large plot of grass will also be removed in Turn 4 to make way for the new entrance to pit road.

“This project is another example of our commitment to making capital improvements to the facility to create an ‘all-new Dover,’” said Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “The first two phases of Monster Makeover construction focused on adding new amenities for fans of the Monster Mile. This year we’ll make modifications to the areas that directly impact the competition, by widening pit road, and creating a safer environment for the crews who are battling in the trenches on race day.”
Dover International Speedway is in the midst of its multi-year, multi-million dollar capital improvement project dubbed the “Monster Makeover.” The first phase of construction was completed in 2007 and included, among other things, a new skybox complex, an expansion of the Infield Media Center and continued beautification of the entire property.

In 2008, Dover unveiled the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, presented by AAA, a 46-foot-tall structure depicting the track’s signature character Miles the Monster. Other construction projects included a new main entranceway for fans on race weekend, an expansion of the FanZone display area, and the addition of a new emergency services building.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on May 29-31 and Sept. 25-27, 2009. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.


 
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Contact: Gary Camp
Director of Public Relations
Dover International Speedway
(302) 883-6560

January 8, 2009

 

 

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Third phase of Monster Makeover construction is underway at Dover International Speedway

Wider pit road and new inside retaining wall will result

DOVER, Del. – Phase three of Dover International Speedway’s “Monster Makeover” is currently underway. Construction crews in Dover have already removed the existing front stretch pit wall and preparations are underway to install a longer, SAFER wall in time for the May 29-31, 2009 NASCAR race weekend. The end result will be a wider, safer pit road, and one additional pit stall.

Construction began in mid-December 2008 as crews removed the existing 1160 ft. inside steel retaining wall that separated pit road from the apron and concrete racing surface. The demolition makes way for a new 1592 ft. concrete wall that will be fully equipped with SAFER barrier. The SAFER (Steel And Foam Energy Reduction) barrier walls consist of rectangular steel tubing backed by foam blocks, and reduces the force of the initial impact of a crash.

The new inside retaining wall will be 432 ft. longer than the previous configuration and will be extended further into Turn 4, allowing the track to add a 43rd pit stall for competitors. The wall will also be set nearly five feet closer to the track apron, eliminating all grass on the frontstretch, while providing more space in the drive lane of pit road. A large plot of grass will also be removed in Turn 4 to make way for the new entrance to pit road.

“This project is another example of our commitment to making capital improvements to the facility to create an ‘all-new Dover,’” said Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “The first two phases of Monster Makeover construction focused on adding new amenities for fans of the Monster Mile. This year we’ll make modifications to the areas that directly impact the competition, by widening pit road, and creating a safer environment for the crews who are battling in the trenches on race day.”
 

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Dover International Speedway is in the midst of its multi-year, multi-million dollar capital improvement project dubbed the “Monster Makeover.” The first phase of construction was completed in 2007 and included, among other things, a new skybox complex, an expansion of the Infield Media Center and continued beautification of the entire property.

In 2008, Dover unveiled the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, presented by AAA, a 46-foot-tall structure depicting the track’s signature character Miles the Monster. Other construction projects included a new main entranceway for fans on race weekend, an expansion of the FanZone display area, and the addition of a new emergency services building.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on May 29-31 and Sept. 25-27, 2009. Dover International Speedway continues to offer event ticket insurance for all events, along with an array of ticket options including special three-day ticket packages, all-inclusive hospitality packages, early buy discounts, and a variety of payment plans.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

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Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 14 major, national events which include races sanctioned by NASCAR and NHRA. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. For further information log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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