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In the fertile farmlands of Delaware, there is a monster--a one-mile, concrete oval that has earned a reputation for being one of the toughest NASCAR® tracks since its first race in 1969. Built upon a farmer's field and airstrip, Dover International Speedway has a story filled with dreams and determination. From Richard Petty's first win at the speedway in 1969 through today's modern NASCAR heroes, "The Monster Mile" has witnessed some of racing's most memorable moments and continues to provide some of the best racing in NASCAR to this day. Many rare images have been gathered to provide a never-before-seen look at this historic speedway. Take a journey through time on one of the toughest, fastest, and most unique tracks ever built.
About the Author
Chad Culver, author of Delaware Auto Racing is a teacher, auto racing collector, and historian. Dover International Speedway has given unprecedented access to its extensive archives to produce one of the most complete pictorial accounts of this historic speedway.
Table of Contents
1 Building a Monster 13
2 Melvin Joseph, Delaware Racing Pioneer 53
3 A Growing Tradition 61
4 Racing into the Future 85
Race Winners at Dover International Speedway 124