The Delaware Department of Transportation will welcome fans to the 2017 NASCAR Race Series at the Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. Dupont Highway, beginning Sept. 29 through Oct. 1.
DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center staff, in coordination with the city of Dover Police and Delaware State Police, will monitor traffic in and around the Dover vicinity to ensure safe travel for motorists.
On Oct. 1, the Dover International Speedway's main entrance on U.S. 13 will be closed for southbound traffic when parking at the Dover International Speedway is filled. When the race is concluded that afternoon, Leipsic Road will be closed to through traffic.
A designated exit route for the Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 races have been established through the cooperation of many groups including the Towne Point Civic Association. Vehicles parked in Lot 1 will be permitted to exit to Buckson Drive onto Townsend Boulevard and the signalized intersection. Once at the traffic signal, motorists will be able to turn southbound only.
Due to special routes being designed just for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 races, motorists are encouraged to tune to WTMC 1380-AM and read the variable message board signs surrounding the Dover area.
The TMC and DelDOT’s Traffic Section will work from the command post at the Dover International Speedway with technicians monitoring traffic inside and outside the track facilities. DelDOT's staff will observe major intersections for proper signal progression, place temporary directional signage and assist with any incident or congestion problems.
The Race Bus Express Bus Service will be available Oct. 1. On race day, payment will only be accepted by exact cash amount; no change will be available. The bus will leave from two locations
The Race Express from Christiana Mall Park & Ride, 185 Mall Road, Newark, will take fans directly to Dover International Speedway. The bus service will begin at 8 a.m. with 800 seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost is $12 per person roundtrip.
For $20 per vehicle, N fans can park at the Blue Hen Corporate Center, 655 S. Bay Road, Dover. Vehicle occupants can ride the bus to and from the Dover International Speedway. The bus avoids race day traffic congestion by traveling north on state Route 1 to an exclusive bus-only exit ramp leading directly to Dover International Speedway, about 12 minutes.The service will begin at 8 a.m. and will be available to transport passengers back and forth until one hour after the race.
Carry-on items on the buses to the grandstands must conform to Dover International Speedway’s Gate Admission Policy, and any and all carry-on items that can be handled by one person are permitted on the buses upon departure after the race.