Dover – The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) welcomes fans to Dover for the 2010 NASCAR Race Series at the Dover International Speedway beginning on Friday, May 14 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 200; Saturday, May 15 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series 200; and Sunday, May 16 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 400.
At both of the Route 1 and I-95 Toll Plazas, additional lanes will be open in expectation of traffic congestion. Extra toll operators will be working at the Route 1 Toll Plaza in Dover on Monday, May 17 to assist recreational vehicles leaving the speedway.
DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center (TMC) 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 Sunday, May 16, the Dover International Speedway’s main entrance on Route 13 will be CLOSED for all southbound traffic when parking at the Dover International Speedway is filled. When the race is concluded on Sunday afternoon, Leipsic Road will also be CLOSED to through traffic. This will allow traffic to immediately exit onto Route 13 and traffic from Lot 2 Parking to exit directly to Leipsic Road.
A designated exit route for the Saturday and Sunday 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 (next to K-Mart) 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 Saturday and Sunday races, motorists are encouraged to tune to WTMC 1380 AM and to read the variable message board signs surrounding the Dover area.
The TMC and DelDOT’s Traffic Division will work from the Command Post at the Dover International Speedway with technicians monitoring traffic inside the track facilities and outside on Dover-area roadways. DelDOT’s staff will watch major intersections for proper signal progression, place temporary directional signage, and assist with any incident or congestion problems along major travel routes.
Smyrna Rest Area
The Smyrna Rest Area located approximately ten miles north of Dover International Speedway just off Exit 119 is open 24 hours each day; which offers snacks and sodas, restrooms, and has an RV dump station for the convenience of NASCAR campers.
Park ‘n’ Ride Bus Service
DelDOT and Dover International Speedway are pleased to offer race fans a better way to enjoy their stay. If you’re looking for a smart way to get to and from the track, consider using the Race Express Bus service. This bus service is only available on Sunday, May 16. In the event of inclement weather, and the race is postponed there will be NO bus service on Monday, May 17.
On race day, payment will only be accepted by exact CASH amount, no change will be available.
You can choose to ride from two locations:
The Race Express from Christiana Mall Park & Ride in northern Delaware, just off I-95 takes NASCAR fans directly to Dover International Speedway. The bus service will begin at 8 AM with 800 seats available on a first come, first serve basis. The cost per person is $12.00 round-trip.
For $20 per vehicle, NASCAR fans can also park at the Blue Hen Corporate Center located at 655 South Bay Road in Dover. All vehicle occupants can ride the Race Express Bus to and from the Dover International Speedway. The Race Express Bus avoids race day traffic congestion by traveling north on Route 1 to an exclusive bus-only exit ramp leading directly to Dover International Speedway, approximately 12 minutes. The service begins at 8 AM and is available to transport passengers back and forth until one (1) 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.
Motorists should check DelDOT online at HYPERLINK “http://www.deldot.gov” www.deldot.gov for updated travel-related information or tune to WTMC 1380 AM for up-to-the-minute traffic conditions.
Enjoy the races!
For more race information visit:
Dover International Speedway’s website at HYPERLINK “http://www.doverspeedway.com” www.doverspeedway.com
NASCAR’s website at HYPERLINK “http://www.NASCAR.com” www.NASCAR.com