Dover Int'l Speedway news 2009-05-21

AAA Insurance 200 on Friday, May 29 marks 10th anniversary of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing at the Monster Mile DOVER, Del. -- What started out as a demonstration among off-road racing enthusiasts today has grown into the No. 3 ...

AAA Insurance 200 on Friday, May 29 marks 10th anniversary of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing at the Monster Mile

DOVER, Del. -- What started out as a demonstration among off-road racing enthusiasts today has grown into the No. 3 motorsports series in the U.S., and a signature Friday event that kicks off the spring weekend of racing at Dover International Speedway. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will celebrate its 10th anniversary of racing at the Monster Mile when it takes the green flag for the "AAA Insurance 200" on Friday, May 29 -- a grueling 200-mile test for drivers and their equipment.

With an equally balanced mix of up-and-coming youngsters and racing veterans, many with diverse motorsports backgrounds, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Dover has truly become a "can't miss" event that has featured several never-to-be-forgotten moments for fans at the Monster Mile.

Kurt Busch won from pole in the inaugural race in 2000, and just five years later in 2005, brother Kyle would take the win in what marked the Truck Series' 250th event. In 2006, Mark Martin became the first driver to win in all three NASCAR series at Dover, an accomplishment later tied by Kyle Busch after he won in both the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series at Dover in 2008.

The 2007 Dover race celebrated the series' 300th event, a race which saw three-time series champion Ron Hornaday take home his first monster trophy. And the 2008 race ended with Scott Speed -- a relative newcomer to the sport at the time -- celebrating in Victory Lane after winning his first career NASCAR race.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition has produced a wide variety of spills, thrills and milestones at Dover, and has become a favorite among drivers and race fans alike. Fans at the track have also been able to get great access to the drivers from this series and that will continue this season. 2008 series champion Johnny Benson and Red Horse Racing teammate TJ Bell will sign autographs for ticket holders at the Victory Plaza stage, near the Monster Monument, presented by AAA, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Friday, May 29.

Great seats are still available for the AAA Insurance 200 and for the entire May 29-31, 2009 NASCAR tripleheader race weekend at the Monster Mile. A ticket for the Friday, May 29 race also includes admission to NASCAR Sprint Cup practice and qualifying, NASCAR Nationwide Series practice, and qualifying for the AAA Insurance 200.

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

-credit: dis

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kurt Busch , Johnny Benson , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Scott Speed , Kyle Busch , Mark Martin