ES: Dover to host season finale

NASCAR Busch East Series champion to be crowned at Dover International Speedway on Sept. 21, 2007 Monster Mile plays host to new season finale for highly competitive regional series DOVER, Del. -- The NASCAR Busch East Series has traded in ...

NASCAR Busch East Series champion to be crowned at Dover International Speedway on Sept. 21, 2007

Monster Mile plays host to new season finale for highly competitive regional series

DOVER, Del. -- The NASCAR Busch East Series has traded in twists and turns for high banks and concrete as the series has fittingly moved its season finale to its fastest track -- the Monster Mile. The Friday, Sept. 21, 2007 race will feature some of the youngest and brightest names in the sport along with seasoned veterans who are each hungry to take home their very own monster trophy in the "Sunoco 150."

2007 championship contenders, 17-year-old rookie Joey Logano and veteran Matt Kobyluck, will race along side 2006 champion Mike Olsen, Sean Caisse, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Peyton Sellers, Matt Kobyluck and others in the Sunoco 150, traditionally known for its fierce, late-race battles. There have been six different race winners in six NASCAR Busch East Series races at the Monster Mile -- and this year the stakes are raised.

Along with the NASCAR Busch East Series crown, the monster trophy has become a highly coveted prize for drivers of the NASCAR Busch East Series. The unique trophy, composed of sandstone, a granite-like material, stands approximately 20 inches tall and features a mirrored base that is designed to glow in the sunlight.

But capturing this rock solid trophy is no easy task at Dover, as five of the last six NASCAR Busch East Series races have finished with a margin of victory of less than one second.

At the conclusion of this year's Sunoco 150, Victory Lane will be packed with championship excitement as both the race winner and series champion will be awarded their prizes. The championship driver and team will then be honored at a private hospitality event hosted by NASCAR later that evening at the Speedway.

Martin Truex Jr., winner of the June 4, 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Dover, is a NASCAR Busch East Series alumnus. Two former NEXTEL Cup competitors, Ricky Craven and Steve Park, and Greg Zipadelli, crew chief of Tony Stewart's No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet are also graduates of the popular, highly competitive regional series.

An inexpensive Friday, Sept. 21 ticket to the Sunoco 150 NASCAR Busch East Series race gives race fans their only opportunity to see all three NASCAR series on the track at Dover. The full schedule features NASCAR NEXTEL Cup practice and qualifying, Busch Series practice, and Busch East Series qualifying and the race, scheduled for a 4:45 p.m. start.

Tickets are still available for the entire Sept. 21-23 weekend and can be purchased by calling 800-441-RACE or online at DoverSpeedway.com

-credit: nascar

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Tony Stewart , Steve Park , Ricky Craven , Martin Truex Jr. , Matt Kobyluck , Peyton Sellers , Joey Logano , Jeffrey Earnhardt