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Press Release From Al Robinson Public Relations from Dover Downs International Speedway For Immediate Release Gladiator Vans open test days set for Dover Downs, May 15, 16, 17. Free admission to the public, chances to win Rides on new...

Press Release From Al Robinson Public Relations from Dover Downs International Speedway

For Immediate Release

Gladiator Vans open test days set for Dover Downs, May 15, 16, 17. Free admission to the public, chances to win Rides on new Monster Mile.

Dover, DE - Dover Downs International's news state of the art concrete track surface will make its public debut Monday, May 15 through Wednesday, May 17, with Gladiator Vans Open test days for NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Grand National Teams. Fans will be admitted free all three days.

In addition, each fan passing through the gates will be eligible for drawings several times each day to win a ride around the track in a new Gladiator Van. Gladiator is the official conversion van of Dover Downs as will as the sponsor of the open test days.

Over two dozen teams from Winston Cup and Grand National divisions have expressed interest in the three day test. The test precedes by three weeks the Miller Genuine Draft 500 and the GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 200 race weekend which inaugurates competition on NASCAR's first concrete superspeedway.

"We're excited about the chance to see the first flashes of "White Lighting" on the new concrete track," commented Dover Downs President Denis McGlynn, adding "it's fitting for our fans to be introduced to Gladiator Vans, a new member of our official product family, at the same time they're introduced to the great new Monster Mile."

In addition to the smooth, white concrete beneath their Goodyear tires, teams at Gladiator Vans Open Test Days will find the transition from Dover's straights to the high bank turns eased as part of the rebuilding process. The new contours are expected to combine with the cool running concrete to produce longer tire life and more side by side racing.

Tickets are on sale for the Miller Genuine Draft 500 on Sunday, June 4, as well as the GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 200 on Saturday, June 3. To order tickets, call 1-800-441-RACE toll free from outside Delaware, or (302) 734-RACE long distance from anywhere. For recorded ticket information, including updated Winston Cup seat availability, call (302) 674-4600, 24 hours a day.

-- -Russ Gould-

rgould@oehs.upenn.edu

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