The 411 on 2022
The sale of Dover Motorsports Inc., including Dover Motor Speedway, to Speedway Motorsports became official in December 2021.
In joining Speedway Motorsports, Dover is now a key part of a company with elite venues from New England to California that host hundreds of auto racing and entertainment events per year.
With America‘s top race teams and drivers entering garage areas and racing on tracks soon, learn more about Dover‘s and SMI‘s NASCAR events coming later this year below.
WHEN ARE THE NASCAR EVENTS THIS YEAR AT DOVER MOTOR SPEEDWAY? HOW CAN I GET TICKET INFORMATION?
- Sunday, May 1: DuraMAX Drydene 400 presented by RelaDyne NASCAR Cup Series race (3 p.m. ET, FS1)
- Saturday, April 30: NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash race (1:30 p.m. ET, FS1)
- Friday, April 29: ARCA Menards Series East race
- Ticket Information: DoverSpeedway.com; 800-441-RACE
WHAT IS SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS?
- Speedway Motorsports, LLC is a leading marketer, promoter, sponsor and owner of motorsports venues that hosts NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA and World of Outlaws events, among others. While Speedway Motorsports was officially incorporated in 1994, its roots date back to Bruton Smith‘s race promotions in the 1950s and the construction of Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1959.
WHAT OTHER MAJOR TRACKS DOES SMI OWN?
- Dover Motor Speedway is part of an organization that also includes Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nashville Superspeedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway.
WHAT ARE THE CONFIGURATIONS OF THOSE TRACKS? WHEN DID THEY START HOSTING NASCAR EVENTS?
- Atlanta Motor Speedway: (1.54-mile, asphalt, quad-oval, 28-degree banking in turns, 5-degree in straights; First Cup Series Race: 1960)
- Bristol Motor Speedway: (0.533-mile, concrete/clay, oval, 26-30-degree banking in turns (22-24-degree on clay), 6-10-degree in straights (9-degree on clay); First Cup Series Race: 1961)
- Charlotte Motor Speedway: (1.5-mile, asphalt, quad-oval, 24-degree banking in turns, 5-degree in straights; First Cup Series Race: 1960)
- Charlotte Road Course ("Roval"): (2.28-mile, asphalt, road, 28-degree banking in oval turns, 5-degree in oval straights, 17 turns overall; First Cup Series Race: 2018)
- Las Vegas Motor Speedway: (1.5-mile, asphalt, tri-oval, 12-20-degree banking in turns; First Cup Series Race: 1998)
- Nashville Superspeedway: (1.33-mile, concrete, D-shaped oval, 14-degree banking in turns 9-degree in front straightaway, 6-degree in back straightaway; First Cup Series Race: 2021)
- New Hampshire Motor Speedway: (1.058-mile, asphalt and granite, oval, 2-7-degree banking in turns, 1-degree in straights; First Cup Series Race: 1993)
- Sonoma Raceway: (2.52-mile, asphalt, road, 12 turns overall; First Cup Series Race: 1989)
- Texas Motor Speedway: (1.5-mile, asphalt, oval, 20-24-degree banking in turns; First Cup Series Race: 1997)
WHEN ARE THE NASCAR EVENTS AT THE OTHER SMI TRACKS THIS SEASON?
- Las Vegas Motor Speedway: (March 4-6, Oct. 14-16)
- Atlanta Motor Speedway: (March 18-20; July 8-10)
- Circuit of the Americas (March 25-27)
- Bristol Motor Speedway: (April 15-17 (Dirt), Sept. 15-17 (Concrete))
- Texas Motor Speedway: (May 20-22 (All-Star); Sept. 23-25).
- Charlotte Motor Speedway: (May 26-29)
- Sonoma Raceway: (June 10-12)
- Nashville Superspeedway: (June 24-26)
- New Hampshire Motor Speedway: (July 15-17)
- Charlotte Road Course (“Roval”): (Oct. 7-9)
WHAT ELSE IS SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS INVOLVED IN?
- Speedway Motorsports provides souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars and parts through its U.S. Legend Cars International subsidiary and produces and broadcasts syndicated motorsports programming to radio stations nationwide though its Performance Racing Network subsidiary.