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Spring Dover NASCAR race weekend postponed

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Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in victory last May after winning the NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway.

DOVER — NASCAR’s best was set to take on the Monster Mile at Dover International Speedway with a triple-header race weekend May 1-3.

The 1-mile concrete oval is approximately 30 miles from Denton and has hosted NASCAR events for more than 50 years.

The NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series 200-mile race scheduled for Friday, May 1, the NASCAR XFINITY Series 200-mile race slated for Saturday, May 2, and NASCAR Cup Series 400-mile race on Sunday, May 3, have all been postponed.

“The health and safety of our fans, industry and the communities in which we race is our most important priority, so in accordance with recent CDC guidance, NASCAR is currently postponing all race events through May 3,” NASCAR said in a statement.

“We fully support the decision NASCAR has made for our track and the industry,” said Mike Tatoian, president and CEO of Dover International Speedway. “We share the disappointment for our fans that were planning to make the trip to the Monster Mile in May, but this decision is in the best interest of everyone. We are experiencing an unprecedented time together and the health and safety of our fans has always been our priority.”

All postponed races are expected to be made up when NASCAR is able to resume racing. NASCAR’s triple-header weekend set for Aug. 21-23 is still on schedule to run on time.

Fans with questions for the speedway are encouraged to visit DoverSpeedway.com or call the ticket office at 800-441-RACE.

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