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What to Expect When Camping at Dover Motor Speedway

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Dover Motor Speedway, notoriously known as “The Monster Mile,” is one of the tougher stops on the NASCAR schedule each year, thanks to its high speeds, narrow straightaways, high-banked corners, and concrete surface. Drivers may not have a good time at Dover, but you can bet that the campers do! Based on NASCAR’s official camping notebook, here’s what you can expect when camping at Dover.

  • “The Monster Mile” has been a staple on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule for five decades, with the first race being held there in 1969. Many drivers have conquered the one-mile concrete oval over the years, but none more than 7-time champ Jimmie Johnson, who found victory lane there 11 times in his career.
  • Since 2020, Dover has hosted one Cup Series race per year after hosting two races each season since 1971. The track was purchased by Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI) in 2021.
  • Dover is a fan-favorite for campers, with many different amenities to attract NASCAR fans from across the northeast.

Amenities & Highlights

When arriving at Dover Motor Speedway, campers can expect great amenities to make their stay worth while.

Water delivery, pump-out service, and showers are available on-site for all campers. 24-hour security on-site, as well as transportation from the campground to the track, is also included.

Porta-John rental, electric hookups (select lots), free trash bags, water and dump stations, mobile ice sales.

ADA accessible.

Entertainment for your stay includes free, live music and entertainment and Saturday night fireworks. Select camping lots can expect pit passes.

The campsite is also close to a full-service casino and hotel complex, which offers sports betting, table games, slots, and more. There are plentiful dining options, including local favorites and fresh seafood. Tax-free shopping is also nearby.

  • Tents, trailers, pop-up trailers and RVs allowed
  • Pavement and grass options available
  • All spots are reserved in advance
  • Spaces start at $100 for entire weekend
  • Load-in begins Wednesday of race week

Campground Details

Camping at Dover is a bit different than some other tracks, maintaining a family-friendly environment with less of a “party all night” vibe like you would get at Talladega. Quiet hours are mandatory between 12AM-6AM, with 24-hour security available. Open fires are welcome, but must be in above-ground containers. Grass and paved camping spots are available, and check-in times vary from Wednesday at 8AM to Thursday no later than 8PM, depending on your lot. Check-out time is noon on the Monday following the race.

Breakdown

  • Camping Type
  • RV, 5th-wheel, travel trailer
  • Pop-up tent
  • Prices
  • $100 for tent-$2,500 for trackside
  • Sizes vary by lot
  • 20 x 45 – 60 x 45
  • Quiet Hours
  • 12AM-6AM
  • Entertainment
  • Fireworks, free live music/entertainment, pit passes (select lots), FanZone, Monster Monument at Victory Plaza
  • Entry & Check-out Times
  • Wednesday 8AM – Monday 12PM

Source: NASCAR Camping and Dover Motor Speedway

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