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Date & Time:
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
2:00 pm

Delaware International Speedway
Delaware International Speedway
Delmar, Delaware

The Delaware International Speedway Historical Marker marker recognizes the history of the Delaware International Speedway and US 13 Dragway, which began when the Cathell family purchased farmland near Delmar to build a drag strip in 1963. A dirt speedway was added in 1965 and relocated to the east side of the drag strip in 1969. The track has hosted the annual Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race since 1972. The Cathell family continues to own and operate the Delaware International Speedway facility.


Legislative Sponsor: Representative Tim Dukes


Guests should RSVP to Scott Goss, Communications Director for Senate Majority Caucus



Who will be attending:

U.S. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester

Gov. John Carney

Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall Long

State Senator Darius Brown

Members of the Delaware Legislative Black Caucus

New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer

Stated Clerk Bob Schminkey of New Castle Presbytery

Stephen Marz, Delaware Public Archives

Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative

Savannah Shepherd

Delaware State University Choir

Other state and county officials


Event Coordinator: Katie Hall
Event Coordinator Phone: (302) 744-5036
Event Coordinator Email:

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