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Dover Downs

KC-129: originally installed on 4/24/2019. Dover Downs began as a dual-purpose racing facility that featured a five-eighths’ mile dirt horse racing track built within the larger one mile racetrack of Dover International Speedway. Gov. David P. Buckson, Lt. Gov. John W. Rollins, and Melvin L. Joseph began jointly developing the facility on the former Thomas […]



Dover International Speedway

KC-128: originally installed on 4/25/2019. The Speedway hosted its first NASCAR event, the Mason-Dixon 300, on July 6, 1969. Richard Petty won that race by 6 laps. The highly-banked, one-mile oval track was created, financed, and built by Gov. David P. Buckson, Lt. Gov. John W. Rollins, and Melvin L. Joseph beginning in August 1967. […]



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And They’re Off!!!

    Dawn Mitchell, supervisor, Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room   That’s what the Harrington Raceway track announcer will be saying around 7:30 on Monday night when the country’s top pacers will be set to do battle in the 8th Annual Bobby Quillen Memorial Pace. This race honors longtime Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen. Representative Quillen was […]






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