A NASCAR Hauler Parade will be held through the city of Dover on Sept. 28 as part of the festivities surrounding the Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 NASCAR tripleheader weekend at Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. Dupont Highway, officials announced.
A line of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series haulers will travel on city streets and near Kent County’s landmarks, including Legislative Hall, Loockerman Street and State Street on the way toward the Speedway. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The hauler parade will begin at Legislative Mall in Downtown Dover and proceed on Legislative Avenue before turning left onto Loockerman Street, then right on South State Street. From there, the haulers will proceed to the track via Leipsic Road and arrive at about 5:45 p.m.
The first NASCAR Hauler Parade in Dover was held in 2013, which attracted nearly 10,000 people along the route and featured dozens of 80-foot tractor trailers traveling through the city. Parades were also scheduled in 2014, 2015 and 2016 but were canceled due to inclement weather.
The Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 NASCAR tripleheader weekend includes the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Sept. 29, the “Use Your Melon. Drive Sober 200” NASCAR XFINITY Series playoff race on Sept. 30 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race on Oct. 1.
The Oct. 1 race is the first elimination race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. For four of the 16 playoff-eligible drivers, their championship dreams will be over in Dover after 400 laps around the Monster Mile.
For and more, call 800-441-7223 or visit doverspeedway.com.