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Dover adding more SAFER barrier

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400

DOVER, DE - OCTOBER 04: Brett Moffitt, driver of the #34 CSX Play It Safe Ford, hits the SAFER Barrier during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on October 4, 2015 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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Dover International Speedway officials announced Monday that they’ll add 1,800 feet of Steel and Foam Energy Reduction (SAFER) barriers. The project will be completed before the track’s NASCAR tripleheader weekend June 2-4. Once done, all of the track’s outside walls will have SAFER barriers installed.

Construction will begin in March. Installation will be done by Smith Fence of Clearwater, Florida.
“Continued improvements to our facility, particularly in the areas of fan and driver safety, are of the utmost importance to us,” said Mike Tatoian, president and CEO of Dover International Speedway. “The decision to add more SAFER barriers is a collaborative decision with NASCAR and various stakeholders and collectively we felt this is something that needed to be completed prior to NASCAR’s return to the Monster Mile this spring.”

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