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Video celebrates 50th anniversary of Dover International Speedway

Gearing up to celebrate its 50th anniversary during the NASCAR triple-header weekend May 3-5, Dover International Speedway has unveiled a new video celebrating its golden jubilee.

The 14-minute video, which includes interviews with three NASCAR champions talking about their experience at The Monster Mile, offers some of the biggest highlights from five decades of action at the 1-mile concrete oval about 90 miles south of Philadelphia.

Among elements in the video (click here to view):

AAA 400 - Qualifying

DOVER, DE - SEPTEMBER 29: Fans pose for pictures with a statue of ‘Miles The Monster’ prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 29, 2012 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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Footage of Dover’s first NASCAR race, theMason-Dixon 300, from July 6, 1969.

• Interviews with NASCAR champions Bobby Allison, Jimmie Johnson and Richard Petty, the top three drivers in all-time Dover victories, and highlights of their top Monster Mile triumphs.

• The first NASCAR Cup Series race following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, won by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in front of a sea of patriotic fans.

• Coverage of the “Miller Genuine Draft 500,” from June 4, 1995, Dover’s first NASCAR Cup Series race on its new concrete track surface.

“We’re proud of the Monster Mile’s place in auto racing history and its role as an economic driver for Delaware,” said Mike Tatoian, Dover International Speedway’s president and CEO. “We appreciate Bobby, Jimmie and Richard taking the time to sit down with us and relive their Dover memories. We loved taking a walk down Memory (Victory) Lane with them.”