Dover Motorsports Incorporated

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Dover Motorsports Incorporated
Type Public
Traded as NYSEDVD
Industry Motorsports
Headquarters Dover, DE
Products Sporting events
Website dovermotorsports.com

Dover Motorsports, Inc. (formerly Dover Downs Entertainment) is a company that owned several auto racing circuits in the United States. The company is based in Dover, Delaware, USA, the home of its flagship track Dover International Speedway, a 1 mile (1.6 km) concrete oval with a seating capacity of 113,000 that opened in 1969. The company formerly owned the Dover Downs harness racing track adjacent to the Dover speedway. Dover Motorsports formerly operated Nashville Superspeedway, a 1.333 mile concrete oval track in Lebanon, Tennessee, and Gateway International Raceway, a 1.25 mile egg-shaped asphalt oval track in Madison, Illinois, in addition to its flagship one-mile concrete oval track. Dover Motorsports owned Memphis Motorsports Park, a .75 mile tri-oval asphalt short track in Millington, Tennessee, but closed the track in October 2009 to competition and was sold to Palm Beach International Raceway after sitting unused for over a year.

In 2011, Dover Motorsports announced that it will not sanction NASCAR events at Gateway International Raceway, and Nashville Superspeedway will also no longer host NASCAR races starting in 2012.

Dover International Speedway

Former Dover Motorsports Incorporated tracks[edit]

Track Name Location Length Seating Year Opened Year Closed Reopened Current Owners
Gateway International Raceway Madison, IL 1.25 miles (2.01 km) 78,000 1996 2010 2012 Curtis Francois
Memphis Motorsports Park Millington, TN .75 miles (1.21 km) 28,000 1998 2009 2011 Moroso Investment Partners
Nashville Superspeedway Lebanon, TN 1.333 miles (2.145 km) 50,000 2001 2012 NeXovation


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