Dover International Speedway is expanding its annual salute to our hometown heroes by welcoming all fans to The Smokehouse benefiting the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) on Sunday, Oct. 1.
The 10th annual event, which supports the NFFF, will take place in the Monster Mile’s hospitality village prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Oct. 1.
NFFF events in previous years were open exclusively to firefighters and their families. This year, all fans can enjoy the experience, which includes a ticket to the Oct. 1 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, driver Q&A sessions, food, beverages and more.
Tickets are $109 before Aug. 30, and $129 after, with proceeds benefiting the NFFF. Through the program’s first nine years, more than $700,000 has been raised for the NFFF.
The ticket price includes a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ticket, a Trackside Access pass, an all-you-can-eat buffet with Pepsi and Anheuser-Busch products, as well as driver Q&A sessions that morning.
Firefighter organizations can also vie for the Firehouse Challenge Trophy, by bringing the most guests to the event. Past Firehouse Challenge winners include:
- 2016: Cumberland County Volunteer Firefighters Association (Carlisle, Pa.)
- 2014-15: Citizens Fire Company (Branchdale, Pa.)
- 2013: Cumberland County Volunteer Firefighter’s Association (Carlisle, Pa.)
- 2011-12: Cressona (Pa.) Fire Company
Every day, more than one-million firefighters around the country respond to calls to keep citizens safe. Each ticket package purchased includes a contribution to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s mission of honoring America’s fallen fire heroes and providing resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives. The NFFF also built and maintains the national memorial in Emmittsburg, Maryland, the first permanent national park honoring all firefighters that have died in the line of duty.
The Sept. 29-Oct. 1 NASCAR tripleheader weekend at the Monster Mile also includes the “Drive Sober 200” presented by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, Sept. 30 and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Friday, Sept. 29.
Dover International Speedway hosts its first NASCAR tripleheader weekend of 2017 on June 2-4, highlighted by the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, June 4, the NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, June 3 and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, June 2.
For tickets or more information, call 800‐441‐RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com. You can also keep up with the Monster Mile at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway, or on Twitter and Instagram at @MonsterMile.