‘Race to End COVID’ event announced at Dover International Speedway

DOVER, Del. – Racing fans can join the Race to End COVID by getting vaccinated at the Dover International Speedway later this month.

Race to End COVID will offer individuals age 16 and older who get vaccinated the chance to drive their own car or truck on the famous one-mile track, known as the Monster Mile. Up to 800 drivers with valid driver’s licenses and their passengers will have the opportunity to take two laps behind the track’s pace car, including on the 24-degree turns on the speedway. Drivers will go on the track in groups of up to 25 vehicles over the course of the two-day event.

Free COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to thousands of people during the event, in addition to free testing. We’re told the first 250 people to be vaccinated during the event, with or without driving the track, will receive two tickets to the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

All three types of COVID-19 vaccines, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, will be offered for first or second doses, as well as the additional doses being recommended for some groups.

Track driving without an advance appointment will only be available if the driving slots do not fill ahead of time, so advance registration is strongly recommended. Walk-ups for vaccination only and testing will be accepted, but appointments are recommended. Individuals wishing to drive the track alone must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license, car registration in their name, and vehicle insurance. Individuals age 16 or 17 must have a parent or legal guardian in the vehicle to sign a minor release form.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 16th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Sunday, October 17th, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration information can be found here.

The entrance to Dover International Speedway for this event will be via the Leipsic Road entrance, not the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino entrance from Route 13.

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