NASCAR comes to Dover Motor Speedway April 26-28.

Dover Fan Zone adds DockDogs, Mirror Men and Robocars

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture, Sports

NASCAR comes to Dover Motor Speedway April 26-28.

NASCAR comes to Dover Motor Speedway April 26-28.

Team mascots, diving dogs, bumper cars and a giant rubber duck will add to the merriment at  the Dover Speedway’s Fan Zone April 26-28.

Best part: It’s all free as the speedway hosts a  NASCAR tripleheader weekend.

“It’s not only the action on the track that makes a Dover NASCAR weekend a one-of-a-kind experience, but also all the entertainment outside the grandstands that truly makes the Monster Mile a must-see stop for all fans,” said Gary Camp, Dover Motor Speedway’s vice president of marketing and communications. 

The Fan Zone, which opens at noon Friday, April 26 and 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, will have four new attractions this year:

DOCKDOGS: The world’s premier canine aquatics company will have multiple performances with leaping dogs.

MIRROR MEN: A performance with shimmering outfits and fancy moves, as well as comedic antics. 

ROBOCARS: Transforming performers are cars one minute and life-sized action figures the next, with highly skilled operators bringing brightly colored, unique and innovative costumes to life, with amazing driving skills and crowd interaction.

STROLLING PLANT: The leafy favorite adapts humor and ‘plant-related banter’ for all ages and plays well with the whole family. He can be seen standing or sitting in his flowerpot or driving around, standing on a mini-segway to engage with guests.

Some of the previously announced attractions already announced this year include a 60-foot-tall rubber duck, bumper cars, a fearless flores thrill show, micro-professional wrestling stilt walkers, and an appearance from MTV legend Riki Rachtman, who will be emceeing several events. 

There’s also a large display of the country’s finest military assets called the USO Military Village.

There will be an autograph signing session on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. Friday’s starts at 2:15 p.m. and features the next generation of top drivers, while Saturday’s starts at 9:45 a.m. and features the stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Mascots and cheer squads include:

  • University of Delaware: YoUDee, Baby Blue
  • Wilmington Blue Rocks: Rocky Bluewinkle
  • Towson University: Doc the Tiger
  • West Chester University: Rammy
  • Pocono Raceway: Tricky
  • New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Milo the Moose

The full 2024 race schedule includes:

  • Friday, April 26: General Tire 150 ARCA Menards Series race (5 p.m., broadcasted on FS1)
  • Saturday, April 27: A-GAME 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race (1:30 p.m., broadcasted on FS1, PRN, SiriusXM)
  • Sunday, April 28: Würth 400 NASCAR Cup Series race (2 p.m., broadcasted on FS1, PRN, SiriusXM)

“The Dover Fan Zone has become known as the best on the circuit, and we take a lot of pride in delivering unexpected experiences and free fun all weekend long,” Camp said.

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