Five Unique Aspects of the Monster Mile's Personality

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Five Unique Aspects of the Monster Mile's Personality

Dover International Speedway is a track unlike any other. With wide, sweeping, high-banked turns, drivers can average speeds of almost 160 miles per hour, despite the track being only a mile in length. Due to a history of toughness and unpredictability, DIS has earned its own nickname: The Monster Mile.

Worthy of its nickname, Dover has a personality all its own. One of only two tracks on the Sprint Cup circuit with a concrete surface, the Monster Mile has been the site of Cup Series events since 1969. Since then, the character of Dover has been developed as thoroughly as a castaway on the television series LOST. Here are the five main aspects of Dover that make it unique.

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