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Corey Marshall-Steele (Submitted Photo)

The Delaware Public Archives and the Delaware State Fair are teaming up to celebrate the fair’s 100th anniversary this year.

The Historic Odessa Foundation

The Historic Odessa Foundation (HOF) is in the midst of a $3-million-dollar endowment campaign.


The campaign is called “Independence and Perpetuity," and the foundation sys it's 75% of the way to its goal.

Riverfront Development Corporation

The Riverboat Queen is back on the Christina River in Wilmington starting this weekend.

Dover Internatioal Speedway

NASCAR’s spring race weekend in Dover ended with a real “come-from-behind” performance.

Martin Truex Jr. started at the back of pack, but still found a way to win the rain-delayed NASCAR Cup "Gander RV 400" at Dover International Speedway.

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Mother Nature put a damper on the final day of NASCAR’s spring race weekend in Dover.

Rain and wet track conditions forced postponement of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup "Gander RV 400" at Dover International Speedway.

James Dawson/Delaware Public Media

Punkin’ Chunkin is a step closer to leaving Delaware behind.


Punkin Chunkin could be on its way to Maryland, according to the event’s president Frank Payton.


Chase Elliott is trying to keep a good thing going during NASCAR’s spring race weekend at Dover International Speedway.

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Dover International Speedway hosts its spring NASCAR weekend this week.

But this year is a bit different.  2019 marks 50 years of NASCAR racing at the Monster Mile.

Since its debut in 1969, the track seen its share of highs and lows, largely mirroring NASCAR’s trajectory over the years.

This week, contributor Larry Nagengast charts the track’s history and takes a peek at what lies ahead.

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Before the recession of 2008, the NASCAR fans who swarmed to Dover International Speedway twice year – and there were many more then than there are today – were a different lot.

Dover International Speedway begins its 50th anniversary celebration with its spring NASCAR race weekend.

And action on the track for that race weekend is slated to begin in earnest Friday.