Dover International Speedway will again honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks with its annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive on Wednesday, September 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Diamond Room in the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.
The event began in 2006 when the Monster Mile, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and the Blood Bank of Delmarva started the noble cause. Each year the event has improved, and this year will include a special guest that will surprise donors sometime during the day—a still-to-be-determined driver, who is in the top-12 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings and a member of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field.
The mystery driver will visit donors to thank them for giving blood and talk about the upcoming 10-week pursuit of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Week number three in that journey will come through Dover, Delaware, for the September 29, 2013, “AAA 400.”
In addition, every interested donor at the blood drive will have the chance to take a pace car ride around the one-mile, concrete oval with Track Historian George Keller. Keller has not missed a single NASCAR race weekend or other motorsports event at the Monster Mile since the track opened in 1969.
The 9/11 Memorial Blood is open to the public. To make an appointment, visit www.DelmarvaBlood.org or call 888/8-BLOOD-8, and be sure to reference the Dover International Speedway drive. Although appointments are strongly encouraged, walk-in donors are welcome and will be taken if time permits.