NASCAR starts engines for Monster Mile

DOVER - September 19, 2008 NASCAR drivers made qualifying laps around The Monster Mile today. It's race weekend at the Dover International Speedway.

For autograph seekers, it doesn't get any better than being up close and personal with their favorite drivers.

"You get close to the stars; you can't really do it anywhere else," Andy Stevens of Milford, Delaware said.

"It's always a good fun track to race on," NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne said of The Monster Mile.

On Sunday, more than 130,000 fans are expected to fill the stands, the weather is expected to be perfect, but it doesn't have to be for hardcore NASCAR fans.

Thousands of people come year after year.

Many camp out around the track for a week or more, bringing with them all the comforts of home.

For Jean and Ed Kelley, it's been 20 years.

"I don't go to the races, I just come to camp, he goes to the races," Jean Kelley said.

Everyone will be rooting for their favorite driver come Sunday.when The Monster Mile comes alive.

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