""In the fertile farmlands of Delaware, there is a monster - a one-mile, concrete oval that has earned the reputation for being one of the toughest NASCAR tracks since its first race in 1969. Built upon a farmer's field and airstrip, Dover International Speedway has a story filled with dreams and determination. From Richard Petty's first win at the speedway in 1969 through today's modern NASCAR heroes, ""The Monster Mile"" has witnessed some of racing's most memorable moments and continues to provide some of the best racing in NASCAR to this day. Many rare images have been gathered to provide a never-before-seen look at this historic speedway. Take a journey through time on one of the toughest, fastest, and most unique tracks ever built."" --p.4 of cover.