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Dover International Speedway is offering those who drive around its “Monster Mile” a chance to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the racetrack later this month.


According to a news release, more than 800 drivers and their passengers in their own vehicles will be able to make two rounds around the track behind a pace car. The events will be held on October 16 from 10 am to 5 pm and on October 17 from 8 am to 5 pm

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Vaccines from Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson will be offered. Participants will be able to receive their first, second or booster shot. Free COVID-19 testing will also be available, and people can get vaccinated at events without running the track.

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The first 250 people to sign up for the vaccination will receive two tickets to the NASCAR Xfinity Series race to be held at the speedway on April 30, 2022.

Registration was due to open on Wednesday afternoon Racetoendcovid.org. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ups for vaccinations will be accepted without running the track and testing. Playing tracks without signing up will only be available if slots are not already filled.

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Drivers going around the track alone must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driving license, car registration in their name and vehicle insurance. Those between the ages of 16 and 17 must have a license and a parent or guardian in the vehicle to sign the release form.

Fifty-six percent of Delawares have been fully vaccinated as of Tuesday, according to the state’s vaccine tracker.