Dover adding more SAFER barrier

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Dover International Speedway officials announced Monday that they’ll add 1,800 feet of Steel and Foam Energy Reduction (SAFER) barriers. The project will be completed before the track’s NASCAR tripleheader weekend June 2-4. Once done, all of the track’s outside walls will have SAFER barriers installed.

Construction will begin in March. Installation will be done by Smith Fence of Clearwater, Florida.

“Continued improvements to our facility, particularly in the areas of fan and driver safety, are of the utmost importance to us,” said Mike Tatoian, president and CEO of Dover International Speedway. “The decision to add more SAFER barriers is a collaborative decision with NASCAR and various stakeholders and collectively we felt this is something that needed to be completed prior to NASCAR’s return to the Monster Mile this spring.”

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