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MBNA to Sponsor Dover Downs' Spring Winston Cup Weekend

4 August 1997


DOVER, DE - Officials of Dover Downs International Speedway have announced 
that MBNA America Bank, N.A. will become the title sponsor of Dover's annual 
spring NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Grand National races beginning in 1998.

The spring race sponsorships will expand MBNA's involvement with Dover Downs 
and NASCAR, adding to MBNA's sponsorship of Dover's September Winston Cup and 
Busch Grand National events. Next spring's races will carry the titles MBNA 
Platinum 400 and MBNA Platinum 200, while the fall classics will be known as 
the MBNA Gold 400 and MBNA Gold 200.

Both Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc., the parent corporation of Dover Downs 
International Speedway and MBNA are publicly-traded corporations based in 
Delaware. MBNA based in Wilmington, Delaware, is the country's second largest 
credit card lender, with more than $40 billion in total managed loans. In 
addition to its NASCAR event sponsorships at Dover Downs, MBNA has 
endorsements from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indy Racing League, 
the National Hot Rod Association, and the American Motorcyclist Association 
as sponsor of the Superbike series.

Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc. is a diversified entertainment company which 
operates video lottery gaming and harness horse racing at Dover Downs in 
addition to the NASCAR speedway. 

"We're proud of our relationship with MBNA and we're happy to see it grow 
stronger through their support of our spring NASCAR weekend," said Dover 
Downs President and CEO Denis McGlynn. "MBNA is a leader in its field, and 
Dover Downs is a leader in the region's tourism and entertainment industries. 
There's tremendous synergy between our companies and we're looking forward to 
working with MBNA for many years to come."

"We're very pleased to be expanding our involvement with Dover Downs and 
NASCAR," said K. David Elgena, MBNA Senior Vice-President and Director of 
Motorsports. "Our NASCAR credit card program has been very successful since 
it began in 1993 and the additional sponsorship at a top-flight facility 
like Dover Downs will further our commitment to the sport and its many loyal 

Tickets are now on sale for the 1997 MBNA 400 weekend, September 19-21. To 
order tickets, call 1-800-441-RACE (1-800-441-7223) toll free from outside 
Delaware, or 302-734-RACE (302-734-7223) long distance from anywhere. For 
ticket information, call 302-674-4600, 24 hours a day.

By Dover Downs International Speedway