Dover challenge greets Nationwide drivers on stretch run

Speeds like a superspeedway with turns like a short track. Add a concrete surface and you have the Monster Mile in Dover, Del., and a special challenge for this week's Nationwide Series race, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

Updated: September 18, 2008, 3:40 PM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | ESPN.com

DOVER, Del. -- Bitten by the Monster Mile in May, Landon Cassill has simpler goals this time around.

"The biggest thing about Dover is simply surviving the entire race," said Cassill, who has finishes of 18th and 25th in his two starts at the 1-mile, high-banked oval. We've shown in the past that speed is not an issue for us. I just need to focus on keeping the [JR Motorsports] Chevy in one piece all day.

"Personally, a great accomplishment would be finishing ...

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