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Dover Monster trophies take up serious shelf space

May 31, 2014, Seth Livingstone, NASCAR Wire Service, NASCAR.com

Dover Monster trophies take up serious shelf space
Drivers like Jimmie Johnson are starting to run out of space for Miles the Monster

DOVER, Del. -- Winners' trophies at Dover are large. They feature track mascot Miles the Monster, a red-eyed creature of stone, poised to pulverize cars, atop a granite base.
 
Jimmie Johnson says his collection of massive Dover trophies all reside in his "man cave."

"It’s a big warehouse and I have a huge bar that I restored (with) a big top shelf," Johnson says. "I think five of them are up there and others are scattered through this kind of pub area that I set up. They stand out. They’re a big trophy and they certainly draw a lot of attention."
 
Kyle Busch captured his fourth Camping World Truck Series Monster trophy on Friday. They're not quite as large as the Sprint Cup Series version, but nevertheless require dedicated display space that Busch has yet to establish in his home.
 
"Unfortunately, it’s quite expensive to build trophy cases," joked Busch, who refers to his Monster trophies as a "family."
 
"Some of them will have to live on the floor until we get a little further along. My big daddy Monster Mile Trophy (from Cup) -- he’s in the trophy case."

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