An important and popular part of the racing menu during both NASCAR Sprint Cup weekends at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and American-Canadian Tour late models will return in 2015 to help celebrate the Magic Mile's 25th anniversary season with a total of five races.

With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series serving as anchor events on July 19 and Sept. 27, and with the other two major national touring series - featuring the July 18 XFINITY Series (formerly Nationwide), and Sept. 26 Camping World Truck Series dates - already locked in place, NASCAR released the schedules for the immensely-popular Whelen Modified Tour and K&N Pro Series East. The "mighty mods" will first race at the Magic Mile on July 16 with the second annual running of the Whelen Modified All-Star Shootout, joining the K&N Pro Series East as part of that Friday's doubleheader. It will also race on Saturday, July 16 and then again on Saturday, Sept. 26 with 100-lap national championship points races. The K&N Pro Series East race will be 70 laps as the grand finale of pole day in July.

Fixtures at the speedway since its opening in 1990, the Whelen Modified Tour and K&N Pro Series East have produced some of the most entertaining races in NASCAR history at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The two regional tours have combined for 48 different winners spanning 168 races, logging more than 16,000 miles (15,000-plus laps).

"These two series are the foundation of exciting, wheel-to-wheel NASCAR racing and have had a historical impact on the national touring series, providing great entertainment and serving as a feeder system for the stars of tomorrow," said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway. "We are immeasurably grateful to be able to host these series during our 25th anniversary season, as we realize how popular they are to our historically knowledgeable race fans."

The American-Canadian Tour will also return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the seventh annual Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational on Sept. 26. The ACT features some of the most competitive racing on the NHMS calendar, pitting drivers from across the Northeast and southeastern Canada in a short track 50-lap shootout.

Tickets to both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends are on sale now. They can be purchased by calling the NHMS ticket hotline at (603) 783-4931 or by visiting www.nhms.com. And be sure to catch The Gift of Lights, which is open at the speedway from 4:30-9 p.m. Check the website for closed dates. Tickets for the Gift of Lights can be purchased online at www.nhms.com or at the gate. Patrons who bring three or more non-perishable canned goods will receive a discount on their Gift of Lights admission.

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2015 RACING SCHEDULE

Friday, July 17
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Pole Qualifying for Sunday
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour - All-Star Shootout
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East - Granite State 70

Saturday, July 18
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour - New England 100
NASCAR XFINITY Series - Sta-Green 200

Sunday, July 19
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - New Hampshire 301

Friday, Sept. 25
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Pole Qualifying for Sunday

Saturday, Sept. 26
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour - F.W. Webb 100
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - UNOH 175

Sunday, Sept. 27
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - SYLVANIA 300