The 25th Anniversary season is underway at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. After an extended stay, Old Man Winter cleared out and the NHMS maintenance staff put in some hard hours to get the track ready for racing.

This past weekend, two staples of the NHMS summer kicked off their seasons. Both the Loudon Road Race Series and Moat Mountain Road Course Series ran their first of seven race weekends, spanning April through October. The Sign Works Mini Oval Series and ProWraps Bandolero Series will join them on the track starting May 16. The year will be made extra special with the Road Course World Finals for legends cars on October 16-18.

The ninth annual Formula Hybrid Competition wrapped up on Thursday. Founded and run by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, the competition featured high-performance hybrid and electric race cars built by teams of engineering students from across the globe.

These events serve as an appetizer leading up to two weekends of NASCAR racing that are already shaping up to be memorable. The New Hampshire 301 race weekend from July 17-19 is approaching quickly, and NHMS is fully prepared.

This past month, we announced two ticket packages (or upgrades, if you already have tickets) that feature Sprint Cup driver appearances. Jimmie Johnson's $48 ticket package provides a race ticket (or two children's tickets) and the opportunity to attend Johnson's race morning Q&A and a Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic for children.

Additionally, Carl Edwards has been announced as the Magic Mile Club guest. For fans that have never experienced this pre-race infield hospitality, the Magic Mile Club ticket package is a must. Along with an exclusive Q&A with Edwards, the experience includes a pre-race pit pass, catered food and beverage service, pre-race entertainment, and fan souvenirs.

These packages are running concurrently with the Good, Better, Best package, which was announced last month for the New Hampshire 301 and expanded recently for the SYLVANIA 300. This package includes a three-day race weekend ticket and a FanVision or Racing Electronics scanner with the Better and Best opportunities to upgrade seats and purchase pre-race pit passes.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is less than three months away from racing again at the Magic Mile - 80 days to be exact. If you haven't yet made plans to join us in July, we suggest you take advantage of one of these great ticket package options before they sell out.