NHMS Announces 2017 NASCAR Race Dates
As New Hampshire Motor Speedway prepares for NASCAR to invade New England this summer for its two race weekends on July 15-17 and Sept. 23-25, fans can already begin planning for next season. NASCAR released all three national series schedules for 2017, which includes two visits to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 14-16 and Sept. 22-24.
"NASCAR week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is about more than just racing for our fans, it's about preserving tradition," said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway. "We're focused and ready to put on a great show in 10 weeks at the New Hampshire 301, but to be able to provide our amazing fans with an opportunity to plan their vacations for next year already is certainly very important to us."
NASCAR's Cup Series has raced at New Hampshire Motor Speedway since 1993, making two annual stops since 1997. The speedway has hosted a race in the Chase since its inception in 2004.
Speedway officials also released the schedule for NASCAR's XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series. The XFINITY race will run for the 27th straight season on Saturday, July 15, while the Camping World Truck Series will drop the green flag on its Chase for the championship for a second straight season on Saturday, Sept. 23.
This is the second year of a five-year sanction agreement with national series tracks, including all eight facilities owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., which includes NHMS.
"Announcing the 2017 national series schedules this early in the season is another example of the collaborative spirit across the NASCAR industry," said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. "It is an exciting time in NASCAR, with some of the most intriguing racing we've seen in years. With the 2017 schedule solidified, the industry can now concentrate on the remainder of this season, while planning for the future much earlier than in previous years."
New Hampshire Motor Speedway recently launched its Ticket Tuesday program for the 2016 season, which will run through June 7. The speedway will select a winner for one of six once-in-a-lifetime experiences for the New Hampshire 301 on July 17, 2016. Winners will be selected from current New Hampshire 301 ticket holders at the time of the drawing, so the sooner you buy, the more chances you'll have to win. Anyone that has already purchased tickets will be automatically entered each week.
For more details on the Ticket Tuesday program and for general ticket information on events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway or to purchase tickets to the July and September NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends, please stop by our Ticket Office, visit the speedway website at www.nhms.com, or call our Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931.