We want to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season and new year!
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Thank you for making our 2009 season so special!
New Hampshire Motor Speedway has received the "Commissioner's Teamwork Award" at the 14th Annual New Hampshire Economic Development Summit held in Nashua, N.H. on Tuesday, December 15.
Jerry Gappens, the executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, wanted to be sure that Danica Patrick and JR Motorsports knew how much he wanted them to compete at the NASCAR Nationwide Series New England 200 on Saturday, June 26.
Jerry made a surprise visit to the JR Motorsports Press Conference in Mooresville, N.C. this morning armed with 20 pounds of live lobsters to personally invite Danica and her team to race at the Northeast's largest sports and entertainment complex, New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
With distributions and fundraising totaling over $125,000, Christmas came early for several children-related charities as the result of the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) and the Annual Governor's Breakfast during the LENOX Industrial Tools 301.
Everyone at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is in the holiday spirit! Our elves have been busy decorating the specially handcrafted 30-foot Christmas trees in front of the speedway with over 6,000 lights and five bright red stars. Hundreds of bright white icicle lights adorn our buildings to add a magical touch to this festive display.
Please come by and say hello as we celebrate the end of a great season, and the start of our special 20th Anniversary year.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway will be hitting the road for "Black Friday" weekend with their new kiosk location at The Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H.
Speedway Guest Services staff will be on hand throughout the weekend to provide holiday shoppers with one-stop shopping convenience for their ticket and gift certificate purchases.
A special pre-release offering of tickets for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday, June 27 will guarantee early-bird shoppers the best seats available for the largest sporting event in New England.
The American Canadian Tour (ACT) and New Hampshire Motor Speedway have reached an agreement for the Second Annual ACT Invitational to take place at the only superspeedway in the Northeast on Saturday, September 18, 2010.
"The overwhelming success of the inaugural ACT Invitational this past September made it an easy decision to have the short track stars of our region return again next September," said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
With renewals completed, all remaining tickets for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 weekend from Thursday, June 24 through Sunday, June 27, 2010 will go on sale on Tuesday, December 1.
A variety of grandstand seats, starting at just $39, are available for the first event in "The Race to the Chase 2010," the LENOX Industrial Tools 301.
Supporting the blood supply is a community-wide responsibility, which is why the Loudon Police is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive encouraging local residents to help save a life. The Ninth Annual Town of Loudon Blood drive is scheduled for December 1 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Arthur Colby Safety Building on 8 Cooper Street in Loudon, N.H.
The New Hampshire Motor Speedway FansFirst program continues with a new, improved online ticketing system.
"Our goal is to make sure that our fans have fast, efficient and convenient access for purchasing tickets to our LENOX Industrial Tools 301 (June 24-27) and SYLVANIA 300 (September 16-19) NASCAR race weekends," said Jerry Gappens, executive vice and general manager. "This gives fans better 24/7 service."
Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Mass. has won the 2009 Camping World Series East Lincoln Electric/Airgas Track Championship at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Driving the No. 71 NEMO/Grimm Construction Chevrolet, Eddie finished sixth in the Heluva Good! 125 in June and won the second Heluva Good! 125 in September.
When NASCAR announced the new uniform start times for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, New Hampshire Motor Speedway fans saw one of their most popular requests become a reality.
Starting with the 2010 season, both the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday, June 27 and the SYLVANIA 300 on Sunday, September 19 will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Continuing the sport's "back to basics" approach, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and its television broadcast partners today announced earlier, uniform start times for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2010.
Early major event announcements point to a festive twentieth anniversary season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2010.
NASCAR recently announced that the two most pivotal races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule will once again be held at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The motorcycle aces of the Loudon RoadRace Series (LRRS) finish their 2009 season this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
With their strong commitment to rider training and development, the LRRS has always brought close and intense racing action to the 1.6 mile road course.
The Richard Petty Driving Experience makes their final visit for the 2009 season to New Hampshire Motor Speedway from Friday, September 25 through Sunday September 27.
Just a week after Mark Martin took the checkered flag at the SYLVANIA 300, fans and future drivers can run on the tire tracks left by NASCAR's best.
Sixteen years after winning the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Mark Martin found victory lane in the SYLVANIA 300, the first race of the 2009 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
"I fought hard for that race," said Martin.
On Friday, pole sitter Juan Pablo Montoya spoke of the mutual respect he has for Martin, as a driver in the Series that he's turned to for advice. Sunday's thrilling finish pitted the two directly against each other testing that respect.
For some drivers in the inaugural American-Canadian Tour Invitational, it was their first time racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. For Eddie MacDonald, it meant his second trip to victory lane this weekend.
After taking home the NASCAR Camping World Series East Heluva Good! Fall 125 last night, MacDonald used his experience to beat the invitational field in the 50 lap ACT event.
"The race was just unbelievable," said MacDonald. "It was great competition. They ran real hard. Everyone ran a real clean race and did an excellent job."
Kyle Busch had just enough fuel to spoil a dominant performance for KHI in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Heluva Good! 200 Saturday.
The win was Busch's first in the Camping World Truck Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but completed a career sweep for Busch at the speedway in NASCAR's top three divisions. Busch won the LENOX Industrial Tools 300 in 2006, and this past June's NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
Ron Silk passed veteran Reggie Ruggiero in turn 3 of the last lap and drove on to win a caution-filled New Hampshire 100.
11 cautions for 51 laps made it difficult for the drivers to develop a rhythm, but Silk survived all the excitement to earn the victory.
"Its hard to get a read on what your car is doing," said Silk. "Luckily it was good at the end though."
Mike Skinner in the No. 5 Exide Toyota will have the pole position for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Heluva Good! 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Skinner posted a lap of 29.758 seconds at a speed of 127.992 mph, chasing down Kyle Busch's lap of 29.760 seconds in his No. 51 Miccosukee Resort Toyota. Ron Hornaday, Jr., looking for his third consecutive win at the speedway, rounds out the top three spots.
Eddie MacDonald overcame rain, darkness, and three cautions in the last 10 laps to win his second straight Heluva Good! Fall 125 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
After a brief shower right before the start of the race, NASCAR reduced the Heluva Good! Fall 125 to 100 laps, to complete the race before dark. When the caution came out within the final five laps, it was announced that there would be one attempt at a green-white checkered finish. MacDonald won on lap 99 with a strong restart.
Mark Martin has said that Juan Pablo Montoya is the guy that looks to be the most dangerous in the "Chase for NASCAR Sprint Cup."
Martin's statement was validated by Montoya's record-setting Heluva Good! Pole Day run for the SYLVANIA 300 today. At a time of 28.545 seconds and a speed of 133.431 mph, Montoya broke Ryan Newman's record of 133.357 mph (28.561 seconds) for the SYLVANIA 300 on September 12, 2003.
A capacity crowd will be on hand for Sunday's SYLVANIA 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Speedway officials announced today that other than a "few" single seats and handicap accessible seats, all tickets to the grandstand seating area are gone.
A limited number of backstretch, standing-room and infield "Trackside-View" tickets are available. Tickets to these areas are still available in advance by calling the speedway's ticket office at (603) 783-4931, which speedway officials are encouraging.
The New Hampshire Motor Speedway chapter of Speedway Children's Charities will host a NASCAR Memorabilia Auction on Saturday, September 19, during the SYLVANIA 300 race weekend.
Fast Facts - SYLVANIA 300
Fast Facts - Heluva Good! 200
Fast Facts - Heluva Good! Fall 125
Fast Facts - New Hampshire 100
Fast Facts - ACT Invitational
For the first time ever, New Hampshire Motor Speedway fans will have the opportunity to be the ultimate insider at Sunday's SYLVANIA 300 with the new "Trackside Pass."
This incredible offer will allow fans pre-race pit road access; the chance to attend the Town Meeting with speedway officials Bruton Smith, Jerry Gappens, and leaders in the world of motorsports; and admission to the "Trackside Tent" and the turn one and two areas of the infield to watch the first race in the "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup."
By the Numbers: 2009 Chase Drivers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Montreal's Patrick Laperle used smart tire strategy and a strong car to win the American Canadian Tour Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Fall Foliage 300 after leading the majority of the way. Laperle battled early with another Quebecer Donald Theetge as they both started on the front row. Theetge spun on lap 14 and opened the door for another Serie ACT Castrol regular Karl Allard. Allard and Laperle then went at it until about the halfway point when Allard bowed out with rearend issues.
NASCAR announced today that the New Hampshire 100 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race will be broadcast same-day on SPEED on Saturday, Sept. 19.
SPEED carried the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour's combination race at Bristol Motor Speedway same-day on Aug. 19 to favorable ratings, which prompted the auto racing network to follow a similar format for the upcoming event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. With the announcement of same-day coverage, the broadcast will begin at 1 p.m. on a 15-minute tape delay.
Josh Turner, recently named by People magazine as one of country music's hottest stars, will be performing a pre-race concert and the National Anthem prior to the start of the SYLVANIA 300 on Sunday, September 20 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
This Grammy nominated artist has made his mark on the country music charts with back-to-back multi-week No. 1 radio singles, as well as, back-to-back platinum albums, Long Black Train and Your Man, which is now certified Double Platinum.
Dave Pembroke of Montpelier led all 200 laps of the American Canadian Tour Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vt.. Pembroke started on the pole after earning a +8 handicap by moving from 11th to 3rd in his heat race. John Donahue and Patrick Laperle battled hard for the final 19 laps with Donahue getting the edge by a bumper at the line. Brian Hoar and Eric Williams were the final two cars on the lead lap and rounded out the top five.
Brent Dragon of Milton, Vt. scored his second feature win of the week in American Canadian Tour competition. Dragon took home the win in the Twin State 100 at Twin State Speedway in Claremont, N.H. after winning the Showdown at Chaudiere just five days ago. It was Dragon's first win of the 2009 ACT Tour season.
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Fans can watch a replay of this past June's thrilling Heluva Good! Summer 125 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Thursday, September 3 at 3:00 p.m. on SPEED.
The American Canadian Tour (ACT) has notified the first 22 teams that have officially been invited to participate in the inaugural ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) on Saturday, September 19th.
Milton's Brent Dragon dominates the final half of the second annual Showdown at Chaudiere 200 at Autodrome Chaudiere and leads the U.S. team to the overall victory. The first 91 laps saw a battle between former Serie ACT Castrol champion Karl Allard and current ACT Tour point leader Scott Payea.
The American Canadian Tour completed their final test session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Wednesday, August 26. The two sessions this week were in preparation for the Inaugural ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 19.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host WMUR's second Project Economy State Job Fair and Career Expo of 2009 on Thursday, August 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
With around 10,000 prospective job applicants expected, the speedway was chosen as the site of the job fair for its experience in hosting large crowds.
Twenty-seven American Canadian Tour teams attended day one of the Test and Tune session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in preparation for the Inaugural ACT Invitational on Saturday, September 19. Teams from Ontario, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Quebec were all in attendance.
Before the drivers of the American-Canadian Tour make their debut at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the ACT Invitational on September 19, the speedway will hold a two-day test session for teams on Tuesday, August 25, and Wednesday, August 26.
Donald Theetge of Boischatel, Quebec scored his second win of the season at the Riverside 150 at Riverside Speedway in St-Croix, Quebec. Theetge is now the all-time win leader for the Serie ACT Castrol with 14 career wins. Theetge was chased to the line by Sylvain Lacombe and Patrick Hamel, the only other two on the lead lap.
The Loudon RoadRace Series (LRRS) returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend for their sixth event of 2009 with Loudon's own Christian Cronin near the front of the pack.
This past July, Cronin followed Eric and Jeff Wood's Penguin Roadracing School to New Jersey Motorsports Park, as an instructor. Just three years earlier, Cronin was a Penguin student.
After a wild Wednesday night in Bristol, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will reunite on Saturday, September 19, during the SYLVANIA 300 event weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
In the last three Modified Tour races in New Hampshire, Ted Christopher has had a share of the lead coming out of turn 4 on the final lap.
TJ Watson of Cundys Harbor, Maine became the 14th qualifier for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with his win at Wiscasset Raceway on Sunday, August 16. Watson survived 15 cautions and a flat tire on his way from his 15th starting position to take the lead with only 12 laps remaining in the 150 lap event.
As part of New Hampshire Motor Speedway's on-going "FansFirst" initiative, anyone purchasing tickets for the SYLVANIA 300 on September 20 will have a chance of winning an exciting trip to Las Vegas for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony on Friday, December 4.
The Grand Prize includes airfare, lodging, $1,000 in spending money, and two tickets to the Sprint Cup banquet. This will be the first time that this exclusive awards ceremony is being held in Las Vegas. For the past 27 years, the banquet has taken place in New York City.
Patrick Laperle of St-Denis-sur-Richelieu, QC makes is two Serie ACT Castrol wins in a row with his win in the Luminare Napert 150 at Autodrome Chaudiere. Laperle started from the 15th position and took the lead on lap number 44. He led the rest of the way and was not contested. Sylvain Lacombe came home second, followed closely by Donald Theetge, Karl Allard and Jean-François Déry rounding out the top five. Jonathan Desbiens, Alexandre Gingras, Patrick Cliche and Patrick Hamel finished 6th through 9th.
Five-time American Canadian Tour Champion Brian Hoar captured his second victory in a row in the Nutmeg State 100 at Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday, August 8. The first 28 laps of the event were run on Saturday, June 13, but the remaining 72 laps were postponed due to rain. Brad Leighton led the way through the first half of the race after taking the lead from his outside pole starting position.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway's Pre-Race Pit Pass will give fans behind-the-scenes access on the morning of the SYLVANIA 300, the first race in the "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup" Championship.
The Pre-Race Pit Pass allows fans onto the pit road area from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 20.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway's September MegaTicket package for the SYLVANIA 300 weekend, one of the best bargains in professional sports, just became even more valuable to race fans.
With this year's addition of the American-Canadian Tour Invitational on Saturday, September 19, a MegaTicket for the SYLVANIA 300 weekend gives fans admission to five races.
Ron Hornaday, Jr. continued his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series record winning streak this weekend with a fifth consecutive win Saturday in Nashville.
No one in the 15-year history of the Truck Series had ever visited victory lane five straight times. The win also ties Hornaday with Richard Petty and Bobby Allison for the second-longest winning streak in NASCAR history. Petty holds the longest streak as well, with 10 consecutive Cup Series victories in 1967.
Regardless of how many weeks Hornaday can continue his winning ways, record setting will be on his mind again in September, when Ron comes to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Heluva Good! 200.
Patrick Laperle of St-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Quebec captured his second win of the 2009 Série ACT Castrol season at the Montmagny 250 in Montmagny, Quebec. Laperle took the green in the 14th starting position and quickly moved to the front of the field. After taking the lead on lap 27 Laperle clearly had the car to beat. Laperle held the lead until Karl Allard took over on lap 114 after pitting for fresh tires.
For the second year in a row, I'm extremely disappointed for our fans who continue to hope for the return of IndyCar racing to New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Our discussions with series officials explored an early August date, but according to them, that turned out to be logistically challenging with the schedule commitments they had in place. Then, I offered to run on the traditional Milwaukee date if they decided not to return to that venue.
A different form of racing will take place at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Wednesday, August 5, as the New Hampshire State Police host the 19th Annual D.A.R.E. Classic 5K Road Race.
The D.A.R.E. Classic consists of a free one-mile Fun Run/Walk and a 5-kilometer Road Race. The run/walk course uses the road circuit, pit road, and portions of the speedway oval.
Five-time American Canadian Tour Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, Vt. notched career win number 24 in the Beech Ridge 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. Hoar started in the ninth position and moved into the lead on lap 37 by passing local favorite Aarron Ricker. Hoar then appeared to have the race in hand as he was chased through lap traffic by Randy Potter during an 80 lap green flag run.
Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Mass. won the 2009 edition of the Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. MacDonald earned the third starting position by winning the third heat and took the lead early from pole-sitter Brent Dragon. Dragon would soon get back by MacDonald and lead the majority of the first 100 laps of the event. John Donahue also led after catching Dragon in lap traffic. Brian Hoar also had a strong showing as he led some laps himself.
Brad Leighton of Center Harbor, NH captured his second ACT Tour victory of the 2009 season in the Summer Sizzler 200 at Kawartha Speedway in Peterborough, ON. Leighton started on the outside pole with a plus four handicap in ACT's plus/minus system and led until Patrick Laperle took control on lap 27.
Thanks to the overwhelming fan response that made the Speed Zone seating such a success at the LENOX Industrial Tools 301, New Hampshire Motor Speedway has announced the creation of the SYLVANIA Speed Zone, a special seating section that offers a $39 ticket for the SYLVANIA 300 on Sunday, September 20.
Toyota vehicles were prominent all weekend long at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, sweeping NASCAR's two biggest events.
Toyotas Camrys visited New Hampshire Motor Speedway's Victory Lane twice over the weekend, winning both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series races. Toyota also led the field for both races with its 2010 Camry Hybrid pace car.
Joey Logano lead only 10 laps Sunday but came away with his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at the LENOX Industrial Tools 301.
At age 19 years, one month and four days, he becomes the youngest winner in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history.
"After yesterday I was bummed out," said Logano. "But to get the win today is just cool. This is where I watched my first Cup race, where I ran my first Cup race, and where I won my first Cup race, so I couldn't have picked a better place. This is kind of like a home turf place for me, a lot of family and friends here."
On his last day covering racing for the Associated Press, Mike Harris was honored by New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Franklin Pierce University with a scholarship recognizing his accomplishments in journalism.
Dr. James Birge, president of Franklin Pierce University, and Dr. Kristen Nevious, director of the school's Fitzwater Center, were on hand for the scholarship dedication ceremony.
John Donahue dominated the White Mountain 150 American-Canadian stock car race at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH. Donahue earned the pole starting position after receiving a plus 7 in the ACT Tour's plus-minus handicap system. No one could keep up with the blistering pace he set as he led every lap of the event and lapped all but the top ten.
Kyle Busch became the 23rd different visitor to Victory Lane in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with his win in the Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by Turtle Wax.
"That's pretty cool," said Busch of the streak. "Not a lot of race tracks can say that."
Busch took the lead from his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano with 36 laps to go.
Donny Lia avoided a last lap wreck to win the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour New England 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
"Cautions breed cautions," said Lia, as another late-race crash set up a two lap sprint for the checkered flag.
Ted Christopher recovered from early engine trouble to lead the closing laps. Christopher and Todd Szegedy made contact coming out of turn four and both ended up in the wall a few feet short of the finish line.
It was a battle of the rookies as Matt DiBenedetto of Grass Valley, Calif. bumped his way to a win over pole sitter Ryan Truex for a Heluva Good! finish in today's NASCAR Camping World Series East race.
DiBenedetto lead most of the second half of the Heluva Good! Summer 125, but a late caution and double-file restart put Truex in front. That set up a last-lap charge from DiBenedetto in his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Driven Toyota. He got into the backend of Truex's No. 00 NAPA Toyota going into turn 3, and the two were door-handle to door-handle coming out of turn 4 as the battle continued.
Heluva Good! Pole qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 was canceled Friday afternoon due to inclement weather.
Rain began falling at New Hampshire Motor Speedway at about 2:00 p.m. At that time, the final practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series was cut short. An hour later, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying was canceled.
The field for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 will be set according to Sprint Cup Series points standings, giving points leader Tony Stewart the pole.
Young Joey "Pole" Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH scores his first career win at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in the CARQUEST Governor's Cup 150. Pole got by Jamie Fisher to take the lead shortly after a restart with just under 100 laps to go. Nick Sweet then worked his way to second and setup the battle of the race. Pole and Sweet ran side by side and worked their way through lap traffic before a lap 145 caution staged a shootout for the win. Pole proved to be too much for Sweet as he held onto the lead for the final 5 laps. Cris Michaud passed Sweet with two to go for second to come home with the best finish ever for a Ford crate motor in ACT Late Model competition. Sweet settled for third followed by Jamie Fisher and John Donahue finishing in the top five. Sixth through tenth was filled by Dave Pembroke, Trampas Demers, Phil Scott, Joey Laquerre and Eric Williams.
In a span of 19 years and 22 races, New Hampshire Motor Speedway has never had a repeat winner in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
The streak could end on Saturday, June 27 when seven former New Hampshire winners take the green flag in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by Turtle Wax.
Students of Franklin Pierce University's Fitzwater Center will experience the real pressures of deadline journalism at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend.
Senior Fitzwater Scholar Jason Schachere, of Marblehead, Mass., Senior Fitzwater Scholar Abbie Tumbleson, of Whitney, Penn., graduate student and head men's basketball coach, David Chadbourne, from Jaffrey, N.H., graduate student Jason Raft, from Concord, N.H., graduate student and Assistant Athletic Director Daniel Blair, of Keene, N.H., and Ed French, Director of Franklin Pierce's College of Graduate and Professional Studies MBA Programs, will be reporting on all of the events during the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 weekend.
The 2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid will serve as the official pace car for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on June 28 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Earlier this season the gas-electric Camry Hybrid became the first hybrid vehicle to serve as a pace car for an entire NASCAR race, leading the way at both Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., and last weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.
Milford, Conn.'s Doug Coby drove his No. 19 Major Motion Transport/Family Auto Center Chevrolet to the pole position for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour New England 100.
Coby earned his second career pole with a lap time of 30.003 seconds and a top speed of 126.947 mph.
17-year-old rookie Ryan Truex of Mayetta, N.J. was the fastest in practice earlier in the day, and remained on top during qualifying to win the pole for the Heluva Good! Summer 125 in the NASCAR Camping World Series East.
Driving the No. 00 NAPA Toyota, Truex turned in a lap time of 30.443 seconds and a top speed of 125.113 mph.
When last weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winner Kasey Kahne comes to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 weekend, he will go the EXTRA MILE and more.
Kahne will start his weekend tonight at "Fan Fest." He will be on hand for a question and answer session with Greg Kretschmar of Greg and the Morning Buzz and Jamie Staton, Sports Director for WMUR/ABC 9. This session will be open to fans.
Starting today, New Hampshire Motor Speedway is rolling out its Green Team Initiative for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 weekend.
The Green Team Initiative is a recycling program in the RV and general parking areas at the speedway. It is a part of Waste Management's Single-Stream recycling system where items such as paper, plastic, and aluminum are all recycled into one bin and then sorted at their plant.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway now has a fan-friendly mascot to match its 1.058-mile oval superspeedway.
The Mile Oval Moose, known affectionately as "Milo," will start his new job at the speedway this weekend and is sure to be a fan favorite. A long-time resident of New Hampshire, "Milo" loves racing and entertaining.
"'Milo' will be the star of the show for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301," said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway.
As much as $1 Million could be on the line when the 10 finalists of the LENOX Industrial Tools EXTRA-MILE HEROES Contest visit New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, June 28.
As a part of their prize packages, the 10 finalists will be attending the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 race. Each of the 10 finalists will also receive $3,100, and an additional $3,100 to the charity of their choice. The grand prize winner is guaranteed $31,000, and an additional $31,000 to his charity.
Track Facts LENOX Industrial Tools 301 (NSCS)
Track Facts Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by Turtle Wax
Track Facts Heluva Good! 125 (NCWSE)
Milton, Vermont's Brent Dragon dominates the Series ACT Castrol Riverside 100 stock car race at Riverside Speedway in St-Croix, QC. Dragon made the trek up north after finding out the Nutmeg State make-up scheduled at Waterford Speedbowl was cancelled. After taking the initial green in the 12th position, Dragon worked his way through the field to take the lead from Daniel Descoste on lap 23. Donald Theetge and Sylvain Lacombe both pressured Dragon late in the race but to no avail.
Kasey Kahne, the most recent winner on the NASCAR Sprint Car Series, will headline the free "Fan Fest" at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Thursday, June 25.
Kahne, driver of the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Budweiser Dodge, will be interviewed by Greg Kretschmar, host of Greg and the Morning Buzz, and Jamie Staton, Sports Director at WMUR/ABC 9.
Modified fans everywhere can follow all the race action from New Hampshire Motor Speedway June 27, as NASCAR has announced that play-by-play audio for the New England 100 will be streamed live on www.nascarhometracks.com, the official site for NASCAR's touring and weekly series.
The "Carey & Coffey Show," which airs on Sunday's from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and streams live at www.careyandcoffey.com
Eddie Doyle, Hall of Fame Bartender and part of the inspiration for the lead character of the popular television sitcom "Cheers," will be serving race fans at the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday, June 28.
Doyle worked at "Cheers" from 1974, when it was known as the Bull and Finch Pub, until February of this year. Well-liked because of his warm attitude, Doyle rose to fame in the Boston area, earning numerous awards including his induction into Bartender Magazine's "National Hall of Fame."
Fans have the unique chance to walk in the tire tracks of their favorite NASCAR heroes during the Motor Racing Outreach and Speedway Children's Charities Track Walk on New Hampshire Motor Speedway's oval.
On Saturday, June 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., fans can walk the track for a good cause, alongside current NASCAR stars Bobby Labonte, Joe Nemechek, and Sam Hornish, Jr.
Featuring one of the most lucrative payouts-per-mile in NASCAR racing, record purses totaling more than $7 million are up for grabs for NASCAR drivers competing in next weekend's LENOX Industrial Tools 301 events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Drivers racing in any of the week's four NASCAR series races will be chasing their share of $7,005,549 in prize money, the highest in New Hampshire Motor Speedway history. The NASCAR Sprint Cup purse is $5,423,189, up from last year's track record.
New and enhanced trackside safety fencing is up along the grandstand sides of the racing surface at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Approximately 3,400 feet of fencing was installed. The lower portion is reinforced with six strands of 5/8-inch, high-strength cable, while the upper portion consists of sixteen strands of 3/8-inch cable. "Wheel fence" arch posts also raise the overall height of the safety fence to over 21 feet.
A reconfiguration of New Hampshire Motor Speedway's infield will greatly increase its usable space and functionality.
Infield construction began in May of this year after the necessary permits were obtained. After just two months of other structural adjustments and improvements, New Hampshire Motor Speedway is nearing the completion of its infield transformation.
Sean Kennedy of Dunrobin, Ontario won the Toromont CAT 100 at his hometrack, Capital City Speedway. Kennedy took the lead from another local Matt Moffiitt on lap 25 and never looked back. The Capital City Speedway regulars used their experience on the third-mile oval to their advantage and two of them finished in the top five.
Tyngsboro, Mass. native Shane Narbonne made an inside pass on turn six of New Hampshire Motor Speedway's 12-turn road course on the final lap to win the 86th Annual Loudon Classic.
Narbonne, 19, passed Dunbarton NH's Scott Greenwood in the closing moments of the race to win his first Loudon Classic. The two riders dueled for the majority of the 20-lap race, steadily pulling away from Loudon, N.H. prodigy Christian Cronin.
Legendary Grammy-nominated band Three Dog Night; the car-eating, fire-breathing mechanical dinosaur "Transaurus;" and a fly-over featuring F-16 fighter jets highlight pre-race entertainment for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, June 28.
As a part of the 86th Annual Loudon Classic, New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host the Second Annual State of New Hampshire Legislators Parade Lap. Many prominent state political figures will take to the track for a ceremonial pace lap on Sunday, June 14, at 12 p.m.
The First Annual Ron Meade Toy Run and Parade will honor the memory of beloved New Hampshire Motor Speedway staff member and longtime motorsports publicist, Ron Meade.
The ride, an official event of Laconia Motorcycle Week 2009, will leave from Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 14. Riders will travel to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, where Ron was an original staff member.
In preparation for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Race Week activities, and to better serve customers, New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials have extended their ticket office hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
In recognition of its EXTRA MILE HEROES Contest, LENOX Industrial Tools is teaming up with New Hampshire Governor John Lynch and the State to honor the everyday heroes of New Hampshire.
LENOX Industrial Tools and Gov. Lynch have invited members of the state police, local police and fire departments, and the National Guard, along with up to four members of their respective families, to attend the largest sporting event in New England, the LENOX Industrial Tools 301, on Sunday, June 28 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The 2009 Laconia Bike Week celebration will open with the 86th Annual Loudon Classic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway from Friday, June 12 through Sunday, June 14.
The Loudon RoadRace Series (LRRS) starts a non-stop, three-day schedule of racing beginning on Friday, June 12. The professionals from the America Sportbike Racing Association (ASRA) will join the stars of the LRRS on Sunday, June 14, for an action-packed afternoon of racing.
Donald Theetge of Boischatel, Quebec took home the victory in the Le AIM Quebec 150 in front of a thrilled crowd at Autodrome Chaudiere. Theetge worked his way through traffic from the fifteenth starting position to take the lead on lap 55 from Patrick Hamel. Theetge then had to hold of Hamel, Karl Allard and Patrick Cliche in the later stages of the race.
After a great audition session, three finalists will move on in the competition to be the first mascot at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Brianne Corey of Manchester, N.H.; Sarah Beth Immonen of Raymond, N.H.; and Justin Martel of Manchester have qualified to take the next step towards performing in front of over 105,000 NASCAR fans, representing the speedway at numerous civic functions, being a part of the world of major league mascots, and receiving a $1,000 signing bonus!
"The last 10 laps of the recent Sprint All-Star race at Lowe's Motor Speedway proved that the double-file restart concept works well. Short tracks have been doing this for years, and I have no doubt that it will enhance the excitement of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing.
On Friday, June 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Veterans Park in Manchester, N.H., New Hampshire Motor Speedway is having an open casting call to choose the first mascot for the largest sports and entertainment complex in New England. If you are an entertainer with a dynamic and outgoing personality, we are looking for you!
Jean-Francois Dery of Quebec City, Quebec wins the Red Bear 100 at Autodrome Montmagny after a fierce battle with eventual third place finisher Donald Theetge. Justin Holtom led for the earlier stages of the race before Theetge took over. Theetge and Dery then fought for the lead, rubbing fenders multiple times. Dery held the lead through five late cautions while battling Theetge. Eventual runner-up finisher Trampas Demers got by Theetge in the final laps.
Ladies and gentlemen.....start your job search. New Hampshire Motor Speedway, New England's largest sporting facility and home to two annual NASCAR races, has been announced as the site of the WMUR Project Economy Job & Career Fair II scheduled to take place Thursday, August 27th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dave Pembroke of Montpelier, Vt. takes home the win in the 47th Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic. Pembroke chased leader Joey Polewarczyk for the first 82 laps before Pole lost control off the top of turn 3. Pole ran the high groove while Pembroke attempted to get by on the inside. Pole broke away from the field while working through lap traffic. After the caution on lap 82 for Pole, Pembroke couldn't be touched.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway is offering fans the unique opportunity to experience NASCAR racing for approximately 13 cents a lap with their MegaTicket package and LENOX Speed Zone during the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 weekend from Thursday, June 25 to Sunday, June 28.
The LENOX Speed Zone is a special seating section that offers a $39 ticket for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday, June 28.
As we enjoy the upcoming long weekend, please take a moment to remember the brave men and women who are serving and have served our country. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are guaranteed to us thanks to their bravery.
Thank our soldiers and veterans for their service. Never forget those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. It is because of them that we are the greatest nation in the world.
Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. battled Ricky Rolfe during the early stages of the New England Dodge Dealers 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway as the first 84 laps were run caution free. After one of the two cautions Rolfe had carburetor issues and fell back. Polewarczyk took advantage of the opportunity and broke away from the field chased by Tim Brackett. Brackett and Polewarczyk swapped the lead with Polewarczyk running exclusively in the outside groove.
2008 ACT Tour Champion Patrick Laperle won the St-Eustache 100 and becomes the first Canadian competitor to qualify for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Laperle battled with Donald Theetge for the second half of the race after Daniel Descoste led the first 44 laps. Descoste's run near the front ended with a seven car pile-up on the backstretch. Also having a strong run was Brandon Watson who started ninth.
Hundreds of vintage race cars and motorcycles, along with a classic car show and an automotive flea market and car corral, highlight the 19th Annual Vintage Racing Celebration and Classic Car Show at New Hampshire Motor Speedway from Tuesday, May 12 through Sunday, May 17.
Regarded as one of the top vintage racing events in the country, the celebration features three days of oval racing on the 1.058-mile speedway, and three days of road racing on the historic 1.6-mile road course.
It's the second day of the 19th Annual Vintage Racing Celebration and Classic Car Show at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Hundreds of vintage midgets, sprint cars, champ cars, roadsters, and NASCAR stock cars are racing on the 1.058 mile course. The conditions are perfect for these legendary cars to show their stuff.
The highlight of today's activities is the arrival of 3-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Johnny Rutherford. Johnny is the Grand Marshal of this year's Vintage Racing Celebration. The bench race will start with his arrival at the Speedway just after noon today. This is a rare opportunity to meet and chat with one of the true legends of racing.
Scott Payea of Milton, Vt. steals the Furniture World of Vermont Spring Green 100 victory after a race long battle between Randy Potter of Groveton, N.H. and Brad Leighton of Center Harbor, N.H.
Eric Williams of Hyde Park, Vt. dominates the 11th Annual Merchants Bank 150 at Thunder Road in Barre, Vt., as the last 106 laps are completed without a caution. Williams started fifth and worked his way to first during a caution plagued opening 44 laps. Williams took the lead from Dave Pembroke on about lap 50. Scott Payea caught Williams on lap 122 as they worked their way through heavy lap traffic, but once traffic cleared Williams was too strong.
Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth will host the third-annual Formula Hybrid International Competition - a collegiate engineering contest that embraces clean technologies and design in automotive racing. Thirty teams representing 5 countries will convene at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. on Monday, May 4 through Wednesday, May 6 to see who has designed the best high performance hybrid-powered formula-style racecar.
Johnny Rutherford, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, has been named the Grand Marshal of the 19th Annual Vintage Racing Celebration at New Hampshire Motor Speedway from May 12 through May 17.
Known as "Lone Star J.R." to his fans because of his Texas heritage, Rutherford crossed the famous yard of bricks first at the Indianapolis 500 in 1974, 1976, and 1980.
"David had the unenviable task of following in the footsteps of legendary motorsports journalist Tom Higgins. His success came from bringing his own style, direction, unique vision and perspective to his coverage of motorsports. David always spoke his mind and wasn't afraid to hold people accountable. He was always fair and made us better at what we did. We will miss David's spirit, generosity, principles, and friendship. We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife, Karen, and his entire family."
In recognition of LENOX's "Extra Mile Hero" initiative, LENOX Industrial Tools and New Hampshire Motor Speedway have teamed up to announce the LENOX Speed Zone, a special seating section that offers a $39 ticket for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday, June 28.
A section of seats in the Laconia Grandstand has been designated as the LENOX Speed Zone. This section features a very limited number of $39 tickets for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at the speedway.
The motorcycle aces of the Loudon RoadRace Series (LRRS) open their 2009 season on a picture perfect weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
With their strong commitment to rider training and development, the LRRS always brings close and intense racing action to the 1.6 mile road course.
In celebration of Earth Day and as a part of its "Green Team" initiative, officials of New Hampshire Motor Speedway announced a plan today to plant additional trees throughout the 1,200-acre facility.
Between now and the end of the day on April 30, speedway officials will plant a tree for every ticket sold to the June 28 LENOX Industrial Tools 301 in honor of the devoted race fans who support the largest sports and entertainment venue in all of New England.
LENOX, a leading manufacturer of premium power tool accessories, hand tools, torches, solder and band saw blades, announces the top 10 finalists in the LENOX Extra Mile Hero Contest.
In 2008, LENOX officially kicked off the LENOX Extra Mile Hero Program with NASCAR driver Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 31 LENOX Industrial Tools RCR Chevrolet, by asking customers to submit stories of people they considered heroes; users and suppliers of industrial tools who go the extra mile for their community.
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Brad Leighton of Center Harbor, N.H. wins the New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150. Leighton came from deep in the field starting 19th to become the first qualifier for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The deciding battle of the race came on lap 130 when Leighton got by defending NH Governor's Cup Champ Joey Pole of Hudson, NH. The two had to fight through heavy lap traffic due to a long green flag run from lap 52 to the finish.
The 2009 Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) New England Region schedule opens at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 18 with a full slate of racing action.
SCCA New England Region racing gives fans the unique opportunity to see a wide range of sports cars including racing sedans, sports racers, and formula/open-wheel racers. The SCCA recognizes over 40 different classes at their regional events.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway is teaming up with the Manchester Monarchs for their Fan Appreciation Night celebration on Saturday, April 11 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H.
The Monarchs will be hosting the always tough Portland Pirates. The team will also be recognizing the great sports fans throughout the area with amazing giveaways all night long.
Ever want to see a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car up close? Well, now you can!
Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart will race in the CARQUEST Vermont Governor's Cup 150 lap race Thursday, June 25 as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Barre's Thunder Road International Speedbowl.
Introducing one of the best bargains in professional sports, New Hampshire Motor Speedway is offering fans three days of NASCAR racing for just $99 with their new MegaTicket for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 and SYLVANIA 300 weekends.
A $150 value if purchased separately, the MegaTicket includes reserved seating for the NASCAR Sprint Cup events in the MegaZones, located in a special section of the Concord and Laconia grandstands and general admission seating for Friday and Saturday.
The COM Sports Car Club will open the historic 20th season of competition at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 4.
Formed initially in 1958 as Corvettes of Massachusetts, COM is one of the oldest active sports car clubs in America. This all volunteer group has grown into a diverse organization for enthusiasts and racers throughout the northeast area and into Canada.
Ricky Carmichael cast his vote for his favorite NASCAR track on Friday.
Explaining his quick adaptation to the flat, tight Martinsville Speedway in his Camping World Truck Series debut there, The GOAT -- "Greatest of All-Time," from his motocross days -- turned his thoughts to New England.
"Stanley ‘Stub' Fadden was a true racing legend and an icon here in the northeast. On and off the track, he was well-respected and admired by so many. Racing and family were two of his passions. He loved racing with his grandson, Mike Olsen, and that was evident to even the most casual observer. Stub leaves a wonderful legacy with the many people he has impacted. His spirit will always be with us.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Charlotte, and his entire family."
New Hampshire Motor Speedway's fan-friendly approach has proved to be very attractive to fans even in these challenging economic times.
This season, guests are being offered a four-payment option. Tickets can be reserved with just 25 percent down. The balance can be paid in three interest-free monthly payments of 25 percent.
"Our ‘FansFirst Four Pay' program has been very well-received. We are blessed with an excellent, loyal fan base, and we don't take that for granted," said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway.
Qualified customers purchasing an RV at Camping World of New Hampshire, the Official RV Dealer of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, will receive a free, ultimate race weekend ticket package to the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 event weekend. The offer is good only at their Chichester, N.H. location.
This package starts with a camping spot in one of the speedway's camping lots. It also includes two tickets to Heluva Good! Pole Day on Friday, June 26 featuring the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 and non-stop racing action in the NASCAR Camping World Series East Heluva Good! 125.
NASCAR drivers and Speedway Motorsports are teaming up to bring fans closer to their favorite drivers than ever before. The new "PRN Up To SPEED" program will bring NASCAR's top names out for fan forums at the SPEED Stage during each of the 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends at Speedway Motorsports' seven speedways across the country.
With Opening Day just over a month away, New Hampshire Motor Speedway will gear up for the 2009 season with an exciting, interactive display at this weekend's SpeedwayEXPO ‘09.
The region's largest motorsports trade show runs from this Friday through Sunday in the Mallary Complex at the Eastern States Exposition Center in West Springfield, Mass.
Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of New England's largest sports and entertainment facility, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, spends a great amount of time traveling, in meetings focused on promoting for the two big NASCAR races held at the speedway.
LENOX, a leading manufacturer of premium power tool accessories, hand tools, torches, solder and band saw blades, announces the top 10 finalists in the LENOX Extra Mile Hero Contest.
In 2008, LENOX officially kicked off the LENOX Extra Mile Hero Program with NASCAR driver Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 31 LENOX Industrial Tools RCR Chevrolet, by asking customers to submit stories of people they considered heroes; users and suppliers of industrial tools who go the extra mile for their community.
Officials of New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Heluva Good!®, a leading producer of real sour cream dips, cheese, and condiments, announced today that the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will have a "Heluva Good!®" Saturday at the speedway on September 19, 2009.
The NASCAR Truck Series event will be named the "Heluva Good!® 200."
Due to the overwhelming and enthusiastic response by fans, New Hampshire Motor Speedway will continue the "FansFirst Four Pay" program for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday, June 28 and the SYLVANIA 300 on Sunday, September 20.
Speedway officials created this new, innovative interest-free payment option in response to the economic challenges that our fans and our country are facing today.
Who: New Hampshire Motor Speedway & WGAM "The Game"
What: Daytona 500 Viewing Party
Where: Chunky's Cinema, 151 Coliseum Avenue, Nashua, N.H. 03060
When: Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 3:00 P.M.
Free admission, win great prizes, & kick off the 2009 NASCAR season with your friends at NHMS!!
The fourth and final day of the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Lowe's Motor Speedway began with breakfast presented by Aflac, primary sponsor of the No. 99 Ford driven by Carl Edwards.
The third day of the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Lowe's Motor Speedway started at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Concord Convention Center with a breakfast hosted by NASCAR.com.
Tuesday's NASCAR Sprint Media Tour schedule started with a breakfast and press conference hosted by Ask.com at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Concord Convention Center.
The 27th edition of the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Lowe's Motor Speedway kicked off at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Concord Convention Center with a luncheon co-hosted by Penske Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports.
With event ticket renewals completed, New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials announced today that the limited number of tickets remaining for the Sunday, June 28 LENOX Industrial Tools 301 are now on sale.
In addition, speedway officials also announced a new, innovative interest-free payment option available for 2009 ticket orders.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway announced today that the inaugural American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Invitational will be run on Saturday, September 19 at approximately 5:30 p.m.