Bob Bahre, founder and former chairman of New Hampshire International Speedway, received the Buddy Shuman Award today during the 2008 NASCAR National Motorsports Press Association Myers Brothers Media Luncheon in New York City.
The Buddy Shuman Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to NASCAR racing and is in remembrance of the late Buddy Shuman, a pioneering NASCAR driver who tragically lost his life in a hotel fire in 1955.
Two pivotal NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races highlight the 2009 major event schedule at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday, June 28 will once again be the first of 10 events in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series "Race to the Chase." This segment of the season is critical for every team as they look to qualify for the Championship round starting in September at the SYLVANIA 300.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Foundation, and Nationwide Insurance have joined together to encourage local residents to help save a life at the Annual Town of Loudon Blood and Marrow Drive.
The drive is scheduled for December 2 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Arthur Colby Safety Building on 8 Cooper Street in Loudon, N.H., and is sponsored by the Loudon Police Department and the American Red Cross.
Congratulations to Matt Kobyluck, 2008 NASCAR Camping World Series East Champion, and Ted Christopher, 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion, on being nominated for the sixth annual Economaki Champion of Champions Award to be presented by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. at the PRI Trade Show in Orlando, Fla. on December 11.
Late Model stock car drivers will get their first superspeedway experience next year as New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host the inaugural American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Invitational during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SYLVANIA 300 weekend on September 17-20, 2009.
The Invitational will have a purse of more than $65,000 for invited and approved teams that attend the historic, groundbreaking event for Late Model stock car racing.
Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Mass. has won the 2008 Camping World Series East Lincoln Electric/Airgas Track Championship at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Driving the No. 36 Al-Lee Installations Chevrolet, Ted was scored second in a photo finish at the New England 100 in June and won the "two-segment" New Hampshire 100 in September. Christopher went on to win the 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Championship. He has also won the Lincoln Electric/Airgas Track Championship at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2004 and 2005.
The stock market may be erratic, but New Hampshire Motor Speedway is doing their part to help race fans stem the tide of economic uncertainty with their Economic Stimulus Reward program.
Seventeen lucky guests will really enjoy their next trip to a Hannaford Supermarket with $300 of grocery cards to spend. An additional 10 fans will be rewarded with a pair of pre-race pit passes to the June 28, 2009 LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the first event in the "Race to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup."
New Hampshire Motor Speedway will award $5,400 of Free Groceries and $2,000 of Pre-Race Pit Passes to thirty lucky fans tomorrow as part of the second phase of the speedway's economic stimulus program.
Eighteen guests will each receive $300 of Hannaford grocery cards. An additional 10 fans will be rewarded with a pair of pre-race pit passes to the June 28, 2009 LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the first event in the "Race to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup."
Gain a new perspective of New Hampshire Motor Speedway before coming to the 2009 LENOX Industrial Tools 301 in June and the SYLVANIA 300 in September while learning to drive like a professional at the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
The Richard Petty Driving Experience will be offering two different classes during this session. The Rookie Experience will be held on October 10, 11, and 12, and the King's Experience will be run on October 10.
Eldar Dutra, from Taunton, Mass., has been coming to the SYLVANIA 300 for seven years with eight of his friends. He really enjoyed this September's event. The racing was great, and Dutra was the Grand Prize winner in the second round of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway Fan Appreciation Economic Stimulus Program. Eldar is now the proud owner of a new 2008 Chevrolet Malibu.
For 31 race fans, the SYLVANIA 300 was a very lucky day. New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials distributed over $30,000 in rewards in the second round of the Fan Appreciation Economic Stimulus Program.
This program was implemented at that start of the 2008 season to recognize fans for their support of NASCAR racing at New England's largest sports facility.
Eldar Dutra of Taunton, Mass. has been selected to receive the ultimate reward from round two - a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu.
Greg Biffle made a "text book" late lap pass to capture the SYLVANIA 300, the first race in the "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup."
With the win, Biffle moves into third in the Championship standings. Second place finisher Jimmie Johnson and third place finisher Carl Edwards have moved to the top of leader board with 5220 points. Edwards is the "Chase" championship leader by virtue of the tie-breaker.
"Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship" Begins at NHMS!
Ron Hornaday led 149 laps in 200 laps of the Camping World RV Rental 200 Driven By Winnebago Industries on the way to his third New Hampshire NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory. Johnny Benson and Travis Kvapil rounded out the top 3.
"Rick Ren and the team gave me a great truck today," said Hornaday. "I can't thank Kevin and DeLana Harvick enough for all that they do for this team. They are the reason we are so successful."
Eddie MacDonald has won the Heluva Good! Fall 125 in style. After waiting 17 hours to start the event, MacDonald beat NASCAR veteran Steve Park to the finish line by .365 seconds. Series point leader Matt Kobyluck finished third.
MacDonald was perfect at New Hampshire in the NASCAR Camping World Series East winning both the June and September Heluva Good! 125's.
The weather forecast is perfect, and the action on the track will be red hot!
At 10:00 a.m., the Heluva Good 125! for NASCAR Camping World Series East will start an incredible day of racing. Peyton Sellers will lead the field to the green for 125 laps.
Hold on to your hat, the ground pounding Modifieds will beat and bang for 100 amazing laps! The closest finish in New Hampshire Motor Speedway history was at June's Modified race. Can they do it again? It's up to Ryan Newman and company now.
Due to inclement weather, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Pole Day for the SYLVANIA 300 has been canceled. The NASCAR Camping World Series East Heluva Good! 125 has been postponed to Saturday, September 13.
Those guests who purchased tickets for Friday's qualifying and race will be able to attend all of Saturday's events.
Ryan Newman, one of NASCAR's best qualifiers, will lead the field to the green flag for Saturday's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour New Hampshire 100. The "Rocket Man" now has five poles at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, four of which have been in Sprint Cup competition. Chuck Hossfeld, winner of the June's New England 100, will start from the outside of Row 1.
Good seats still remain for all of this weekend's events. Call the Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931 to be a part of it all.
With two major championship events set for this weekend, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. will make motorsports history as the first company to host playoff kickoffs for both NASCAR and the NHRA.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host the "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup" in Loudon, N.H., while the NHRA's "Countdown to the Championship" begins at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Award-winning recording artists Diamond Rio will headline a spectacular pre-race show at the SYLVANIA 300 on Sunday, September 14 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
In addition to a sizzling, 45-minute concert, the band will also perform the National Anthem for the more than 105,000 guests in attendance at the speedway and a live TV audience of millions on ABC.
With a continued focus on improving fan amenities, New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials have quadrupled the number of portable shower facilities located throughout the speedway camping areas for the SYLVANIA 300 this weekend.
For the first time at any major NASCAR race, the "Broadway Midway" will bring the atmosphere of an old-fashioned state fair to the biggest sporting event weekend in New England, the SYLVANIA 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway from this Thursday through Sunday.
Several all-time favorite amusement rides will be part of the speedway exhibitor and display area located just outside turns one and two.
Some lucky race fan will drive off in a new 2008 Chevrolet Malibu following the SYLVANIA 300 on September 14 as the grand prize winner in New Hampshire Motor Speedway's latest, innovative economic stimulus program.
In addition to the car, twenty more guests will really enjoy their next trip to the supermarket as they share more than $6,000 of free Hannaford grocery cards.
Camping World RV Rental and Winnebago Industries have joined together to sponsor the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 13.
The Camping World RV Rental 200 Driven By Winnebago Industries will be a part of the SYLVANIA 300 event weekend and will feature some of NASCAR's biggest stars competing at the only appearance by the Craftsman Truck Series in New England this season.
Fans will have the opportunity to personally experience the thrill of NASCAR racing this Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at New Hampshire Motor Speedway's "Chase" Kick-Off Party.
Kicking off SYLVANIA 300 Week activities, the Sprint Racing Experience will be at the speedway to demonstrate the incredible speed and awesome power of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car. Fans can get behind the wheel of this intense, full-motion simulator and feel what it is like to race against the likes of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, and Kyle Busch.
NASCAR Star Clint Bowyer issued over $7,000 of "good tickets" for the SYLVANIA 300 on Sunday, September 14 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to area motorists who obeyed the State of New Hampshire's "Move Over" law.
The law calls for motorists to give a wide berth to stationary police cruisers displaying flashing blue lights, fire department vehicles and ambulances displaying flashing red lights, and tow trucks and state crew vehicles displaying amber or flashing yellow lights.
Fans attending Friday's events during the SYLVANIA 300 weekend on September 12, 2008, will see one Heluva Good!® show.
In June, Patrick Carpentier, a native of Joliette, Quebec, won the Heluva Good!® Pole for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301. It was the first NASCAR Sprint Cup pole for the Canadian, who has had a number of strong qualifying attempts throughout his rookie season. This was the second time a foreign-born driver has been the top qualifier in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Lloyd Shaw from Toronto, Ontario, was the first to accomplish this feat in 1953.
NASCAR Camping World Series East teams have arrived at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in preparation for the Heluva Good! Fall 125 on Friday, September 12.
The rain has stopped, the track is dry, and testing has begun.
For fans wanting to watch the test, grandstand admittance is free of charge. Speedway World Souvenirs and the Ticket Office are open.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Kyle Busch showed why he is the points leader during the Tire Rack Street Survival training course on the challenging "streets" of New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Busch was visiting New Hampshire Motor Speedway to promote the importance of advanced teen driver training.
Twelve drivers will look to win the first race in the "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup" during the SYLVANIA 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 14, 2008.
In the four years since the inception of the "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup", a championship contender has found himself in victory lane at the end of the SYLVANIA 300.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials distributed over $30,000 in rewards to 31 ticket holders, including six month's mortgage payments for one lucky fan, as part of its newly-implemented Fans Appreciation Economic Stimulus Program today.
The program was implemented for last month's LENOX Industrial Tools 301. The fans, drawn randomly from all ticket buyers for the race, were hosted at a recognition luncheon in Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Chairman O. Bruton Smith's trackside suite.
Exciting racing is the theme of the SYLVANIA 300 weekend, and it will culminate on Sunday afternoon as the top-12 drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series fight to claim their place in history when the "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup" starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The weekend will kick off on Thursday, September 11, 2008, with qualifying for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour New Hampshire 100, and the NASCAR Camping World East Series Heluva Good!® Fall 125.
The rain came at the right time for Kurt Busch as he won the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 today at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
This was Busch's third victory at the 1.058 mile oval. He won both races at the speedway in 2004, on his way to claiming a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship.
Busch acknowledged that some of his success was a result of luck, but that he had the pit strategy and, more importantly, the drive to win.
Tony Stewart became the 22nd different winner in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway today.
Stewart took the checkers under caution in the Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by RVs.com. He beat out Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch for the win.
The win was particularly meaningful for the No. 20 team, as crew chief Dave Rogers, who hails from Marshfield, Vt., grew up watching races from the grandstands at the speedway.
Chuck Hossfeld won the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour New England 100 from the pole today at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The modifieds once again showcased some of the best racing of the weekend, passing side-by-side until the start/finish line. In the final laps, the top drivers swapped the lead back and forth and fought each other until the last second.
The rookie captured the first starting spot by running a 29.803 second lap today at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Before today, Cassill's average starting position was 14.7.
This is Cassill's first pole of the year.
Eddie MacDonald beat out competitors Trevor Bayne, and Matt Kobyluck to win the NASCAR Camping World East Series Heluva Good! 125 tonight at New Hampshire Motor Speedway tonight.
The night was special for MacDonald, a native of Rowley, Mass., who said that his main goal in putting together his team has always been to win a race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a feat that escaped him in 16 starts at the speedway where his average finishing position was 37.
Carpentier beat out Bobby Labonte, who has taken the pole twice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and Kevin Harvick, who has accumulated four poles at Loudon in his career. With his qualifying effort, Carpentier became the first Reybestos Rookie of the Year candidate to take a pole this season.
"We didn't know until late yesterday that there were pachyderm permits required to move an elephant across state lines, and apparently, there are some health certifications required as well," said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway. "We're disappointed, but we simply don't have the time to comply properly with all the federal procedures.
"Even without elephants frolicking on the frontstretch, race fans will still see the most entertaining pre-race show in the history of the track Sunday with the Kansas concert and motorcycle stunt show."
A limited number of grandstand tickets are available for Sunday's LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Tickets start at $60.
Guests who purchase tickets by Wednesday will be eligible to win a $500 Sunoco gas card, watch the SYLVANIA 300 from a luxury suite, or have their mortgage or rent paid until December, 2008.
Track Facts LENOX Industrial Tools 301
Track Facts Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by RVs.com
Kansas's greatest hits and gravity defying motorcycles will kick-off the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on June 29.
The festivities will include classic rock band Kansas and extreme stunts from Free Style MX motorcyclists. Both promise to be exciting preludes to the main event - the NASCAR Sprint Cup LENOX Industrial Tools 301.
He has the look, he has the name, and now is the chance for Jeffrey Earnhardt to do something his father, famous uncle, and legendary grandfather have never done - win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Track Facts Heluva Good!® 125
Fast Facts New England 100
Featuring one of the most lucrative purses per-mile in NASCAR racing, drivers competing in the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 week of events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will race for their share of a record purse that totals close to $7 million.
The posted prize money of $6,977,328 awaits competitors among four NASCAR touring divisions. The purses for all series have increased from last June's races, and are the highest in New Hampshire Motor Speedway history.
Fans will have the opportunity to walk the 1.058-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway while supporting a great cause - children.
Proceeds from the walk will benefit Speedway Children's Charities, the Kenny Irwin Jr. Memorial Foundation, Victory Junction Gang Camp and the NASCAR Foundation. All of these organizations provide vital services to children in need.
At the conclusion of last year's LENOX Industrial Tools 300, Jeff Gordon said, "Obviously I would have liked to have has another lap," after Denny Hamlin beat him by just 0.068 seconds.
This year, Jeff Gordon will get his wish.
For the first time, drivers and fans alike will have the opportunity to see if that EXTRA MILE will make a difference, when an additional lap is added to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, making it the LENOX Industrial Tools 301.
A limited number of Pre-Race Pit Passes remain available for fans to purchase prior to the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday, June 29, 2008.
For the first time in speedway history, a limited number of pit passes are being made available to ticket buyers. Fans will be able to watch their favorite teams prepare for the race from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, 2008.
An innovative economic stimulus program for race fans attending the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will offer ticket holders the opportunity to have their mortgage or rent paid through the rest of the year, share in $10,000 worth of free gas or experience the luxury of suite level seats.
All race fans who have purchased a ticket by the close of business on June 25, will be eligible to receive these rewards. The winners will be announced as part of the pre-race ceremonies for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday, June 29.
The green flag has waved on the New Hampshire Motor Speedway gift shop, and fans can now race in to stock up on authentic motorsports gear.
Unique New Hampshire Motor Speedway merchandise comes in a variety of styles for both women and men from top name designers such as Columbia, Liz Claiborne, Tommy Hilfiger, Ping, Polo by Ralph Lauren, Nike and Chase Authentics.
At first glance, fans attending the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 might not recognize New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but one look up and there is no doubt that they will know where they are.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway is undergoing a new and improved look. Fans who pass the speedway are sure to notice the obvious improvements to the signs facing Route 106.
Race fans visiting New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Week activities will find it easier to navigate around the 1,100-acre complex with the introduction of a new Disney-like tram system.
The tram system, similar to that offered to visitors at Walt Disney World, will move guests from the parking and camping lots to grandstand area, providing a more efficient route to and from the races.
NASCAR's premier drivers invade New England for the Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301, Heluva Good! Pole Day, Nationwide Series Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by RVs.com, the Heluva Good! Summer 125, and New Hampshire 100 weekend!
"The Race to the Chase 2008", the 10 race final push to qualify for the Sprint Cup Championship, starts on Sunday, June 29 at the LENOX Industrial Tools 301. Last year, 300 laps was not enough for Jeff Gordon. Will the "EXTRA MILE" make a difference? Be here and find out!
Tickets for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday, June 29 are going fast! Don't miss out on one of the greatest sporting events in the northeast. Call our Ticket Hotline now at (603) 783-4931 or visit our online ticket center to be a part of the action!
Great seats are also available for the Saturday, June 28 NASCAR Nationwide Series Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by RVs.com and the New England 100 Whelen Modified Tour race. Guests will get to enjoy two rounds of Sprint Cup Series practice, the Nationwide Series race and qualifying featuring a number of Sprint Cup Series stars, and the fan favorite Mighty Modifieds.
In preparation for the June 26 - 29 NASCAR Event Weekend at NHMS, teams have traveled from all over the world to test their hotrods for the upcoming races.
Rookies and veterans alike from NASCAR Camping World Series East and Whelen Modified Tour teams will be taking turns on the 1.058-mile superspeedway to hone their skills for the Heluva Good! Summer 125 on Friday, June 27 and New England 100 on Saturday, June 28. East Series drivers and motocross legend, Ricky Carmichael will be making his debut at NHMS for Ken Schrader Racing along with Austin Dillon, grandson of Richard Childress. Modified Tour Champion, Todd Szegedy and winner of the Southern Modified Tour season opener at Caraway Speedway, L.W. Miller will be making return visits to the Speedway.
Heluva Good!, a leading producer of real sour cream dips, cheese, and condiments, will sponsor the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pole Days and the NASCAR Camping World Series East races on Friday, June 27, 2008 and Friday, September 12, 2008 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Both Fridays will be designated as the "Heluva Good! Pole Days". The NASCAR Camping World Series East events will be named the Heluva Good! 125 in June and September.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway will be one of the prominent exhibitors at this weekend's SpeedwayEXPO '08.
The region's largest motorsports trade show runs from Friday through Sunday in the Mallary Complex at the Eastern States Exposition Center in West Springfield, Mass. The speedway's booth will feature a diverse display of competitors and race cars scheduled to compete on the 1.058 mile oval throughout the 2008 season.
It’s time for NASCAR to open the record books. LENOX Industrial Tools and New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) announce they have gone the EXTRA MILE – literally – with the creation of the LENOX Industrial Tools 301.
For the first time in history, the length of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will be 301 laps. The EXTRA MILE was added in honor of LENOX customers – users and suppliers of industrial tools – who perform physically demanding jobs, yet receive little recognition. To celebrate their efforts, LENOX announces the EXTRA MILE HERO program.
From Politics to NASCAR, New Hampshire will be the host for three of the most important “first races” of 2008, and New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials are in the middle of all the action. Tuesday, voters in the Granite State will head to the polls for the “First-In-The-Nation Presidential Primary” race.