A study to examine the cost and economic impact of adding two more lanes to sections of Route 106 will begin early next year, according to the state Department of Transportation. The study, which is being funded in part by the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, will also look at traffic volume to see if the widening is necessary.
"The track is definitely interested in Route 106, and we are interested in it because it continues to grow as a commuter corridor," said Bill Cass, director of project development for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.
The 2011 racing season will be even faster with more on-track action at New Hampshire Motor Speedway highlighting an action-packed season of speed.
This exciting season will kick off with the second annual FANtasy DRIVE, the ultimate open house and fan appreciation day.
TUMS nation was up bright and early this morning taste-testing a New England favorite Clam Chowder. Debbie and Wayne Wentworth of Pepperelle, Mass. have been coming to the speedway since the first Sprint Cup race in 1993, now have the proud title of the “Chowdah” kings of New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Their chowder was voted the best homemade clam chowder, at “The Magic Mile” during the live cook off judged by NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip, former driver and current SPEED analyst Jimmy Spencer, Chef Sam Carlsen of Levy Restaurants, SPEED Racing Chef Nicky Morse, and David Reutimann driver of the No. 00 TUMS Toyota was on hand serving the chowder.
Hudson, NH’s Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. raced his way to victory from a 27th starting position, grabbing his sixth American-Canadian Tour career victory at the second annual New Hampshire Motor Speedway American-Canadian Tour Invitational.
Polewarczyk managed to fight through the 43- car field behind the wheel of his No. 97NH Pole’s Automotive Ford, to take the lead with just four laps to go during the late-model series’ only superspeedway appearance.
Inspired by the famous “Yard of Bricks” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a new start/finish line was unveiled at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway Thursday, September 16.
The “Granite Stripe” is a six-inch thick, two-foot-wide strip of New Hampshire granite that stretches across the 65-foot wide NHMS front straightaway at the start/finish line. New Hampshire is known as the Granite State.
NASCAR’s Chase leader Denny Hamlin will highlight New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s “FanFest” tomorrow with an on-stage Q&A and an autograph session for his fans.
Hamlin launched into the number one seed after a dominating victory in Richmond, bringing him to a season and career high six wins. He races into “The Magic Mile” just 10 points ahead of June’s winner Jimmie Johnson.
NASCAR points leader Denny Hamlin dueled and dined in Boston iRacing style, throwing down fast times and nasty wrecks against local media this afternoon.
NASCAR's most recent winner showed his iRacing skills by racing "The Magic Mile," from the comfort of a racing simulator setting the record of the day with a lap of 30.3 seconds. Coming in a close second was radio host Bill Thomas of WPKZ 105.3 FM and 1280 AM out of Fitchburg, Mass. with a lap of 31.31 seconds.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway is accepting entries for the track's first TUMS "Chowdah" Challenge. The best homemade clam chowder, a regional specialty throughout New England, will be chosen in a live cook-off on Sunday, September 19. The contest will be judged by some of the biggest names in NASCAR and the track executive chef.
The American Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced another round of invited teams who have been invited to participate in the second ACT Invitational to be held at the regions largest sporting complex, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) on Saturday, September 18, 2010. The event will be held as one of three preliminary events leading to the Sunday, September 19th first 'Chase' for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. The ACT teams will join the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the Camping World Truck Series in a spectacular triple-header event on Saturday, September 18.
A “New Breed of Speed” stormed into New Hampshire Motor Speedway Tuesday, August 31, when two of the top teams from the IZOD IndyCar Series completed the first official testing laps in preparation for next year’s return of IndyCar racing to New England.
The teams, with drivers Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon, are participating in a two-day Firestone Tire Tests. The test wraps up Wednesday.
Preparation for next year's return of the IZOD IndyCar Series begins in earnest tomorrow as two top teams and drivers participate in a Firestone Tire Test Session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Popular IZOD IndyCar Series driver Tony Kanaan will be driving his Andretti Autosport No. 11 7-Eleven Slurpee Honda. Kanaan has a total of 13 career IndyCar Series wins and 10 IndyCar Series poles. He also was the 2004 IZOD IndyCar Series champion.
Walk down “Magic Mile” memory lane with Rusty Wallace, Mark Martin, and other “Legends of Loudon” as they share stories of New Hampshire Motor Speedway during SYLVANIA’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Lobster Bake on Friday, September 17.
SYLVANIA’s 8th annual Lobster Bake will be hosted in conjunction with Speedway Children’s Charities this year and includes an entertaining panel of “bench racing” personalities.
A NASCAR fan’s dream could come true during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SYLVANIA 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, September 19 by winning the SYLVANIA Ultimate VIP Experience.
For the true NASCAR fan, this opportunity is a once in a lifetime chance to experience exclusive access and the glamour of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Sunday morning. One lucky fan will spend the day like a NASCAR star, arriving at the Speedway in a helicopter landing feet from “The Magic Mile.”
East Montpelier, Vt. native Joey Laquerre led the way in today’s American-Canadian Tour (ACT) test and tune session with the fastest lap time of 32.029 seconds around “The Magic Mile.”
Joey Laquerre currently sits fifth in the ACT Late Model Tour points standings. Laquerre finished sixth in last year’s NHMS ACT Invitational.
The cars and stars of the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) are back in action at “The Magic Mile” today for round two of testing for the upcoming ACT Invitational in September.
Thirty-three teams are expected to take on the 1.058-mile oval throughout the day hoping to grab a spot in the ACT Invitational on September 18. Drivers on track include last September’s ACT Invitational and K&N Pro Series East winner Eddie MacDonald, and New Hampshire’s own Brad Leighton, who has an astounding eight top-five’s and 27 top-10’s at NHMS.
Williston, Vt. native Brian Hoar led the way in today’s American Canadian Tour (ACT) test and tune session with the fastest lap of the day at 32.13 seconds around the 1.058-mile oval.
Brian Hoar is on a front running stretch this season. He has three victories in the ACT series including last weekend at the Circuit Riverside Speedway Can-Am combination Série ACT-Castrol Edge and ACT Late Model Tour event. He currently sits first in the ACT Late Model Tour Driver Championship Points.
The American Canadian Tour (ACT) prepares to become “Supersized” this week at “The Magic Mile” with test and tune sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, as teams get ready for the upcoming ACT Invitational during the SYLVANIA 300 weekend.
With anticipated crowds exceeding the Super Bowl, Final Four, NBA Finals, World Series games, and even the Stanley Cup Playoffs , New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host the three the biggest sporting events in New England during its 2011 racing season.
For the 15th consecutive season, "The Magic Mile” will host two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway has the “Yard of Bricks,” Augusta has the “Amen Corner,” and of course, Boston’s own Fenway Park has the mighty “Green Monster.” Now, New Hampshire Motor Speedway will have the same iconic item that every fan will remember.
This September, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars will have to pass “The Granite Stripe” at the start-finish line.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway welcomed U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (Democrat N.H.) for a meet and greet with Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway.
Senator Shaheen and Gappens discussed on-going activities and long-range plans for “The Magic Mile.”
NASCAR fans have the opportunity to experience the excitement behind the wheel or riding shotgun in a NASCAR-style stock car during the Richard Petty Driving Experience at “The Magic Mile” this weekend, running today through Sunday, August 1.
Take control of the wheel and experience the same thrill that Jimmie Johnson felt driving to the checkered flag in June. There are still a few spots available for the Rookie Experience that allows you to get behind the wheel for an eight-lap dash to the finish, and for the Kings Experience, a three hour 18-lap driving program for those with the need for speed.
The American Canadian Tour (ACT) will return to "The Magic Mile," during the SYLVANIA 300 weekend on Saturday, September 18, for the second consecutive year.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the only superspeedway on the ACT and the Canadian Série ACT-Castrol schedule. The stars of the series will take on the 1.058-mile oval as part of Saturday's thrilling triple header, which includes the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour New Hampshire 100 and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series New Hampshire 175.
Who will take home the first IZOD IndyCar checkered flag when the open-wheel phenoms return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway next July?
Danica Patrick may have the inside track on racing here; but remember she was behind the wheel of a NASCAR Nationwide Series stock car. Indianapolis 500 winners Dario Franchitti, and Helio Castroneves will be among the many stars who will race at “The Magic Mile” looking to visit the first IZOD IndyCar Series victory lane in 13 years.
When Adrian Pappas of Newton, N.H. bought his ticket to the LENOX Industrial Tools 301, he knew he was in for some exciting NASCAR racing. Little did Pappas know, he would leave “The Magic Mile” $20,000 richer.
The 20th Anniversary Contest was a way to say thank you to fans for two decades of memorable racing and great times at “The Magic Mile.”
With speeds reaching up to 200 mph New Hampshire Motor Speedway will see the fastest racing in 13 years on July 31, 2011.
Officials at the speedway announced on June 27, 2010, that the IZOD IndyCar Series will return to “The Magic Mile” next year. Fans of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series were treated to a glimpse into the “New Breed of Speed,” when Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti zoomed around the 1.058-mile oval in his No. 10 Target Honda with speeds averaging 143 mph in 26.6 seconds, prior to the start of the LENOX Industrial Tools 301.
Tickets for the IZOD IndyCar race are on sale now with prices ranging from $35 - $75. Please call the NHMS ticket hotline at (603) 783-4931.
Dunbarton, N.H'.s Scott Greenwood pulled into victory lane with a big smile on his face, winning his second Loudon Classic event, his first one came in 2003.
Greenwood led Loudon’s own Christian Cronin, and last year’s Classic winner Shane Narbonne for most of the thrilling 20-lap race, making it a New England Sweep.
“It’s great being here in Loudon, it’s kind of a family affair,” said Scott Greenwood. “I ran a good consistent race, it was a hard earned win and I hope we can come back and do it again next year.”
It will be an exciting day full of racing as the 87th Annual Loudon Classic brings together riders from around the nation to New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
To kick off the day the Sidecar Racers Association (SRA) will take to the 1.6-mile road course for their final eight lap shoot out of the weekend.
For the second consecutive year the Ron Meade Toy Run and Parade Lap will honor the memory of long time New Hampshire Motor Speedway employee and motorsports publicist, Ron Meade.
The ride leaves from Meredith High School (Inter-lakes) at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 13. Riders will travel to the speedway, where Ron was an employee.
Ron passed away in September 2008 after a brief illness. He was actively involved in the promotion of travel and tourism throughout the Granite State.
The longest running motorcycle event in North America returns to Loudon for its 87th year beginning today through Sunday, June 13.
Some of the world’s fiercest competitors will take to the tricky 1.6- mile road course for 27 intense races, over a period of three exciting days.
The Loudon Road Race Series (LRRS) will launch a three day non-stop schedule of events starting today. The America Sportsbike Racing Association (ASRA) will be featured on Sunday along with the LRRS for an exciting day of motorcycle racing.
The longest running motorcycle event in North America returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for its 87th year beginning Friday, June 11 through Sunday, June 13. Some of the world’s fiercest competitors will take to the tricky 1.6- mile road course for 27 intense races, over a period of three exciting days.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway is inviting all race fans to take a lap around the track with their favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver to support children’s programs throughout the region, with the help of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) this weekend.
A lucky race fan will get the opportunity to take the “Ride of a Lifetime” around the “Magic Mile” before the start of the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday, June 27.
June kicks off Speed Month at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; from motorcycles to NASCAR’s best, the “Magic Mile” has a little bit of everything for those with the need for speed.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway would like to thank all of the participants and fans who came out to support the 20th Annual Vintage Racing Celebration.
Oval Days brought some of the most renowned Midgets, Sprint Cars, Champ Cars, and NASCAR Stock Cars to the "Magic Mile," for bragging rights.
Join the celebration as the U.S. Legend Cars take on the challenging 1.6- mile road course for the first time ever at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on the final day of the 20th Annual Vintage Racing Celebration.
Since the unveiling of the first U.S. Legend Car in 1992, the series has become one of the fastest growing divisions in motorsports today. The idea was to create a more affordable and fun series for just about anyone.
Tommy Ellis was the first to hoist a NASCAR trophy in 1990 and Rusty Wallace was the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver to celebrate in victory lane that hot July day in 1993. From green flag to checkered drivers, crews, and fans have enjoyed a “magical” partnership between New Hampshire Motor Speedway and NASCAR.
This year the speedway will celebrate “20 Years of Motorsports Magic,” with some of racing’s most recognized figures, as drivers past and present celebrate the milestone and take a look back at just how far NHMS has come in such a short period of time. They joined dozens of race fans in Loudon today to celebrate the 20th Anniversary.
Distinguished Formula One competitor and SPEED commentator, David Hobbs, will serve as the Grand Marshal for Road Course Day’s at New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s 20th Annual Vintage Racing Celebration.
With a vast 30-year history of international racing experience, Hobbs has raced sports cars, touring cars, Indy cars, IMSA, Can-Am, and Formula One. Some of his most notable starts include the Indianapolis 500 and 24 Hours of Daytona.
Hundreds of legendary race cars will make their way to New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s Twentieth Annual Vintage Racing Celebration from Tuesday, May 18 through Sunday, May 23.
This year legendary NASCAR personality Bobby Allison, of the infamous “Alabama Gang,” will serve as the Grand Marshal for Oval Days.
David Hobbs, a distinguished Formula One competitor in the late sixties through the mid-seventies and currently one of racing’s most popular commentators on the SPEED channel, will serve as the Grand Marshal for Road Course Days.
Racing enthusiasts will not hear the roar of engines from these cars at the fourth annual Formula Hybrid International Competition at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this week, they are far too quiet.
These aspiring engineers that hail from 30 different universities and five different countries will take to the track today to run the high performance, plug-in hybrid vehicles they have spent all year designing and building.
Students from all over the globe will bring together their engineering skills at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in order to pave the way for a greener environment.
The Formula Hybrid International Competition, organized by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, unites undergraduate and graduate students majoring in electrical, mechanical, or computer engineering.
Bicycle safety and hybrid technology highlight a full day of activities at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, featuring the Formula Hybrid International Competition and the Dartmouth Medical School Safe Kids bicycle safety campaign.
The Formula Hybrid International Competition organized by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth encourages students from all over the world to design, build, and race fuel efficient hybrid vehicles.
Students representing 30 schools from five different countries including Russia, Italy, Taiwan, Canada, and the United States will present their innovative racecar designs during the Fourth Annual Formula Hybrid Competition at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Monday, May 3 through Thursday, May 6.
Hosted by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, the Formula Hybrid event challenges university students to design, build, and race high performance, plug-in hybrid vehicles for review by an elite panel of judges.
For the first time in the 20-year history of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, fans will have the opportunity to drive their own cars around the "Magic Mile" on Saturday, April 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as the speedway hosts FANtasy DRIVE, the ultimate open house and fan appreciation day.
Sam Rogers, X Game star, threw down the gauntlet on Sunday with more than eight perfect backflips at the Rave X ramp.
The daSilva Motorsports Radar Runs gave hundreds of local enthusiasts the chance to finally run their finely tuned snow machines at full throttle.