While the crowning achievement of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was Jimmie Johnson capturing his sixth Cup championship, that impressive accomplishment wasn't the only notable feat that took place on the track.
Anyone renewing Sept. SYLVANIA 300 2014 tickets for next year by Dec. 16 will be automatically entered into a drawing for numerous perks, including the grand prize: a 2014 Polaris Sportsman 550 ATV.
On Tuesday, SCC delivered a tractor trailer packed with approximately 20,000 pounds of food in Portsmouth, to be distributed to families in need. SCC partnered with Operation Blessing and Seacoast Adopt-A-Block to help ensure that every family has a joyous Thanksgiving holiday.
Senior Account Executive Jeff Tagliaferro, who started at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in June of 2012, has been nominated as the speedway's 2013 Salesperson of the Year.
Jimmie Johnson won his sixth championship on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, culminating a terrific season that leaves him atop the Magic Mile Power Rankings to close out the 2013 season.
Jimmie Johnson left no doubt in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, running up front for most of the event and finishing ninth to easily secure his sixth championship at NASCAR's premier level.
Martin embarked on a potential last hurrah in what's sure to be a slam-dunk Hall of Fame career. It clearly didn't go as well as he'd hoped -- he finished 19th after starting 22nd in the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
With the help of 40 children from the Concord Boys & Girls Club, speedway officials flipped the switch on more than 2.5 million LED lights, which make up more than 60 displays and 400 scenes around New England's largest sports and entertainment facility.
Travis Pastrana said he will not return to NASCAR racing in 2014, citing a lack of sponsorship, sup-par results and a wish to spend time with his family as his reasons for leaving the sport.
With his win on Sunday, Kevin Harvick remains in contention for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, and equals the win totals of points leader Jimmie Johnson and second-place Matt Kenseth, who also each have two wins in the Chase.
Kevin Harvick took advantage of Carl Edwards's fuel shortage to win his fourth race of the season in Sunday's AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, keeping alive his faint hopes of winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials will crown champions at the 2013 season ending Loudon Road Race Series, U.S. Legend Cars International and Bandoleros Awards Banquet held at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua, N.H. on Saturday at 6 p.m.
There are just two races left in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and the Granite Stripe is ready for the homestretch! Check out all the pre-race coverage for the AdvoCare 500 from the NHMS.com team. The race be broadcast on ESPN with coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway is proud to be part of NASCAR's Green Clean Air Tree Planting Program delivered by UPS. As part of this program, trees will be planted across the country to absorb carbon emissions equivalent to all of the racing in NASCAR series for the entire season.
With those Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth firmly entrenched in a head-to-head battle for the championship, it's a good time to lay to rest those that won't be raising the Sprint Cup Trophy.
Well, it's officially a two-horse race now. And depending on your perspective, the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship might be all but settled, as Jimmie Johnson dominated Sunday night's race at Texas Motor Speedway and put seven points between himself and Matt Kenseth
Serving as a court appointed special advocate for the last decade, Lisa Hall of Bedford, N.H., is one of four finalists for the third annual Betty Jane Humanitarian Award, given to one dedicated NASCAR fan who has made a profound impact on children in their local community.
The speed in Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet was positively jaw-dropping. Able to pull away from his pursuers with apparent ease, Johnson finished three positions ahead of Matt Kenseth in Sunday's AAA Texas 500, breaking a tie for the lead in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson are deadlocked in a tie atop the Sprint Cup Series standings with just three races to go. The Granite Stripe previews which driver has the upper hand going into the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The race goes green Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Who is Mr. Martinsville now? Jeff Gordon once appeared to own sole possession of that title, but he ceded it to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson several years ago. Gordon took a large step toward reclaiming it Sunday.
It was only a matter of time. Jeff Gordon finally broke into the win column on Sunday, and it couldn't have come at a better time, as the four-time Sprint Cup Series champion moved within 28 points of co-leaders Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson for the points lead.
In May, it was Loudon Annoying. This weekend, it will be Halloween Hooptiefest. Yes, the 24 Hours of Lemons is back, once again invading New Hampshire Motor Speedway with all its zany, hilariously crazy cars.
With just four races left in 2013, the Sprint Cup Trophy looks like Jimmie Johnson's to lose as he heads to a track where he's been dominant. The Granite Stripe looks at who might be able to unseat the points leader at Martinsville. The race goes green at 2 p.m. on Sunday on ESPN.
Jamie McMurray won the race and Jimmie Johnson overtook Matt Kenseth for the points lead. But after six races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, who has the lead in the Magic Mile Power Rankings?
In a race dominated early by Matt Kenseth and later by fellow title contenders Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jamie McMurray got to the front at the right time, led the last 15 laps and grabbed victory in Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Tom Gray benefited from the bad luck of his teammate, Shaun Buffington on Saturday. Buffington's engine blew up while leading with three laps to go, and Gray went on to the win the race and take over the points lead.
The Granite Stripe knows that the wildness of Talladega will go a long way toward determining this year's Sprint Cup champion. Check out this week's blogs along with the broadcast and podcast, and watch the race on ESPN at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Brad Keselowski played the part of spoiler, winning Saturday night's race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. But with Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson each earning top-fives, will there be a new pilot atop the Magic Mile Power Rankings?
The Chase for the Sprint Cup has run five races, which means that there are five more to go before the Sprint Cup champion is crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It also means that about half of the Chase drivers have at some point or another been unofficially eliminated from the Chase.
Brad Keselowski didn't lead many laps Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but he was out front for the important ones. Keselowski outlasted the competition to win the Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the first win of 2013 for the reigning NASCAR champion.
Mud. Sweat. Cheers. All are to be expected on Saturday, Oct. 12 during the Renegade Playground Challenge - New Hampshire Motor Speedway style.
Absent from the Magic Mile since 2011, the 175-lap NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event will run on Saturday, Sept. 20, the day before the running of the SYLVANIA 300 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship event.
Scott Greenwood only needed to finish second to claim the championship in the Middleweight Grand Prix, but that didn't deter him from running off with his second consecutive race win in premiere class of the Loudon Road Race Series.
With a dominant performance on Sunday, Kevin Harvick has put himself into the mix for the championship, winning at Kansas Speedway and climbing within 25 points of Matt Kenseth for the points lead.
Kevin Harvick crashed the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup party. Kyle Busch simply crashed -- at a track that continues to bedevil him. And with a bizarre power failure in the last two laps, Jimmie Johnson failed to cash in decisively on Matt Kenseth's skittishness.
Shaun Buffington won both Moat Mountain Road Course Series races at NHMS on the weekend. On Saturday, he was joined on the podium by Tom Gray and Alex Vorrilas, while Trevor Bleau and Patrick Dillon navigated wet conditions on Sunday to finish second and third.
Matt Kenseth heads to Kansas, where he has won two consecutive races, with an eight-point lead over Jimmie Johnson in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The Granite Stripe at NHMS previews the race, which will be on ESPN at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday.
A total of $305,620 was generated over the three-day NASCAR race weekend for local non-profit organizations and the New Hampshire Chapter of the Speedway Children's Charities.
Mr. Five-Time himself made sure this year's championship wouldn't be a runaway for Kenseth, as Jimmie Johnson dominated Sunday's race at The Monster Mile. But was it enough to take over the top spot in the Magic Mile Power Rankings?
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Jimmie Johnson's run toward a possible sixth Sprint Cup championship shifted into high gear Sunday at Dover. On two fresh tires to polesitter Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s four, Johnson held off his Hendrick Motorsports teammate during a 26-lap green-flag run to the finish of the AAA 400
The NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup Series heated up last week at NHMS. With the Chase headed through Dover this weekend, the Granite Stripe recaps the SYLVANIA 300 and previews the upcoming AAA 400. The race will be on ESPN at 2 p.m. ET.
It's hard to believe that the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship has already rolled into the Granite State's Magic Mile, but what a race it was with Matt Kenseth winning his seventh race of the season and his second straight to begin the 10th anniversary of the Chase.
Matt Kenseth cruised into the history books in Sunday's SYLVANIA 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, becoming the 12th different Cup driver to win a race at NHMS and joining Richard Petty as the only driver to ever win his 500th-career start.
Eddie MacDonald (Rowley, Mass.) drove away from the field over the final 10 laps of the 50-lap Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational, joining 15-year-old Cole Custer (K&N Pro Series East) and Todd Szegedy (Whelen Modified Tour) as Saturday's winners.
Cole Custer survived an accident-filled affair to become the youngest driver to win a NASCAR sanctioned race in Magic Mile history, taking the checkered flag in the North American Power 100.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials are expecting a capacity crowd for Sunday's SYLVANIA 300, the second race in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Todd Szegedy used an aggressive dive to the inside to move past Donny Lia to win Saturday's F.W. Webb 100 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Ryan Newman rocketed around the 1.058-mile oval at a speed of 136.497 mph (27.904 seconds), breaking Brad Keselowski's record of 135.922 mph (28.022 seconds), putting him at the front of the starting grid for Sunday's SYLVANIA 300.
Joey Logano, who is in his first season with Penske Racing, will answer questions from hosts Jose Castillo and Mark Ericson on the FanFest stage at 7:30 p.m. Admission to all events, including FanFest, on Thursday, Sept. 19, is completely free of charge.
The New Hampshire Lottery and the New Hampshire Motor Speedway made a surprise appearance at Kearsarge Regional Middle School in North Sutton, N.H., yesterday morning to deliver the good news in person to the winner of their "Hero in Your Life" essay contest.
Matt Kenseth picked up his sixth win of the season, improving his lead in the Chase to eight points over Kyle Busch, who also sits in second place behind Kenseth in this week's Magic Mile Power Rankings.
The rich got richer. Matt Kenseth, the top seed in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, added to his advantage in Sunday's rain-interrupted GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Bowyer, who is in his second season with Michael Waltrip Racing, will answer questions from hosts Jose Castillo and Mark Ericson on the FanFest stage at 7 p.m. Admission to all events, including FanFest, on Thursday, Sept. 20, is completely free of charge.
AJ Eastman jumped to the front of the field on the first lap of the Gifford's Famous Ice Cream Bandolero Series on Saturday and never looked back en route to his first career win at NHMS. Jacob Perry and Casey Call finished second and third, respectively.
Scott Greenwood won the Loudon Road Race Series's premiere class, the Middleweight Grand Prix for the second time in 2013. He ran away from a field that included a battle between Cory Hildebrand and Kip Peterson for the final two spots on the podium.
The Granite Stripe is ready for the Chase! The podcast goes in-depth on the controversy surrounding Richmond and previews every Chase driver, and the blog takes a look at NASCAR President Mike Helton's statements about the penalties toward Michael Waltrip Racing.
Following a comprehensive review of all available audio and video communications from last Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway, NASCAR announced two teams will be on probation and Jeff Gordon will be a 13th driver in the Chase.
Joey Logano visited Pease Air National Guard Base in Newington, N.H., on Wednesday as part of NASCAR's "Chase Across America." New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host the SYLVANIA 300, the second race in the Chase, on Sunday, Sept. 22.
The news has travelled from Charlotte to Loudon to Sonoma and every NASCAR fan base in between: Martin Truex Jr. is out of the Chase and Ryan Newman is in. NASCAR made the decision to penalize Michael Waltrip Racing as a whole, and Truex Jr. and his No. 56 team took the fall.
The point total for the No. 56 car driven by Martin Truex Jr. is reduced to 691, putting him in 17th position and eliminating him from the second Wild Card berth for the Chase field. Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 car, now moves up into the Chase as the second Wild Card participant.
Richard Childress Racing has signed Ryan Newman to drive the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starting in 2014. Newman, 35, is a 17-time NSCS race winner with 50 pole awards to his credit; and is the 2008 Daytona 500 and 2013 Brickyard 400 champion.
It was Clint Bowyer who spun with seven laps left in Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, but the fortunes of four other drivers turned on a dime with that turn of events.
Clint Bowyer scaled a rock wall with fans, pulled a 7,500-pound engraved granite block out of a quarry and took Governor Maggie Hassan for a burnout as they celebrated what Hassan proclaimed as "Rockin' with Clint Day" across the Granite State on Thursday.
A warm, but blissfully comfortable day allowed for nearly flawless conditions for Wednesday's American-Canadian Tour test session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. More than 30 teams from across New England, New York and southeast Canada showed up for the practice session.
The New Hampshire Lottery and the New Hampshire Motor Speedway have partnered to launch a 'Hero in Your Life' essay contest for children. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade can write an essay of up to 250 words on their hero. Teachers can assist their students.
Richard Childress Racing cancelled a test session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway scheduled for Sept. 3 due to the weather forecast. There is no current plan to make up the test date at this time.
Kyle Busch proved emphatically Sunday night that he knows what to do with a lead when he gets it. By the time he grabbed the top spot at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time, however, the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup picture had changed dramatically.
On Thursday, any fan making their way to the McAuliffe Discovery Center in Concord, N.H., will have an opportunity to see two-time New Hampshire Motor Speedway winner Clint Bowyer teach Gov. Maggie Hassan how to burn rubber.
With just two races left before the Chase field is set, the Granite Stripe gets ready for the Labor Day Weekend race at Atlanta Motor Speedway with the broadcast, podcast, and fantasy preview.
Kurt Busch is back. The 2004 champion of NASCAR's top series is returning to a premier organization, this time with a Stewart-Haas Racing team that won the 2011 championship.
We've seen this script before, Matt Kenseth holding off Kasey Kahne in the closing laps of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. It happened in March at Las Vegas. It happened in April at Kansas. And it happened again in Saturday's Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Derek Debbis and Jordan Lamothe finished the Gifford's Famous Ice Cream Bandolero Series race in a tie on Saturday night, while Shaun Buffington and teammate Tom Gray traded the lead back and forth in the Granite State Legends Cars.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Thunder Valley in Bristol, Tenn. for on Saturday night (7:30 p.m. ET, ABC) and the Granite Stripe is ready to watch the cars trade some paint. Check out the broadcast, podcast and set your fantasy lineup with the help of our experts.
Mixing classic favorites and new hits, alternative rock band Of A Revolution (O.A.R.) will headline the pre-race concert for the SYLVANIA 300 on Sept. 22 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Michael Waltrip Racing announced Monday that Brian Vickers will drive the team's No. 55 Toyota in 12 of the 13 remaining races remaining. The announcement follows the mutual decision by MWR and Aaron's Inc. to grant Mark Martin an early release, enabling him to replace the injured Tony Stewart.
Add another name to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup conversation. Joey Logano started Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 from the Coors Light Pole, and after a convoluted mix of strategy and racing incidents, it was Logano who claimed the victory.
TS Motorsports teammates Shaun Buffington (road course) and Tom Gray (mini-oval) split the Saturday doubleheader, and Mike Alton earned his first career NHMS victory on Sunday by winning on the Moat Mountain Road Course.
After a two-race drought, Eric Wood took the checkered flag for his third victory in five tries in the Loudon Road Race Series "Dash for Cash." Scott Greenwood and Christian Cronin also finished on the podium.
The Granite Stripe gives an in-depth look at the state of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as it heads to Michigan International Speedway. Check out the broadcast, podcast, fantasy preview and thoughts from the blog.
Hendrick Motorsports tested at NHMS on Wednesday in preparation for the SYLVANIA 300 on Sept. 22. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson all visited the Media Center during their lunch break to share their thoughts on the test session.
Brian Vickers will race full time in the Sprint Cup Series again, and he'll be one of the rare drivers in NASCAR's premier series with a full-time sponsor.
The third time may have been the charm for Kyle Busch, but it was a jinx for pole-winner Marcos Ambrose. Having surrendered the lead late in the last two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Watkins Glen International, Busch reversed the trend Sunday in winning the Cheez-It 355.
In Saturday's SYLVANIA SilverStar zXe Global Rallycross at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Heikkinen won the third race of the program, beating Tanner Foust and Sverre Isachsen in a repeat of the X Games Los Angeles podium.
Calling all NASCAR Fans! When you take a corner at the grocery store, does the cart go up on two wheels? Is your dog's name "Loudon"? When you change your tires, do you aim for record pit stop time? If so, you might qualify as the Ultimate SYLVANIA 300 fan.
Taking advantage of a caution, Kasey Kahne buried his car into Turn 1 with two laps left and grabbed a win from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon in Sunday's GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway.
Shaun Buffington won all three legends cars races during the Vintage Racing Celebration, and Casey Call won his third consecutive race in the Gifford's Famous Ice Cream Bandolero Series.
Whether it's the Vintage Racing Group or the North East Mini Stock Tour, the road course portion of the 23rd Vintage Racing Celebration displayed the numerous forms of auto racing that has existed over the years.
The Granite Stripe recapped Ryan Newman's milestone win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and also previewed the upcoming GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway
The Rocketman has yet to land with a new organization. The historic win at the Brickyard proves that he deserves to remain with a prominent organization, but there seem to be very few suitors for his services.
This is New Hampshire Motor Speedway's opportunity to make history come alive once again as it brings back vehicles that, while they may be old in appearance and date, still offer excitement and entertainment when it comes to on-track racing.
Ryan Newman, now a job seeker, couldn't have added a more important or timely accomplishment to his resume. Taking advantage of an uncharacteristic glitch on pit road on the part of Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 team, Newman grabbed the lead during a long cycle of late green-flag pit stops and held on to win.
The Legend Cars started off the weekend on the Moat Mountain Road Course. Shaun Buffington was back in victory lane, and Tom Gray and Alex Vorrilas both overcame car problems to finish second and third.
Saturday, Scott Greenwood got his first win of the season in the Middleweight Grand Prix "Dash For Cash."
Between the help of volunteer organizations and the events put on by the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, a total of $289,507 was generated over the four-day race weekend.
The Granite Stripe has a full preview of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, complete with the broadcast, podcast, and fantasy preview.
Toomas Heikkinen became the first driver to win three consecutive Global Rallycross events when he took the checkered flag at Bristol Motor Speedway, beating Ken Block and Brian Deegan to the victory.
With rain clouds on the horizon, Tom Gray got his first win of the season in Granite State Legend Cars Mini-Oval series, and Casey Call got his second win in the Gifford's Famous Ice Cream Bandoleros Series.
Brian Vickers win on Sunday was more than just a driver taking the checkered flag. It was a validation of his perseverance, not only at a professional level, but more so at a personal level.
From the first-of-its-kind Toyota Wheel and Deal Pre-Race Show to Brian Vickers unexpected victory, the Camping World RV Sales 301 was a memorable race day.
Brian Vickers used some bad luck by Tony Stewart and a strong Toyota Camry to win his first-career race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301.
Kyle Busch led 141 of the 213 laps in Saturday's CNBC Prime's "The Profit" 200 for his fourth NASCAR Nationwide Series victory in his last five starts at the Magic Mile.
With 27 lead changes, Saturday's Town Fair Tire 100 came down to the final lap. And it was Doug Coby who held on to take the checkered flag for his eighth-career win and second straight at the Magic Mile.
The Granite Stripe previews the Sunday afternoon race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with the broadcast, podcast and fantasy picks.
Brad Keselowski may have set the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying record, but there were eight more drivers that set faster times than the old record laid down by Ryan Newman in 2011 heading into Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301.
Jimmy Blewett laid down a great time in NASCAR Whelen Modified Series qualifying on Friday, but a gaffe in Turn 2 sent him spinning into the wall and to the back of the field for Saturday's Town Fair Tire 100.
Tanner Foust looked invincible. For nine laps Finnish teammates Toomas Heikkenen and Patrik Sandell tried to chase down Foust as he seamlessly navigated the dirt, jumps and chicanes. Then, out of nowhere, Foust showed he was human after all.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials announced that NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Austin Dillon and Sam Hornish Jr. will sit down with Mark and 2K of WOKQ's "Morning Waking Crew" during the annual free WOKQ FanFest on Thursday, July 11 at 7:45 p.m.
The racing kicks off Thursday with the Global RallyCross Championship and carries straight through Sunday with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. To get ready for the on-track action, let's take a look at the four races we have running this weekend.
Hendrick Motorsports has made a $5,000 donation to assist NHMS in hosting first responders and their families during the NASCAR weekend. The donation was made in memory of Sean Collier, the MIT police officer who was killed April 18 during the Boston Marathon bombing.
It's hard to have a hands-down, class-of-the field car in a restrictor-plate race, but don't tell Jimmie Johnson, who dominated at Daytona Saturday night in uncharacteristically decisive fashion.
The July heat combined with a slick track made for some interesting racing and a lot of action at the NHMS Mini-Oval
The Granite Stripe prepares for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. It is the final race before New Hampshire Motor Speedway gets in on the 2013 season!
New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials announced that "The Profit," a groundbreaking new television reality series that debuts July 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNBC, will be the title sponsor of the CNBC Prime's "The Profit" 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday, July 13.
Partnering with the nation's largest retailer of recreational vehicles, New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials announced today that Camping World will be the title sponsor of the track's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, July 14.
About the only thing that could cast a cloud over Matt Kenseth's fourth victory of the season was the hard hit Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin suffered in Sunday's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, a race postponed from Saturday because of rain.
New England is well-versed in celebrating victory, with four storied sports teams bringing home trophy after trophy. But there are also champions in our everyday lives; ordinary people who do extraordinary things. That was the message at the Champions Lunch in Boston, hosted by Jimmie Johnson.
NASCAR'S top drivers will be visiting the Granite State for a test session on Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26.
For Martin Truex Jr., a welcome oasis called Sonoma Raceway at long last ended one of the longest droughts in NASCAR racing. With a convincing victory in Sunday's Toyota Save Mart 350, Truex ended a winless streak of 218 races.
With a sterling time of 44.334 seconds, Strafford County Deputy Mike Raiche burned through a tricky road course to capture the top spot of the 2013 Race to Benefit Children "Sheriffs Showdown."
The very popular Global RallyCross Championship will makes its return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the SYLVANIA SilverStar zXe GRC race on Thursday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m.
It was a thrilling six-lap race, but in the end it was Chris Wells and Jeff Gillard (middle) that crossed the Granite Stripe first to win the Side Car Modern event on the final day of the 90th annual Loudon Classic motorcycle weekend.
It was a competitive race, but in the end it was Shane Narbonne taking the checkered flag in the 90th annual Loudon Classic Middleweight Grand Prix event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The weather was perfect for racing. Shaun Buffington scored another win at the Moat Mountain Road Course, Tom Gray finished second, and Alex Vorrilas finished third.
The high-flying Motard event capped off a splendid first day of action under sunny skies during the 90th annual Loudon Classic motorcycle weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Laconia Harley, NHMS and the Boys & Girls Clubs of New Hampshire are calling on the public to help break an existing record for "most money raised for a charity in 24 hours by a motorcycle parade." The current record is $76,036.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, and the Granite Stripe will get you ready for the green flag.
Eric Wood took the checkered flag in last year's Loudon Classic Middleweight Grand Prix feature event, and will certainly have the target on him again at this year's 90th annual event.
Two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion and Sprint Cup Series winner Martin Truex Jr. will hold a 15-minute Q&A session with fans before the July 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Connecticut native, Ryan Preece, will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at NHMS in the July 13 New England 200.
New England native Parker Kligerman and Alex Bowman made pit stops across Portland, Maine, on Tuesday in preparation for the New England 200 at New Hamsphire Motor Speedway on July 13.
A week after a penalty for jumping the final restart at Dover knocked Johnson out of a near-certain victory, Johnson absolutely scorched the field in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Party in the Poconos 400, beating Greg Biffle to the finish line by 1.208 seconds.
Shaun Buffington wins at the mini-oval after making the correct adjustments to deal with the drying track.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials helped celebrate the opening of the Laconia Motorcycle Week on Thursday. And while the Lakes Region prepares to host bikers from around the world, the Magic Mile is set to celebrate the historic 90th annual Loudon Classic.
The Granite Stripe prepares for this weekend's Party in the Poconos 400 with the broadcast, podcast and blog coverage. The race will be on TNT at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
We all knew this day would come, didn't we? The day when three-time Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart quit sputtering around the track in 20-something place and won a race.
Tony Stewart picked up a huge win on Sunday at Dover International Speedway, but was it enough for Smoke to move into the Magic Mile Power Rankings for the first time in 2013?
Beginning with a qualifying race that will determine the first four eligible drivers at Kentucky Speedway on June 28, the "Dash 4 Cash" will follow with a series of four races - Daytona, New Hampshire, Chicagoland and Indianapolis – that will reward drivers four $100,000 payouts.
A penalty to Jimmie Johnson was all Tony Stewart needed to break out of a four-month slump.After Johnson was assessed a drive-through penalty for jumping the final restart, Stewart passed Juan Pablo Montoya on Lap 398 of 400 to win
After a heavy rain and a lengthy delay, The Granite State Legends Oval series and The Gifford's Famous Ice Cream Bandolero series had exciting races on the Mini-Oval.
Defending SYLVANIA 300 winner Denny Hamlin will be a part of a four-driver autograph session on July 12 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick and Casey Mears will join Hamlin in the Display Lot from 5:30-6:15 p.m.
The Granite Stripe has a full preview for Sunday's race at Dover International Speedway. Watch the broadcast, listen to the podcast and catch up on the latest news in preparation for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks.
Just how long are 320,000 hot dogs lined up end to end? Well, it's enough to wrap around New Hampshire Motor Speedway's 1.058-mile oval 25 times. That sure is a lot of protein.
The Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR's longest race of the season, provided high drama and a few unexpected surprises, including a second victory of the season for Kevin Harvick. But was it enough for him to climb into the MMPR?
Thunder Road officials announced this morning that NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer will be participating in the Vermont Lottery Commission Governor's Cup at Barre VT's Thunder Road on Thursday, July 11.
After 389 laps in NASCAR's motorsports marathon, the 54th running of the Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600 Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway came down to an 11-lap shootout -- and Kevin Harvick won it.
For the first time, Color Vibe comes to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Color Blast 5K Run on Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. More than 8,000 participants are expected to take part in this unique, fun-filled 3.1-mile course.
The Granite Stripe prepares for the biggest race weekend of the year with the Broadcast and Podcast and makes its picks for NASCAR's longest race of the season.
NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the 2014 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The five-person group - the fifth in NASCAR Hall of Fame history - consists of Tim Flock, Jack Ingram, Dale Jarrett, Maurice Petty and Fireball Roberts.
Shaun Buffington swept the weekend, winning all three Granite State Legend Car races.
The Busch Brothers won the first four segments of Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but Jimmie Johnson took the one the counted -- the 10-lap dash to the finish -- and continued to build his legacy, not to mention his bank account.
Eric Wood wins his second Middleweight Grand Prix "Dash for Cash" of 2013.
In front of New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association (NHLRA) dignitaries and Celebrity Chefs, Jerry Gappens officially waved the green flag on the beginning of NH Restaurant Week.
The hosts of the Granite Stripe Broadcast and Podcast preview the Sprint All-Star Race. The Saturday night event will be broadcast on SPEED at 7:30 p.m. ET.
While visiting NHMS for a Goodyear Tire Test, Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton met up with Dick Berggren to provide a Tuesday evening Q+A with fans.
One area on which fans do agree is that Busch was himself on the move at Darlington. His supporters love him for his aggressive style. His detractors hate him for the same reason. Whether or not contact was made, that aggressive move was a signature one for Busch.
Matt Kenseth picked up his second win in four weeks his third overall this season, which should be good enough to keep him atop the Magic Mile Power Rankings for a second straight week. ... Right?
Magic Mile officials handed out "Good Tickets" to motorists who were seen wearing their seat belts by members of the MPD. Drivers were given two tickets to the New Hampshire 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on July 14 at NHMS.
Unsinkable Matt Kenseth capped a banner week for unsinkable Joe Gibbs Racing with a victory in Saturday night's Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway with a substitute crew chief on his pit box -- the unsinkable Wally Brown.
Each week, the Granite Stripe gets fans ready for the upcoming race. In this week's preview, the hosts take a look at the Darlington favorites in the broadcast and podcast, power rank the hottest drivers and give a fantasy NASCAR run down.
In one of the craziest races in recent memory, an unlikely hero drove out of Talladega Superspeedway with a victory on Sunday. Will there be a new driver atop the MMPR or was Jimmie Johnson's top-five enough to keep on top for a third straight week?
In the type of stunning victory that has typified racing at Talladega Superspeedway since its inception, David Ragan led an extraordinary 1-2 finish for Front Row Motorsports, which had never won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race before Sunday.
The Magic Mile will once again host Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company's tire test on May 14 and 15. Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, Jeff Burton, Clint Bowyer and Dave Blaney will each turn laps at the 1.058-mile oval.
Get ready for the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway with help from the Granite Stripe. Watch the broadcast, listen to the podcast and set your fantasy lineups before this weekend's big race.
Kevin Harvick picked up his first win of the season, but was it enough for him to climb into the Magic Mile Power Rankings? And will Jimmie Johnson maintain the top spot for a second straight week?
Tom Gray traded the lead with Dean Dezak late in the race and got in front when it counted to pick up his fourth career NHMS win. Dezak finished second, and Ryan Hammar earned his first NHMS podium with a third-place finish.
Kevin Harvick sped away on fresh tires to win Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400 in a green-white-checkered finish at Richmond International Raceway, leaving a group of drivers with widely divergent emotions in his wake.
Eric Wood backed up his 2012 championship in the Loudon Road Race Series Middleweight Grand Prix by winning the 2013 opener in the class. The hotly contested race saw Shane Narbonne finish second and Scott Greenwood third.
Shaun Buffington ran in a familiar place on his way to winning the first NHMS legends race of the season. It was the two unfamiliar faces behind him that surprised in the 2013 opener.
Get ready for Richmond International Raceway's Toyota Owners 400 on Saturday night. The Granite Stripe has full coverage from the broadcast/podcast to fantasy selections to current power rankings.
Penalties have been handed down to the No. 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team as a result of rule violations discovered in the post-race engine inspection April 23 at the NASCAR Research and Development Center.
At Speedway Motorsports, Inc., going green doesn’t just mean the drop of the flag, it is a companywide commitment to reducing material use, recycling materials, tires and oil, improving air and water quality and decreasing energy and water consumption.
NASCAR announced today that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will implement the group-based road course qualifying procedure used in NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Touring Series competition during its road-course events at Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen International
Matt Kenseth (20) won for the second time this season, but was it enough for him to move up into the top spot in the Magic Mile Power Rankings? And how far did last week's leader Kyle Busch fall?
Matt Kenseth likened his victory in the STP 400 to a game of musical chairs -- you had to be leading when the music stopped.
The Granite Stripe wants to get you prepared for this weekend's STP 400 at Kansas Speedway. Check out the broadcast, podcast, fantasy preview and debate the current power rankings.
Penalties have been handed down to three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams following last Saturday's race at Texas Motor Speedway. The No. 2, 22 and 56 all received punishment for inspection failures.
New England gets one of everything: one team in each major professional sports league; one NASCAR track; one style of clam chowder; one marathon; one city.
Kyle Busch won the race on Saturday night in Texas for his second victory in three weeks. But was it good enough to climb into the top spot in the Magic Mile Power Rankings?
The record book will say that Kyle Busch won the NRA 500 on Saturday night. If truth be known, Busch started the process on Friday afternoon and applied the coup de grace with 20 laps left on Saturday evening.
The Granite Stripe carries the storylines out of Martinsville in preparation for the NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Podcast, broadcast, power rankings and fantasy picks - take a look at the full preview.
Featuring high-performance hybrid and electric race cars, Dartmouth College’s 7th annual Formula Hybrid Competition will return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway from April 29-May 2. Founded and run by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, the competition features cars built by teams of undergraduate and graduate engineering students.
On Wednesday, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board O. Bruton Smith was named one of five newcomers for the 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
The Toyota Wheel & Deal Pre-Race Show at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the largest interactive fan sweepstakes and pre-race show in New England sports history. This promotion will award $250,000 in prizes to fans during an interactive game show prior to the New Hampshire 300. Last day for entry is Monday, April 15 at 5 p.m.
In this past Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. went for a spin, and when the field came back around as he was re-firing, race leader and teammate Jimmie Johnson pulled by him.
Leading 346 of 500 laps in Sunday's STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Johnson racked up his eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at the .526-mile short track and the 62nd win of his career.
After a break for Easter, NASCAR is back and the Granite Stripe has a full preview of the Sprint Cup Series as it heads to Martinsville Speedway.
The Granite Stripe takes a look at where the Sprint Cup Series drivers stand in the early going. Some have performed above expectations; some have picked up their success where they left off in 2012; some are starting to look a lap or two off the pace.
Whitney Doucet (above), 22, was named the overall winner, while a pair of Carolines - Burns (13) and Portu (18) - also earned spots to sing at one of this summer's NASCAR events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials are happy to see the snow melting and the track drying in time for a unique event that will drop the green flag on the 2013 season at the Magic Mile.
Mother Nature has forced New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials to cancel its annual FANtasy Drive Open House event. But fret not, the Magic Mile has set aside four dates for you to drive your personal vehicles on the racing surface.
Mark Martin will replace Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 Toyota during Hamlin’s recovery from a back injury, according to a news release provided by the Joe Gibbs Racing team Thursday.
Denny Hamlin, winner of last year's SYLVANIA 300 Chase race at the Magic Mile last September, will be out at least six weeks with a L1 compression fracture in his lower back.
Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano knocked each other off the race track on the final lap of Sunday's Auto Club 400 -- allowing Kyle Busch to steal the win -- but it was Tony Stewart who left Auto Club Speedway fighting mad.
The Granite Stripe recaps Bristol and looks ahead to Fontana, Calif., in the broadcast and podcast. It also gives five drivers to watch this weekend and provides some suggestions for the fantasy NASCAR roster.
Kasey Kahne checked Bristol Motor Speedway off his bucket list, winning for the first time in 19 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series attempts after a heated duel with Brad Keselowski.
A letter from New Hampshire Motor Speedway Exec. Vice President/General Manager Jerry Gappens on the new policy to make grandstand seating smoke-free and designate areas on the concourse for smoking.
The Granite Stripe is ready for the first short track race of the season. Check out the Broadcast, Podcast, Power Rankings and Fantasy Preview, and make sure you know it all before the green flag waves at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Fantasy has become reality at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD). Today, young patients at the CHaD locations at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon were delivered Children’s Dream Racers.
Bring on the contestants. New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials announced that Dan Nelson, director of northeast promotion for RCA Records, will return to serve as the third and final celebrity judge for the annual Speedway Star singing competition on March 30.
Jimmie Johnson's reign atop the Magic Mile Power Rankings is over, for now, and there's a new pilot on the list who is hoping that his luck in Las Vegas was more than just a birthday present.
Matt Kenseth’s car was superb for the third time in three races this season. This time, the No. 20 team saw it pay off in the final standings. Kenseth piloted his Dollar General Toyota to a win Sunday in the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The Granite Stripe previews the Speedway Motorsports Inc.'s first race of the season, the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Watch the broadcast, listen to the podcast and read the fantasy picks.
The new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Gen-6 car prepares for its intermediate track debut as teams “rolled the dice” on various set ups during testing Thursday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The number is 70 -- and no longer counting. As Denny Hamlin put it, Carl Edwards is “relevant again” after winning Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500.
The Granite Stripe has a full preview of the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. From the Broadcast to the Podcast to the Fantasy preview, the blog has everything to prepare for the second race of the season.
Jimmie Johnson pulled away from Brad Keselowski on a final restart with six laps remaining, then staved off the late charges of runner-up Dale Earnhardt Jr. and third-place Mark Martin to win the Great American Race.
The Granite Stripe, the official blog of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, has undergone a significant face lift in preparation for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. GraniteStripe.com, which is named after the Magic Mile’s signature start/finish line, is expanding to reach across multiple digital platforms.
To steal a page from Danica’s “drive to do something different”, New Hampshire Motor Speedway recently rolled out a sweetheart of a deal for those wanting to see all the action in-person at the Magic Mile this July.
The Granite Stripe gives a full preview of the Great American Race with its video Broadcast, audio Podcast, fantasy preview and picks to win the Daytona 500.
Danica Patrick made NASCAR history today during Coors Light Pole qualifying for the Daytona 500, becoming the first female driver to win a pole at NASCAR’s top level – the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Today in the Expo Center at the Radisson Hotel, New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials unveiled the “Toyota Wheel and Deal Pre-Race Show,” which will transform this summer’s frontstretch and pre-race stage into the world’s largest game show.
The Speedway Star search begins, again. Magic Mile officials announced today that it will begin accepting entries for the fourth annual national anthem singing competition – from all New England area singers – today at 10 a.m.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway has renewed the “Fans of NHMS” fantasy auto racing league with the help of Yahoo! Sports. The group will return for a second year after a successful 2012 season.
Rusty Wallace’s ability as a driver is unquestioned. He won 55 times – ninth most in NASCAR premier series history – during two decades against rivals named Bodine, Earnhardt, Elliott, Gordon, Jarrett, Labonte, Martin, Richmond and Waltrip.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway is challenging its fans to get 500 people to sign up for a great deal on pre-race pit passes by February 6, 2013. If this goal is achieved, all participants will be given the opportunity to buy one, get one.
After 23 hours, the 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona came down to the final few minutes, and it was NASCAR’s own Juan Pablo Montoya who delivered on the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway road course.
Faretra, who was hired as the communications manager at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in May, is finally making the pilgrimage to NASCAR's annual media tour in North Carolina. Is it what he envisioned?
New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials announced today the entitlement sponsorship extension of OSRAM SYLVANIA, which will keep the SYLVANIA 300 on the Magic Mile marquee for another five years.
Danica Patrick may not be at the front of the field very often during her first full campaign in the Sprint Cup Series. But given the results of recent testing at Daytona International Speedway, it’s not outlandish to think that the rookie could start there.
NASCAR and Sprint confirmed that fans will have a direct impact on several competition elements of the newly titled The Sprint Unlimited At Daytona, the 75-lap non-points race that opens the season.
It started as a “Decem-beard”. Now we are fully into “Janu-hairy” and I am still sporting some serious scruff.
Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, officially announced David McGrath's promotion today.
NASCAR and HP today unveiled the new NASCAR Fan and Media Engagement Center presented by HP. This first-of-its-kind resource will enable NASCAR to better serve its industry, partners and fans.
New faces with new teams and new cars were on display during Day 1 of Preseason Thunder at Daytona, but one storyline dominated – the Gen-6 car is sleek and fast.
The deadline to renew tickets for the 2013 NASCAR season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is only a few days away. Act before Jan. 15 to get exclusive discounted benefits.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway's Infield Care Center was given the "Above and Beyond Award" for its hard work, dedication and commitment throughout the 2012 season.
NHMS will get a tax break on future capital investments that could include repaving the raceway, a lighting system that would enable night racing and construction of a New England racing museum.
Anyone buying a season ticket to our July and September NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races – between December 18, 2012 and January 25, 2013 – will be entered for a chance to celebrate the start of the 2013 NASCAR season with NHMS.
NASCAR unveiled its new digital experience, officially launching its new platform today on NASCAR.com. Dynamic video, bold imagery and interactive graphics are some of the new highlights.