The most ambitious racing schedule in the 21-year history of New Hampshire Motor Speedway includes the three largest sporting events to be held in New England during 2011.

For the 15th consecutive year, “The Magic Mile” will host two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series dates with the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday, July 17, and the SYLVANIA 300 on Sunday, Sept. 25.

In addition to the two NASCAR weekends, a “New Breed of Speed” will invade the 1.058-mile oval on Sunday, Aug. 14 when the IZOD IndyCar® Series returns after a 13-year hiatus.  Indianapolis 500 winners Dario Franchitti, Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon and female racing sensation Danica Patrick are among those who will battle wheel-to-wheel at speeds approaching 200 mph.

The action-packed schedule begins May 17-22 with the 21st Annual Vintage Racing Celebration.  Classic car enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see vintage midgets, sprint cars, champ cars, roadsters, NASCAR stock cars, sports cars and formula cars competing on the 1.058-mile oval and 1.6-mile road-course. A two-day car show and automotive flea market will also be part of the celebration on May 21-22. 

On June 17-19, the oldest motorcycle event in North America returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway with the 88th running of the Loudon Classic. Many of the world’s top two-wheel racers will be in action on the challenging 12-turn road course as the weekend features more than 20 races and wraps up the 87th running of Laconia Bike Week.

The 2011 season of speed also features races for the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the American-Canadian Tour.

Tickets for all 2011 events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway can be purchased by calling the track’s ticket hotline at (603) 783-4931. Additional information, including camping availability and prices, can be found online at www.nhms.com.

 

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

2011 Major Event Schedule

 May 17-19       21st Annual Vintage Racing Celebration Oval Days

Vintage midget, sprint car, champ car, roadster and NASCAR stock car racing and car show

 May 20-22       21st Annual Vintage Racing Celebration Road-Course Days

Vintage motorcycle, sports car and formula car racing, automotive flea market and car show

 June 17-19     88th Annual Loudon Classic

American SportBike Racing Association, Loudon Road Race Series, Sidecar Racers Association

 July 14            NASCAR FanFest

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East practice and qualifying, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice and qualifying, driver appearances, live entertainment

 July 15            FansFirst Pole Day

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice and qualifying, NASCAR Nationwide Series practice, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race

 July 16            Saturday Doubleheader

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying and race, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race

 July 17            LENOX Industrial Tools 301

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race

 Aug. 12           American-Canadian Tour Friday

American-Canadian Tour practice and qualifying

 Aug. 13           Saturday Doubleheader

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race, American-Canadian Tour race, Firestone Indy Lights practice and qualifying, IZOD IndyCar Series practice and qualifying

 Aug. 14           IZOD IndyCar Series 225

IZOD IndyCar Series race, Firestone Indy Lights Series race

 Sept. 22          NASCAR FanFest

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East practice and qualifying, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice and qualifying, driver appearances, live entertainment

 Sept. 23          FansFirst Pole Day

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice and qualifying, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race

 Sept. 24          Tripleheader Saturday

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying and race, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race, American-American Canadian Tour race

 Sept. 25          SYLVANIA 300

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race