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.”

Pappas was one of 20 qualifiers for the giveaway. From there he was selected to take part in on stage pre-race activities with two other lucky fans during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race; rubbing elbows with stars such as Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and Kurt Busch. Pappas was presented a life-size check from speedway executive vice president and general manager Jerry Gappens.

When asked what he was going to do with the money Pappa’s said, “I plan on putting it towards my daughter’s college education.” His daughter will attend Clark University in Worcester, Mass. this fall.

Thanks again to all the fans for their support over 20 memorable years of motorsports magic!  Be on the lookout for future FansFirst promotions for our 20th Anniversary.

Advanced tickets are on sale now for the SYLVANIA 300 weekend beginning September 16-19, as well as IZOD IndyCar Series race on July 31, 2011.  Purchase them now by calling our ticket hotline at (603) 783-4931 or by visiting us online at www.nhms.com.