In celebration of Earth Day and as a part of its "Green Team" initiative, officials of New Hampshire Motor Speedway announced a plan today to plant additional trees throughout the 1,200-acre facility.

Between now and the end of the day on April 30, speedway officials will plant a tree for every ticket sold to the June 28 LENOX Industrial Tools 301 in honor of the devoted race fans who support the largest sports and entertainment venue in all of New England.  A wide variety of trees will be planted including red maple, white pine, gray and yellow birch, and various hemlocks.

The speedway has more than 500 acres of permanently protected wildlife habitats located throughout the property.  These habitats provide natural, undisturbed environments for many species of animal and plant life native to New Hampshire. 

"We continue to be one of the most eco-friendly sports facilities in the country," said Jerry Gappens, executive vice-president and general manager of the speedway. "This program is another facet of our on-going commitment to the ecological improvement and beautification of one of the most diverse and largest parcels of land in New England."

The speedway is also working with Franklin Pierce University and Waste Management Company as part of a new "Green Team" initiative that will recycle more than half of the paper, plastic, metal, and glass waste that comes onto the property.

Tickets for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 weekend activities are on sale now, including the new Mega Ticket that features three-days of racing for $99.  To purchase tickets to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway LENOX Industrial Tools 301 and SYLVANIA 300 weekends, please call our Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931 or visit the speedway online at www.nhms.com.