CONTACT:
Kristen Lestock
(603) 513-5708 / kcosta@nhms.com

Gavin Faretra
(603) 513-5706 / gfaretra@nhms.com

Jerry Gappens, General Manager

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LOUDON, N.H. - With the exciting new NASCAR knock-out style pole position format being unveiled at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this season, Oxford Casino has anted up with a buy-in as the new official pole day sponsor. Speedway officials announced today that the Oxford Casino Pole Day will be named for Friday, July 11 when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers qualify for the Camping World RV Sales 301.

"We're pushing all of our chips in when it comes to Friday qualifying," said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway. "We have tremendous racing scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. But with NASCAR's new group qualifying format, pole day presents an awesome opportunity for fans to see Sunday racing on Friday. We're proud to have Oxford Casino place a bet on us; we'll make sure it's a winner."

There is plenty of on-track action scheduled for Oxford Casino Pole Day on Friday, July 11, including the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Modified All-Star Shootout at 2:10 p.m.; two rounds of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying for the Camping World RV Sales 301 beginning at 4:35 p.m.; and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Granite State 100 at 6:00 p.m.

"Thanks to the new, knockout qualifying procedures implemented by NASCAR, we're proud to be part of such an exciting event," said Jack Sours, general manager and vice president of Oxford Casino. "This sponsorship allows us to maintain our connection with the most loyal fan base in sports."

Forty minutes from Portland and located in the Maine lakes and mountain region, Oxford Casino - which opened its doors in June of 2012 - features more than 850 slot machines and 26 table games. As part of its partnership with the speedway, visitors of the casino will be given 10 unique opportunities to be part of a private lunch with Gappens on Friday, July 11.

For more details and ticket information on events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, or to purchase tickets to the July Camping World RV Sales 301 or September SYLVANIA 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends, please stop by our Ticket Office, visit the speedway website at www.nhms.com, or call our Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931.

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About New Hampshire Motor Speedway

New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the largest sports and entertainment facility in New England and hosts the two biggest sporting events in the six-state region.

Located approximately one hour north of Boston, in Loudon, N.H., the speedway hosts more than 100,000 spectators at each of its two prestigious NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. Our NASCAR event weekends draw larger crowds than the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, the World Series and the NCAA Final Four events. The facility is active every day from April through October and attracts more than 500,000 guests during the season. For more information on NHMS, please visit us at http://www.nhms.com/.

About Oxford Casino Oxford Casino opened in June, 2012 and underwent two expansions, one in October 2012 and another in December 2013. The hilltop Casino is located on 100 acres 40 minutes northwest of Portland in Maine's lakes and mountains region. The property includes a 30,281 square foot, single level, gaming floor with more than 850 Class III slot machines and 26 table games. It also hosts Oxford Grill, a 140 seat casual restaurant, Oxford Express, a grab-and-go restaurant, and a 12 seat, video poker bar.  Further information can be found at www.oxfordcasino.com.