Finally, the day that New England race fans have longed for all year, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars will take to "The Magic Mile" in the LENOX Industrial Tools 301!

It is shaping up to be a gorgeous New Hampshire summer day, with sunny skies and highs in the lower 80's. Fans are reminded that this year's race will start one hour earlier, with the green flag waving at 1:00 p.m.

There is plenty of pre-race action to enjoy today with concerts from Comic Book Heroes and Foghat. Those obnoxious vuvuzelas seen at the World Cup will be destroyed by speedway executive vice president and general manager Jerry Gappens, and finally one lucky fan will walk away with $20,000 when the 20th Anniversary Contest winner is announced.

Juan Pablo Montoya is on the pole for today's event, hoping to capture his first oval win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series; but Ryan Newman and Kyle Busch have the momentum behind them after wins in yesterday's New England 100 and New England 200.

Tickets are still available for today's LENOX Industrial Tools 301, please call our ticket office at (603) 783-4931 to experience the excitement of NASCAR racing in New England.