The 2011 season of speed is fast approaching and so are ticket renewal deadlines for the most action-packed year in the history of New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series drivers will make their first of two appearances on a new date, July 17, in the LENOX Industrial Tools 301, and because of an overwhelming response from race fans the ticket renewal deadline for this event has been extended to Oct. 26.

Joining NASCAR’s elite once again next summer will be the NASCAR Nationwide Series, K&N Pro Series East and the New England favorite Whelen Modified Tour. 

On Sept. 25, the cars and stars of NASCAR return to “The Magic Mile” for the second race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.  Ticket renewals for this pivotal event in NASCAR’s playoffs are due by Dec. 1.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, K&N Pro Series East, Whelen Modified Tour and the American-Canadian Tour will also take to the 1.058- mile NHMS oval during the fall NASCAR weekend.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway offers an interest- free payment plan, which allows fans to secure their tickets, camping spots and pre-race pit passes with a 25 percent deposit.  The remaining balance is then spread out over three interest-free payments.

To renew or purchase tickets for the 2011 season, including the IZOD IndyCar Series event on Aug. 14, call the New Hampshire Motor Speedway ticket hotline at (603) 783-4931. Information is also available at www.nhms.com.