A record number of fans took advantage of New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s ultimate pre-race experience at the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on July 15. In September, “The Magic Mile” will set a new record as speedway officials announce that they have made another 1,000 “Pre-Race Pit Passes” available for the SYLVANIA 300, the second race in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
The speedway increased its pre-race infield pit-pass allowance by 300 percent for the LENOX 301 on July 15, and a similar number was anticipated for the SYLVANIA 300 on Sept. 23. But due to popular demand, the speedway ticket office is offering another 1,000 opportunities to get up close and personal with fans’ favorite Sprint Cup drivers.
“I walked down pit road and through the garages prior to the race on Sunday, and the emotion and passion from our fans was intoxicating,” said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “This truly is the ultimate fan experience and to be able to offer this to another 1,000 people is fantastic.”
The speedway accommodated the record-setting infield attendance on July 15 by adding additional crossover gates on the frontstretch. This provided fans with easier and faster access to the grandstands once it was time to drop the green flag. The speedway also changed the location of where Cup teams prepared for the races, as after nearly two decades of heading to the north end, drivers took center stage in the infield’s center garage, a change that made life easier for fans and teams alike.
The pre-race pit pass allows fans to experience pit road from a crew member’s perspective before the big race and stand in front of the stage for September’s featured concert. Pre-race pit passes are valid until one hour prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
For more details and ticket information on events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway or to purchase tickets to the upcoming SYLVANIA 300 NASCAR weekend, please stop by our Ticket Office, visit the speedway website at www.nhms.com, or call our Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931.