Who will take home the first IZOD IndyCar checkered flag when the open-wheel phenoms return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway next July? 

Danica Patrick may have the inside track on racing here; but remember she was behind the wheel of a NASCAR Nationwide Series stock car.  Indianapolis 500 winners Dario Franchitti, and Helio Castroneves will be among the many stars who will race at “The Magic Mile” looking to visit the first IZOD IndyCar Series victory lane in 13 years.

Tickets are now on sale for the IZOD IndyCar Series race July 31, 2011. Fans will see a “New Breed of Speed” with speeds reaching up to 200 mph on the straightaways, the fastest laps ever seen in Loudon.

It will be a whole new experience for race fans, who caught a glimpse of the future when Franchitti zoomed around the 1.058-mile oval at a speed averaging 143 mph in 26.6 seconds, prior to the start of the LENOX Industrial Tools 301.

Tickets for the IZOD IndyCar race range from $35-$75. Please call the NHMS ticket hotline at (603) 783-4931.