NASCAR weekend at “The Magic Mile” proved to be successful for local nonprofits with the dedication of the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, the official charity of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and the many volunteer groups who helped fundraise nearly $100,000 during the July 14-17 NASCAR weekend event.
It took 30 starts, 18 years and one rain delay, but Martin Truex Jr. finally prevailed at “The Magic Mile,” turning in a dominant performance to earn the first New Hampshire Motor Speedway NASCAR Cup Series victory of his career in Monday’s Crayon 301.
Today’s Trackside Live and Wicked Good Live Auction will take place Sunday at 11 a.m. at The Groove. Sunday’s spectator gates and the Fan Zone will open Monday at 10 a.m. The Speedway Motorsports Weather Guarantee is in effect. Crayon 301 ticketholders who are unable to attend Monday will receive a ticket-for-ticket credit of equal or lesser value toward another Speedway Motorsports NASCAR or NTT IndyCar race in the next 12 months.
Justin Bonsignore edged Doug Coby by half a car length to conclude a thrilling Mohegan Sun 100 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) race on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Annually one of the crown jewel stops in the NWMT, “The Magic Mile” brought out the best in the popular series as Bonsignore, Coby and Ron Silk all exchanged the lead across the final 10 laps, sometimes multiple times in the same circuit.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) makes one annual visit to the Granite State each year, and the latest visit may just have cemented a new championship contender. John Hunter Nemechek avoided several multi-car wrecks and held on through two late restarts, including a green-white-checkered finish on his way to a victory in the Ambetter Health 200 NXS race on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS).
Defending champion Christopher Bell earned the pole position during qualifying for Sunday’s Crayon 301 NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) on Saturday. Bell, driving the No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, posted a lap of 124.781 mph (30.524 seconds).