While the Granite State is preparing for a wet and wild weekend, the racing will resume as planned at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Friday and Saturday.

Experience the thrill of racing at “The Magic Mile” by getting behind the wheel of a NASCAR stock car with the Richard Petty Driving Experience beginning today.

At speeds of up to 130 mph, race fans can participate in several programs that will bring out their inner Jeff Gordon. The Rookie Experience allows speed demons to get behind the wheel for an eight-lap dash across the Granite Stripe. The Kings Experience will give the real racing enthusiast a three hour 18-lap driving program. Finally, the Experience of a Lifetime will let guests race around NHMS for 30 white knuckled laps all while improving the driving line and increasing speed.

For those fans that prefer to ride shotgun, the popular ride-a-long experience will also be available throughout the weekend. 

Any guests that have questions regarding the Richard Petty Driving Experience events are encouraged to call 1-800-BePetty (1-800-237-3889).

Also on property this weekend will be the Sports Car Club of New Hampshire, and the N.H. Karting Association.

For all of Sunday’s events please contact NHMS on Saturday to see if they will still go on as scheduled at (603)783-4931.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be racing under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. Coverage for the IRWIN Tools Night Race begins at 7:30 p.m. (ET) on ABC.

The IZOD IndyCar Series is back in action at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Coverage for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma begins Sunday at 4 p.m. on VERSUS.

Great seats are still available for the New Hampshire Motor Speedway SYLVANIA 300 on Sept. 25. To purchase tickets please call the NHMS ticket hotline at (603) 783-4931 or by visiting www.nhms.com.