The drama, excitement and anticipation of championship racing heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for this weekend’s SYLVANIA 300 activities.

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup has begun and several questions are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Will Tony Stewart build on his momentum from Chicagoland and take two straight wins?  Can Kurt and Kyle Busch resurrect their dominating ways at “The Magic Mile”?  Is Jimmie Johnson going to score another NHMS win?  How will veteran Jeff Gordon rally from a disappointing 22nd place finish in round one? So many questions; the answers will be delivered on Sunday and there’s still a chance for fans to see it in person.

With a seating capacity of more than 93,500, officials at New Hampshire Motor Speedway announced today that New England’s largest sports and entertainment facility are close to a capacity crowd for Sunday afternoon’s SYLVANIA 300.

“There has been a tremendous buzz as the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup heads to New Hampshire this week,” said Jerry Gappens, executive vice-president and general manager of the speedway. “Ticket sales have been strong this week. Fans are reacting well to the various storylines, including Tony’s win, Junior’s third-place effort and the anticipation of seeing Jimmie dethroned this year!”

Only a limited number of seats remain for Sunday’s race, which includes a pre-race concert by CMA award winners Montgomery-Gentry and the 300-lap race as part of NASCAR’s playoffs.

Seating options include some seats in the new “Moose Head Maniac” section; a fun, new seating area located in the Laconia Grandstand dedicated to the NASCAR FANatic.  Tickets for “Moose Head Maniacs” are just $19 and the package includes a customized “Moose Heads” T-shirt and the freedom to be creative in fun fan wear. Other options, starting at $39 include a family section in turns one and two and selective reserve seating.

Tickets will be available at the gate for Friday’s FansFirst Pole day activities (advance tickets start @ $20 for adults, $5 for children 6-12) which include NASCAR Sprint Cup practice and qualifying and the New Hampshire 125. Tickets are also available for Saturday’s big tripleheader that includes the New Hampshire 100 for NASCAR Whelen Modifieds, the F.W. Webb 175 for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the American-Canadian Tour Late Model Invitational. Advance tickets for Saturday start at $25 for adults and children ages 6-12, $5. Children under six are free both days.

Fans are encouraged to call the speedway’s ticket hotline at 603-783-4931 to purchase tickets for the SYLVANIA 300. Complete ticket and event week information is available at