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Track Policies

New Hampshire Motor Speedway continues to provide an exciting and fun, yet secure and safe, environment for the world's greatest racing entertainment. Please take a look at the following policies to help plan your visit. The policies below are regulated and enforced to make sure your visit is a safe and stress-free one.

*All security measures are subject to change without notice.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway (the “Speedway”) has taken enhanced health and safety measures—for you, drivers, crew, vendors, employees and other guests. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, including the Speedway and the event for which you are purchasing admission.  COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.  People who show no symptoms may spread COVID-19 if they are infected and therefore any event where people are present may pose heightened risk of contracting COVID-19.  If you are considered a high-risk person as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you may be especially vulnerable to COVID-19.  You should evaluate your own risk in determining whether to attend any public event including the event at the Speedway for which you are purchasing admission.

As a condition of admission to this event at the Speedway you will be required to abide by all current facility rules, posted instructions, and protocols while on premises or risk ejection, including, but not limited to the following, which may be periodically revised in accordance with public health guidance or requirements, or other guidance or requirements:

  • Guests are encouraged (and may be required) to wear a cloth face covering (all guests who are 3 years or older).
  • Guests may be required to submit to a non-contact temperature check prior to entry.
  • Guests may be presented with a brief questionnaire prior to entry to confirm that they are not currently experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms and/or have not been recently exposed to the virus which causes COVID-19.
  • Guests must maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between their travel party and others.
  • Guests are reminded to wash their hands frequently with soap and water.
  • For guests who may need an accommodation in order to comply with any facility rules and/or protocols, please contact our guest services team for further information.
  • In addition, to further protect the health and safety of our guests and employees, you will not be admitted to the Speedway and you should stay home if within past fourteen (14) days you have:
    • Tested positive or have been deemed presumptively positive with COVID-19;
    • Sought testing to determine whether you might have COVID-19 due to contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, and have not yet received the results;
    • Been informed that you may have been exposed to Coronavirus or learned that you have been in the immediate vicinity of a person now known to have been carrying the Coronavirus; or
    • Experienced any of the following symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19, including cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, OR two or more of any of the following: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.


We appreciate your cooperation as we strive to make the guest experience as safe as possible for all. Although preventative measures set forth by the facility are intended to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.

By purchasing tickets to and/or attending this event at the Speedway you acknowledge the risks above.  You also acknowledge notice of and agree to follow all facility rules, posted instructions, and protocols. You also agree to notify all guests for whom you are purchasing tickets of the instructions and protocols disclosed here, those that may be made publicly available for the event, and those that may be conveyed prior to your party’s arrival.  You acknowledge and agree that you are voluntarily assuming all risks of exposure to COVID-19 and agree to release, waive and discharge New Hampshire Motor Speedway, its parent entities, and all related and affiliated individuals and entities, and all individuals and entities involved in the event at the Speedway which you are attending, from all claims directly or indirectly arising from your visit to the Speedway. 

Our events are about FUN, friends, family and love. We want to create positive memories for people and do so in an inclusive environment.  Accordingly, all banners, signs and flags openly displayed (including but not limited to on vehicles, clothing, hats or other accessory items) while on the premises of New Hampshire Motor Speedway must comply with this policy. Banners, signs and flags should contain no obscene language, symbols or logos, or graphic depictions. Speedway management reserves the right to approve all banners, signs and flags.  Confederate flags (including flags, signs and banners that contain the Confederate flag) are not allowed. 

Attendees must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Banners, signs and flags must be small enough for one person to hold and no larger than 36" x 60" (except that the U.S. Flag in a larger size may be displayed during the playing of the National Anthem only).
  • Banners, signs and flags may not be affixed, in any form, to any portion of the Speedway premises.
  • Banners, signs and flags may not obstruct the view of others.
  • Banners, signs and flags should be constructed of either vinyl, cloth or other lightweight materials.
  • Banners, signs and flags in the spectator grandstands may not be attached to poles or sticks.
  • Banners, signs and flags are not permitted in any premium seating area except as specifically permitted in writing by the Speedway.

Speedway management reserves the right to remove any and all banners, signs or flags not in compliance with this policy or which, in their sole judgment, violates this policy.  If you refuse to allow the removal of any such banner, sign or flag, you will be subject to removal from Speedway premises. 

The Speedway Motorsports Weather Guarantee is valid for Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway (each a "Speedway Motorsports Speedway" and collectively the "Speedway Motorsports Speedways"), and is effective as of August, 9, 2018.

If weather postpones a NASCAR race held at a Speedway Motorsports Speedway and a ticket holder is unable to attend on the rescheduled date, the Speedway Motorsports Weather Guarantee provides such fans a ticket credit toward a future NASCAR race at any of the SMI Speedways.

The Speedway Motorsports Weather Guarantee applies to all NASCAR races at any Speedway Motorsports Speedway that are postponed and rescheduled to a different date due to inclement weather.

No cash refunds will be issued and the ticket credit has no cash value and may be used only as a credit toward the purchase of a NASCAR race at an SMI Speedway as stated in this Speedway Motorsports Weather Guarantee Policy. Unused tickets may be exchanged for a ticket of equal or lesser value on a ticket-for-ticket basis.

Events and seating locations eligible for redemption are based on availability at time of redemption.

Eligible tickets may be exchanged for any future Speedway Motorsports NASCAR race within (1) calendar year of the original event date or for the same race the following year, even if it falls outside the (1) year window. Fan(s) must use the ticket credit and redeem eligible tickets within 60 days of the original date of the postponed event, or by the end of the calendar year, whichever is shorter. If eligible tickets are not redeemed during the timeframe set forth herein, the ticket credit shall expire and be of no value.

Complimentary tickets are not eligible for exchange under this policy. Restrictions also apply to corporate block tickets and tickets purchased through brokers or resale websites not directly affiliated with the Speedway Motorsports Speedways. ONLY TICKETS PURCHASED DIRECTLY AND ORIGINALLY FROM AN SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS SPEEDWAY OR FROM THEIR TICKET AGENT TICKETMASTER ARE ELIGIBLE FOR EXCHANGE UNDER THIS SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS WEATHER GUARANTEE POLICY. RESALE TICKETS PURCHASE THROUGH TICKETMASTER TICKETEXCHANGE ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR EXCHANGE UNDER THIS SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS WEATHER GUARANTEE POLICY. Fans should contact the speedway ticket office where the race was postponed to verify ticket eligibility.

Only race tickets are covered by this Speedway Motorsports Weather Guarantee Policy.

This policy does not apply if an event is delayed, regardless of length of delay, but still completed on the original event date, even if completion of the event occurs after 11:59 p.m. of such original event date.

This policy does not apply for events shortened due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances if the race/event is counted as official by the sanctioning body.

The Speedway Motorsports Speedways reserve the right to alter and/or terminate the Speedway Motorsports Weather Guarantee at any time, provided, however, that such termination shall not affect tickets already purchased while the Speedway Motorsports Weather Guarantee policy was in effect.

Contact the ticket office at your favorite Speedway Motorsports Speedway for further information.

What if I lose my tickets?

Only the ticket holder of record, with proper identification (driver's license, passport, or state-issued identification card) can obtain replacement tickets. On any ticket replacement, a $5 non-refundable processing fee will be charged at the time of replacement.


Before each race you will receive your renewal invoice, at which time you may request an upgrade or change of seat location. If there is an opportunity to offer you a seat location change, you will be contacted by the NHMS Ticket office. No changes will be made to seat locations without authorization from the ticket holder. All upgrades are based on availability.


NHMS ticket holders and campers are able to transfer their grandstand tickets or camping spots for free. NHMS must receive the appropriate signed documentation with account number, name, address, etc. of the current ticket holder along with the personal information of whom they wish to transfer the tickets and/or camping

Once tickets are transferred they are the responsibility of their new owner and you will no longer receive invoices for those tickets or camping.

Alcohol-Free Rules

The consumption of alcohol in the Alcohol-Free Section (sections LL-LN and CW-CX, Rows 1-10) is strictly prohibited.

Refunds or Exchanges

There are no full or partial refunds or exchanges of tickets. All sales are final.

Group Tickets

Discounted ticket packages for groups of 10 or more are available for both Saturday and Sunday. To arrange for your group to attend, contact a Fan Relations Specialist at 833-4LOUDON (833-456-8366) or fill out a contact form on our Group Tickets page.

Payment Plans

Any fan on a payment plan must abide by the terms of the plan. Three missed payments will result in forfeiture of seats and/or camping without refund.

All coolers, bags, and backpacks will be subject to search. Coolers must be 14" or under, in all dimensions, to be permitted into the grandstand area (no glass).

Items prohibited in the grandstand area:

  • Animals (except service)
  • Bicycles
  • Glass containers
  • Stadium seats (with arms)
  • Umbrellas

Items prohibited on all areas of property:

  • ATVs
  • Bonfires
  • Drone aircraft (including in the air space above property)
  • Fireworks and/or fire balloons
  • Hoverboards
  • Human transporters
  • Mopeds
  • Private golf carts
  • Rollerblades
  • Scaffolding
  • Scooters
  • Segways
  • Skateboards
  • Unregistered motorcycles
  • Weapons (of any description)

Additional Notes

  • The grandstand seating area is smoke-free.
  • Alcohol is prohibited in the Alcohol-Free Section (sections LL-LN and CW-CX, Rows 1-10).
  • All persons, coolers, wagons/tool-boxes-on-wheels, and vehicles/RVs are subject to search.
  • Locked coolers on wagons/tool-boxes-on-wheels are prohibited underneath/adjacent to the grandstand areas, and are subject to forced entry without request for permission.

NHMS is not responsible for any prohibited property left at NHMS ticket gates. Prohibited items should be returned to your vehicle or RV.

For the health and comfort of our guests, grandstand seating is smoke-free (including tobacco, vape, and electronic cigarettes). The speedway does permit smoking in all other areas of the property.

Those that choose to smoke during an event are asked to do so in the designated areas underneath the grandstands, away from any concession stands.

Enforcement - Ushers will direct those found smoking in the grandstand seating areas to the nearest smoking area, and repeat offenders will be required to leave. If someone is smoking in the vicinity of your seat, we ask that you alert the nearest usher or security guard to assist with enforcement.

Dogs are allowed on property, however they must be leashed at all times and owner is responsible for cleaning up after his or her dog and proper disposal of waste.

Dogs are not allowed in the grandstands unless they are service animals.

Minor Waivers must be signed by legal guardian(s), notarized by a notary public and brought to NHMS. If all legal guardians will be present with a minor during an event, the Minor Waiver can be filled out on property.

Camping Policies

Camping at the racetrack can create memories that can last a lifetime. Before you set up your campsite, take a look at these policies that will help you maximize your weekend getaway at the speedway.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway offers parking for self-contained RVs and campers for the NASCAR Cup Series race week. During the NASCAR Cup Series race week, the lots will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, one week in advance of race weekend. *Please note: At this time, we are planning to have our campgrounds open Saturday, July 10 through 12 p.m. Monday, July, 19, however, this is subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions, as everyone's safety is our number one priority.*

During the week, campers will be able to park nightly until 11 p.m. From 11 p.m. - 7 a.m., campers will be staged in the S11 lot. RV lots will remain open to car traffic 24 hours a day throughout race week.

RV and camper parking is limited to New Hampshire Motor Speedway ticket holders only. All drivers and their guests must have race day tickets in their possession before driving onto NHMS property. Please do not park in the fire lane between rows of campers. Any vehicle violating this rule is subject to towing.

All RVs and campers must be self-contained with bathroom and water facilities on board. The speedway does not have hook-ups or dumping facilities. Tent camping is only available for the July NASCAR week and is only allowed in the designated S7 lot.

The dumping of gray water and waste on speedway property is strictly prohibited. Because the health and safety of our guests is of utmost importance, any violation of this rule will result in arrest, fines and forfeiture of ticket renewal privileges.

NHMS has parking for campers and RVs with state-issued handicap plates or placards. NHMS reserves the right to refuse handicapped parking to those vehicles which do not contain/hold a person with a handicap. Vehicles parked in a handicapped area without a placard are subject to towing.

Small cooking fires may be allowed only when the Forest Fire Warden deems conditions are safe. No cooking fire should be left unattended and should be put out with water before leaving the RV area. Cooking fires should be fueled with clean wood only. If you are caught burning materials other than clean wood you will lose your rights to renew your race tickets.

Moving untreated out-of-state firewood into New Hampshire can spread damaging insects and diseases that threaten the health of our forests. A quarantine banning the entry of untreated out-of-state firewood into N.H. has been established by the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development and the N.H. Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food.


All campsites on the NHMS property are reserved. Groups planning on camping together should work with the Camping Coordinator on purchasing adjacent campsites.

Areas used for RV/camper parking may not be level, blocking is recommended. Hitches must face outward or be accessible from the fire lane for accessing of trailer removal in case of fire or fuel leaks.

All vehicles including RVs, campers and additional tow vehicles must have the correct corresponding pass. Any vehicle without the correct pass may be towed.

Pets must be on a leash at all times. Please clean up after them. Pets are not allowed into the grandstand area.


ATVs/ Go-Karts



Human Transporters


Private Golf Carts





Fire Balloons

Unregistered Motor Vehicles & RVs

Weapons of any description (Knives included)



Drones (both on the ground and in the air)


Violation of these rules or behavior interfering with the enjoyment of fellow guests will result in your removal from the speedway's property, as well as the forfeiture of ticket renewal privileges.

NHMS is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

For assistance, please call our Security Office at: (603) 783-9245

In an effort to allow fans to better control the temperature of their campers, we have revised our generator policy to allow all RV campers to run generators throughout the night (24 hours per day). 

As a part of this revised policy, generators must be run at less than 75 decibels at all times. Additionally, please turn off all outside radios and televisions during quiet hours.

Family Lots (N4, N8, S4, S6, S7 (tenting), S8, S9) 11 p.m. - 7 a.m. *
Handicap Lot (S9H) 11 p.m. - 7 a.m. *
General Lots (N1, N5) 12 a.m. - 7 a.m. *
*Unless determined by Law Enforcement to be earlier.

There are no full or partial refunds or exchanges of campsites. All sales are final.