Featuring one of the most lucrative purses per-mile in NASCAR racing, drivers competing in the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 week of events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will race for their share of a record purse that totals close to $7 million.
The posted prize money of $6,977,328 awaits competitors among four NASCAR touring divisions. The purses for all series have increased from last June's races, and are the highest in New Hampshire Motor Speedway history.
"Our NASCAR Sprint Cup purse is the sixth largest, per-mile, on the series schedule to date," said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager for the speedway. "They are racing in the seventh largest market (Boston) for a big payout in front of very loyal New England race fans. I can't wait for the green flag to drop next weekend!"
Competitors participating in the NASCAR Sprint Cup LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday, June 29, will race to claim their take of $5,383,710.
The NASCAR Nationwide drivers will battle for $1,201,721, in the Camping World 200 presented by RVs.com on Saturday, June 28.
The remainder of the money will be given out in the showdowns on Thursday and Friday, June 27-28, when the NASCAR Camping World Series East and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour take to the track. Both purses are record amounts with the New England 100 totaling $170,245, and the Heluva Good!® 125 posting $221,652.
"For some people, money is a great motivator, and we're putting up a lot of money for our LENOX Industrial Tools 301 week activities," Gappens commented. "However, for most race drivers it's about winning. For our competitors in the Whelen Modified Tour and Camping World East Series, this is their ‘Super Bowl' and a chance to showcase their talents as part of a major NASCAR weekend."
The green flag drops for the weekend on Friday, June 27, at 5:10 p.m. with the NASCAR Camping World East Series Heluva Good!® 125, and goes through Sunday, June 29, with the NASCAR Sprint Cup LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at 2:00 p.m.
For more information, or to purchase tickets to the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on June 29, and the SYLVANIA 300 on September 14, go online to www.nhms.com or call the speedway Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931. All ticket holders for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 who purchase a ticket prior to Wednesday, June 25, 2008 will be eligible to win a $500 Sunoco gas card, watch the SYLVANIA 300 from a luxury suite, or have their mortgage or rent paid until December, 2008.