Legendary Grammy-nominated band Three Dog Night; the car-eating, fire-breathing mechanical dinosaur "Transaurus;" and a fly-over featuring F-16 fighter jets highlight pre-race entertainment for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, June 28.

Three Dog Night will take the stage at the start/finish line at 12:30 p.m. for a 45 minute performance.  Entering their fourth decade, the music icons hold some impressive industry statistics. From 1969 through 1974, the band had 21 consecutive Top-40 hits and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold LPs. Their latest album, released in 2004, is a collection of hit singles. To hear a medley of Three Dog Night hits, click here.

At 1:15 p.m., attention will turn to "Transaurus." A car will be cut in half by the famous "Hackman" using LENOX Industrial Tools and eaten by the metal marvel.  All of this leads up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at 2:15 p.m.

Powered by a jet engine and mounted on a military track vehicle, the metal replica of a Tyrannosaurus Rex stands 35 feet tall, 51 feet in length, and weighs close to 80,000 lbs.  "Transaurus" performs at numerous venues and has been featured on TV, lifting cars and shooting 15-foot flames.  It will arrive at the speedway on Thursday, June 25, for shows throughout the weekend.

"It's more than just a race," said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  "Our pre-race entertainment provides added value to our fans. It isn't often that you can watch an iconic band such as Three Dog Night and see a car chewed by a giant dinosaur at the same venue. That's a great lead-in to the largest sporting event in New England."

Tickets for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 are on sale now. The new MegaTicket package features three days of racing for $99. The LENOX Speed Zone seating section offers fans a $39 Sunday ticket. With these promotions, fans have the unique opportunity to experience NASCAR racing for approximately 13 cents a lap!

To purchase tickets to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway LENOX Industrial Tools 301 and SYLVANIA 300 weekends, please call our Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931 or visit the speedway online at www.nhms.com.