When NASCAR announced the new uniform start times for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, New Hampshire Motor Speedway fans saw one of their most popular requests become a reality.

Starting with the 2010 season, both the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday, June 27 and the SYLVANIA 300 on Sunday, September 19 will begin at 1:00 p.m.

"This is a very positive move for our fans," said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager for New Hampshire Motor Speedway. "It gives us another hour of daylight to run our races and allows our fans to be on their way home before nightfall.

"Fans have called-in, written us, and asked about this change at our Pre-Race Town Meetings.  They realize that the last two LENOX Industrial Tools 301 races would have gone the full distance with a 1:00 p.m. start."

Fans will have to make one adjustment to their race day schedule, get ready early.

"Whether you are driving to the speedway on race day or staying with us in a camper, you will have to set your alarm clock an hour earlier so you won't miss any of our great pre-race extravaganza and the exciting displays that surround our grandstand areas."

Tickets for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 and SYLVANIA 300 are on sale now.  Fans can call our Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931 or visit www.nhms.com to purchase seats for the two largest sporting events in the Northeast.