The biggest NASCAR weekend in New England takes place at the largest sports and entertainment facility in the region. The Camping World RV Sales 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend is only a month away, and if fans are still trying to decide on whether to purchase tickets to the blockbuster weekend of racing, there's still time to plan.
With lower costs, kids pricing and renewal incentives, there's certainly plenty of reason to come to the Granite State for one of the most jam-packed weekends of racing in recent memory.
Need more convincing? Fair enough … Just remember: It's not the same.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway offers ticket prices starting at $25, which falls well below the average ticket price for major sporting events at the Boston Garden, Gillette Stadium and Fenway Park. Parking alone at those facilities can cost as much as $75. Parking on property at the Magic Mile is always free.
But a low-cost ticket doesn't mean less racing. In addition to Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race and Whelen Modified Tour and Nationwide Series racing on Saturday, the Magic Mile will have an abundance of on-track action on Friday. NHMS will host the inaugural Whelen All-Star Shootout, pitting northern and southern modified drivers against each other in a 30-minute, two-segment race; the K&N Pro Series East race; and, for the first time ever, Sprint Cup Series knockout-style group qualifying.
"We have tremendous racing scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, said Gappens, "but with NASCAR's new group qualifying format, K&N Pro Series East racing and the All-Star Shootout, pole day presents a great chance for fans to see Sunday racing on Friday."
It's not the same.
ALL FOR THE KIDS
New for the 2014 race season, New Hampshire Motor Speedway is offering special pricing for children 12 years and under. They will now be able to attend the July 13 Camping World RV Sales 301 and/or the Sept. 21 SYLVANIA 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races for half the price of an adult ticket.
That means that a $100 adult ticket will cost a child 12 and under $50.
"Fans are the lifeblood of NASCAR and our entire industry is committed to developing new fans," said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway. "When I was kid growing up in the Midwest, my parents took me to races before I could walk. From attending the Indy 500 at the age of nine to weekly short tracks like the Kokomo Speedway in Indiana, this exciting sport made a huge impression on me and a fan forever. Our goal is to make a fan for life. We are confident that with young drivers like Joey Logano, Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson, and the total experience at the track, younger fans will find many reasons to get hooked on racing."
It's not the same.
Whether it's through the loyalty perks program, upgrade packages or payment plans, New Hampshire Motor Speedway has options for every kind of race fan.
Loud 'N Proud is the speedway's free, loyalty program designed to thank its most committed fans. Anyone that purchases tickets to both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway may join the program.
The pre-race pit pass, valued at $100, allows fans to experience a NASCAR race day from a crew member's perspective. Visit the garages as teams prepare for the race; walk pit road before your favorite driver and teams prepare for lightning-quick mid-race stops in an effort to win the race; and stand on the frontstretch for the pre-race concert, driver introductions and don't forget to sign the famous Granite Stripe start-finish line before you head back to your seats.
And for fans that need a little extra time to pay for their tickets, the speedway offers an interest-free payment plan, which allows fans to secure their tickets, camping spots and pre-race pit passes with a 25 percent deposit. The remaining balance is then spread out over three, interest-free payments.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway prides itself on being the most fan-friendly experience in New England.
It's not the same.