“The Magic Mile” and Richard Petty Motorsports are teaming up to make this weekend a little brighter for the employees impacted by the Hartford Distributors tragedy, by sending 250 tickets for all employees to the SYLVANIA 300 and four Richard Petty Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers to the facility Thursday morning. 

One of the victims, Doug Scruton, had dreams of retiring in New Hampshire before the tragedy occurred.   Scruton, 56 had worked for the company for 30 years and was months away from retirement in the White Mountains. 

Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway was more than willing to donate the tickets to the employees and families. 

“I think it is just such a positive thing to give these folks the opportunity to come out to the speedway and enjoy themselves this weekend with some exciting NASCAR racing,” said Gappens. “It was just the right thing to do.”

The Richard Petty Motorsports haulers will make a pit stop on their way to the speedway tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.  The employees will have the opportunity to tour and visit with the four haulers and teams.