New Hampshire Motor Speedway is making several improvements that will enhance the fan experience starting with this year's Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend, July 19-21, including a new pre-race setup, infield and turn three camping, Infield Experience, more drink rails and a new Fan Zone layout. Fans will have the chance to get closer than ever to the drivers and to the racing action with the new infield access.

"Our chairman Bruton Smith's 'fans first' philosophy is a driving force in our company," said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. "We are always looking for new ways to improve the fan experience here in Loudon. Fans want to be able to get close to the action and the drivers. These brand new options will allow them to do so with some really cool new viewpoints and unbelievable access. They could literally give Joey Logano a high-five right before he hops into his car for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301!"

Fans come to the event for competitive racing, the off-track experience and to get close to the cars and stars of NASCAR. This year, pre-race pit pass holders will get unprecedented access to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers just moments before they strap in for the race. During driver introductions, the entire Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 starting field will walk the pre-race stage, take a parade lap around the famed race track and, new for this year, walk the red carpet as they make their final steps to the car before the race. The red carpet access will give fans the opportunity to get closer to their racing hero. Also moving closer to the fans, the Cup cars will be gridded in a new location on the turn one side of the start/finish line.

Aside from the on-track action, camping is a huge part of what makes a NASCAR race weekend so much fun, and what could be better than camping right in the middle of the action? For the first time, fans can now reserve a campsite in the infield behind pit road. A limited number of infield camping spots are available and include water and power hookups plus pre-race pit passes, NASCAR Xfinity Series garage passes and grandstand access to watch the race.  

Fans who don't have a camper, but still want infield access can purchase the Infield Experience. Located just behind pit road, the Infield Experience offers fans the opportunity to enjoy the ultimate in hospitality while being right in the center of the action. This includes access to a private tent by the start/finish line, viewing areas in turns two and four, pre-race pit pass, driver appearance, catered luncheon and more.

Improvements and upgrades made all over the NHMS property include:

New Pre-Race Setup

This year, pre-race pit pass holders will get unprecedented access to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers just moments before they strap in for the race. During driver introductions, the entire Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 starting field will walk the pre-race stage, take a parade lap around the famed race track and, new for this year, walk the red carpet as they make their final steps to the car before the race. The red carpet access will give fans the opportunity to get closer to their racing hero. Also moving closer to the fans, the Cup cars will be gridded in a new location on the turn one side of the start/finish line.

Infield Camping

For the first time, fans can now reserve a campsite in the infield behind pit road. A limited number of infield camping spots are available and include water and power hookups plus pre-race pit passes, NASCAR Xfinity Series garage passes and grandstand access to watch the race.

Infield Experience

Fans who don't have a camper, but still want infield access can purchase the Infield Experience. Located just behind pit road, the Infield Experience offers fans the opportunity to enjoy the ultimate in hospitality while being right in the center of the action. This includes access to a private tent by the start/finish line, viewing areas in turns two and four, pre-race pit pass, driver appearance, catered luncheon and more.

Drink Rails Added

Due to the popularity of the add-on last year in section NO row 49, more drink rails will be added throughout the Main Grandstand. This will give fans more seating space and leg room with cooler or bag storage underneath the drink rail and a spot for food and beverages that will not affect sightlines. Additionally, a drink rail will be added across the top of the Main Grandstand and provide fans with a standing area to move around while enjoying the race. As an added convenience, NHMS partner, Levy, will vend snacks such as peanuts, ice cream sandwiches and beer throughout the grandstand area so fans don't have to miss a moment of on-track action.

New Turn Three Camping

Similar to the popular Trackside Terrace, a new camping area has been added to turn three with unbelievable sightlines for fans. The speedway removed the backstretch billboards to create this exclusive area that will allow fans to be just a few steps from the action.

New Fan Zone Layout

The Fan Zone, located across from the infield tunnel, is home to games, activities, displays and all of the off-track action on race weekend. In an effort to eliminate vehicle traffic driving through this area and to make it safer for the fans, the speedway has created a new perimeter road. This road will run along the outside of the Fan Zone creating a large common area in the center for fans to socialize and interact with the racing themed displays.

For ticket information for events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the June 8-16 Motorcycle Week at NHMS, the July 19-21 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend and the September 20-21 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, visit the speedway website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.