Sure, NASCAR weekends at “The Magic Mile” are known for fast cars, squealing tires and feeling the roar of 40 of the best drivers in the world flying down the frontstretch, but it’s the off-track entertainment at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) that is guaranteed to make New England’s only NASCAR weekend unforgettable.

From The Groove fan hangout to the NASCAR Kids Zone, from driver appearances during The Morning Show and Trackside Live to autograph sessions in the Fan Zone, from acrobatic canines to concerts, NASCAR weekend at “The Magic Mile” will have a fun-filled schedule of family-friendly entertainment options for all ages. The free entertainment begins Wednesday, June 19 and continues through Sunday, June 23. The entertainment lineup includes:

The Groove Fan Hangout

The Groove is the ultimate hangout spot to mingle with friends, family and other race fans. Located in the Fan Zone, The Groove will feature DJs, a mechanical bull, a selfie station and plenty of live entertainment, plus comfy couches to lounge in while taking in all the sights. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Open Wednesday through Sunday during race week, fans can enjoy Camper Appreciation Bingo Night presented by THOR Industries (6-8 p.m. Wednesday) plus performances by the April Cushman Band (7-9 p.m. Thursday) and The Flying Ivories Dueling Pianos (9:30-11 p.m. Saturday).

Elm City Party Bike

The Elm City Party Bike is New England’s first and foremost pedaled party and sightseeing bike, and it’s coming back to NHMS. Race fans can enjoy a fun, social and relaxing way to explore the NHMS property – from The Groove, around the Fan Zone, down to The Flat Track and back – while exercising or partaking in a snack or beverage of choice. The best part? It’s BYOB!

Elm City Party Bike tours will cruise up and down Broadway Friday through Sunday of race weekend. Each tour lasts approximately 10-12 minutes, so gather up your riding partners and head down to The Groove to sign up for a ride.

The Morning Show

NASCAR personality Jose Castillo will host a live talk show from 10:15-11:15 a.m. Saturday morning featuring appearances by drivers from all three NASCAR series racing at “The Magic Mile.” Don’t miss The Morning Show at “The Magic Mile” Stage located just outside the infield tunnel. Guests include Daniel Hemric (10:15 a.m.), William Byron (10:30 a.m.), Justin Bonsignore, Doug Coby, Ron Silk (10:45 a.m.), Austin Hill and Corey Heim (11 a.m.).

Trackside Live

This high-energy entertainment pre-race show includes driver interviews with some of the top stars in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS), including Tyler Reddick, Ross Chastain and Martin Truex, Jr., and plenty of antics and high-jinks from Kenny Wallace and John Roberts. Race fans can catch Trackside Live on “The Magic Mile” Stage Sunday at 11 a.m.

Dirty Deeds: The AC/DC Experience

A true audio and visual experience, fan-favorite AC/DC tribute band Dirty Deeds invites race fans to take part in two hours of pure rock ‘n’ roll escapism as they take the stage to pay tribute to one of the greatest bands of our time. The concert will take place at “The Magic Mile” Stage located just outside the infield tunnel across from the S2 Lot Saturday from 8:30-10 p.m.

NASCAR Kids Zone

Back for a second year, the NASCAR Kids Zone will be in the Fan Zone Friday through Sunday featuring a Toyota coloring book car, NASCAR arcade, LEGO build, 6V Ride on Racer track, NewBright RC NASCAR racers and Adventure Force play area.

Family Movie Night

Race fans can get their popcorn and favorite snacks and find their seats in the grandstands or get comfy on a blanket on the grassy backstretch hill to enjoy “Guardians of the Galaxy” on the infield screens. Family movie night is scheduled for an 8 p.m. start on Thursday.

North Woods Law: New Hampshire

Race fans can visit with Colonel Kevin Jordan, Captain Michael Eastman, Lieutenant Adam Cheney and Conservation Officers Nicholas Masucci and Cole LeTourneau of Animal Planet’s “North Woods Law: New Hampshire” Saturday and Sunday in the Fan Zone. They’ll also be hosting an autograph session Sunday from 12-12:30 p.m. in the autograph tent in the Fan Zone.

Canine Stars

The Canine Stars educational entertainment act features a world-class team of dog trainers and their adopted dogs from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, The Netherlands and South Korea. They’ve been touring North America since 2012, were seen on “America’s Got Talent” in 2021 and will be performing multiple shows daily in the Fan Zone Friday through Sunday.

Games and Rides

Before the green flag flies, the Fan Zone is the place to be all weekend long. Located in the S2 Lot across from the infield tunnel, Fan Zone activities will be on full display Friday from 12-5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Race fans can enjoy classic carnival games and rides, test their physical agility in the inflatable obstacle course, get a hole-in-one at the mini-golf course and play their friends in bocce ball.

New England Racing Museum

Race fans can explore the history of New England motor racing at the New England Racing Museum located behind The Flat Track near the speedway’s South Entrance. The museum features 30+ historic race cars and motorcycles as well as an iRacing simulator, library and other interactive exhibits.

Rock Point Viewing Area

Rock Point is an open viewing area featuring lawn games, picnic tables and a cash bar perched atop a beautifully-landscaped area in turn four. It’s the perfect place for race fans to cheer on their favorite drivers with their friends as they mash the throttle and race toward the finish line. Rock Point is open Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. The area will close following the final checkered flag each evening.

Food Court

Race fans looking to fuel up for the race can stop by the Food Court behind the Main Grandstands for delicious grab ‘n’ go options, race weekend favorites and more. The Food Court will open at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and close following the final checkered flag each evening.

Giant Games

NHMS has some wicked big fun in store for race fans at The Flat Track, with giant pong and corn hole and a bounce house during SIG SAUER Academy Dirt Duels. The fun all starts at 4 p.m.

Atlas Fireworks and Draw the Line presented by THOR Industries

At The Flat Track, once the final checkered flag flies on SIG SAUER Academy Dirt Duels, Atlas Fireworks will put on an amazing display of fireworks before Draw the Line takes the stage, all presented by THOR Industries. Atlas Fireworks is set to light up the sky at approximately 8:55 p.m. followed by the only officially endorsed Aerosmith tribute band. Draw the Line will hit The Flat Track stage following the fireworks.

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New England’s only NASCAR weekend is June 21-23 at NHMS. On-track action kicks off Friday with practice and qualifying sessions for the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) and Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) plus SIG SAUER Academy Dirt Duels at The Flat Track. The action continues with NCS qualifying, the SciAps 200 NXS race and Mohegan Sun 100 NWMT race on Doubleheader Saturday and culminates with the NCS taking on “The Magic Mile” Sunday for the USA TODAY 301.

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Log on to for tickets and more information on the weekend’s lineup of action-packed racing. Tickets for SIG SAUER Academy Dirt Duels start at just $25 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Tickets for Doubleheader Saturday, featuring the SciAps 200 NXS race and the Mohegan Sun 100 NWMT race, start at just $49 for adults while kids 12 and under are free. Sunday’s USA TODAY 301 NCS race tickets start at just $64 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Further details can be found on the NHMS website or by calling 833-4LOUDON.

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