On November 2, 2007, O. Bruton Smith, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Speedway Motorsports, agreed to purchase New Hampshire International Speedway from Bob and Gary Bahre. Closing documents were completed on January 11, 2008, finalizing the purchase of the newly renamed New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS).

The speedway, which opened in 1990, is located about one hour north of Boston in Loudon, N.H. According to the latest census numbers, the population within 200 miles of the speedway is more than 18 million people. The venue is easily accessible via Interstate highways from all metro areas in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada.

Located on approximately 1,200 acres, the multi-use complex is the largest sports and entertainment facility in New England and features a 1.058-mile oval speedway, a 1.6-mile road course, a 0.25-mile mini oval and a 0.25-mile dirt flat track.

The speedway hosts the only NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series events held in the six-state New England region. In addition to the major NASCAR races, the track hosts several regional professional racing series, including the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, American-Canadian Tour and Pro All Star Series.

It also features monthly race weekends with the U.S. Legend Cars International legend and bandolero divisions and NorthEast Motorcycle Road Racing. Amateur series events include the Sports Car Club of America, U.S. Classic Racing Association and the World Karting Association. Racing schools are conducted throughout the year by the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, NASCAR Racing Experience and Penguin Roadracing School (motorcycles), among others.


Track Records

NASCAR Cup Series

Brad Keselowski
Rochester Hills, Mich.
Ford Fusion
140.598 mph (27.090 seconds)

Jeff Burton
South Boston, Va.
Ford Taurus
117.134 mph (2 hours, 42 minutes, 35 seconds)
Jiffy Lube 300
NASCAR Xfinity Series
Kyle Busch
Las Vegas, Nev.
Toyota Camry
131.916 mph (28.873 seconds)
CNBC Prime's "The Profit" 200
Kyle Busch
Las Vegas, Nev.
Toyota Camry
111.925 mph (1 hour, 53 minutes, 26 seconds)
Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by Turtle Wax
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Mike Ewanitsko
N. Babylon, N.Y.
132.743 mph (28.693 seconds)
New England 100
Todd Szegedy
Ridgefield, Conn.
123.087 mph (51 minutes, 11 seconds)
F.W. Webb 100
ARCA Menards Series East
Derek Kraus
Stratford, Wis.
130.113 mph (29.273 seconds)
Apple Barrel 125
Tyler Ankrum
San Bernadino, Calif.
124.996 mph (35 minutes, 33 seconds)
United Site Services 70
NASCAR Pinty's Series
Kevin Lacroix
Saint-Eustache, Quebec
122.706 mph (31.04 seconds)
Visit New Hampshire 100
Kevin Lacroix
Saint-Eustache, Quebec
111.109 mph (57 minutes, 8 seconds)
Visit New Hampshire 100
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Austin Dillon
Lewisville, N.C.
Chevrolet Silverado
133.296 mph (28.574 seconds)
UNOH 175
Kyle Busch
Las Vegas, Nev.
Toyota Tundra
118.707 mph (1 hour, 33 minutes, 35 seconds)
F.W. Webb 175
IZOD IndyCar Series

Andre Ribeiro
São Paulo, Brazil
177.436 mph (21.466 seconds)
New England 200
Andre Ribeiro
São Paulo, Brazil
134.203 mph (1 hour, 34 minutes, 36 seconds)
New England 200


Track Stats

Speedway Configurations & Types of Racing
1.058-mile Oval
Stock & Modified Cars
1.6-mile Road Course (12 Turns) Motorcycles, Legend & Sports Cars
0.25-mile Mini Oval (Located in turns one & two) Legend & Bandolero Cars
0.25-mile Flat Track (Located in the S12 lot) Motorcycles, Legend Cars & USAC Midgets
Speedway Dimensions
Straights 65 feet wide Banked at 1 degree 1,500 feet long
Turns 65 feet wide Banked at 2-7 degrees (variable) -
Pit Road 60 feet wide Pit Road Speed: 45mph
Speedway Facilities
Outfield Facilities

Main Office Building & Speedway World Gift Shop
Security Building
Operations Building & Levy Warehouse
SMIP Warehouse
Speedway Safety Services
Maintenance & Warehouse Building
Parking Building
Press Box & Control Tower
Three Ticket Booths
Four Elevators
13 Concession Stands
Bath Center
13 Restrooms
Northside Heliport (Five Helipads)
Granite Ledge
Trackside Terrace
New England Racing Museum

Infield Facilities Infield Care Center
Two 26-Bay Enclosed Garages
Sunoco Fuel Island
Smoke Shack BBQ Restaurant
Two Restrooms
Victory Lane
Jack Ratta Media Center
Tunnels Two (20 feet in diameter, 130 feet long) located under turn two
Full tractor trailer truck accessibility
Speedway Firsts
Ground Breaking August 13, 1989
Official Track Opening June 5, 1990 as New Hampshire International Speedway
First Professional Race June 17, 1990 - 67th Annual Loudon Classic
First NASCAR Race July 15, 1990 - Budweiser 300 (NASCAR Xfinity Series)
First CART Race July 5, 1992 - New England 200
First NASCAR Cup Series Race July 11, 1993 - Slick 50 300
First IRL Race August 18, 1996 - True Value 200
Purchase Agreement November 2, 2007 by Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
Acquisition Closing January 11, 2008 as New Hampshire Motor Speedway
The Flat Track Firsts
Ground Breaking October 18, 2018
Official Track Opening June 6, 2019
First Professional Race June 15, 2019 - Laconia Short Track presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys (American Flat Track)
Speedway Fast Facts
The largest sports and entertainment facility in New England
Site of the first single-day sporting event in New England to draw over 100,000 guests (July 9, 2000, NASCAR Cup Series Race)
More than 10 million viewers in over 90 countries watch events televised from NHMS each year
More than 500,000 spectators attend NHMS races/events during a season
The speedway provides part-time employment to more than 1,500 workers