On November 2, 2007, O. Bruton Smith, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Speedway Motorsports, Inc., 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 and hosts the only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in New England, 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 facility in New England and features a 1.058-mile oval speedway with a seating capacity of 76,000, a 1.6-mile road course and a 0.25-mile flat track.

The speedway hosts the only Monster Energy 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 K&N Pro Series East, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Pinty's Series (from Canada).

It also features monthly race weekends with the Loudon Road Race Series and U.S. Legend Cars International legends and bandolero divisions. 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 Driving Experience, NASCAR Racing Experience and Penguin School (motorcycles), among others.

 

Track Records

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Qualifying:
Brad Keselowski
Rochester Hills, Mich.
Ford Fusion
140.598 mph (27.090 seconds)
SYLVANIA 300
09/19/2014

Race:
Jeff Burton
South Boston, Va.
Ford Taurus
117.134 mph (2 hours, 42 minutes, 35 seconds)
Jiffy Lube 300
07/13/1997
NASCAR Xfinity Series
Qualifying:
Kyle Busch
Las Vegas, Nev.
Toyota Camry
131.916 mph (28.873 seconds)
CNBC Prime's "The Profit" 200
07/13/2013
Race:
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
06/27/2009
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
Qualifying:
Austin Dillon
Lewisville, N.C.
Chevrolet Silverado
133.296 mph (28.574 seconds)
UNOH 175
09/26/2015
Race:
Kyle Busch
Las Vegas, Nev.
Toyota Tundra
118.707 mph (1 hour, 33 minutes, 35 seconds)
F.W. Webb 175
09/24/2011
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Qualifying:
Ben Rhodes
Louisville, Ky.
Chevrolet Impala
128.580 mph (29.622 seconds)
Granite State 100
07/10/2014
Race:
Ted Christopher
Plainville, Conn.
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
108.476 mph (1 hour, 13 minutes, 9 seconds)
CVS/pharmacy 125 presented by Bayer
05/12/2001
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Qualifying:
Mike Ewanitsko
N. Babylon, N.Y.
Chevrolet
132.743 mph (28.693 seconds)
New England 100
07/19/2001
Race:
Todd Szegedy
Ridgefield, Conn.
Ford
123.087 mph (51 minutes, 11 seconds)
F.W. Webb 100
07/16/2011
IZOD IndyCar Series

Qualifying:
Andre Ribeiro
São Paulo, Brazil
Honda
177.436 mph (21.466 seconds)
New England 200
08/19/1995
Race:
Andre Ribeiro
São Paulo, Brazil
Honda
134.203 mph (1 hour, 34 minutes, 36 seconds)
New England 200
08/19/1995

 

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 Oval (Located in Oval turns one & two) Legend & Bandolero Cars
0.25-mile Flat Track (Located in the S12 lot) American Flat Track
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
Granite State Legend Cars Dealership
Maintenance & Warehouse Building
Parking Building
Press Box & Control Tower
Three Ticket Booths
First Aid Center
Four Elevators
Seven ATMs
16 Concession Stands
Bath Center
18 Restrooms
Northside Heliport (Five Helipads)
Granite Ledge
Trackside Terrace
Speedway Safety Services
SMIP Warehouse
North East Motor Sports Museum

Infield Facilities Infield Care Center
Two 26-Bay Enclosed Garages
Sunoco Fuel Building
Smoke Shack BBQ Restaurant
ATM
Two Restrooms
Speedway Heliport (One Helipad)
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 Monster Energy 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
Speedway Fast Facts
Largest sports and entertainment facility in New England in terms of seating capacity
Site of the first single-day sporting event in New England to draw over 100,000 guests (July 9, 2000, Monster Energy 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