Have a need for speed? Want to know exactly what it feels like to scream down a straightaway at 135 mph headed into turn one?

You are invited for a unique "thrill of a lifetime" opportunity to experience what it's really like competing at the NASCAR Cup Series level of racing you see on TV. With New England's only NASCAR weekend just weeks away, New Hampshire Motor Speedway is hosting its seventh annual Media Racing Challenge Friday, May 31 from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Participants will experience exactly what NASCAR in New England is all about starting with a walk across the pre-race stage for driver introductions, a few "hot" laps around "The Magic Mile," the chance to get behind the wheel and compete against their fellow media members for the fastest lap time and, of course, the winner will celebrate with a giant lobster in victory lane.

The winner will receive a $100 gift card to Makris Lobster and Steak House in Concord, N.H., a giant lobster and a trophy that he or she can hold onto for the year allowing for some wicked cool bragging rights! Past winners include:

  • 2023 – Timmy G. of The Wicked Fast Podcast in Boston, Mass.
  • 2022 – Kyle Belcher of The Circle Jerks Podcast in Providence, R.I.
  • 2021 – Billy Thomas of The K-Zone on WPKZ 105.3 FM/1280 AM in Fitchburg, Mass.
  • 2019 – Timmy G. of The Wicked Fast Podcast in Boston, Mass.
  • 2018 – Brian Bell of The Wicked Fast Podcast in Boston, Mass.
  • 2017 – Nick Stoico of the Concord Monitor in Concord, N.H.

Who will land in victory lane this year?!

This event comes less than a month before the NASCAR Cup Series race on June 23 when 40 of the best drivers in the world compete for a chance to visit victory lane and hoist a 20-pound lobster named "Loudon."

We promise the day will be filled with horsepower and fun!

RSVP by Friday, May 17
*RSVP is required to participate. Very limited spots available!

Tentative Schedule for the Day:

  • 10:45-11 a.m. – Arrival
  • 11-11:30 a.m. – Driving Orientation
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. – NHMS Welcome and Driver Introductions
  • 12-2 p.m. – Ride-Alongs and Driving (Lunch will be offered)
  • 2-2:30 p.m. – Victory Lane Celebration

Photo, video and b-roll opportunities available.