New Hampshire Motor Speedway welcomes about 500,000 visitors through its gates every season. This includes fans, competitors, officials, employee, race club members, holiday lights viewers and other motorsports enthusiasts. While the majority of car and foot traffic takes place during NHMS' two major NASCAR weekends in July and September, those events are far from the only draw to NHMS.
Starting April and running through October, motorcycle and driving schools, car clubs and race experiences visit NHMS as part of the track's comprehensive rental program. It's during this time that most of the biggest speed enthusiasts can be found at the track getting their thrills.
Once each month the Loudon Road Race Series and Granite State Legends Cars arrive for a race weekend. The two series provide some of the premier racing at NHMS outside of NASCAR weekends. The pinnacle of their season is the Loudon Classic, which runs in June as a wrap-up for Laconia Motorcycle Week.
As the weather heats up, so does the track. NASCAR rolls into town every July and September for the only two appearances in New England by the premiere Sprint Cup Series. Accompanying the Sprint Cup, fans are often thrilled by the NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
Before closing up for the winter, New Hampshire Motor Speedway closes out the year with the Gift of Lights. This driving tour features well two miles of lights and 2.5 million lightbulbs for the holiday season. The event turns the lights on in mid-November and doesn't close up until after New Year's.