Loudon, NH — The largest sports and entertainment facility in New England once again hosted the biggest sporting event in the Northeast Region with NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series SYLVANIA 300 on Sunday, September 19.
Before an estimated crowd of 95,000 fans saw some of the best racing at “The Magic Mile”. The first race in the “Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup” saw many of the top-12 contenders racing like it was the final event of the season. Denny Hamlin spun on lap 215 but battled back to a solid second place finish. Tony Stewart ran out of gas just before the white flag waved, and four- time champion Jimmie Johnson finished 25th the worst finish of all 12 Chasers.
On track race fans saw great racing from all five series.
Ryan Truex continued his winning ways at NHMS claiming both races in the K&N Pro Series East on his way to another K&N Pro Series East title which will be determined this weekend at Dover.
The New Hampshire sweep continued when Sprint Cup Series star Ryan Newman took the checkered flag from the pole position in the mighty Whelen Modified Tour’s F.W. Webb 100 for the second time this season at “The Magic Mile.” Newman also claimed a victory in the series at Bristol.
Kyle Busch continued to dominate in his Toyota truck, winning for the second straight year in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series at NHMS. Busch also took home a victory in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series in June at the speedway.
The American-Canadian Tour was on track for the second annual ACT Invitational. Hudson, N.H.’s Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. raced his way to victory from a 27th starting position, grabbing his sixth American-Canadian Tour career victory.
The “Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup” was underway during Sunday’s SYLVANIA 300 and the racing didn’t disappoint. Clint Bowyer dominated most of the day leading the most laps; including the most important last lap. This was Bowyers first win in 88 races surging him from twelfth to second in the championship point’s standings just 35 points behind Denny Hamlin. Bowyer’s team showed the same confidence and enthusiasm they had in 2007 when they won the first race in the “Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup,” at NHMS followed by a career high third in the championship standings.
Thank you to all of our fans for giving us “20 Years of Motorsports Magic.” See you in 2011!
NASCAR Sprint Cup tickets for next year range from $39 to $110 and tickets for the IZOD Indy Car Series race are priced from $35 to $75. Fans buying all three events can save an additional 10-percent.
Sources: Kristen Costa/NHMS PR