Archive for March 1st, 2011

Get Up Close to the Cars and Stars of NASCAR and INDYCAR With a New Hampshire Motor Speedway Pre-Race Pit Pass or Garage Pass

Loudon, NH — New Hampshire Motor Speedway race fans of ALL ages can rev up their race-day experience by purchasing a pre-race pit pass or garage pass for either of the track’s two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends or the IZOD INDYCAR Series event.

Racing offers some of the best behind-the-scenes access in all of professional sports and, for the first time, “The Magic Mile” is welcoming children into the infield, pit road and garage area to witness the excitement of race day during a NASCAR or INDYCAR weekend.

With a pre-race pit pass, fans can experience pit road from a crew member’s perspective during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on July 17 and for the SYLVANIA 300 on Sept. 25.

On Sunday, Aug. 14, New Hampshire Motor Speedway will allow race fans ages 9 and older into the IZOD INDYCAR garage area for an exclusive look at America’s fastest and most versatile race cars and drivers.

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On the Gas with Gappens

Loudon, NH — While the National Football League makes the daily sports headlines with such negative news and total disregard for its fan base, the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has started with great excitement and compelling storylines. I’m sure you caught the drama and excitement of the Daytona 500. So did a lot of fans. Overnight ratings for the big race were an 8.7, that’s up 13% from last year. Ratings continued to rise another six-percent during the Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway showed a huge 29% increase over last year.

More importantly, the on-track product is what is creating this exciting buzz! Record lead changes at each event, no repeat winners and drivers going for it, in early and mid-race dogfights with fellow competitors.

The 30 million people who watched the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season kickoff means big things for the drivers, sponsors and diehard fans who might have been concerned about the future of the sport in our current economy.

Success is about momentum and so far, the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has shown some very positive energy.

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Driving, Singing and a “Magic Mile” Inside Look All Part of New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s FANtasy Drive 2

Loudon, NH — New Hampshire Motor Speedway will kick off the 2011 season of speed with the ultimate fan open house on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring free fun for the entire family.

This action-packed day will showcase numerous contests, giveaways, exhibits, autograph sessions and much more.

For those who have ever dreamed of performing the national anthem in front of thousands of race fans, the New Hampshire chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities and WGIR’s “The Morning Buzz” will host the first Speedway Star performing competition from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The two winners will perform at either the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, July 16, or the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday, Sept. 24.

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