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Monster Energy to Remain Entitlement Sponsor of NASCAR Premier Series Through 2019

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 10, 2018) – NASCAR® and Monster Energy have signed an agreement that will extend the entitlement sponsorship of NASCAR’s premier series. The extension keeps NASCAR and Monster Energy partners through 2019. As part of the agreement, the brand also continues as the Official Energy Drink of NASCAR.  

“NASCAR and Monster Energy enjoyed a productive first year and both parties have benefited significantly from the partnership,” said Steve Phelps, NASCAR Chief Operating Officer. “Monster Energy successfully utilized our sport as a platform to elevate its brand and drive business, while introducing NASCAR to new audiences. With this renewal, we look forward to building upon our early success.” 

“Over the past year, NASCAR’s passionate and brand loyal fan base embraced Monster Energy and we are excited to be able to continue to build on and strengthen that momentum through 2019,” said Rodney Sacks, Monster Beverage Chairman and CEO. “Racing is in our DNA and extending this partnership further establishes Monster Energy’s prominence in motorsports.” 


The Days of Cash Only Are Now History With New Partnership With Square

All Eight SMI Tracks Across the U.S. Continue “Fans First” Commitment With Square Partnership For Quick and Easy Concession Transactions.

LOUDON, N.H. – Speedway Motorsports, Inc. tracks across the country, including New Hampshire Motor Speedway, have partnered with Square to provide fans with the opportunity to pay using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google play at concession stands that have previously been cash only.

Square’s point-of-sale system is a new part of SMI’s “Fans First” commitment, as its innovative technology, simple design and fast payment processing – most transactions going through in five seconds or less – help save time, allowing fans to get back to the grandstands quickly so they don’t miss as much of the action on the track while fueling up their own system.

“Speedway Motorsports is all about the fans, and our efforts with Square give us a chance to make fans’ trips to the concessions stands a lot more convenient,” said Marcus Smith, the president and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. “We want our fans to enjoy great food that is easy to grab, scan and go. With Square coming on board, the process is quicker and smoother.”

Square has already debuted at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway and has been well received by fans and concessionaires.

“We’re New Englanders – we want things done yesterday. We don’t like to wait, and this new partnership with Square will help our fans save time and get back to their seats quicker,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “New Hampshire fans are going to love this!”

Fans will have the option to use multiple payments on one transaction, and they can receive their receipt digitally (email or text) or get a printed copy. There will also be the ability to add a tip, with predetermined amounts already displayed as options to add on quickly without having to do the math in their head.

Square is software built for simplicity and will help enhance the overall fan experience during NASCAR events and other events throughout the season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

For ticket information on all 2018 events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the July 20-22 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend and the September 21-22 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, please stop by the ticket office, visit the speedway website at, or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.


Second Annual New England Short Track Showdown set for June 24th, 2018


Two months in advance, the Granite State Pro Stock Series entry list for the New England Short Track Showdown is already 23 strong. The talent of the teams that are coming to challenge for $5,000 to win and the chance to stand in NHMS victory lane is shaking down to be absolutely fantastic.

2017 GSPSS Champion Mike O’Sullivan looks to best his fourth place finish last year against the likes of two time 2018 PASS event winner Derek Griffith, 2017 Oxford 250 runner-up and defending NASCAR Pro Series Champion at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Reid Lanpher to name a few.

But don’t rest on the GSPSS regulars of Cory Casagrande, 2017 ARBodies rookie of the year Scott MacMichael, and 2016 GSPSS Champion Barry Gray with his brand new Davis Chassis Works #29. “This is like our Daytona 500” series President Mike Parks said, “I know all our teams will have this event circled on the calendar.”

Racing will be better then ever with the new McCreary Race Tire provided by American Racer & Dave Lind Race Tires as after testing, GSPSS officials found this combination to be 30 degrees cooler with significantly better wear as well.

Drivers entered as of 4/17/2018

#08     Mike O’Sullivan

#05     Jacob Dore

#39     Nick Lascoula

#18     Mike Scorzelli

#29     Barry Gray

#00     Jimmy Renfrew Jr

#93     Ray Christian III

#21     Josh King

#72     Scott MacMichael

#43     Devin O’Connell

#7       Cory Casagrande

#59     Reid Lanpher

#57     Scott “Zig” Geno

#12G  Derek Griffith

#60     DJ Shaw

#05M  Phil Richardson

#42     TBA

#8       Guy Caron

#17     Haywood Herriot

#4       Tommy O’Sullivan

#14     TBA

#4M   Ben Rowe

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Photo Credit John Miller