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NHMS Driver Appearances

LOUDON, N.H. – It’s a busy weekend for the NASCAR drivers. On top of their on-track appearances, the drivers will be out and about interacting with fans throughout the weekend.

There are numerous opportunities for fans to catch their favorite drivers, including both on-site and off-site events.

 

On-Site at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Friday, July 20

William Byron

This 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion will be at Speedway Children’s Charities Champions Breakfast in Hospitality Village on Friday at 8:00 a.m. Purchase your tickets.

Martin Truex Jr.

This 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion will be at Speedway Children’s Charities Champions Breakfast in Hospitality Village on Friday at 8:45 a.m. Purchase your tickets.

David Ragan

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be at the 104.9 The Hawk booth next to the Concord Ticket Booth from 3:15 – 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

Kyle Larson, Chris Buescher & Kurt Busch

These Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will have a Youth Autograph Session by the NHMS Display in the Fan Zone from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on Friday. This is a private event – the winners for this have already been selected.

Ricky Craven

This former Cup Series driver will be on the Trackside Live Stage for Speedway Children’s Charities Wicked Good Live Auction from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 21

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Drivers

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour drivers will have an autograph session next to the Trackside Live Stage from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Brandon Jones

This NASCAR Xfinity Series driver will be at the Toyota Pit Pass Display in the Fan Zone, located in the S2 lot, on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. for a fan Q&A session.

Ryan Truex

This NASCAR Xfinity driver will be at the 104.9 The Hawk booth next to the Concord Ticket Booth from 10:15 – 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Drivers

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East drivers will have an autograph session next to the Trackside Live Stage from 10:45 – 11:15 a.m. on Saturday.

Matt DiBenedetto

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will show you how to make The Perfect Burrito with Matt DiBurrito at the NHMS Display in the Fan Zone from 11:20 – 11:45 a.m.

Kaz Grala

This NASCAR Xfinity Series driver will be at the Ford Performance Display in the Fan Zone, located in the S2 lot, signing autographs at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Ryan Truex

This NASCAR Xfinity Series driver will be at the Xfinity Zone Display in the Fan Zone, located in the S2 lot, at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Ryan Blaney

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will lead Speedway Children’s Charities Track Walk on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Everyone will meet at the Bath House at 7:15 p.m. Register online.

Sunday, July 22

Bubba Wallace

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be at the NHMS Tweet-up across from the Bath House at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Corey LaJoie

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be at The Track Bar in the Main Grandstand Suites at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday

David Ragan

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be at the Ford Display in the Fan Zone, located in the S2 lot, at 10:35 a.m. on Sunday.

Kevin Harvick

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be at the Champions Club located in Turn 1 of the infield from 10:40 – 10:55 a.m. on Sunday for a fan Q&A session.

Joey Logano

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be at the NHMS Display in the Fan Zone, located in the S2 lot, at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday for a fan Q&A session.

Clint Bowyer

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be on the Trackside Live Stage for the Trackside Live Show from 10:45 – 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Matt Kenseth & Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

These Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will be at the Ford Trackside Display in the Fan Zone, located in the S2 lot, from 10:50 – 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Aric Almirola

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be at the Smithfield Smokin’ Showdown Display in the Fan Zone, located in the S2 lot, at 11:05 a.m. on Sunday.

Off-Site Locations

Thursday, July 19

Ricky Craven

This former Cup Series driver will be at Speedway Children’s Charities Ricky Craven’s “One for the Kids” Golf Tournament at Canterbury Woods Country Club in Canterbury, N.H. at 8:30 a.m. Register online.

Brad Keselowski

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. on Thursday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for a meet-and-greet outside the Grand Theater in the Fox Tower.

John Hunter Nemechek & Cole Custer

These NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers will be at the Lowell Spinners game on Thursday to throw out the first pitch, a Q&A session and sign autographs for fans. The game starts at 6:35 p.m. at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass.

Friday, July 20

Brad Keselowski

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be at Makris Lobster and Steak House in Loudon, N.H. for a fan Q&A session from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 21

Joey Logano

This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will be at Planet Fitness in Merrimack, N.H. from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a meet-and-greet.

Get the most up-to-date list of Driver Appearances: http://www.nhms.com/nascar/weekend/driver-appearances/

For full schedule and ticket information on all 2018 events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the July 20-22 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 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 www.NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.

New England Patriots Safety Patrick Chung to Drive Pace Car in Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

LOUDON, N.H. – On Sunday, July 22, Patrick Chung, safety for the New England Patriots, will trade a football for a steering wheel to take on his new role as the official Toyota Camry pace car driver for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Chung will lead NASCAR’s best to the green flag as 40 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers race down the frontstretch to start the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301.

“I will definitely check this off my bucket list after I get behind the wheel of the pace car for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301,” said 30-year-old Chung. “My teammates and coaches who have had this opportunity before have all said how exciting it is to lead the field to start the race. I never thought I’d get to drive on “The Magic Mile,” and in the official pace car, no less. This will be fun!”

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Chung has been with the New England Patriots for eight of his nine seasons in the NFL, helping the team to two Super Bowl victories in the 2014 and 2016 seasons. He recorded a career-high three interceptions and a career-best 89 tackles in 2010 and tied his career-high with 89 tackles in 2014.

In 2017, Chung played all 16 regular-season games with 11 starts and finished second on the team with 78 tackles. He also tallied one interception, nine passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and six special teams tackles.

“Patrick is a proven success on the football field, and I’m confident he’ll be nothing less when he leads the drivers to the green flag,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of NHMS. “We’re huge New England Patriots fans up here, and I know our fans are too, so I can’t think of a better way to start the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301.”

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (July 2017), offensive tackle Matt Light (Sept. 2016), linebacker Rob Ninkovich (July 2015) and wide receiver Julian Edelman (July 2014) have all been pace car drivers, and Chung is the fifth member of the Patriots to get behind the wheel of the Toyota Camry Pace Car for a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Other notables include Richard Rawlings of Discovery Channel’s “Fast N’ Loud” (Sept. 2017), Dave Matthews Band bassist Stefan Lessard (July 2016), Olympic triathlete Sarah True (Sept. 2015) and Boston Bruins legend Brad Park (Sept. 2014).

For full schedule and ticket information on all 2018 events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the July 20-22 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 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 www.NHMS.com, or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.

You Know What July Means – NASCAR is Coming to New Hampshire Motor Speedway

LOUDON, N.H. – July is full of exciting events, but the highlight of the month will certainly be when NASCAR races into town for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 weekend July 20-22.

“It’s time for the big show,” said David McGrath, New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s executive vice president and general manager. “We’ve been working hard with new partners like Foxwoods Resort Casino to make this year’s NASCAR weekend even bigger and better, and we’re so excited to celebrate with our fans.”

NASCAR weekend starts with Cape Cod Café Pizza Pole Day and the Modified All Star Shootout on Friday, July 20. Cape Cod Café Pizza Pole Day will set the table for a weekend full of racing. As has been the case in recent years, the qualifying will again run as a three-stage elimination format. The day will also include the Modified All Star Shoot Out – a 40-lap shootout between some of the best drivers on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. One ticket provides access for the entire day, with kids (12 and under) getting in for free.

Saturday, July 21 is Tripleheader Saturday. The NASCAR Xfinity Series Lakes Region 200 race will run as the feature event with entries expected from some of the biggest names in the sport. NHMS’s mile oval sets up the modifieds to put on one of the most exciting races in America for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Eastern Propane & Oil 100. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East United Site Services 70 features some of the youngest future stars in NASCAR that often are making their first appearance in front of New England race fans. One ticket provides access for the entire day, with kids (12 and under) getting in for free.

Sunday, July 22 is the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. The day will serve as one of New England’s biggest parties of the summer with a pre-race concert by Loverboy and fun for all ages, including $10 tickets for kids (12 and under).

Outside of NASCAR weekend, July has many other events as well, starting with the fourth round of the Loudon Road Race Series, the fastest racing on two wheels, July 7-8. The LRRS features seven weekends of Championship Cup Series motorcycle racing on the 1.6-mile road course. Over the years, LRRS has developed a reputation for having some of the closest and most intense racing on two wheels. The series will continue Aug. 18-19, Sept. 8-9 and Sept. 29-30.

The Mini Oval Series Legends and Bandolero Divisions will race on the 0.25-mile mini oval, which is located between turns 1 and 2 on the NHMS oval, July 7-8. The series pulls drivers from across New England and hosts some combination races with the local Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour, based in Maine. This series returns Aug. 18-19 and 25 and Sept. 8-9 and 29-30.

July 7-8 you can catch the Moat Mountain Road Course Series on the 1.6-mile road course, featuring drivers from across New England who compete in monthly doubleheaders that coincide with the Loudon Road Race Series weekends. The road course challenges drivers with difficult elevation changes and tight switchback turns that go both left and right. Future dates include Aug. 18-19 and Sept. 8-9 and 29-30

The Rusty Wallace Racing Experience offers both driving and ride-along experiences. Driving packages vary from a basic four-lap experience to a robust 50-lap run. Opportunities to drive or ride on NHMS come on July 28-29, Sept. 15-16 and October 27.

Club Loose North keeps drifting alive in New Hampshire as they lay down rubber with their signature style. Everyone comes to Club Loose events for one thing – to have a blast! See their tires slide across the pavement July 28-29, Aug. 18-19, Sept. 8-9 and 29-30 and October 27-28.

The NH Karting Association comes to NHMS July 28 and is an affordable opportunity for aspiring racers of all ages. The local series runs most of its races on the specially-designed Reserved RV Karting Course, which includes a portion of the legendary bowl in the NHMS road course. NHKA will be at NHMS Sept. 15 as well.

The Sports Car Club of New Hampshire will make an Autocross appearance at NHMS on July 29. Are you ready to get behind the wheel, and put your sports car driving skills through the test of a time-trial competition? Registration is required. Aug. 25-26, Sept. 9

For full schedule and 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 www.NHMS.com, or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.