Category Archives: New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Kevin Harvick at Foxwoods Resort Casino on May 31 for Special Announcement

LOUDON, N.H. – With less than two months until New England’s only premier NASCAR race, New Hampshire Motor Speedway will be making a special announcement on Thursday, May 31 at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Joining this event is the hottest driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with six wins this season including last weekend’s $1 million All-Star race, Kevin Harvick. The 2014 Cup Series Champion is a three-time winner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including two Cup wins (2006 and 2016) and an Xfinity Series win in 2007.

The rev of engines will invade “The Magic Mile” when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway July 22.

This special announcement is open to the public and fans are encouraged to attend. Photo, video and interview opportunities will be available. A very limited number of satellite interviews will also be available later in the day.


Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Busch Beer Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing

Marcus Smith, Speedway Motorsports’ President and CEO

David McGrath, New Hampshire Motor Speedway‘s Executive Vice President and General Manager

Rodney Butler, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council Chairman

Felix Rappaport, Foxwoods Resort Casino President and CEO


Thursday, May 31 at 12:00 p.m.


Foxwoods Resort Casino

Grand Pequot Tower Hotel Entrance

350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, Conn. 06338

Parking: Grand Pequot Tower Self-Park Garage

(Entrance is near the valet area in front of the Grand Pequot Tower Hotel entrance)

Media Check-in: Located in the Grand Pequot Hotel lobby

RSVP is required for media access. Please RSVP to by May 30.

Round Two: The Loudon Road Race Series Continues

LOUDON, N.H. – Round two of the Loudon Road Race Series hit the track for a full weekend of motorcycle racing, despite the rain. Nearly 165 riders from all over New England geared up to take on the 1.6-mile road course at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for 26 races.

Veteran racer and Dunbarton, N.H. native, Scott Greenwood was the big winner over the weekend landing in victory lane for seven races. Greenwood’s experience on a wet track was helpful for his podium finishes.

“I wanted to get some rain laps in,” said Greenwood, winner of the GTU, HW Superbike, HW Supersport, MW Formula 40, MW Grand Prix, MW Superbike and MW Supersport on his Yamaha YZF-R6. “Usually I don’t practice when it’s raining out; I just kind of throw the tires on and go figure it out the first couple laps.”

Greenwood certainly figured it out, and put on a display of skill for the younger riders.

“You can learn stuff from him all the time,” said Alex Guilbeault, who came in second place on his Yamaha YZF-R6 behind Greenwood in the GTU. “He’s been here for years, so you just do what you can to learn from him and hang with him. Once the rain came, I hung with him for a couple laps. Then he was dropping the hammer on us.”

The tough competition continued as the races went on.

“I just put my head down, and, lap after lap, I saw the leader,” said Jason Fairclough, winner in the Amateur GTO on his Yamaha YZF-R6. “I don’t know if he made a mistake or what, but with about two laps to go, I caught him and just took off. It was awesome.”

Kip Peterson and Greenwood battled it out in the MW Grand Prix, and although Peterson led Greenwood for a majority of the laps, Greenwood hung back to figure out where he was stronger. In the final lap, he made his move in turn one, held Peterson off for the remainder of the lap and took the win.

“Sure enough,” started Peterson on his Yamaha YZF-R6, “Scottie came around me and got the win.”

The riders continue to increase the level of riding, and safety is always a number one priority. There have been a number of improvements to the track this year including airfencing, concrete curbings through turn 11 and the addition of a red flag light in turn four.

“I just want to say thanks to the staff at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for all their hard work for the motorcycle competitors,” said Kevin Allen. “They spent a lot of money this season for us on air fencing and it’s an amazing facility, and we really appreciate it.”

Round three of the Loudon Road Race Series returns during Bike Week to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Loudon Classic, the longest running motorcycle race in the United States, on June 17.

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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.

NH Superior Court Sides With New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Live Nation Country Music Concert Set for Summer 2019

LOUDON, N.H. – The Merrimack County Superior Court has cleared away the final hurdles to a proposed country music festival at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. After a nearly two-year process, a judge has ruled in the Speedway’s favor, clearing the way for a three-day music festival with Live Nation in the summer of 2019.

“This is absolutely terrific news for music fans, local business and for tourism in the Capitol Region,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  “Many thanks to the Court for a thorough review of the claims. We have our approvals from the Town of Loudon and we are ecstatic to move forward with this event. This has been a long time in the making and we cannot wait to put on one heck of a show.”


Among the findings in the Merrimack Superior Court:

  • The Court agreed NHMS has the right to hold concerts on its property, which is currently zoned for such events.
  • The Court clarified that the restriction from the 1989 settlement agreement pertains to the racetrack and grandstands; the property purchased and owned at that time.
  • The Court recognized that property purchased after 1989 and zoned for concerts and outdoor events are not included in the 1989 settlement agreement.

The country music festival will be held in the S6 lot of NHMS property as originally proposed and approved. In partnership with Live Nation, this festival will include camping and three days of music from top country artists.


“Speedway Motorsports Incorporated is proud of its tradition of hosting high quality, family-oriented entertainment options at all of its facilities including NHMS,” added McGrath.  “We commissioned a full impact study to review any and all impacts on the community. That report concluded the country music festival will have an overwhelmingly positive economic impact on the region.  We are ready to move forward.”