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New Hampshire Motor Speedway to Host Fans for Aug. 2 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

LOUDON, N.H. – New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has approved a comprehensive action plan to allow fans to attend the rescheduled NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 2. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM NASCAR radio and PRN affiliates worldwide at 3 p.m. ET.

The grandstands and suites at “The Magic Mile” will be open to race fans subject to social distancing requirements and additional health and safety protocols. The rescheduled Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 will be the largest fan event in New England since the onset of the pandemic.

“Holding New England’s premier NASCAR race this summer here in New Hampshire has always been a priority,” said Gov. Sununu. “The state worked closely with the folks at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and the New Hampshire Division of Public Health to put forward comprehensive, operational guidance. While the stands will not be as full as they usually are, we are proud to be able to hold an in-person viewing experience for NASCAR fans.”

New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s modified protocols will include: social distancing in the grandstands and concession lines; enhanced cleaning and sanitation in high-touch, high-traffic public areas; added hand-sanitizer stations; limited guests in suites; and infield admission for race team and operational personnel only.

“I want to extend my deepest thanks to Gov. Sununu, our state and local health officials and NASCAR for their unwavering support through this unprecedented time, as they have all played a significant role in making this happen,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “We’re extremely excited to welcome race fans to ‘The Magic Mile’ to enjoy the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 and to help us celebrate our 30th anniversary season.”

Fans will be allowed to bring food and unopened beverages in a soft-sided clear bag no larger than 14x14x14 inches. Standard coolers will be prohibited to limit interpersonal contact at security checkpoints. Cash will not be accepted at this event, however, credit, debit and Apple Pay will be the accepted forms of payment at concessions and souvenir locations. Speedway Motorsports and NASCAR will continue to adapt and improve procedures to ensure they are effective and can be scaled to support increasing the number of fans in the future.

The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, originally scheduled for July 19, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tickets/Parking/Camping:

Ticketholders for the originally scheduled July 19 NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 and fans with other Speedway Motorsports ticket credits on file can utilize their credit for the Aug. 2 race. Adult tickets starting at $50 are on sale at www.NHMS.com/Events/Foxwoods-Resort-Casino-301/Tickets. Tickets for kids 12 and under are just $10. Free parking will be available in the S1, S2, S3 and S9 lots on Aug. 2. There will be no trams, camping or open bath houses for this event. Further details can be found on the New Hampshire Motor Speedway website.

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Merrimack Valley High School Graduation at NHMS This Saturday

Seniors will parade from MVHS to New Hampshire Motor Speedway to cross the start/finish line in drive-through graduation ceremony this Saturday, June 13.

LOUDON, N.H. – The graduating class at Merrimack Valley High School (MVHS) will literally and figuratively cross the finish line of their high school careers in a special graduation event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) by driving on “The Magic Mile” and crossing the start/finish line – the famed Granite Stripe – on June 13.

MVHS’s class of 2020 consists of 185 students coming from the speedway’s hometown of Loudon, along with Penacook, Boscawen, Salisbury, Webster and Andover. The seniors will parade from MVHS, down Community Drive, turn right onto Canal Street, head east on Route 4, travel all the way through Hoit Road and School Street to Route 106, which will lead them to NHMS’s South Entrance. The parade will depart MVHS led by Officer Mark Scheible of the Concord Police Department promptly at 9 a.m.

Along the parade route, the six elementary schools in the Merrimack Valley school district will be staged in the following locations to cheer on the graduates:

  • Penacook Elementary School: Community Drive (parking at Rolfe Park)
  • Boscawen Elementary School: Canal Street (parking at the health clinic area)
  • Salisbury Elementary, Webster Elementary and Andover Elementary Middle Schools: Route 4 (parking at Hannah Duston Park & Ride)
  • Loudon Elementary School: School Street (parking at Loudon Elementary School)

Upon arrival at NHMS (approximately 9:30 a.m.), each graduate and his or her immediate family will be invited to enter the infield, drive onto the speedway through turns three and four where they will park while speeches from MVHS principal David Miller and seniors Logan Cassin and Laura Earle and a commencement address by retiring English teacher, Ray Bailey will be made through the public address system beginning at 9:45 a.m. Following the speeches, graduating seniors will be directed through a processional from turn four, down the frontstretch and across the start/finish line once their name and any honors recognitions are announced. Each car will then proceed to turn one where they will exit the speedway.

LOUDON, N.H. – The graduating class at Merrimack Valley High School (MVHS) will literally and figuratively cross the finish line of their high school careers in a special graduation event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) by driving on “The Magic Mile” and crossing the start/finish line – the famed Granite Stripe – on June 13.

MVHS’s class of 2020 consists of 185 students coming from the speedway’s hometown of Loudon, along with Penacook, Boscawen, Salisbury, Webster and Andover. The seniors will parade from MVHS, down Community Drive, turn right onto Canal Street, head east on Route 4, travel all the way through Hoit Road and School Street to Route 106, which will lead them to NHMS’s South Entrance. The parade will depart MVHS led by Officer Mark Scheible of the Concord Police Department promptly at 9 a.m.

Along the parade route, the six elementary schools in the Merrimack Valley school district will be staged in the following locations to cheer on the graduates:

  • Penacook Elementary School: Community Drive (parking at Rolfe Park)
  • Boscawen Elementary School: Canal Street (parking at the health clinic area)
  • Salisbury Elementary, Webster Elementary and Andover Elementary Middle Schools: Route 4 (parking at Hannah Duston Park & Ride)
  • Loudon Elementary School: School Street (parking at Loudon Elementary School)

Upon arrival at NHMS (approximately 9:30 a.m.), each graduate and his or her immediate family will be invited to enter the infield, drive onto the speedway through turns three and four where they will park while speeches from MVHS principal David Miller and seniors Logan Cassin and Laura Earle and a commencement address by retiring English teacher, Ray Bailey will be made through the public address system beginning at 9:45 a.m. Following the speeches, graduating seniors will be directed through a processional from turn four, down the frontstretch and across the start/finish line once their name and any honors recognitions are announced. Each car will then proceed to turn one where they will exit the speedway.

Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 NASCAR Cup Series Race Postponed to August 2

July 18 NASCAR Xfinity Series race realigned to Kentucky Speedway; NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race canceled

LOUDON, N.H. – As part of NASCAR’s revised 2020 schedule, the July 19 NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway has been postponed to August 2 and will be broadcast on NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET. Due to ongoing considerations with the pandemic, it’s unclear at this time if fans will be allowed access to the rescheduled date.

“Welcoming race fans from across the United States, Canada and around the world to ‘The Magic Mile’ each summer is what our New Hampshire Motor Speedway team looks forward to all year,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

“We’ll be very disappointed if fans can’t join us, but in these unprecedented times, we understand that the health and safety of our fans, the competitors and our staff is of the utmost importance,” McGrath added. “Once we have more information regarding access, we’ll inform our fans as soon as possible. In the meantime, NASCAR has done a phenomenal job working with the race teams and speedways to become the first major league sport back on television with live competition, and we’re thrilled the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 will be part of the Cup Series summer broadcast schedule.”

Also as part of the schedule changes, the July 18 NASCAR Xfinity Series race has been realigned to Kentucky Speedway July 9. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race has been canceled at NHMS for July, however the modifieds will return to Loudon to highlight the third annual Full Throttle Fall Weekend, September 11-12. The event will feature the longest race on the Tour, the Musket 200 presented by Whelen.

Tickets:

Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 ticketholders on file may choose to receive an event credit for the full amount paid plus an additional 20% or choose to receive a full refund of their purchase price.* The event credit can be applied toward any admissions, including, but not limited to, grandstand seating, infield tickets, camping, fan hospitality and pre-race pit passes. The 120% event credit can be used during the remaining 2020 or 2021 seasons for a NASCAR-sanctioned event at any Speedway Motorsports owned track, subject to fan access and availability.

Fans are advised to keep their current tickets and asked to complete an exchange request form at NHMS.com to start the process. Exchange credit or refund requests must be made within 30 days. Fan Relations Specialists will follow up with fans within three weeks regarding the status of their request. Ticketholders should email FansFirst@NHMS.com or call 833-4LOUDON with further questions.

*Shipping, handling and service fees not included in event credits or refunds.