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New Hampshire Motor Speedway to Honor Founder Bob Bahre During Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

Bahre, who founded New Hampshire International Speedway in 1990 and was a pioneer and visionary in the New England motorsports world, passed away last week.

LOUDON, N.H. – New Hampshire Motor Speedway will honor track founder Bob Bahre during pre-race ceremonies before Sunday’s running of the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, officials announced today. A pioneer in motorsports across New England, Bahre passed away last week at the age of 93.

Bahre owned and operated Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine for several decades before founding New Hampshire International Speedway (now New Hampshire Motor Speedway) in 1990. He ran NHIS until its sale to Speedway Motorsports in 2008.

In recognition of his significant influence on motorsports in New England and beyond, Bahre was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 2017. Sunday, before the green flag falls on the 30th anniversary running of the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at “The Magic Mile,” the speedway will honor Bahre with infield signage, a moment of silence and recognition before the invocation.

Pre-race festivities will also include the following dignitaries:

  • Invocation: Alec Kindred, Director & Founder of Propelling the Gospel Missions
  • National Anthem: Todd Angilly, Official Anthem Singer of the Boston Bruins
  • Grand Marshal: Jason Guyot, Interim CEO & SVP of Resort Operations at Foxwoods Resort Casino
  • Honorary Starter: Steve Wang, Special Guest of Foxwoods Resort Casino


Tickets still remain for Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. Adult tickets are available starting at $70 at https://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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Rick Ware Racing Welcomes Joey Gase to the Lineup for 2020

December 20, 2019 (Thomasville, NC) – Rick Ware Racing welcomes NASCAR veteran, Joey Gase, to the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series lineup. Starting at the season opener in February at Daytona International Speedway, Gase will be piloting one of the RWR entries for The DAYTONA 500. 

“I am excited to have Joey Gase join the Rick Ware Racing family in 2020. Joey and his family are great people, whose values align perfectly with RWR. I am looking forward to growing our team and having a great season next year,” commented team owner, Rick Ware.

“I am very excited to be able to call Rick Ware Racing my home for 2020,” said Gase. “It’s a dream come true to be able to compete in the NASCAR Cup Series full-time. It has been a dream of not only mine, but my whole family ever since I can remember and it’s taken a lot of hard work and sacrifices to get me here. I feel very fortunate to be able to say this and can’t thank Rick, Lisa and everyone at RWR enough for this opportunity, and all of our partners for making it possible. December has been an amazing month that God has blessed me with so far. I started the month with Caitlin and I’s one year wedding anniversary, and then a few days later the birth of our twins (Carson & Jace), now this. Daytona can’t come soon enough!!”

Gase, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa native, is excited to welcome back many of his long-standing partners, and several new ones as well. These partners include Donate Life and OPO partners, EFX Corporation, Page Construction, Agri Supply, The Racing Warehouse, SAFE, ProMaster, Eternal Fan and many more that will be announced at a later date.  

“I am very fortunate to have so many great, loyal partners with me and they are all passionate about raising awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation and honoring donor heroes, like my mom, which is something that is very important to my family and I,” said Gase.For information on Rick Ware Racing visit www.WareRacing.com, or follow along on social media; FacebookTwitter or Instagram. For sponsorship opportunities, email kate@wareracing.com.

Bangor Savings Bank to Extend Partnership with Austin Theriault And Rick Ware Racing for 2019 MENCS Season

September 18, 2019 (Thomasville, NC) – Bangor Savings Bank is set to extend their NASCAR partnership with Austin Theriault and Rick Ware Racing for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Theriault will pilot the No. 52 entry, with Bangor Savings Bank as the primary sponsor, for select races throughout the remainder of the season, and as an associate sponsor for all of the races that Theriault runs at RWR for the remainder of the season. 

Theriault, a Fort Kent, Maine native, piloted the Rick Ware Racing entry earlier this year at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and Michigan International Speedway, in the No. 52 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, with Bangor Savings Bank. Over the past five years, Theriault has competed across multiple platforms in NASCAR’s lower developing series, collecting numerous wins and won the NASCAR K&N Most Popular Driver Award. Theriault also won the 2017 ARCA Menards Series Championship.  

“The partnership with Bangor Savings and myself has been extremely successful so far. I am humbled by the fan involvement and interaction we’ve received since first announcing BSB as a sponsor at Loudon in July and I am excited to keep that momentum going throughout the rest of the 2019 season.”  

Bangor Savings Bank, the primary sponsor on the No. 52, has been meeting the financial needs of New Englanders for over 167 years. Bangor Savings Bank remains true to the mission of its founders and the You Matter More promise to help their employees, customers, and communities prosper. For additional information on Bangor Savings Bank, visit https://www.bangor.com

Team Owner Rick Ware added, “We are thrilled to announce that Bangor Bank is extending their partnership with RWR.  Bangor Bank received a great deal of exposure from the races at New Hampshire, Pocono and Michigan, and they are excited about doing more the us and with Austin Theriault. They are a great company and we are excited to have them on board for more races as we close out the 2019 NASCAR season.”

For up-to-date information on Rick Ware Racing and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.WareRacing.com or follow along on social media; FacebookTwitter or Instagram