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Danielle Cyr Named Director of New Hampshire Chapter Of Speedway Children’s Charities

Cyr will continue serving in her role as Marketing Manager for New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

LOUDON, N.H. – Danielle Cyr, marketing manager for New Hampshire Motor Speedway, has been named the Director for the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, the official charity of NHMS.

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“Danielle has done outstanding work for our speedway over her years here,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “I’m thrilled she’ll be sharing her talents with the charity as we look forward to a new season of fundraising for children in need throughout New England.”

Cyr will oversee all events for the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities as well as the distribution of all fundraising dollars to children in educational, financial, social and medical need throughout New England.

“I am excited to expand my role with New Hampshire Motor Speedway and have the opportunity to help children in need not only in New Hampshire, but throughout New England,” said Cyr. “I’m looking forward to working with the Speedway Children’s Charities board of directors, the local community and the other SCC chapters throughout Speedway Motorsports to achieve many successes in 2021 and beyond.”

Cyr joined the New Hampshire Motor Speedway team as the Marketing Manager in 2017. In this role, she manages media advertising, works closely with the Ticket, Corporate Sales and Communications departments to promote the speedway’s events and partners while identifying and targeting key markets and implementing key marketing initiatives.

Prior to joining NHMS, Cyr spent two years in the Marketing Department at nearby Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, N.H. where she managed all on-property events, handled media buys and planning and helped build the brand in the local community. Before that, she ran the Campaign for Charitable Giving at the State of Connecticut’s Department of Transportation, where she was a Connecticut Careers Trainee and then a Transportation Planner in the state’s Bureau of Public Transportation from 2006-2014.

Cyr graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn. She resides in Laconia, N.H. with her boyfriend Shawn.

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Gift of Lights Opens Thanksgiving Night

The 10th annual Gift of Lights presented by Eastern Propane & Oil is open nightly Nov. 26, 2020 through Jan. 3, 2021 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with 3.5 million lights.

LOUDON, N.H. – The family holiday tradition of driving through 2.5 miles of dazzling Christmas light displays at New Hampshire Motor Speedway continues this year with the Gift of Lights presented by Eastern Propane & Oil. The 10th annual event is open every night from Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 26 – Sunday, Jan. 3.

This year, the 2.5-mile drive-thru light show is even brighter with 3.5 million lights, a new 150-foot RGB Tunnel of Lights and new scenes including the Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks, Mother Goose, Jack Be Nimble, Deer Beach Vacation and a package wrapping machine. Over 650 hours go in to setting up more than 520 displays and 80 different scenes each year, which also includes the popular 12 Days of Christmas scene and the fan-favorite 130-foot long infield entrance and exit Tunnels of Lights made up of over 25,000 lights.

“Pack the kids up, bring some hot cocoa, turn up the Christmas music and escape to the winter wonderland that’s been created right here in Loudon, New Hampshire,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “This event has always been a special way for families to spend time together, but this year, it’s the perfect way to keep your family safe without sacrificing an annual holiday tradition, and it helps those in need as well.”

Helping the community is a major part of what makes Gift of Lights so special. A portion of all admissions proceeds benefit the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCCNH), which raises money for children in need throughout New England.  As the official charity of the speedway, SCCNH has raised $220,476 from the Gift of Lights since 2011 and has distributed over $1.8 million supporting more than 808,000 children throughout New England since its inception in 2009.

Other local organizations that benefit from Gift of Lights are the Loudon Food Pantry and Loudon Firefighters Association, however, COVID-19 restrictions will prevent in-person donations this year. Monetary donations can be made to either organization following the instructions in the Help the Community section of the Gift of Lights page on the NHMS website.

Santa Claus may quarantine at the North Pole this year, preventing him from being on-site at Gift of Lights, but theme nights allow visitors to get in to the holiday spirit. Attendees can save $10 per car at the gate with Christmas car decorations (Nov. 30), wearing cozy pajamas (Dec. 1), bringing the family pet (Dec. 7) and styling in crazy Christmas sweaters (Dec. 8).

Tickets and Hours of Operation:

Admission is available for purchase online at NHMS.com/Events/Gift-of-Lights/ or in-person at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for $25 per car. Show hours are 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, depending on the weather.

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NASCAR Xfinity Series Returns to “The Magic Mile” on July 17, 2021

The Lakes Region 200 joins the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 for New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s traditional mid-summer NASCAR race weekend, July 17-18, 2021.

LOUDON, N.H. – New England race fans can add another race to their plans for the 2021 NASCAR race weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule includes its traditional mid-summer visit to “The Magic Mile” on July 17.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the NASCAR Xfinity Series back to ‘The Magic Mile’ in 2021,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “As New Englanders, we’re all about tradition, and the Xfinity Series has been with us since day one. We’re very much looking forward to next season and NASCAR’s rising stars putting on an exciting show for New England race fans.”

The NASCAR Xfinity Series was the first NASCAR-sanctioned race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 1990 when the speedway opened, making the 2021 race the 34th Loudon appearance by the series. The event will again be part of the annual Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend and the only visit to the six-state New England region for the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series.

Tickets:

Adult tickets are available at https://www.NHMS.com/Events/Foxwoods-Resort-Casino-301/Tickets starting at $35 for Saturday’s Lakes Region 200 and $49 for Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. Tickets for kids 12 and under are free on Saturday and just $10 on Sunday. Further details can be found on the New Hampshire Motor Speedway website or by calling 833-4LOUDON.

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