To help amplify that excitement even more, speedway officials have announced that they will apply the same PJ1 compound that produced thrilling side-by-side racing in July.[More](9-20-2017)Richard Rawlings to drive pace car at New Hampshire: Mogul. 24 ISM Connect 300 playoff race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.[More](9-19-2017)Dan Shay to play pre-race concert at New Hampshire: A sound all their own, platinum-selling country act Dan Shay will bring their unique blend of country, rock and pop to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway frontstretch stage on Sunday, Sept. The Nashville-based duo will perform a 45-minute pre-race concert at a.m.prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ISM Connect 300 playoff race.[More](9-6-2017)New Hampshire preparing for "wicked fun" weekend: September NASCAR race weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will once again provide a relentless supply of on-track racing sure to satisfy the most hearty fan's appetite.

Kenseth had passed eventual third-place finisher Martin Truex Jr.

for the top spot on Lap 261, one lap before Ryan Newman's spin in Turn 2 caused the seventh caution and set up the final restart.

Effective today, Goslant takes over the reins as the new vice president of operations and development for New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Goslant joins the New Hampshire Motor Speedway team after spending the last two years as the general manager of Stewart-Haas Racing's No. [More]()Neighbors go to court over New Hampshire Motor Speedway music festival plans: New Hampshire Motor Speedway will need to overcome at least one more obstacle before it is permitted to hold a three-day country music festival on its grounds this summer.

Was named New Hampshire International Speedway until SMI bought the track in late 2007/early 2008 and renamed it New Hampshire Motor Speedway Track Specs: Superspeedway: 1.058 mile oval Turns: Banking: 12 degrees; Straights: 2 degrees Length of Straights: Frontstretch - 1500ft; Backstretch - 1500ft Grandstand Seating: 77,000 [down from 88,000]Track Websites and Social Media: New Hampshire Motor Speedway website Speedway Motorsports Facebook Twitter Youtube Track Stats - Track Records & Stats September 2017 Race Winner: #18-Kyle Busch, 108.958mph, started 1st July 2017 Race Winner: #11-Denny Hamlin, 105.800, started 18th Race Speed Record: Jeff Burton, 117.134, 7/13/1997 Slowest Race Record: Ricky Rudd, 87.619, 7/1994 Oldest Winner: Mark Martin, 50 years, 8 months, 10 days, 9/20/2009 Youngest Winner: Joey Logano, 19 years, 1 month, 4 days, 6/28/2009 Worst Starting Spot to Win: Jeff Burton, started 38th [provisional], 7/1999September 2017 Pole Winner: #18-Kyle Busch, 135.049mph, started 1st July 2017 Pole Winner: #78-Martin Truex Jr., 133.077mph, finished 3rd Track Qualifying Record: Brad Keselowski, 140.598mph, 9/19/2014 Oldest Pole Winner: Bill Elliott, 46 years, 9 months, 13 days, 7/21/2002 Youngest Pole Winner: Brian Vickers, 21 years, 8 months, 23 days, 7/17/2005Most Wins: 4-Jeff Burton (eight drivers have 3 wins, 6 are active) Most Poles: 7-Ryan Newman Most Top 5s: 16-Jeff Gordon; 15-Tony Stewart; 12-Matt Kenseth; 10-Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch & Kurt Busch Most Top 10s: 24-Jeff Gordon; 21-Jimmie Johnson & Matt Kenseth Most Lead Changes: 23 - twice, most recently 7/21/2002 Fewest Lead Changes: 1 - 9/17/2000 [Jeff Burton] Most Leaders: 15, 7/14/1996 & 9/25/2011 Fewest Leaders: 1 - 9/17/2000Most Cautions: 17, 7/10/1994 Fewest Cautions: 2 - 7/13/1997 Most Caution Laps: 78, 7/10/1994 Fewest Caution Laps: 10 - 7/13/1997Most Finishers on a lead lap: 30, 7/21/2002 Fewest Finishers on a lead lap: 7 - 7/11/1993Most Running at the Finish: 43, 9/16/2007 Fewest Running at the Finish: 30 - twice, most recently 9/17/2000Most Laps Led by a Race Winner: 300 [of 300], Jeff Burton, 9/17/2000 Fewest Laps Led by a Race Winner: 2, Jeff Burton, 7/11/1999 & Tony Stewart, 9/25/2011Most Wins by Manufacturer: Chevy 19; Ford, 13; Toyota, 9; Dodge, 3; Pontiac, 2Races won from starting pos 1: 6 [of 46 races] Races won from starting pos 2: 3 Races won from starting pos 3: 1 Races won from starting pos 4: 2 Races won from starting pos 5: 1 Races won from starting pos 6: 3 Races won from starting pos 7: 3 Races won from starting pos 8: 2 Races won from starting pos 9: 3 Races won from starting pos 10: 1 Races won from starting pos 11: 2 Races won from starting pos 13: 5 Races won from starting pos 14: 2 Races won from starting pos 15: 1 Races won from starting pos 18: 1 Races won from starting pos 19: 2 Races won from starting pos 20: 1 Races won from starting pos 21: 1 Races won from starting pos 26: 1 Races won from starting pos 31: 2 Races won from starting pos 32: 2 Races won from starting pos 33: 1 Races won from starting pos 38: 1Races won from the top 5: 12 of 46 Races won from the top 10: 24 of 46The Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire on September 16, 2007, was the first time all 43 cars that started a NASCAR Cup race finished, during the NASCAR mandated the 43-car rule in 1998-2015, changed to 40 in 2016.

Track News and Announcements Matt Goslant joins New Hampshire Motor Speedway staff: After helping with the development of Cole Custer from NASCAR's lower ranks to a stellar rookie campaign in the 2017 XFINITY Series, Matt Goslant will switch gears and return to his New England roots.

Residents packed into the Loudon Elementary School gymnasium Thursday night to hear the plans for the proposed festival, which would be put on by entertainment company Live Nation.

The Speedway said it started considering the concert before it learned it would lose one of its two NASCAR races to Las Vegas in 2018.

The weekend will also deliver a wicked good time outside of the grandstands, too, as speedway officials announce the addition of a Fun Zone in the Fan Zone, the Fan Jam appreciation party, and the return of the Trackside Live Stage.[More](9-4-2017)NASCAR weekend provides big win for SCC, nonprofits at New Hampshire: Another NASCAR race weekend has sped through New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Tens of thousands of fans walked through the gates last week, where they were treated to five races in three days, culminating with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 301.

Three neighbors sued the speedway in Merrimack County Superior Court on Monday, asking a judge to review a 28-year-old legal agreement between New Hampshire Speedway Inc.