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New Hampshire preparing for "wicked fun" weekend

LOUDON, N.H. - 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. 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.

"We are very proud of having such a diverse and entertaining on-track schedule, but we want to ensure that we're offering a deep menu of off-track options, too," said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway. "Providing an experience that puts the fans first is a directive from our chairman that all of us here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway passionately strive to achieve."

The Fun Zone will be located within the Fan Zone, across from the Turn 2 Tunnel. The Fan Zone is already a great place for fans to take their race day experiences to the next level with its giveaways, prizes, driver appearances, go-karts and sponsor activities. The new Fun Zone will only expand those opportunities, providing adults and children activities to keep busy like the Human Billiards, Giant Pop-a-Shot basketball, an airbrush tattoo station, hula hoop and jump rope stage games, a DJ, and photos ops with the KISS Forever band.

The Fan Jam appreciation party will take place on Friday, Sept. 22 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the infield near Turn 1. The party will feature $2 beer and hot dogs, as well as Touch-A-Truck and a Pit Crew Challenge, featuring teams from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Fans will be able to get an up-close view of the Pit Stop Challenge, which will feature a four-tire stop that includes the front tire carrier, front tire changer, rear tire carrier, rear tire changer, and jack man, as well as the driver, who will apply the brakes from inside the cockpit. Five seconds will be added for any penalties with $2,000 going to the team that can complete the stop the fastest.

The NASCAR Trackside Live Stage, which made its debut in July, will also return in September. Located across from the Fan Zone between the Lite Lobster Lounge and the Turn 2 Tunnel, the Trackside Live Stage will be the place to be to see live music, entertainment and driver appearances.

September musical acts include KISS Forever, Steve Malec & the Electric Flood, Donnie Wood Band, Nick Lynch, Quarter Horse Band , Jeremy Bar-Illian Band, April Cushman Band, and the Brooks Young Band. The Trackside Live Stage will also feature a live broadcast of the UNOH 175 Camping World Truck Series race at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, the Trackside Live Show and SCC Auction from 6:00-9:30 that night, and the Trackside Live Show on Sunday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. before the ISM Connect 300 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race at 2:00 p.m.

For information on how you can be a part of our ISM Connect 300 September Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend, please stop by Fan Relations, visit www.nhms.com, or call (603) 783-4931.

--- New Hampshire Motor Speedway ---