Behind the scenes: New Hampshire Motor Speedway in photos
By Adam Fenwick | Wednesday, July 13, 2022
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New Hampshire Motor Speedway was the brainchild of Bob Bahre, who purchased the property that previously housed Bryar Motorsports Park in Loudon, New Hampshire, with the intent to build a venue capable of welcoming NASCAR to the region.
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After beginning construction in 1989, work was completed on the 1.058-mile oval in June of 1990. The facility hosted its first NASCAR race shortly thereafter, with Tommy Ellis winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series event that July.
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In 1993, the NASCAR Cup Series made its first visit to what has become known as "The Magic Mile." Rusty Wallace raced to victory in the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 11, 1993.
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On Nov. 2, 2007, Speedway Motorsports' O. Bruton Smith agreed to purchase New Hampshire Motor Speedway from the Bahre family. Speedway Motorsports continues to own the facility to this day.
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The corners at New Hampshire Motor Speedway feature variable banking from two to seven degrees, with the straightaways featuring one degree of banking.
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In addition to hosting races for all three of NASCAR's national divisions through the years, New Hampshire Motor Speedway has become a traditional stop for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.
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The track has hosted at least one NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race every year since 1990, with drivers like Mike Stefanik, Tony Hirschman, Reggie Ruggiero, Bobby Santos III, Ted Christopher, John Blewett III, Doug Coby, Steve Park, Ryan Newman, Justin Bonsignore, Donny Lia and Ryan Preece among those who have visited Victory Lane.