In July, a NASCAR Cup Series race is held at the speedway, about a half-hour drive from Weirs Beach. Close to 100,000 people attend the 300-lap race around the 1 mile oval. In 2019, the 27th annual summer NASCAR race will be held Sunday, July 21st.
As sponsors change, the name of the race and the NASCAR trophy itself changes. Currently, the summer race is called the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301; and the trophy is called the Monster Energy Cup.
After 21 years, the fall NASCAR Cup race, the New England 300, was discontinued in 2017. The fall Cup race was replaced in 2018 by “Full Throttle” weekend. On Fri-Sat, September 20-21, 2019, the second annual Full Throttle weekend will be held. The weekend features several different NASCAR-sanctioned events.
Click here for some great aerial photos of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, taken during the July 1, 2007 race.
Below, photos of the race course, taken on September 24, 2017, on the day of the last New England 300 race. Taken early in the day, before the race crowd filled in.