Two NASCAR Cup Series races are held at the speedway, about a half-hour drive from Weirs Beach. Close to 100,000 people attend each 300-lap race around the 1 mile oval. In 2017, the 25th annual summer NASCAR race will be held Sunday, July 16th, while the 21st annual fall NASCAR race, the second race in the Challenger Round of the final ten-race “Chase for the Cup”, is scheduled for Sunday, September 24th.
As sponsors change, the names of the races and the NASCAR trophy itself changes. Currently, the summer race is called the New Hampshire 301; the fall race is called the New England 300; and the trophy is called the Sprint Cup.
Click here for some great aerial photos of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, taken during the July 1, 2007 race.