Foxwoods To Sponsor NASCAR Race In July At NHMS

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Foxwoods Resort Casino, along with New Hampshire Motor Speedway, announced on Thursday that they will sponsor the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, July 22 as part of a multi-year agreement. The announcement was made at the Grand Pequot Tower at Foxwoods. 

“This is just the beginning of a wonderful new partnership with the region’s most popular destination resort,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway during the news conference.

“Foxwoods Resort Casino will help deliver high-speed fun to our facility, providing unforgettable experiences our fans will love. This is a win for the racing industry and our fans.”

Foxwoods and New Hampshire Motor Speedway will look at other opportunities with entertainment for fans beyond this race event in July. The partnership began last year when race fans renewed their tickets for the July race. One of the incentives was an overnight at Foxwoods. Foxwoods made an announcement last September at New Hamsphire Motor Speedway that On Track Karting which is a new high-performance European style indoor go-kart track that will open this summer.

“Uniting with New Hampshire Motor Speedway was a natural alignment for Foxwoods given our history of creating unique and exciting experiences,” said Foxwoods Resort Casino president and CEO Felix Rappaport during the news conference.

“The amplification of our partnership will allow us to continue to deliver on that promise giving our New England racing fans sought-after thrills infused with a new twist.”

Speedway Motorsports Inc President and CEO Marcus Smith was apart of the announcement. Speedway Motorsports Inc is the parent company of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 

“It only takes a few moments on property here to see the possibilities of this partnership,” said Speedway Motorsports president and CEO Marcus Smith.

“This is a natural partnership of two entertainment brands, Foxwoods Resort Casino and Speedway Motorsports Incorporated.” 

2014 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick helped with the announcement of the partnership on Thursday. Harvick has won at The Magic Mile three times.  His last win there was in September 2016. 

“This is an exciting day for New Hampshire Motor Speedway and for fans of racing here in New England,” said Harvick. 

“It’s also a great day for the Cup drivers, because this reinforces the fact that the future of NASCAR is bright.”

After the announcement, David McGrath, Felix Rappaport, Marcus Smith, and Kevin Harvick, along with his son Keelan, took a victory lap around Foxwoods and greeted fans. All four of them went on top of the Fox Tower and were harnessed and went ziplining.   

The Foxwoods 301 will take place at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 22. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, along with the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, will race on Saturday July 21.

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