New Hampshire 300 Schedule
The New Hampshire 300, or the Osram Sylvania 300 as it will be known going forward,
has been one of the most popular events on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for years. The 300 lap race runs for 317.4 miles and
has been held every year since 1997. Many of the best drivers in all of NASCAR come to Loudon, New Hampshire to take part
in the popular stock car event, looking to move up the Sprint Cup Series standings as well as to take home a championship.
NASCAR lovers from all over the country flock to New Hampshire Motor Speedway to be part of all the excitement, hoping to
help cheer their favorite driver and team on to victory.
The 2014 Osram Sylvania 300 will be held at New Hampshire Motor
Speedway in Loudon on Sunday, July 13th with the race slated to begin at 1:00 PM. The sell out event is something that no
serious auto racing fan will want to miss, with tens of thousands of die hard racing fans making for an unbeatable atmosphere
in the stands. Nothing could be better than enjoying a pleasant New Hampshire summer afternoon watching some of the best drivers
in the world competing against one another at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Countless fans will be making the journey
to New Hampshire and you have the chance to be one of them with tickets from StubHub so start planning a July trip to New
Hampshire as soon as possible.
New Hampshire 300 History
The Osram Sylvania 30 was first held in 1997
has been a vital part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as it has dealt with several different name changes. The event started
off as the CMT 300 in '97 then changed its name to the Farm Aid on CMT 300 for the following year, in 1999 the event again
changed its name to the Dura Lube/Kmart 300, then was called the Dura Lube 300 sponsored by Kmart before becoming the New
Hampshire 300 from 2001 through 2002 and lastly the Sylvania 300 up through the 2014 race where it will be known as the Osram
Sylvania 300. Whatever you choose to call the race, the Osram Sylvania 300 is one of the premiere events on the NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series and one that die hard racing fans never want to miss.
New Hampshire 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Osram Sylvania 300 has been a staple on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series since 1997 and each year it seems to grow bigger and
more popular. Held at New Hampshire Motor Speedway each year, one warm July afternoon in New Hampshire begins to seethe with
adrenaline and horsepower as the best drivers in NASCAR show up in the city to compete for one of the most coveted prizes
of the circuit, the Osram Sylvania 300. Sure, fame and money are on hand for the winners of the race, but most drivers are
doing it for their team and compete out of pride. The winner of the Sprint Cup Series is determined by total finishing positions
as well as total laps led during races, so each race, and indeed each lap, is of utmost importance to the proud racers looking
to finish the season at the top of their sport. Each and every event in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is full of fierce competition,
roaring engines, and neck breaking speed.
Although there are plenty of race fans who are
perfectly content to watch a big time race at home on their televisions relaxing on their couch, there is nothing that compares
to actually being in the stands for a major NASCAR race. From the tailgating and barbecuing leading up to the race with the
flags of the spectators' favorite teams and drivers proudly flying outside of the race track to the moment you enter the speedway
you know that there is a whole new level of excitement when you actually watch a race in person. The smell of the gasoline,
the roars of the engines, and the screeching tires as they hit a turn all make for an experience that borderlines on sensory
overload and makes NASCAR one of the most popular sports in the United States. Be sure to be there in Loudon, New Hampshire
for the Osram Sylvania 300 to be part of an event you will never forget.
Matt Kenseth and Joe Gibbs
Racing are the defending champions entering the 2014 Osram Sylvania 300. Jeff Gordon won the first two races back in 1997
and 1998 and is one of only three drivers to have won the event twice along with Ryan Newman and Clint Bowyer. Hendrick Motorsports
and Richard Childress Racing have been the two most successful teams at the race, each having won four times. Up until the
2014 race which will be held in July, the Osram Sylvania 300 had always been held in either late August or September aside
from 2001 when the race was postponed until November after the 9/11 attacks.