New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) staff members enjoyed a day of community service and team building Wednesday for the third annual Speedway Cares Day in Loudon, N.H., hometown to “The Magic Mile.” The team spent a combined total of 78 hours scraping, repainting and restoring more than 250 feet of fence at Loudon’s oldest town cemetery.
“The work to beautify and preserve this over 100-year-old chestnut fencing is a great value to Loudon’s historical past,” said Loudon Selectmen Chairman Roger Maxfield. “On behalf of the Town of Loudon, the Board of Selectmen sincerely thank New Hampshire Motor Speedway personnel for their annual community work on town properties.”
Speedway Cares Day has become an annual day of community service for the NHMS team after a successful inaugural event in 2018 when they cleaned up the recreation field and prepped the baseball field and dugouts for the Loudon Youth Baseball Program. Other past Speedway Cares Day projects include trimming bushes, raking and aerating lawns, cleaning mulch beds and spreading new mulch, sweeping parking lots and walkways, repairing fences and gates and cleaning a playground.
“Speedway Cares Day is something we’ve all come to look forward to in recent years, because we get to give back to the community that supports us,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “We truly missed having this day together as a team last year, which made today extra special. We work side-by-side to produce events that host people from around the world, but today we had a chance to work together in a meaningful way to benefit our neighbors and the town we are proud to call home.”
The day wrapped up with the NHMS staff members coming together to enjoy lunch, which was generously donated by Smoke Shack Southern Barbecue in the speedway’s infield.