NASCAR http://nhpr.org en Word Of Mouth 07.27.2013 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-07272013 <p>Our favorite content, curated in one amazing hour of radio. This week, the science behind J.K. Rowling's unmasking, a guy who played Mr. Darcy at a Jane Austen Summer Camp, the Libertarian festival for Seasteaders, a new telescope technology that will send balloons into space, regular folks drive NASCAR cars, and a musician who writes songs based on the New York Times column, "Modern Love."</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:30:28 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 32010 at http://nhpr.org Word Of Mouth 07.27.2013 In The Fast Lane: The Richard Petty Driving Experience http://nhpr.org/post/fast-lane-richard-petty-driving-experience <p>On July 14<sup>th</sup>, Brian Vickers led a group of professional NASCAR drivers to take the sprint cup at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.&nbsp; Less than a week later, a group of men and women with absolutely no racing experience took to the same track, in the same six-hundred horsepower stock cars, in hopes of hitting the same high-octane speeds as the pros.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.drivepetty.com/" target="_blank">The Richard Petty Driving Experience</a> is a payed sports adventure that lets NASCAR fans get a taste of life in the fast lane… Producer Taylor Quimby was with them in Loudon last Friday, and brought us back this audio postcard.</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:08:34 +0000 Taylor Quimby 31741 at http://nhpr.org In The Fast Lane: The Richard Petty Driving Experience Creating A Community of Fans At N.H. Motor Speedway http://nhpr.org/post/creating-community-fans-nh-motor-speedway <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This past weekend, thousands of people braved clogged roads and crowded parking lots to watch <a href="http://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-cup-series.html" target="_blank">NASCAR</a> racing at the <a href="http://www.nhms.com/" target="_blank">New Hampshire Motor Speedway</a> in Loudon.&nbsp; But a small group of fans pitched tents in a grassy parking area for the duration.&nbsp; </span></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:17:06 +0000 Amanda Loder 31311 at http://nhpr.org Creating A Community of Fans At N.H. Motor Speedway N.H. Motor Speedway Hosts Today's Sprint Cup Series Race http://nhpr.org/post/nh-motor-speedway-hosts-todays-sprint-cup-series-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today is the big day for racing at <a href="http://www.nhms.com/" target="_blank">New Hampshire Motor Speedway</a>.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-cup-series.html" target="_blank">NASCAR</a> drivers will compete at the Loudon track this afternoon in a Sprint Cup series race.&nbsp; While thousands of people have been taking in events all weekend, a group of hardcore fans is camping at the track.&nbsp; Dennis Joyce is a Loudon regular.&nbsp; He says he prefers NASCAR over all other sports.</span></p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 31259 at http://nhpr.org Americans Hit The Brakes On NASCAR http://nhpr.org/post/americans-hit-brakes-nascar Individual sports are always volatile, and after being the next big thing, NASCAR's popularity has stalled.<p>A lot had to do with the economy. In a sport that depends on sponsorships and rich owners — like those good buddies Mitt Romney kicks tires with --– NASCAR was especially vulnerable.<p>And as for fans, when it became cutback time, they had to think twice about gassing up those big old RVs and driving a far piece to sit in those ear-shattering stadiums.<p>So, NASCAR invested $5 million in research to find out how to get back out of the pits. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 08:08:00 +0000 Frank Deford 2652 at http://nhpr.org Americans Hit The Brakes On NASCAR Word of Mouth 2.25.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-2252012 <p>We give up our cash, sort of. A new take on 1914, the year WWI breaks out. Things get disgusting, and we learn why...and a new documentary looks at little league NASCAR.</p> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 03:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2095 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 2.25.2012 Racing Dreams: Kids Grow Up So Fast http://nhpr.org/post/racing-dreams-kids-grow-so-fast <p>We speak with Academy Award nominee Marshall Curry about his film chronicling three young racers.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:11:48 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2092 at http://nhpr.org Racing Dreams: Kids Grow Up So Fast