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June 24. 2013 7:23PM

NASCAR drivers visit NH track for testing today, Wednesday

Some of NASCAR’s top drivers will visit New Hampshire Motor Speedway for a test session today and Wednesday.

Grandstands will be open free of charge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Drivers including defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski will turn laps, as will former champion Tony Stewart and his teammates, Danica Patrick and Ryan Newman. Roush-Fenway Racing’s Sprint Cup drivers Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will join Nationwide Series drivers Trevor Bayne and Travis Pastrana.Several NASCAR drivers visited the Magic Mile last month for a two-day Goodyear Tire Test including Jeff Gordon and Joey Logano, who turned some of the fastest laps in Magic Mile history, testing new Goodyear tires and set-ups in preparation for summer racing.

“Drivers approach these practice sessions very seriously, and when you have drivers of the caliber of Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and defending champion Brad Keselowski, you are naturally going to see some competitive fires burning,” explains Jerry Gappens, vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “We are thrilled to have these guys back at the track. It’s free racing entertainment for anyone who wants to come and watch.”

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