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New Hampshire Motor Speedway announces Maine casino as sponsor


New Hampshire Motor Speedway 

"We're pushing all of our chips in when it comes to Friday qualifying," Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway said in a release. "We have tremendous racing scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

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