NHMS Honoring Late Founder Bob Bahre

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A banner on the Main Grandstand is just one way the late track founder and New England motorsports pioneer, Bob Bahre, is being honored during the NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. (NHMS Photo)
A banner on the Main Grandstand is just one way the late track founder and New England motorsports pioneer, Bob Bahre, is being honored during the NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. (NHMS Photo)

LOUDON, N.H. – New Hampshire Motor Speedway will honor track founder Bob Bahre during pre-race ceremonies before Sunday’s running of the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301.

A pioneer in motorsports across New England, Bahre passed away last week at the age of 93.

Bahre owned and operated Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine for several decades before founding New Hampshire International Speedway – now New Hampshire Motor Speedway – in 1990. He ran the track until its sale to Speedway Motorsports in 2008.

In recognition of his significant influence on motorsports in New England and beyond, Bahre was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 2017. Sunday, before the green flag falls on the 30th anniversary running of the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at “The Magic Mile,” the speedway will honor Bahre with infield signage, a moment of silence and recognition before the invocation.

Pre-race festivities will also include the following dignitaries:

Invocation: Alec Kindred, Director & Founder of Propelling the Gospel Missions
National Anthem: Todd Angilly, Official Anthem Singer of the Boston Bruins
Grand Marshal: Jason Guyot, Interim CEO & SVP of Resort Operations at Foxwoods Resort Casino
Honorary Starter: Steve Wang, Special Guest of Foxwoods Resort Casino