LOUDON, N.H. (January 14, 2009) – New Hampshire Motor Speedway announced
today that the inaugural American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Invitational will be
run on Saturday, September 19 at approximately 5:30 p.m.

The stars of the ACT and the Canadian Série ACT-Castrol will get their first
superspeedway experience after the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour New Hampshire
100 and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series New Hampshire 200 races.

The ACT Invitational will have a purse of more than $65,000 for invited and
approved teams that attend this historic, groundbreaking Late Model stock
car racing event.

"This is an incredible day of racing for our fans," said New Hampshire Motor
Speedway executive vice-president and general manager Jerry Gappens.  "The
Invitational is a great addition to our already strong Saturday schedule.  I
really appreciate NASCAR's Mike Helton and his team for working with us to
add this event to an already jam-packed schedule.  For my money, this
Saturday lineup will feature the most exciting, competitive and diverse day
of racing in all of motorsports."

The ACT Invitational race will be a 50-lap all-star event with 36 starters.
Each 2009 race winner up to the running of the Invitational on the
U.S.-based ACT Late Model Tour and the Québec/Ontario-based Série
ACT-Castrol will be awarded a guaranteed starting spot and a $500 bonus for
each win contingent upon participation at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Three non-championship events will also be Invitational qualifying races
with a $500 New Hampshire Motor Speedway bonus: the CARQUEST Vermont
Governor's Cup 100 at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vt.;
the TD Banknorth 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine; and the
Coors Light 200 "Showdown at Chaudière" all-star race at Autodrome Chaudière
in Vallée-Jonction, Quebec on Saturday, August 29.

Other invitees will be 2009 champions and/or point leaders as of September
17, 2009 on the ACT Late Model Tour and Série ACT-Castrol, as well as at the
following ACT-affiliated short tracks: Thunder Road International Speedbowl,
Oxford Plains Speedway, Lee USA (Lee, N.H.) Speedway, Twin State Speedway
(Claremont, N.H.), White Mountain Motorsports Park (North Woodstock, N.H.),
Seekonk Speedway (Seekonk, Mass.), Waterford Speedbowl (Waterford, Conn.),
Capital City Speedway (Ottawa, Ont.), and Kawartha Speedway (Peterborough,
Ont.).  Provisional starting spots will be awarded to fill the field to 36
cars, if needed.

For more information, or to purchase tickets for all of SYLVANIA 300 weekend
events including the ACT Invitational, please go online to www.nhms.com or
call the speedway Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931.