New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a 1 mile oval and road course, located in Loudon, New Hampshire. Built in 1990 on the site of the Bryar Motorsports Park, it's rectangular with a maximum banking of 7°. Initially the circuit had a lot of critics, as it was built using no engineers and few surveyors, they just went out and built a race track! Since 1990, the circuit has had several different owners, with the current owners being Speedway Motorsports. It has hosted open wheel racing, but mainly hosts NASCAR. Drivers consider it one of the toughest oval tracks on the planet, and it's without a doubt one of the hardest and most exciting races on the NASCAR calendar. No changes were made on the circuit until 2002, when the banking was increased to improve racing for the fans. As well as the oval, the track also has a 1.6 mile race track, but it is not used very regularly.