NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement:
New Hampshire has millions of dollars invested in making the New Hampshire Motor Speedway a better, more accessible venue. So many infrastructure projects are based on the expectation of having this race and this revenue. It’s shocking to think that retaining the NASCAR Cup Series wasn’t one of Governor Sununu’s top economic priorities. Sununu promised to talk to 100 businesses in his first 100 days. Instead, his first 100 days will be remembered for losing the state’s biggest economic driver, spending wasted effort on failed so-called Right-to-Work legislation, and losing 190 New Hampshire Fidelity employees to layoffs.
Governor Sununu has big questions to answer. Did Governor Sununu even meet with owner of Speedway Motorsports, Bruton Smith? If he did, why wasn’t he able to retain the event like his two Democratic predecessors, John Lynch and Maggie Hassan were able to do? The Governor must take responsibility for this massive loss to our state and work on digging us out of the hole he created.”