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NASCAR events provide few issues for NH police
Bill Snow, the highways manager for New Hampshire Motor Speedway, starts laying cones to make departure lanes before the race ended Sunday. (DAN SEUFERT PHOTO)
The federal law enforcement presence was due to the Boston Marathon bombings, and because there were more than 100,000 fans in one place, said Loudon Police Chief Robert Fiske."It's the largest sporting event in New England, so they were here just in case," Fiske said.
"They haven't normally been here, and they weren't called on for anything, knock on wood," Fiske said late Sunday afternoon.As the afternoon's NASCAR Sprint Cup race drew to a close, police closed Route 106 northbound to the track to make three southbound lanes, and closed the southbound lanes north of the track to make three northbound lanes. Both dedicated three-lane highways met with Interstate 93. The southbound lanes joined in Concord, the northbound lanes in Tilton.