Jul 14, 2013; Loudon, NH, USA; A general view of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The race was won Brian Vickers. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR First-Timers Share Their Experience At Loudon

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I have said it to many of my friends, if you go to a NASCAR race in person, you walk away a fan. Last week at New Hampshire, that came true for a couple people from Massachusetts.

Deb Cornelius from Bellingham, Mass., surprised her husband Matt last year with a trip to the Rusty Wallace Driving Experience at Loudon, but neither had ever been to a race. Last Sunday at the Camping World RV 301, they left the New Hampshire Motor Speedway as NASCAR fans.

“I am a huge fan now,” said Deb Cornelius. “It was exciting, thrilling and more than I could have ever imagined.”

Staff Sgt. Charles Andrzejewski, who is stationed at the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass., received tickets from the USO-New England and took his family to the race.

“My daughter Jasmine loved it,” said Andrzejewski. “She loved it when all the cars came to start the race.”

The smallest Andrzejewski who is five-years old picked Jamie McMurray as her driver while watching the race.

“She didn’t know who the driver was, said Andrzejewski. “She was all about the McDonalds car. She didn’t care that there was a woman driving or the M&M’s car, she wanted McDonalds to win.”

Cornelius was asked would she come back to Loudon for another race?

“I definately would come back,” said Cornelius. “We will be looking for tickets for the September race soon.

“We had so much fun, Cornelius continued. “There were nice people around us, the action was exciting and it was a great day. I liked NASCAR a little bit coming in, but I left Louden a fan.”

Andrzejewski loved the time he got to spend with his family.

“I am about to be deployed to Afghanistan for six months,” said Andrzejewski. “It was a great time to spend with my wife and daughter.”

The Sprint Cup series returns to Loudon Sept. 21 for the Sylvania 300, the second race of the Chase to the Championship.

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