Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Look out Digger, meet Milo the Moose...

Here is a sigh of relief for those who miss Digger as NASCAR heads to Louden New Hampshire this weekend. Yes, I said it..."those who miss Digger" will find comfort by the sighting of New Hampshire Motor Speedways NEW mascot, Milo the Moose.

Milo, whose legal name is Mile Oval Moose, has already been spotted around town with drivers, such as Jeff Burton. Maybe Milo will be the next Digger? We welcome Milo to the NASCAR family, as long as he doesn't get a cartoon, bring other Moose friends or interrupt the race by crawling across the screen. Now, how did Milo get his hands on Kyle Buschs sunglasses?

Photo: Dick & Peg White

According to an article about General Manager Jerry Gapens "Milo is the track's new mascot. He is a friendly moose, the friendliest moose since Bullwinkle. We did an American Idol-style casting call for someone to play the part of Milo and I was a judge. The moose will drive around the facility on a four-wheeler but he doesn't have a speaking role."

According to a NHMS press release issued earlier this month: New Hampshire Motor Speedway is searching for the next great talent to be the first mascot for the largest sports and entertainment complex in New England. The lucky winner will perform in front of over 105,000 NASCAR fans twice a year, represent the speedway at numerous civic functions, and be a part of the world of major league mascots. "There is a star out there waiting to be discovered, and we are going to find that person," said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manger of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. "There will be no 'textgate' at this casting call! Our judging panel will make the right choice, guaranteed!"

If any of our readers find themselves at Louden this weekend, please find Milo and get a picture with him. We will post your photos on our site!

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