Wondering what to bring to a NASCAR race? If you've got NASCAR race tickets for the first time, there are some essentials you'll want to have at the track.
Plan for a Day Outdoors
You will be at the race for a good part of the day. If the race is during the summer, you will definitely need sun block. In spring and autumn, wear several layers so that you're ready for changing temperatures. Be ready for rain as well, with a hooded raincoat or a rain jacket and hat.
There's food for sale at the track, but you may want to have some snacks along for before and after the race. Tailgating is just as popular at NASCAR events as it is at pro football games, so feel free to break out the tents and coolers. Many raceways have camping sites available near the track, so you can turn the race into a mini vacation and avoid the traffic going to and from the event.
For the actual race, you'll need the following:
While at the race, be sure to drink plenty of water to keep from getting dehydrated. It is easy to get dehydrated while you're sitting in the sun all day.
If you're lucky enough to have some Daytona or Talladega pit passes, be sure to keep them around your neck all day. Passes can easily fall out of your pocket while you're moving around, and you'll never get past security without the proper credentials.
Wondering where did NASCAR originate? The organization began as the dream of a mechanic and racer at Daytona Beach.
Wondering who invented NASCAR? A mechanic and driver named William France Sr. drew up the original plan in the 1940s.
What does NASCAR stand for? What does the organization do? Learn how NASCAR's rules and regulations ensure safety and fair competition in auto racing.