Catch the Excitement of NASCAR Races For Family Fun This Season
Its time to Discover NASCAR Racing Events in North America! There’s nothing that can compare to the thrill and excitement then that of attending a live NASCAR event in the United States or Canada. If you have never been to a real NASCAR stock race day event, then this is something you definitely must consider taking in!
Stock car racing at this level is an exhilarating experience like no other!
What’s neat about these races is that they are specially organized for families in mind. Long gone are the times when heading to a stock car race was for tough single men only, with a beer in each hand! 😎 Today, there are all kinds of added attractions and entertainment set up at the race track and specifically designed for people of all ages. NASCAR Racing is really a fun filled family affair event.
Check out this cool video showing highlights of the last lap of the 2016 Daytona 500 NASCAR race. It gives you a quick look at just how exciting racing is and what you are missing!
Nascar Race Tracks for Kids and Camping at the Track
An added bonus for those that enjoy camping is you can plan a weekend to the races and camp right out at the track. How cool is that! One of our favorite tracks Phoenix International Raceway has incredible facilities for camping directly on site at the race track that are simply amazing!
Such extras as …
On Site Safeway Grocery Store
Free Hot Shower Trailers
Free Shuttle Tram Service to the Gate
RV Services and Camping World Store
Free Johnny on the spot toilet facilities
A Sea of Campers at the Race Track
If you have a unit that’s self – contained, then spending a weekend camping at the races is the best! There’s no traffic line ups to deal with, no early mornings trying to get to the track on time in heavy traffic and you can come and go to and from the race track at your leisure with your track entrance pass.
My wife and I have been traveling to this race track for years from British Columbia Canada. We’ve enjoying flying down to Phoenix and staying at area hotels and in most recent years, enjoying driving down in our RV and camping out at the track. I must say, you can’t beat staying at the track for the weekend events without having to worry about driving, buying groceries and much more!
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Are Nascar Races Kid Friendly?
Absolutely! Tickets for most race dates are becoming more reasonable and packaged specifically for families in mind. Unlike attending other major league sporting events where ticket prices are hugely inflated, NASCAR has taken the step to make attending a race affordable for everyone!
For example …
Wal-Mart Stores had introduced some great family track packs to a number of race dates around the country that were excellent. These family tickets packs have included:
- Race tickets
- Hot dogs
- Soft drinks
- Race program
All included in one great price!
Although this special is has been discontinued, most tracks on the race circuit offer great family package deals and incentives for their upcoming race events.
What’s also great is that you certainly do not have to be a race fan like me to enjoy these exciting events. The first time you attend a race, I am sure you will be asking yourself … “What took me so long?” 😯
Truck Series – My Favorite
Over the years, I have enjoyed introducing and taking various family members and friends to the races for the first time. Most of these folks are your typical devoted football [NFL] and hockey [NHL] fans and thought I was crazy going to stock car races.
Well, when they arrived and experienced the excitement of premier level stock car racing, they were simply awe inspired!
Getting Set for the Green Flag at Phoenix International Raceway
When you experience 43 high powered race cars traveling inches apart at speeds of over 200 mph, it is simply exhilarating for the first time. What’s even more spectacular is watching night races under the lights, which is becoming more popular at most tracks each year.
The sites and sounds at night are fabulous!
So What is NASCAR Anyway?
Well, NASCAR stands for …
National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
This organization was founded back in 1948. Today, over 1500 races are held annually at over 100 race tracks all across North America. With this many race times and dates held, stock car racing has become so popular, it is now the largest spectator sporting event in North America.
Today, an average crowd in attendance at a premier race event easily reaches over 150,000.
The overwhelming speed and thundering sounds of those high powered engines, the smells associated with racing, all add to the intense excitement of attending a live race experience! Take along a pair of race scanners or rent a set at the track and you can enjoy live television broadcasts and listen to your favorite driver talking to his crew members.
What other sport can you think of that allows fans to do that!
Tons of Exciting Things To Do at the Races
From Souvenir trailers for your favorite drivers, to a host full of exhibits and entertainment from major sponsors, it’s all at the track to keep you and your family entertained before, during and after the race!
So pick your favorite destination and start planning a race holiday! Premier race events are held from coast to coast, all over the United States and Canada from February to November, so there is sure to be a race weekend event held near you.
As mentioned, one of my favorite places to attend a race is at Phoenix International Raceway located just outside the city of Phoenix, Arizona. This beautiful facility is situated less than one hour from downtown and situated in a beautiful Arizona setting, surrounded by hillsides and cactus.
Another track we love attending a race event is at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Be sure to check out my recent post, photos and my video of our visit to that track taking in the NHRA Drag Races. What a thrill that was to see in person for the first time!
Best NASCAR Races to Attend
Recently, race dates have been included and held outside of the United States. Canada now holds sanctioned events annually and has become extremely popular. As well, races had also taken place in Mexico, which also proved highly successful.
Each year, I look forward to our annual trek to one of our favorite destinations in the U.S. We have enjoyed the racing experience for many years now and will continue to do so for many more to come. We have planned many family holidays specifically around these special events.
One of our most exciting trips was attending a race held at in world famous Daytona Speedway in Florida State and then setting off on a wonderful Caribbean Cruise holiday afterwards. It is easy to plan and do both, making for a fabulous family vacation!
Phoenix Raceway Grandstands
Over the years, our family has attended races while enjoying holidays in …
- Disney World Florida
- Las Vegas Nevada
- Phoenix Arizona
- Washington State
If you take the time and plan your holidays well in advance, it really is easy to work a race date into your schedule. We have successfully done this for many years now and it has always worked out great!
Driver Introductions – NASCAR Star Driver Jeff Gordon
Three Top Primary Leagues to Select
There are three top leagues in NASCAR racing. They presently are …
- Sprint Cup Series
- Xfinity Series
- Camping World Truck Series
To get the latest racing information, schedules, ticket information, locations and much more, be sure to visit NASCAR’s official website. I have added the link to their website below for your convenience.
A great site with all the information you will need to get you on your way to a premier race event. There are countless other minor league NASCAR events as well to choose from around the country, both in Canada and the United States. So don’t count these guys out either, the racing is exciting!
Exciting Pit Action to Beat Other Cars to the Line
Greatest NASCAR Races Ever
Upon arrival at the race track, you will be amazed at the attractions and entertainment set up for you and your family to enjoy. There are a host of activities to take part in both before, during and after the races. As mentioned before, these events are specifically organized with families in mind! Each year things just get better and better for race enthusiasts, making it even more appealing to attend NASCAR races live!
Here are just a few of the things that you can do while at the track …
- purchase your favorite souvenirs from multiple trailers on site
- watch live ‘Speed Channel’ television broadcasts
- attend free live stage concerts
- enjoy fireworks at many races
- check out all the static on site displays, games and so much more.
I’ll See You at the track!
Have you attended a NASCAR race event? If so, where did you attend and how was your experience?
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Did You Know …
” Most tracks have installed soft walls and barriers along the track, called SAFER Barriers. “