Postcard From Daytona 500
Daytona Beach, Florida
Daytona Beach, Florida
I traveled here with: Travel Channel’s new show Fandemonium -- premiering this summer! We spent 3 days filming in the infield and meeting all sorts of amazing NASCAR fans.
The best way to travel here is: I flew, but the way to really do it is to travel by RV or motor coach and camp out in the infield for the whole race weekend.
I stayed at: A hotel but I wish I had stayed in an RV at the track. The infield turns into a mini city during race weekend with everything from pop-up bars, to giant BBQ’s to nightclubs made out of tents.
When it comes to packing, be sure to bring: Sunscreen. There is no shade at the track unless you hide in the shadow of an RV.
The best thing I ate was: The NASCAR fans at Daytona were of some of the nicest people I’ve met. Everywhere you went someone was offering you homemade food. One couple had a grill that looked like a race car motor. I had some of their delicious BBQ that was just the right amount of smoky and sweet. There are culinary geniuses hiding around every turn at the Daytona 500!
I wish I hadn't: Forgot hand sanitizer.
Don't miss: The Fan Zone! You can look inside the garages of the drivers and see their cars! I made sure to check out Danica Patrick’s car!
Next time I will definitely: Rent an RV.
My advice would be: Come for the entire weekend!
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