NASCAR is one of the most viewed professional sports on TV – second only to the NFL. With fun, several-day events and over 75 million fans, we pulled together a few ways to get the whole family involved.
Charlotte North Carolina
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Like many others, Charlotte Motor Speedway features the Richard Petty Driving Experience, which lets you ride shotgun for 3 high-speed laps or get behind the wheel yourself to feel the thrill of 600 horsepower. Nearby Mooresville, nicknamed “Race City USA,” is home to 2 museums, gift shops and the Auto Racing Hall of Fame.
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Daytona is a great beach town and home to the Daytona International Speedway and the Daytona 500. The track offers an expanded speedway tour that stops by Victory Lane and the Spring Cup Series garage. There’s plenty to keep all ages occupied, and it’s just an hour from Orlando, so a quick trip to Disney World could be on the itinerary.
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For fans not getting behind the wheel, Talladega Superspeedway allows visitors to take a tour on the tracks. It also houses the extensive International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum. Nearby Birmingham has a nice small-town feel and lots of family dining.
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A bus tour will get you up-close to the famous bricks of the Brickyard, aka Indianapolis Motor Speedway (but no, you’re not allowed to touch them). You could get lost in the 96,000-square-foot Hall of Fame Museum that has 75 cars on display at all times.
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While you may want to leave the kids at home on a trip to Sin City, it has a lot to offer NASCAR fans. Many hotels and casinos offer packages with Las Vegas Motor Speedway. So you can experience the races and all that makes Vegas a go-to destination on its own.
Not near a track?
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The NASCAR Speedpark has locations in Myrtle Beach, SC; Smoky Mountains; St. Louis, MO; Concord, NC; and Vaughan, Ontario. The rides and go-kart tracks will keep the whole family happy.
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