Fandemonium: Daytona 500 Pictures
Adam Richman travels to Daytona, FL, to join 200,000 passionate NASCAR fans for the 55th running of the Daytona 500 and to experience their ingenious tailgating firsthand.
Tailgating at the Daytona 500 is taken seriously. The owner of this custom-built 53-foot converted tractor-trailer knows how to tailgate in style. The tractor is complete with a full bar, full kitchen, plus bedrooms and bathrooms.
At the Daytona 500, everyone Adam meets is a superfan.
As Adam wanders around “Tent City,” he finds -- and tastes -- some unique creations.
The Daytona Infield is divided into 6 unique campgrounds, the most posh being Lake Lloyd, where Adam fishes with a fan.
Adam joins hundreds of fans at Daytona's most popular evening activity: the wheelbarrow races.
Adam gets pulled deep into Tent City to the tailgate of the Ocala Boys, where he tries a race staple: homemade apple pie moonshine.
The tailgaters of the Daytona 500 are not only known for their antics, but also their delicious food.
The Daytona 500 is one of the largest tailgating events in the country.
Adam checks out the sausage race with a group of fans.
Some NASCAR fans go all out for the Daytona 500.
Adam finishes the night at Club 3, a Tent City dance club located by turn 3.
Adam looks out over The Daytona International Speedway.