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How to Score Cheap Deals on NASCAR Tickets

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Fans love going to NASCAR races, but they often cost a pretty penny. That’s not to mention all of the extra expenses that go into it from transportation, to lodging, to parking, to concessions at the race track. One way fans can look to save money is through cheap NASCAR tickets, but, how do you score them?

  • There are plenty of ways that NASCAR fans can look to score cheap NASCAR tickets. They can look at the ticket deals offered at the race track, the secondary market, and even sponsors.
  • This is not a list of every single deal NASCAR fans can get from every individual place, but it does give fans a good idea of where to look for cheap deals. Sometimes, it’s all about knowing where to look.
  • Fans are always looking for cheap ticket ideas. They would love to experience their favorite sport while paying as little money as possible.

The Tracks Themselves

The easiest and most reliable place to buy NASCAR tickets is through the race tracks. Firstly, fans know they are getting authentic tickets which is not always guaranteed on the secondary market. Secondly, they know they are paying face value for the tickets, which is rarely the case on the secondary market. Here is a list of all of the special ticket deals that NASCAR tracks offer, and this will be CUP ONLY. Therefore, weekend packages do not count.

  • Atlanta Motor Speedway
    • Spring: Kids 12 and under $10, College Students $20-25; Military $33-101
    • Fall: Kids 12 and under $10
  • Bristol Motor Speedway
    • Spring: $50 Food City 500 Throwback pricing, Military: $15% off
    • Fall: $60 Ticket offer where the track selects your seat
  • Charlotte
    • Spring: Kids 12 and Under $10 for certain price ranges, College Students: $25; Military Discount
    • Fall: Kids 12 and Under $10
  • COTA: Kids 12 and Under Discounted (Depends on Ticket); College Students $25; Military: 15% Discount
  • Darlington: Teachers, First Responders, and Military 15% off; College Students up to 70% off
  • Daytona: $54 holiday offer for Speedweeks Package (Limited Time)
  • Dover: Kids 12 and under $10; Military: 15% discount
  • Homestead-Miami: College Students $25; Kids and Military details will be released soon.
  • Kansas Speedway: Military/First Responders and Medical Workers: Free Pre-Race Pass with Purchase of Grandstand Ticket; Teacher: As low as $30; College Students: Discounted Tickets; Family 4-Pack: 2 adult tickets and 2 youth tickets for $198
  • Las Vegas
    • Spring: Kids 12 and under $10; Military 15% Discount
    • Fall: Kids 12 and under $10; Military 15% Discount
  • Los Angeles Coliseum: College Students, Military, Kids Pricing, and Family 4 Pack all offered, but no specifics were given.
  • Martinsville: Military, College Students, First Responders, and teachers: 15% off
  • Nashville: Kids 12 and Under: $10; Military: 15% Off
  • New Hampshire: Kids 12 and Under $10
  • North Wilkesboro: Single Day Tickets Not on Sale
  • Phoenix: Costco: 2 Tickets for $99.99; Military, First Responders, and Teachers: 20% Discount; College Students: Ticket Discount
  • Pocono: “What Turn 4 Package”: Save $76 when you buy 4 200-level tickets in the Petty or Donohue Towers.
  • Richmond: Military and College Students: $10 off select tickets; First Responders and Teachers: 15% off
  • Sonoma: College Students $25; Kids 12 and Under are $10; Military Discount
  • Talladega: College Students: Ticket in Turn 4, free Parking, free camping, and free concert; Kids 12 and under $50 off; Family 4 Pack: Unknown price; Military: Tickets as low as $30; Scouts: $50 per adult, $10 per scout; Teachers: 30% off
  • Texas: Kids 12 and Under: $10; College Students $25; Military Discount
  • Watkins Glen: Military Discount
  • Gateway: College Students, Military, and First Responders: 25% off at certain events

The Secondary Market

Fans need to always be careful when buying tickets on the secondary market. However, NASCAR-owned and operated race tracks have an official partnership with SeatGeek. The list of tracks that NASCAR owns are listed below, with the cheapest ticket (Before fees and taxes) available on SeatGeek as of this writing. Cheapest Races are in bold, and the most expensive race is in italics.

  • Daytona: $103 (Daytona 500)/$60 (Coke Zero 400)
  • Darlington: $56 (Spring)/$68 (Southern 500)
  • Homestead-Miami: $29
  • Iowa: $334
  • Kansas: $50 (Spring)/$52 (Fall)
  • Martinsville: $72 (Spring)/$82 (Fall)
  • Michigan: $34
  • Phoenix: $55 (Spring)/$96 (Championship Race)
  • Richmond: $29 (Spring)/$29 (Fall)
  • Talladega: $59 (Spring)/ $59 (Fall)
  • Watkins Glen: $115

One independently-owned race track that has a deal with a secondary ticket market company is World Wide Technology Raceway with TicketSmarter. The cheapest Cup Series ticket available is $107, which is the third most expensive of those on the above list, and it is more expensive than the Daytona 500.

Sponsors

Sometimes, drivers or race sponsors have special deals for NASCAR fans to get race tickets. I have one example from my personal experience.

As a Liberty University Graduate, Liberty has a program where they offer current students, alumni, faculty, and staff $24 tickets to see the driver of number 24, William Byron. They don’t do it for every race, but they do it for races that are fairly close to the University’s campus in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Other sponsors will run contests that give away either tickets or experiences at a NASCAR race. South Point Casino, for example, gave away a $5000 race fan VIP package for the March 2022 weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Costco

Yes, seriously. You can buy NASCAR tickets at grocery stores. Phoenix Raceway is offering this program where NASCAR fans can buy 2 tickets for the spring race at Phoenix in 2024 for $99.99 at local Cosctos in Arizona. According to their website, it allows NASCAR fans to select their own seats from sections 115 through 144 in rows 11 through 17.

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