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Planning Your 2024 NASCAR Road Trips

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There is nothing like taking a road trip to a NASCAR race track. Packing up the camper, the truck or anything in between to head to a bucket-list NASCAR track is one of the most fun things NASCAR fans can do. Here are some of the best NASCAR road trips fans can go on in 2024.

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  • For the best NASCAR road trips, we will look at tracks that are reasonably close to each other both in terms of geography and on the NASCAR schedule. Not every race will be in back-to-back weeks, but, they will be fairly close to each other on the schedule.
  • Some of these will include “Bucket List” type of NASCAR tracks, but, others will include tracks compiled by region. For fans near certain race tracks, it could be interesting to see what tracks they could head to.
  • Fans always enjoy heading on the road for a race. NASCAR fans are some of the most die-hard fans in all of sports.

Old School Short Tracks

Dates

  • March 17th: Bristol Motor Speedway
  • March 31st: Richmond Raceway
  • April 7: Martinsville Speedway

NASCAR has a fun, early-season short track swing with three race tracks all within five hours of each other. Three short track races in four weeks with two races in the state of Virginia back-to-back. For those in the Tennessee/Virginia/North Carolina area, this could be a great early-season road trip to go on. Especially for those who love short track racing.

The Midwest Swing

Dates

  • June 2nd: World Wide Technology Raceway (St. Louis)
  • June 16th: Iowa Speedway
  • July 7th: Chicago Street Race
  • July 21st: Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

With weather in the Midwest being quite iffy for the spring and fall, most Midwest races are packed into the summer. For Midwest race fans, there are four races to go to that are spread out with only two or three weeks between each. This includes the three newest tracks on the NASCAR schedule and the return of the Brickyard 400. These are truly some of the most highly anticipated events of the summer.

Classics in the Carolinas

Dates

  • May 12th: Darlington
  • May 19th: North Wilkesboro
  • May 26th: Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

NASCAR’s heart and soul truly lies in the Carolinas. In May, NASCAR returns to its’ heartland with races in back-to-back weeks at Darlington, North Wilkesboro, and Charlotte. It’s an ideal back-to-back-to-back three-week trip for race fans in the Carolinas.

NASCAR’s Newest Venues

Dates

  • June 2nd: World Wide Technology Raceway
  • June 16th: Iowa Speedway
  • June 30th: Nashville Superspeedway
  • July 7th: Chicago Street Course

For fans who want to see what’s new in NASCAR, the four newest race tracks on the Cup Series schedule are all run throughout 6 weekends between late June and Early July. All of them are close enough to each other that there could be a fun road trip for race fans.

Elimination Races

Dates

  • September 1st: Darlington Raceway
  • September 21st: Bristol Motor Speedway
  • October 13th: Charlotte Roval
  • November 3rd: Martinsville Speedway

For fans who want to watch the most pivotal races of the year, all of them are near the heart of the sport in the Virginia/Carolinas area. Every three weeks, fans can trek to these four race tracks to see who gets into the Playoffs and who gets eliminated as the different rounds go on.

What are some other fun NASCAR road trips fans can go on? What is your favorite NASCAR road trip you have gone on?

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