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What Is the Bag Policy at Each NASCAR Track?

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As you load up the car to head to the track for that race you’re attending, or the weeks leading up to the event as you’re preparing for travel to the track, you might ask yourself, “What kind of bag can I bring with me?” Well, you’re about to find out! This article will cover the bag policy at every track on the NASCAR circuit. Consider this your one-stop shop for everything bag-related on your way to the track.

Atlanta Motor Speedway

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Per the Atlanta Motor Speedway website, a maximum of two bags per person are permitted through admission gates that do not exceed 18″x 18″ x 14″ in size. Soft-sided coolers that do not exceed 14″x 14″ x 14″ are permitted. Any combination of these items will be permitted except for one soft-sided cooler per guest. No glass is permitted.

Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Like other SMI tracks on this list, Charlotte Motor Speedway allows fans to bring in a soft-sided cooler no bigger than 14x14x14 and a bag/backpack no bigger than 18x18x14. However, hard coolers are not allowed through the gates. One additional clear bag 14”x14”x14” and one purse or handbag no larger than 6” x 9” are also permitted, per track FAQs.

Chicago Street Race

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The newest event on the NASCAR schedule is not a facility in itself but a course constructed by NASCAR in the streets of Chicago, Illinois. However, according to the event’s official website, the event does have a very clear and concise bag policy.

A single clear bag no larger than 12” x 12” x 6” is allowed.  Clear, permitted bags will be restricted to small purses, totes, and drawstring bags only.  Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets are prohibited from entering the event. Small purses and fanny packs that are 6″ x 6″ or smaller will be allowed and do not need to be clear. Ziploc bags are also allowed, but not larger than one gallon. Bag checks are conducted at all entrances to the event as well.

Circuit of the Americas

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COTA allows bags no larger than 12x12x20 inches into the facility. Bags are subject to screening by security, but the venue also uses revolutionary technology for bag screening, which allows fans to keep their items inside the bag, cutting down on wait times. The track policies state that exceptions can be made for medical items during the entry process, and Camelbak water backpacks are permitted but must be empty at entry. The track prohibits items such as coolers and computer bags.

Darlington Raceway

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According to Darlington’s website, all bags are subject to search upon entry to the track. One backpack sized 18x18x14 inches OR clutch bag/fanny pack sized 4.5×6.5 inches is allowed per person, as well as one soft-sided cooler per person, no larger than 14x14x14 inches.

Daytona International Speedway

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Daytona allows two bags per person at admission gate entry. The venue allows backpacks, diaper bags, clutch bags, purses, camera bags, and fanny packs if they do not exceed a maximum size of 18x18x14 inches. Soft-sided coolers are permitted inside Daytona if they do not exceed a maximum size of 14×14 x14 inches. Fans can also bring pre-sealed and packed food and beverages, including alcohol if those items are inside the approved bag or cooler upon entry.

Dover Motor Speedway

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Dover Motor Speedway allows a maximum of two bags per person, no larger than 18x18x14 inches. Guests can also bring one soft-sided cooler no larger than 14x14x14 inches. Similar to Daytona, pre-sealed foods and beverages are allowed in the venue if brought in inside approved bags or coolers.

Homestead-Miami Speedway

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Per the Homestead-Miami Speedway FAQs, a maximum of two bags per person are permitted through admissions gates. A bag or backpack that does not exceed 18″x 18″ x 14″ in size is permitted, as is a soft-sided cooler that doesn’t exceed 14x14x14 inches in size.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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According to the IMS website, there is no specific restriction on bags at the facility. Camelbak-style backpacks and hard or soft-sided coolers no larger than 18x15x15 inches are allowed. All bags will be searched before entrance to the facility is allowed, per track FAQs.

Iowa Speedway

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According to the Iowa Speedway Fan Guide, the track permits fans to bring up to two bags per person through admission gates. Backpacks, diaper bags, clutch bags, and fanny packs are permitted if they do not exceed a maximum size of 18x18x14 inches. Soft-sided coolers are permitted if they do not exceed a maximum size of 14x14x14 inches. A combination of any of the above mentioned items will be allowed except for the soft-sided coolers, which will be limited to one per guest.

Kansas Speedway

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Like many other NASCAR-owned facilities, Kansas Speedway allows multiple bags per person. These include backpacks, diaper bags, clutch bags, and fanny packs that do not exceed the maximum size of 18x18x14 inches. Fans can also bring a soft-sided cooler with a maximum size of 14x14x14 inches.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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Per FAQs on the LVMS website, as with other SMI-owned venues, a maximum of two bags per person are permitted through the ticket gates. Clear bags are recommended but are not a requirement. LVMS encourages fans to bring their personal items in clear bags no larger than 18x18x14 inches. A clear bag express line will be available at the ticket gates to speed up the screening process for people who use clear bags. Fans can bring items in non-clear bags such as backpacks or tote bags if those bags are no larger than 18x18x14 inches. As with other SMI tracks, all bags will be inspected upon entry into the venue.

Martinsville Speedway

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As outlined in the Martinsville Fan Guide, a maximum of two bags per person are allowed through admission gates. Backpacks, diaper bags, clutch bags, and fanny packs are permitted if they do not exceed a maximum size of 18x18x14 inches. Soft-sided coolers are permitted if they do not exceed a maximum size of 14x14x14 inches.

Michigan International Speedway

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MIS allows a maximum of two bags per person through the admission gates. Bags must not exceed 18x18x14 inches, but they can include backpacks, diaper bags, clutch bags, fanny packs, and one soft-sided cooler no larger than 14x14x14, which may contain ice.

Nashville Superspeedway

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Nashville Superspeedway’s website has a great Know Before You Go section that has everything fans need to know. Fans are allowed one clutch bag/fanny pack, no larger than 4.5×6.5 inches, and one additional clear bag or clear backpack, no larger than 18x18x4 inches.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

As another SMI track, NHMS follows a similar bag policy. Clear bags are recommended but not required. Backpacks, soft-sided coolers, small purses/clutches & fanny packs will be subject to search. Clear bags & soft-sided coolers must not exceed 14x14x14 inches to be permitted into the grandstand area, and no glass is allowed. Backpacks must be no larger than 18x18x14 inches, and small purses/clutches & fanny packs must be no larger than 4×6, 6×9, or 4.5×6.5 inches. Hard coolers are not permitted.

North Wilkesboro Speedway

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North Wilkesboro recently returned to the NASCAR circuit under the ownership of SMI. Because of this, the bag policy will be familiar. North Wilkesboro allows fans to bring one soft-sided cooler and one bag or backpack through the gates, as long as they are no larger than 14x14x14 inches and 18x18x14 inches, respectively. Hard coolers are not allowed. Some events at the facility may not allow coolers, so it’s worth checking event-specific information before arriving at the track.

Phoenix Raceway

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Per the Phoenix Raceway gate policies, the NASCAR Championship Weekend host track’s bag policy reads as follows: “A maximum of two bags per person are allowed through admission gates. Backpacks, diaper bags, clutch bags, and fanny packs are permitted if they do not exceed a maximum size of 18x18x14 inches. One soft-sided cooler per person (maximum size of 14x14x14 inches – may contain ice). A combination of any of the above-mentioned items will be allowed with the exception of the soft-sided coolers, which will be limited to one cooler per guest.”

Pocono Raceway

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Pocono’s website states that all bags are subject to inspection upon entry into the track. The maximum bag size is 18x18x14 inches, and the cooler size limit is 12x12x12 inches. As one of the few tracks on the NASCAR circuit not owned by NASCAR or SMI, Pocono has a unique bag policy. You can find more info here.

Richmond Raceway

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At Richmond, you’re allowed to bring a maximum of two bags per person. Backpacks, diaper bags, clutch bags, and fanny packs are permitted as long as they do not exceed a maximum size of 18x18x14 inches. One soft-sided cooler is allowed per person, with a maximum size of 14x14x14 inches.

Sonoma Raceway

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Per the Sonoma website, the bag policy reads as follows: “Clear Bags & Coolers -A maximum of two (2) bags per person are permitted through the ticket gates. Clear bags are recommended but not required. Fans can bring items in non-clear bags, such as backpacks and tote bags, as long as those bags are no larger than 18x18x14 inches. Soft-sided coolers that do not exceed 14x14x14 are permitted.
A ‘clear-bag express line’ will be available at the ticket gates to screen people who use clear bags quickly. All bags will be inspected upon entry.

Talladega Superspeedway

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Talladega has the same bag policy as many of the other NASCAR-owned tracks. Two bags are allowed per person, as long as they do not exceed 18x18x14 inches in size. One soft-sided cooler per person is allowed, with a maximum size of 14x14x14, and may contain ice.

Texas Motor Speedway

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The last SMI-owned track on the list, the TMS bag policy reads as follows: “Each fan is allowed to bring one soft-sided cooler (14”x14”x14”) and one additional clear bag (14”x14”x14”) through the entry gate.  One purse or handbag no larger than (6” x 9”) is also allowed.  Glass and weapons of any kind are prohibited, and all items subject to search.”

Watkins Glen International

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Watkins Glen International allows a maximum of two bags per person through its admission gates. These bags can include backpacks, diaper bags, clutch bags, fanny packs, and soft-sided coolers no larger than 14″x 14″ x 14″ and may contain ice.

World Wide Technology Raceway (Gateway)

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The final track on this list is WWT Raceway, formerly known as Gateway. Another of the few venues not owned by NASCAR or SMI, WWT has its own specific bag policy. One soft-sided cooler with a maximum size of 14x14x14 inches and one carry-in item (backpack or purse), will be allowed per person.

Conclusion

So there you have it! Now, you are up to date on the bag policies of each track on the NASCAR circuit. Next time you are planning a trip to the track, take a look at this article to stay in the know. Let us know if you would like more of these detailed lists. You can always find the latest NASCAR news and info on The Daily Downforce!

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