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What NOT To Do When Attending a NASCAR Race

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When heading to a NASCAR race, knowing what not to do is as important as knowing what to do. To make your next NASCAR race experience great, here is a list of all of the things not to do at a NASCAR race.

  • While there are plenty of things that can make a NASCAR race great, there are a few things that could make an experience difficult. These tips and tricks will prevent this scenario from happening.
  • The 2024 season is less than a month away, and that means fans are getting ready to head to a NASCAR race, whether that be their first or their 40th. These tips and tricks help out any NASCAR fan.
  • Fans are always looking for the best ways to make a NASCAR race great, and that also means staying away from certain things.

Get There Right When the Race Starts

A NASCAR race is not like other sports where seeing the event is the only thing going on. At a NASCAR race, there are plenty of things going on before the race that new and old fans should take advantage of. From driver appearances to shopping for merchandise to tailgating, NASCAR fans should take advantage of everything.

If fans arrive right when the race starts, they miss all of the other things that make a NASCAR race fun. On top of that, traffic is going to be difficult to navigate right before the green flag.

Wear Uncomfortable Shoes

NASCAR races require a lot of walking. From walking to and from the car to and from the track to walking around the property. Wearing uncomfortable shoes is a major problem for fans.

NASCAR tracks may be a bit dirty, especially in the parking lots that are often grass. If rain has peppered the race track throughout a weekend, fans will get their shoes very muddy. Fans should not bring their nicest, newest, and most uncomfortable pair of shoes to a NASCAR race

Come Without Ear Protection

This is especially true for newer fans who are not as used to the noise as more seasoned fans are. While experiencing the noise of a NASCAR race is great, ear health is always more important. Not every fan needs to bring ear protection, but, many fans may need it.

Dealing with the loud sounds of roaring NASCAR engines for over three hours can be tough on the ears, especially with the Next-Gen car being as loud as any car ever has. Earplugs at a grocery store can be perfect for NASCAR fans, but, if you pay extra, a scanner with a headset can allow fans to listen to radio feeds as the race goes on.

Not Dress For the Weather

Every NASCAR race is held outdoors, which means the weather plays a major factor. Whether it is rain, heat, cold, or whatever, dressing without keeping the weather in mind could ruin the day.

Heading to a race without a rain poncho if it’s supposed to rain can mess up a change of clothes. Not bringing a jacket to a cold race could be a major problem as well. This tip goes for pretty much any outdoor event, but, every NASCAR race is an outdoor event.

Bring an Umbrella (Depends a Bit on the Track)

Now, this tip does depend some on the race track, so, do check what your local NASCAR track does or does not allow. However, generally speaking, umbrellas are not allowed at a race track because they can obstruct the view of the race.

If it is supposed to rain, it’s a better idea to bring a raincoat or a poncho instead of an umbrella. Ponchos and raincoats are also generally easier to carry than umbrellas.

What are some other things you try to avoid doing at a NASCAR race? Not doing these things can help save many NASCAR fan experiences.

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