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What To Expect When Camping at Sonoma Raceway

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Sonoma Raceway has been a summer tradition for NASCAR since 1989. The track offers impressive views of the hills of California and provides camping throughout the facility. Here is everything to expect from NASCAR’s official camping notebook.

  • Sonoma Raceway opened in 1968 as Sears Point Raceway. The track features two configurations, one at 1.99 Miles and one at 2.52 miles. Alongside these layouts is a quarter-mile NHRA Drag strip. NASCAR currently runs the 1.99 mile “Chute” configuration but ran the longer “Carousel” circuit from 1989 to 1997 before making a short return for races in 2019 and 2021.
  • NASCAR has hosted a Cup Series race at Sonoma almost every year since 1989, only missing one event in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with the Cup Series yearly spot, the NASCAR Xfinity Series added a race date for 2023 and onward.

Amenities & Highlights

Sonoma Raceway supplies many amenities for race fans and campers as part of the Speedway Motorsports lineup of tracks.

There are many options for entertainment at the track, including the RV Appreciation Party and the traditional Fanzone. If your campsite is far from the Fanzone, the track supplies fans with a shuttle service from the various campsites surrounding the circuit.

The track also welcomes those who choose to bring their pets along for the race weekend. In addition to other amenities, the track offers quiet hours during the night for campers after a long day of on-track action.

  • Shuttle/tram service from campgrounds
  • RV Appreciation Party
  • Furry friends are welcome
  • Many trackside options
  • Tent camping is permissible

Campground Details

Sonoma Raceway has many great at-track camping options, including sites overlooking the hills, turns, and straightaways making up the circuit.

In addition to these many locations, the track also allows for more than just RV camping, with the opportunity for those who prefer a tent to set up at the track. For those in an RV or camper, the track offers water service to some alongside dry camping.


  • Surfaces – dirt, grass and gravel
  • Dry camping
  • Pump & water services by appointment

Source: NASCAR Camping

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