The number one reason fans flock to NASCAR tracks across the country is for the Saturday or Sunday NASCAR Sprint Cup races. If you roll into your NASCAR campsite on Thursday or Friday, you will need things to do outside of the few hours when the Sprint Cup is running, so what do you do? Here are some of the top things to check out rather than the Sprint Cup Race.
What to Do On Race Weekend
The “Other” Races
A typical race weekend includes a Camping World Truck Series race on Friday night, an Xfinity race on Saturday, and of course the Sprint Cup race on Sunday. If you are only going to the Sprint Cup series, you are missing out on 2/3 of the racing!
The Camping World Truck and Xfinity series may not come with the star power that you find on Sprint Cup Sundays, but you’re watching the future of NASCAR when you watch these other series. These races are just as competitive and fun to watch as Sprint Cup races so don’t deprive yourself of more fun racing weekend over the weekend.
Practice & Qualifying
If you’ve ever watched practice or qualifying on TV you will likely notice there aren’t many people in the stands. Take advantage of practice and qualifying to not only watch some cars turn up the heat on the track, but to also explore parts of the track and facilities you might not otherwise get to with the larger crowds.
Weekend Programs and Activities
NASCAR-affiliated tracks know they need to make the entire weekend fun so there are often plenty of activities outside the races themselves. One of the first things to find when you get on a track’s property is there fan or weekend guide. These guides will include events, points of interest, and other ways to let loose when the cars are in the garage. Activities can include everything from RC car racing to riding in actual NASCAR stock car around the track.
There are several things to do during race weekend outside of the Sprint Cup race. Check out some qualifying, other race events, and your fan guide to fill up your time at the track with plenty of fun activities.