For the best race day experience, be sure to consider the following items:

Necessities

  • Ear protection
    • Auto racing is loud and we recommend noise-reducing headphones.
  • Sunscreen, hat & sunglasses
    • There's a difference between getting a tan and getting a sunburn.
  • Water and food
    • We allow coolers of 14" or less in dimension into our grandstands.  We encourage fans to pack an ample amount of water, drinks, and food.  No glass is allowed.
  • Layered clothing
    • Please be sure to check the weather report ahead of time and pack the appropriate amount of clothing for the temperature and conditions.
  • Medical supplies
    • Be sure to bring the necessary medical supplies to ensure your heath throughout the day.  Don't forget your EpiPen if you or your children have any significant allergies.
  • Comfortable walking shoes
    • The property at NHMS is quite large.  Even if you take the tram or a golf cart shuttle to the grandstand area, there is still some walking to be done.
  • Tickets
    • You've managed to pack everything else.  Don't forget to bring the one item that you actually need to get into the grandstand area!

Suggestions

  • Race scanner or FanVision
  • Mobile phone with NHMS app
    • The NHMS app can serve as your race weekend pocket guide.  It also includes a live stream for race broadcasts on the Performance Racing Network.
  • Ticket lanyard
    • Many fans find that lanyards are the easiest way to carry and maintain tickets, pre-race pit passes, etc.
  • Photo of the parking lot sign
    • The five-lane road through our parking lots spans about three miles.  A photo of the sign closest to where you parked could certainly help you (and our staff) find your car much faster after the race.
  • Seat cushion
    • All seating at NHMS is grandstand seating.  Cushions are acceptable, but please note that seat backs with arms are prohibited.
  • Representation of your favorite driver
    • If you're new to NASCAR or need to pickup any additional merchandise, be sure to check out the Fanatics merchandise hauler row, located behind the Main Grandstand.
  • Tailgate essentials
    • Many of our fans choose to tailgate before and/or after the race.  Be sure to bring everything that you might need for a successful tailgate, including:
      • Grill and grillware
      • Propane/charcoal
      • Plates and utensils
      • Napkins
      • Food
      • Drinks
      • Lawn chairs