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
    • Perhaps it's a small First Aid kit or perhaps its something more significant, but 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.  Please wear appropriate footwear for getting around.
  • 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
    • These can be rented at the track or, better yet, added onto a ticket purchase at a discounted rate.
  • 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 a 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 tent located in the Fan Zone, just outside the Concord 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