Pre-Race Pit Pass Guidelines
The only way for fans to access the infield is with the purchase of a pre-race pit pass. "Hot" and "Cold" passes are NASCAR-issued credentials to teams, officials, and media, and are not available to the general public.
How to use a pre-race pit pass:
Pre-race pit passes are good on the morning of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Passes are not good for access on any other day and do not provide access to the Sprint Cup garage area.
Anyone that purchases a pre-race pit pass will receive a voucher that must be redeemed for an access wristband at any redemption tent. Redemption tents are located by the North and Main Ticket Booths, as well as both inside and outside the infield tunnel in turn 2. Redemption tents open at 8 a.m.
Infield access will be limited to the tunnel only until approximately 9:45 a.m., at which point fans may also use one of four crossover gates located on the frontstretch. Pre-race pit pass sales end at 11 a.m.
Please be courteous of drivers and crew members. The drivers are not a guaranteed part of the pre-race pit pass and interaction with them should be considered a bonus. Understand that most are on tight schedules on race day and will not have time to give autographs or attention to every interested fan.
Crossover gates will close to fans 10 minutes following driver introductions. In an effort to help clear the area, security will begin shuttling fans through the crossover gates before the driver introductions begin. The intros not a guaranteed part of the pre-race pit pass experience.
Once the crossover gates are closed, anyone in the infield will need to walk around through the turn 2 tunnel, which is a much farther walk than utilizing the gates.
Please note that pit road goes hot at 12:30 p.m. At that time, all fans will be asked to move to the front of the stage on the track and/or clear all remaining infield areas.
Attire for Garage and Pits
Shirts and pants; dresses; and/or skirts and blouses are required. Shoes are required. The following are permitted: shorts, short sleeve or sleeve-less shirts and blouses, and open-toed shoes.
Clothing must be appropriate for a major sporting event and family environment. Bathing suits are prohibited.
Minors are allowed in Pre-Race area ONLY with New Hampshire Motor Speedway Pre-Race Pit Pass. (Minors will not be signed in on any other track credential.)
NASCAR or the New Hampshire Motor Speedway may determine, in the best interest of the sport, that certain attire is unsuitable.
FAQ: Can I buy a pit pass for a day other than Sunday?
- No. While Sunday is the busiest day for our fans, it's not that busy in the infield as most of the other series clear out after their Saturday races. This gives fans more space to maneuver, so we can allow them to access the infield during the pre-race. On the other days, there are so many haulers, cars, drivers and crews that there isn't enough space to safely allow fans to roam.