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

Necessities

  • 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!
  • Ear protection
    • Auto racing is loud! We recommend noise-reducing headphones.
  • Sunscreen, hat & sunglasses
    • There's a difference between getting a tan and getting a sunburn.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Suggestions

  • Race scanner or FanVision
  • Souvenir Program
    • This can be purchased for $10.00 at any SMI Properties hauler and at the Speedway World Gift Shop in the Main Office building.
  • 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.
  • Cooler stocked with water and food
    • We have several food and beverage options available for purchase on-site, however we do 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.
  • Tailgate essentials
    • Many of our fans choose to tailgate before and/or after the race. Be sure to bring everything you might need for a successful tailgate, including:
      • Grill and grillware
      • Propane/charcoal
      • Plates and utensils
      • Napkins
      • Food
      • Drinks
      • Lawn chairs