As most people are aware, NASCAR is the fastest growing sport in America. NASCAR, or the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, has become a national phenomenon and is attended by millions of Americans of year.
The NASCAR season begins in February at the speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, and runs until November where it concludes at the final race in Homestead, Florida. The season consists of 36 races at tracks throughout the United States. Some tracks, such as Daytona and Texas, sponsor two races each season. So what is the appeal for so many people?
In football (College or Pro) tailgating may last several hours on game day. For NASCAR fans, tailgating can last a week. Fans will begin arriving on Wednesday before the race weekend. Some will arrive in top-of-the line Class A motor homes and park in the infield, while others will set up tents, campers, and 5th wheel trailers at the many camping and parking areas around the track. Even the most rudimentary campsites can include portable generators and flat-screen TVs. Fans ...
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