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Old 02-25-2014, 02:14 PM   #1
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Has anyone driven their RV and camped at a NASCAR race? Which ones are RV friendly? I was looking at going to Pocono.
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:41 PM   #2
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That depends on what your definition of "friendly" is. But, RVs seem to be the preferred lodging at most races. Ever seen an aerial view of Bristol!? You will no doubt see more RVs at a NASCAR race than any other sporting event...that's just my opinion. I've RV'd at old Rockingham, Bristol, and Martinsville. There are RV accomodations in the general area of most tracks from a spot to park with no amenities to other areas with full hookups. Heck, at Richmond and Bristol, local residents turn their yards into campgrounds the week of the race. Mind you, camping at a race will not be very inexpensive.

Most track websites provide you with some local RV campsites. You can also search the web for campgrounds near the tracks. And then there are the campgrounds that pop up just for the race. I would say try and find someone who has RV'd at the track you want to go to and get local advise from them. Or visit the tracks during the year to research areas you can camp when the race is in town. I would also say that if you get into town on Thursday or early Friday morning before a race, you will be able to find plenty of camping spaces...maybe not what you would consider choice, but you will find a place to setup. After your first trip to a track you can figure out good campsites around the track for your next race. Send me a PM, I'll be glad to share some info on Martinsville if you are interested.
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:48 PM   #3
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We did the Sylvania 300 event in NH last year and had a blast.

Just be prepared for thousands of generator's running until 11pm every night.
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:13 PM   #4
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We camp at NHMS in July (Very Hot) and Sept for each race.

Large rocky/dirt parking areas -not level bring boards
Parked into lots as you arrive based on your lot id sticker.
In most cases you will be very close to your neighbors.
No electric, water, sewer. (Water and Sewer trucks drive around $$)
Shower/Bath house near the track with shuttles
Porta-potti in most of the areas
Most will be running generators as stated 7:00am-11:00pm
Very loud at times depending on your neighbors

I am not aware of any track that does not have camping areas
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:33 PM   #5
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Each year we go Dover Del. "Monster Mile". We don't camp at the racetrack. Too much stuff going on for us so we stay at Killens Pond State Park in Felton Del. Its only 15 minutes to the Racetrack. About $26 a nite w/e Most of the folks there go to the races so you have tons to talk about without being packed in... We too are from up state NY... enjoy
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:23 PM   #6
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Me and my brothers went to Dover for about 5 years in a row, the spring race. That is one of the tracks we were thinking of camping at also.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:26 PM   #7
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I haven't done Pocono in years, we actually live not too far from there but, it's been probably 15-20 years since I've camped there. We used to camp every year at the now for sale Nazareth Speedway in PA which had a nice facility.

The last camping we have done at a nascar race was Richmond. Nice, setup but, again most places I have been too are all about the same which is parking in a field. It's about what you would expect.

Out of the few tracks we have been to just speaking from our experience only, Richmond was the nicest in terms of RV parking but, I'm sure others that have been to other tracks can chime in.

It is usually one heck of a party that's for sure!
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Talladega Infield every year! Dry camping but trucks are there available to service fresh water and sewer.

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My wife and I are huge Nascar Fans and camp all the time at the race tracks.. You really just have to research each track, We usually go to a race without the TT and just Look around and talk with others.. You kinda learn where is good and where is not.. There are also some good websites out there that can give some good infor. on the tracks. One that comes to mind is Laid Back Racing.. Talladega is a Great Track lots of fun..
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Talladega Infield every year! Dry camping but trucks are there available to service fresh water and sewer.

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Talladega is for sure on my bucket list..
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