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The Best Places Every NASCAR Fan Should Visit

NASCAR is fun for the whole family, and there are no shortage of travel destinations to take your fandom to the next level.

By Tyler McCarthy

Those who have tuned into “Race For The Championship” know that NASCAR has one of the most robust fanbases in the country. With decades of history and spectacle at its back, there’s no shortage of places around the country that diehard fans can visit with the whole family to immerse themselves in their love of motorsports. 

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Whether it’s the drivers, the crews, or the engineering on the vehicles themselves, there’s no shortage of inroads for fans to become obsessed with the world of NASCAR. Like all major sports, loving racing is fun for the whole family and therefore it’s a great subject to plan your travel throughout the year. 

So, if you and your kids simply can’t get enough of revved engines and skillful tactics on the track, below is a rundown just some of the best places that every NASCAR lover in the country should take the time to visit.

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NASCAR Hall Of Fame

Nascar Hall Of Fame

Obviously, every NASCAR fan should check out the sport’s premiere museum. Not only does it offer a look at both classic and present-day cars that showcase the journey the sport has taken over the years, but the Charlotte, North Caroline facility gives its fans a fully interactive racing experience thanks to state-of-the-art simulators.

There’s no better place for fans of NASCAR to get a dose of history and and fun all in one iconic location. 

RCR Racing Museum

Richard Childress

If your goal is to get a little more hyper-focused with your NASCAR fan experience, look no further than the Welcome, North Caroline home of one of its most successful teams, Richard Childress Racing.

The museum offers a walk-through experience showing how the team got its start from humble beginnings and morphed into one of the sport’s best on the track. Not only will those curious get a chance to look at the past and present of the RCR team, but it heavily covers the years that Dale Earnhardt drove the famous No. 3 car for the team and brought NASCAR to new heights of popularity among the general public. 

Whether you’re a curious casual fan or someone looking for more of an insider’s look at the world of racing, the RCR Museum is the perfect spot for you.

Memory Lane Museum

Memory Lane Museum2

Based in Mooresville, North Carolina, this museum has a lot for both NASCAR fans and those of automotive in general. It boasts more than 100 cars and has exhibits featuring NASCAR racers, muscle cars, movie cars, toy cars, and good old-fashioned classic cars

If you’re traveling with people who don’t necessarily love NASCAR but are interested in cars, this is the perfect place for them to look at some of the other offerings while you and the rest of the fans in your group take a deep dive on all things NASCAR. 

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

Indianapolis Speedway Museum

Yet another NASCAR museum, but this one, of course, focuses on the famous Indy 500 race, looking at everything from the many drivers who have made history at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the various storied victories that happened there.

In addition to the history, the museum offers an inside look at the track itself from tours to how it has evolved over the years. It’s the perfect destination for anyone who wants to gain a little more expertise in one of NASCAR’s most famous tracks and races.  

Speedpark NASCAR

Speedway Park

Museums are fun and all, but the one thing most NASCAR fans have in common is just how much they love the sport’s action. That’s why the NASCAR SpeedPark in Sevierville, Tennessee is a great place to get in on the action. 

The park offers go-karts, rides, mini golf, and much more for fans of all ages to dive in headfirst and have a lot of high-octane fun all under the theme of NASCAR. It may not offer as much history into the sport, but it may be the spark that gets your kids on track to become a professional racer themselves and take their fandom to the next level

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