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First NASCAR race - best place to sit?

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  1. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula 3

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    Hi - I was thinking of taking the kids to the NASCAR race in Phoenix. Does anyone know if there's a big difference between the sections or what seats to get or if it matters? I'm a causal fan and my kids are under five. Any other tips? Thanks!
     
  2. BMW.SauberF1Team

    BMW.SauberF1Team F1 World Champ

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    In general for auto racing, you want to be as close to the top as possible for a better view of the track. If that particular speedway has a covered section, I think that would be good for the kids (especially considering you're in Phoenix). Sitting closer to the track provides a worse view and also a greater risk of flying debris through the fences if there's an accident close by.
     
  3. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula 3

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    thanks. glad you said something. i was thinking closer to the front... i'll look for seats high up
     
  4. tervuren

    tervuren Formula 3

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    The only time I would be up front is they still do open seating in qualifying, then I'd move anywhere and take picture and enjoy experiences from different places.

    For fixed seating, go high, you see the whole track vs what passes just in front of you.

    I would consider *not* taking young kids to a cup race as a first time thing, it is long and loud. I hope you're going to one of the lesser races as a trial first.

    Qualifying is not a lot of entry fee $$$, and you get a great taste of the cars running around the track. That or one of the lower series.
     
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  5. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula 3

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    great thank you. i appreciate it!
     
  6. kevfla

    kevfla Formula 3

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    I think kids under 12 are free with a paying adult for the NASCAR truck and Xfiniti races.
     
  7. 308steve

    308steve Karting

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    With NASCAR attendance being what it is you should be able to move around as you please.... Ear protection is a good idea.
     
  8. Eric R

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    You can also rent radios at the track to listen in to the drivers and crew chiefs. Phoenix is a midsize track so almost anywhere up high will give you full view. I personally like to be over towards pit road out to see the action leaving pit road.
     
  9. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula 3

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    awesome thanks guys. the tickets actually seem cheap ($38-$110) compared to a football game. i like the idea of being close to pit row
     
  10. MerlinTech

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    Be careful if you rent the radio, it is NOT "G" rated in any way.
     
  11. TeamF1Jr

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    I agree with poster earlier suggestion, being near pit road exit/turn one, that where I always sat. It was initially suggested to me by real Nascar fanatics to always sit there for oval racing.
     
  12. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula 3

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    great thx
     
  13. srephwed

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    I say view it in your easy chair with a cold beer.
     
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  14. lorenzobandini

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    Ya beat me to it.... ;)
     
  15. Enzojr

    Enzojr F1 World Champ
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    We sat 10-15 rows up right at turn one, could see everything except turn 3 to turn 4.
    So next time would go higher to see more at Phoenix.
    Kids, take ear plugs AND also the shooter type ear muffs.
     

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