NASCAR & Auto Racing

Fan guide | Tickets, tips, tours and more

A little more of what you might want to know before heading to the track:


704-455-3200, 800-455-3267,, or e-mail:


You can bring:

Headset for radio broadcast

Scanners (available for rent)


Comfortable shoes

Rain ponchos or a jacket (ponchos available at speedway).

Beer (but not into The Speedway Club or suites)

Each fan can bring in one cooler no longer, wider or taller than 14 inches until one hour after the start of the race.

Cell phone

Don't bring:

Umbrellas or strollers into grandstand areas

Illegal drugs

Grills, fireworks

Weapons of any kind

Folding chairs

Glass containers

Pets (except animals assisting those with disabilities)


Golf carts

Noise makers, horns, helium balloons, beach balls

Other items in the judgment of speedway management or security staff that pose a safety hazard or diminish the enjoyment of the event by other patrons.


A variety of foods such as nachos, hamburgers and hot dogs can be found at concession stands around the speedway. A number of independent vendors, including those selling pizza, barbecue, etc., are available on event weekends only. Coffee, soda, beer and water also are available.


Several are located throughout the facility, near Gates 2, 4, 5A, 7, 8, 12; in the ticket office on the second floor of the Smith Tower; infield at Bojangles'/Dominos building; souvenir lot on Speedway Boulevard; mobile ATM unit near main entrance on right; near Gate 18; and near Gate 3. Check your fans' guide when you arrive at the speedway for those locations. Check-cashing services are not available.


Contact the speedway ticket office at 800-455-3267 and look for the Nationwide Fan Assistance Patrol Golf Cars while there.


During an event, Lost and Found is in the ticket service department floor of the Smith Tower in front of the speedway. Phone: 704-455-3247 or e-mail:


The speedway operates three shuttle services on track property:

Morehead Farms, Peninsula and Rock City campgrounds: To and from shower houses, ticket office and souvenir row 7 a.m.-noon.

Morehead Farms, Peninsula and Rock City campgrounds: To and from the track, noon-midnight on qualifying and race days.

Morehead Farms, Peninsula, and Rock City Campgrounds: To and from The Dirt Track during race weeks two hours before the event until two hours after the event.

Trams will run at a number of stops throughout the speedway, including Gates 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 12, 18, 26 and 30, running in a clockwise direction. These trams operate on race and qualifying days from noon until after an event.


The Feel The Thrill Tour includes a close-up look at areas that are off-limits on race days. Visit the Sprint Cup garage, travel down pit road and take a picture in Victory Circle. The highlight of this half-hour tour is a comfortable van ride around the speedway on which you will feel the force of the 24-degree banking.

Feel The Thrill Tours are available on non-event days Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and Sunday 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.

Group tours are also available by reservation. Walk-in tours begin at the Lowe's Motor Speedway gift shop. Call 704-455-3204 for information. (If a child needs a car seat, please provide your own car seat.)