Hi all -
My brother, his girlfriend and I just got our hands on some cheap seats for the 500. We plan on leaving Milwaukee very early Sunday morning. I have been to the track twice on tours (once as a kid, and last year on our family vacation with our kids). I am VERY excited to be attending my first 500!
My brothers and I have attended a new NASCAR track each year for the last 10 years and have season tickets for the August NASCAR race in Michigan. The first year we went we were stuck in traffic before the race for over three hours and missed the beginning of the race - not good. Needless to say we have figured things out and have that weekend down to a science...we bypass all of the main roads and use all back roads (even some gravel) and get into the track in about 20 minutes once we're off the interstate. We run to our car once the race is over to be out of the lots quickly. We have our suits with us and are swimming in one of the local lakes about 20 minutes after leaving the lot and watch all of the traffic go by and clear. We have tried the back roads theory at other NASCAR tracks with much success. I'm a little more worried here with so many more people and the fact that the track is right in the middle of a metro area.
So I'm looking for any helpful traffic suggestions as well as parking suggestions. I'm thinking w'ell get into town about 10am. Hopefully that isnt too late.
I have read Indybo's posts and you sure give out some helpful information.
Thanks in advance!