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NASCAR...should we go?

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NASCAR...should we go?

Hello, we are 4 adults from UK who will be in Richmond during September. We have seen there is a NASCAR race on, should we go, how much are tickets, parking,etc? How long does the event last and is it a good atmosphere?

Thanks Wayne.

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1. Re: NASCAR...should we go?

Until someone more knowledgeable comes along, I'll say this: my cousins and daughters are big NASCAR fans and have been to Richmond many times. It's a good atmosphere -- very American experience, so go! I can't help with the price of tickets and parking, but someone is sure to post with the information soon.

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2. Re: NASCAR...should we go?

I'm not a NASCAR fan, BUT I try to go to the race when it comes to Richmond. It's a VERY cool experience- watching cars fly around the track at close to 200 MPH, with over 100,000 fans cheering them on. Yes, VERY "American", haha.

Anyways, you can park right next to the track for $20-$30 and you can get tickets from people selling for $20-$100 depending on the seats and how long before the start. You can easily score tickets for $30 each, and move anywhere you see an open seat (there are plenty). The closer you wait to the start, the cheaper the tickets will be.

The race usually starts around 7:30 and people start tailgating when the sun comes up early in the morning. The race race itself lasts about 3-4 hours, depending on how many wrecks there are and the severity.

Like I said, I'm not a NASCAR fan, but I will NEVER forget the first time I went. It was really awesome. If you are interested, then you should definitely go.

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