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Old 01-22-2007, 07:32 PM   #1
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Anyone have any experience or info on camping at or near the tracks during a race. I just called Richmond Raceway, where I have tickets, and they said the waiting list for trackside camping is 12 years.

I was thinking on pulling an A/S to Richmond, Dover, Pocono, Lowes or Bristol.

Any info or experiences would be appreciated.

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Old 01-22-2007, 07:52 PM   #2
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I can help with Talladega...
It turns into a city on it own.
Must be 20,000 campers.
Mostly outside and all around track.
You can reserve a spot in the infield.
Outside is free and first come first serve.
I would find an infield spot.

Lots of Rednecks, red dust and beer.

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Old 01-22-2007, 08:05 PM   #3
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Joe, We camp at All American Campground, LLC during the spring race in March. Forget it in the fall. You may find a space by contacting AAC @
423-323 7247. The portion of the campground we utilize is rather $$$$ but we are close to the gate, have good services including power and water, pump out if needed, ice, two newspapers each morning and a good level, gravel covered spot with plenty of room for our TV and guest parking. They charge by the week. There are numerous campsites further from the track including the grounds of a church nearby. Even further away is a the wonderful Hungry Mother State Park, a part of the award winning Virginia State Park System. HAPPY TRAILS
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:57 AM   #4
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We don't do the NSCAR thing, but we live nearby and have driven by the track during race weekend . It's quite an event around here, and all of the local campgrounds are booked solid for several miles around. It would be nice to see some silver amongst that vast sea of SOB's. Here are some of the details for 'parking' near the track.


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Old 01-23-2007, 07:46 AM   #5
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Once again my husband would love to go to one race this year. But as I look at how you are packed in like sardines I worry about taking the Airstream. Looks like a dent in the making.
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:53 AM   #6
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Naw. Come on up and don't forget the bourbon and coke! We have a blast. Last year there were a few vintage Airstreamers in our park as well. VAJeep will be our side by side neighbors this March at Bristol.
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:55 AM   #7
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Darlington or bust!

We do it every year with severaL AS's.

No damage to AS but the head may suffer from Brownbag Flu.
I have seen many AS's at these events
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:30 PM   #8
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Left - Left - Left - Left. I'm getting dizzy!

I've been going to the USGP Formula One Race (Go Go Go- Down Shift - Down Shift - Down Shift - Hard Right! - Left - Up Shift - Right - You get the idea!) at Indianapolis every year since it started in 2000. We get better at it every year. The hordes stay at “Coke” field. We stay in the neighborhood (backyard) just off the track. Our place has power poles for the RVs, water and two bathrooms, one with a shower, specially built for race campers.

We have a short walk to the track and pick up great food on the way. Inside the track, it’s BYOB, all you can carry. Saturdays are great to roam around. It’s more crowded on race day, so you need to stay near your seat. It’s an international crowd, lots of colorfully painted Brazilians and Ferrari flags.
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We're in the process of moving from Richmond but there is a CG just north of us that my brother-in-law has stayed at and gave it pretty good marks. You might want to take a look/see

Campground: Americamps RV Park in Ashland Virginia

The Richmond NASCAR races have a HUGE following and they're in the process of adding more seats.
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:30 PM   #10
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No experience at Richmond but have done Talladega, Atlanta and Daytona beach many times in the Airstream. An experience my friend, an experience. We have renewing campsites but I see the new sites keep getting farther and farther away. Its an absolute zoo of RVs at any Nascar event but a fun that is hard to explain.
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No experience at Richmond but have done Talladega, Atlanta and Daytona beach many times in the Airstream. An experience my friend, an experience. We have renewing campsites but I see the new sites keep getting farther and farther away. Its an absolute zoo of RVs at any Nascar event but a fun that is hard to explain.
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Talladega

"Dega" is a MUST for any NASCAR fan. You can see it all at Talladega. It's quite a circus. HAPPY TRAILS
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We are road racing fans too! Bought our camper simply to go to the races and are thrilled to find out that this year open wheel racing is returning to our local track, Mid-Ohio! The Indy Racing League and the American LeMans series will be sharing the weekend. The camping at this track is amazing...pick your spot anywhere around the perimeter for $50 or pay $25 to stay in the tent camping area.

This spot was awsome. I could watch from my bed



The biggest problem we have when we go to the track is that we actually like to sleep at night and if you are unlucky enough to park next to an all night party...tough luck. It's worse than a Troubadour rehersal at 2am like the last Forum rally we went to

We'd like to do a NASCAR race someday. Does anybody have advice on camping at any northern tracks like Michigan, The Glen or Chicago?

Thanks,

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wow!

Steve, We love road racing as well but have never been. We need to do your track and watch the Vettes roll around. What a fabulous campsite! How early should we get to the track to obtain a site similar to yours? We've got to put that race on our list. Thanks, POP. HAPPY TRAILS
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