The 2019 season is quickly approaching, and for fans of NASCAR, the wait is more than worth it. After a disastrous year that was marred by tragedy, the sport is back with a bang and looking to make up for lost time. Many NASCAR races will be held this year not just in the south, but all around the country as well. One of the marquee events is the legendary North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Carolina. The popular Carolina race will be held from May 4th to 6th, with practice, qualifying, and the actual race being shown live on TV. As a local, I can’t help but be a part of this historic event and want to make sure that you guys are aware of where to watch the action from.
Best Places To Watch NASCAR At The Moment
There are multiple options for viewing race events these days, and with more than one place to choose from, finding the best viewing option can be difficult. Luckily, we’ve gone ahead and done the research for you and have compiled a list of the absolute best places to watch the greatest sport on earth. Keep reading for further details.
If you’re traveling to England anytime soon, then I would suggest you consider making a stop at the famous Grand Prix. The stunning 20th century architecture of the city’s skyline will certainly give you a unique perspective of the competition. The atmosphere at the Grand Prix is unmatched, and if you’re lucky enough to find a spot in the grandstands, you’ll feel right at home. The best part is that you don’t need to speak English to understand what’s going on. The tracks are known for their simplicity, and the racing is spectacular. If you love motorsport, then I think you’ll have a blast at the Grand Prix.
Located in Central Texas, Austin is home to the famed Texas Longhorns, the University of Texas, and the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival. What better way to while away a sunny day than by watching some high-energy sports? The SXSW Festival actually runs from Mar. 12th to 25th this year, so you’ll be able to catch some great music, film, and technology talks. If you’re looking for some good old-fashioned foot racing, then Austin is the place to be, especially since the Longhorns are always a force to be reckoned with on the gridiron. On top of that, the Alamo City is graced with beautiful old buildings that date back to the 1800s, and it’s filled with history. One of the best places to view NASCAR in Austin is the brand-new 6 Flags brewery, which hosted the final round of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season. The event is over, but the party continues with live music, bites from local restaurants, and lots of fun! If you want to catch an event outside of Austin, then you should also check out the Dr Pepper Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel, the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Theater at the Orange County Fair and Event Center in Florida, or the Atlanta Motor Speedway, which is not far from the city. Each of these places has something great to offer, so you can’t go wrong no matter where you choose!
It’s not only about sports in Texas, as the state is also known for its incredible food and fun nightlife. Dallas is home to the NFL’s Cowboys and the MLB’s Rangers, among others, so you’ll definitely have your pick of sports events to attend. The Texas Stadium, which is also known as “The Doomsday”, is recognized as one of the most distinctive sports venues in the world. You’ll have the opportunity to take a peek inside this incredible structure and get a better idea of how exceptional it is. Built in the shape of a heart, the Texas Stadium is easy to spot from anywhere in the city. You’ll have the chance to catch a baseball game and take in a performance at the American Airlines Center (also known as “The Madisons”). If you’re a fan of the Harlem Globetrotters, then you’ll want to make sure to check out the amazing Toy Library at the Dallas Museum of Art. Not only will you get to see the world-class basketball players in action, but you’ll also get to check out some of the greatest toys and oddities from the 20th century. The museum’s collection is massive and includes everything from Star Wars action figures to Mr. Potato Heads, among many others.
Charlotte, North Carolina
With a population of more than 700,000 people, Charlotte is the 16th largest city in the country. If you’re ever in North Carolina, then you won’t want to miss out on the Charlotte Hornets, the NBA team that plays there. You’ll find a variety of restaurants and bars near the Spectrum Center, the team’s home arena, and there are plenty nearby the Uptown area as well. The city’s bar scene is considered one of the best in the country, and you’ll definitely want to get involved while you’re there. You’ll find most bars have a sports channel, or will at least let you watch whatever is on the big screen TV. One of the best places to watch a game is The Queen City Farmers Market Park. This is an open-air market held each Thursday, offering people the opportunity to come together while enjoying the sights and sounds of the city. Folks there will be selling local produce, handmade clothes, and other goods, as well as showing off their animals, and there will be musicians performing on any given night. You can also go on the hunt for bargains during the week at the outlet malls in the North Carolina area, as well as in South Carolina. If you’re looking for an historic place to hang out with some friends, then downtown Charlotte is filled with bars, eateries, and galleries that are certain to delight you.
Also located in Central Florida, Orlando is home to the Orlando Magic, the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, and several minor league baseball teams. The area is known for its theme parks, which are absolutely packed during the week, and the convention centers, which are also very active. If you want to catch a game but aren’t able to get a ticket, then you can always catch some rays at Lake Park, the city’s largest lake. You’ll find several bars and restaurants there, which overlook the lake or are at least situated by its shores. There are also beaches nearby, if you’re looking for some peace and quiet. On the opposite coast, in nearby St. Petersburg, you’ll find miles of pristine beaches, plus shops, dining, and water sports facilities. It’s a great place to catch some rays and take a dip in the ocean.
These are just some of the best places to watch NASCAR. There are many others, from California to Indiana, so be sure to check out the options available to you wherever you may be. Regardless of which one you choose, I’m sure you’ll have a fantastic time. The best part is that you don’t need to be a spectator – you can get up and participate if you’re so inclined. And who knows, maybe you’ll even find yourself in the race itself. Who knows? Only time will tell.