A guide to thirty-one racetracks that host NASCAR races covers how to get there, where to park, and tips for tourists to the area and provides maps of the track and the surrounding cities.
With 70 million fans, NASCAR is the #2 spectator sport, after football. But unlike football, going to a race is a full weekend of events. From the tailgating, to the qualifying, to the checkered flag and post-parties--there's enough to fill several days at every event, and that's just at the track. Liz has maximized her personal connections with NASCAR insiders to determine what NASCAR fans really want to know when visiting the tracks, and gives practical answers to the most frequently asked questions, including: -- What to do in a medical emergency, and area hospitals with emergency care, -- Area attractions beyond the track, including popular golf courses where you might just spot your favorite driver between races, -- Where to find veterinary services for the furry four-legged members of your family, and much more! From dining, to shopping, to lodging, not to mention what to wear and pack (and what not to) this is a practical guide that no NASCAR fan should be without!
This is an enthusiastic, irreverent, and exhaustive guidebook to all 119 stadiums of Minor League Baseball (plus "indie" league parks!) that any fan would need for the ultimate minor-league road-trip. Part travel manual, part ballpark atlas, part baseball history guide, and part restaurant and city guide, The Ultimate Minor League Baseball Road Trip is the only book a minor league fan will need before hitting the road for games both near and far. Includes tips on seating (including where to sit to avoid having the sun in your eyes!) tailgating, tickets, team histories, refreshments, mascosts, and much more!
The most entertaining and comprehensive guide to every baseball fan’s dream road trip—including every new ballpark since the 2004 edition—revised and completely updated!
When people think of NASCAR, many think of cars racing around a track. But those with a more intimate knowledge of the sport understand that there is much more to it. The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR uncovers everything you need to know to properly watch and enjoy the sport. Author Greg Engle uncovers the history of the sport, as well as an explanation of the rules, flags, and key terms. He reveals the best practices for watching it on TV, how to experience a NASCAR race in person, and much more. Along the way, he weaves in interviews with key figures from the NASCAR community to offer insiders’ perspectives on the ins and outs of NASCAR. Some of the many questions that this book answers include: •What does NASCAR stand for? •How did it get to where it is today? •What goes on at a pit stop? •What is it like to race 400 or 500 miles in just a few hours? •What is a wedge? •What is the best way to meet a driver? •How do you best enjoy a race in person? •And all the other things a new fan needs to know to understand and enjoy America's fastest sport, NASCAR!
Presents a guide to planning a vacation in an area close to a NASCAR-sanctioned track, with advice on lodging, restaurants, parking, amusements, local events, and the 2005 road construction projects to avoid in getting there.
For many sports fans, tailgating is a lifestyle, with weekend sports events all over the nation. For those fans who want to enjoy more than one afternoon in the parking lot, this volume is a three-day-getaway guide to the towns with the best stadiums and sports arenas in the country.
A close-up look at more than twenty-five of the most important racetracks on the NASCAR Winston Cub Series circuit features more than two hundred full-color photographs and diagrams, as well as a discussion of the history, specifications, characteristics, and significance of Daytona, Pocono, Atlanta, and other great tracks.
The Ultimate Tailgater's Racing Guide includes the entire tailgating experience?from camping to cooking, clothing to games. This book is tailored to tailgating at the track and features equipment and customs you just don't find at a football stadium.
Filled with fascinating facts on sports from baseball to boxing, and competitive venues from college to the Olympics, this new and definitive, illustrated annual sports reference manual includes a wealth of statistics--including the 1997 World Series--plus full-color photos.
All the latest on Universal Orlando's dynamic theme-park. Monaghan offers first hand, in-depth coverage of every attraction, hotel, restaurant, and shop. Insider tips and reviews spiced with wit and humor.
Where in Charlotte can you… - get up-close with the “Miracle on the Hudson” plane? - indulge in conspiracy theories about occult symbols in public murals? - see a giant head sculpture by a notorious Czech artist? - eat something called burgushi? - hear a parking garage that sings? - watch a giant dragon blow smoke? - visit the grave of cojoined twin sisters who were the inspiration for a Broadway musical? Whether you’re riding at top speeds around the 24-degree bank of a NASCAR track turn, exploring the history of Charlotte’s gold rush and the 17-pound nugget that started it all, or eating ice cream at a Dairy Queen that’s a designated historic site, it’s impossible to be bored in the Queen City with a copy of Secret Charlotte: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. From delightful surprises to hair-raising theories, in these pages you’ll find answers to the questions around town you didn’t even know you had. Filled with fascinating—and often bizarre—stories about the locales that define Charlotte’s culture and history, this is the city’s ultimate scavenger hunt.