We live about 45 minutes away from the Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is quite a big deal in this area. We are not big Nascar fans but know and appreciate enough about it. The speedway offers tours and we took advantage of it on Saturday. The weather was just beautiful...
The tour takes you to behind-the-scenes areas that you cannot access during a race, such as pit road, the garage area and a chance to take your picture in Victory Circle.
The highlight of the tour was definitely the lap around the track at about 90mph in a 15-passenger van! Pretty amazing to see what it feels like in those turns.
At the end of the tour we spent some time in the stands watching people take part in the Richard Petty Driving Experience (now my husband thinks that's what he wants for his birthday!).
It was a fun, inexpensive way to spend a Saturday afternoon with the family discovering something new (for us) in the city we call home.