2 Fun Birthday Gifts For Your Husband That Involve NASCAR
If your husband loves to watch NASCAR and he has a birthday coming up, then you should consider getting him a really cool gift combo that incorporates his passion as well as a vacation. You might not know Kyle Busch from Dale Earnhardt Jr, but this article will help you know all you need to know in order to get your superfan husband a gift he will love. Below are two trip ideas that incorporate a fun NASCAR ticket package. One is in Atlanta; the other is in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Charlotte, North Carolina: The Coca-Cola 600 (In Concord, North Carolina)
If you have always wanted to see Charlotte, North Carolina, then plan a trip around Memorial Day. This is when one of the year's biggest NASCAR race takes place: the Coca-Cola 600. The race is the longest one of the season, with the race clocking in at 600 miles!
The race is held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is located in Concord, North Carolina, a town only a few miles from Charlotte. There are lots of things to do while you're in Charlotte before and after the race. You can visit the official NASCAR museum, as well as the Carolinas Aviation Museum. Also, if you swing it, you might be able to catch a Hornets game. The city also has some awesome restaurants that are great if you and your husband are into BBQ. North Carolina is one of the country's most recognized regions for BBQ, and you should definitely try some authentic BBQ while you are there.
Daytona Beach, Florida: Daytona 500
If you feel like seeing the ocean, then head down to Daytona for one of NASCAR's most famous races, The Daytona 500. It's become even more of a draw than the classic Indy 500, with more money in the prize poll, more viewers, and more attendees. The day is a true NASCAR lovers' paradise.
Before the race, there are live performances from bands brought in and sponsored by big companies (Budweiser, for instance is a big supporter of the event). Plus, there is a huge "fanzone" area in the center of the track (currently sponsored by University of Northwestern Ohio) where are all sorts of pre-race activities take place.
If you show up a few days ahead of the race, you should take the opportunity to hit the beaches. You can surf or just relax and go swimming. If you live in a cold climate most of the year, then you will love the change of pace.