NASCAR Ticket Information
In the world of auto racing, NASCAR ranks as one of the sport’s most popular form. The $3.1 billion organization has been filling speedways to capacity for decades and the NASCAR following is only getting stronger. With an average NASCAR ticket price ringing in at $83 for the 2016 season, the sport has made attending races a reasonable feat in comparison to its racing counter parts like Formula 1, and the 2016 season is one of the most affordable in recent years..
The most iconic of all the NASCAR races, the Daytona 500, or the Super Bowl of NASCAR as it has become known, carries NASCAR’s highest priced ticket, but it may not be as pricey as you would think. In 2016, the Daytona 500 average ticket price settled in at $192 a pop. While the Daytona International Speedway currently holds nearly 101,000, following renevations to the track which reduced the number of available seats.
Moving down the list of NASCAR races with the highest ticket prices takes us to part of the country with some of the most die-hard NASCAR fans, North Carolina. The Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway brought in an average ticket price of $169 for 2016. Another of the top NASCAR races every year takes place in the Lone Star State, at the AAA Texas 500. The AAA Texas 500 tracks at Texas Motor Speedway north of Fort Worth, and brought in an average ticket price of $145 in 2016. Featuring drivers like Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. the AAA Texas 500 has multiple factors attributing to its high average ticket price. First and foremost it’s the third race to the end of the season. Of the 10 Chase for the Sprint Cup races the AAA Texas 500 comes in as being the most costly. Whether it’s the popularity of the race and/or Texas Motor Speedway, the importance of the races points as the season comes to an end, or just the list of iconic drivers behind the wheel, the AAA Texas 500 has long been a must see in the NASCAR set list.
As the list continues ticket prices begin to get closer to the NASCAR ticket average with the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway ($117), Bass Pro Shops NRA night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway ($159), and finally the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The average ticket price in NASCAR is highly dependent on a races popularity but with 38 prime races and dozens of smaller races in between there are endless opportunities to see a NASCAR race for a fraction of the price.
There are also opportunities to experience NASCAR like no other, though it comes with a much higher price tag, a view from the infield is well worth every penny. With access to Daytona’s Sprint Tower, food, parking, gifts, celeb appearances, and pre-race access to parts of the track a $1,885 price tag for the Daytona 500’s VIP Pass sounds comparable. In similar fashion, the AAA Texas 500 offers infield access and RV parking for a whopping $2400 at Texas Motor Speedway. There are many ways to take in a NASCAR experience and all range with in a fairly reasonable budget when compared to some of the other professional sports in the world today.
Ticket prices based on averages as of May 11, 2016