Are you a parent who also happens to be a NASCAR fan? If you are, have you sat down and watched a NASCAR race with your children or have you ever taken them to a live NASCAR race? If these are things that you have yet to do, you may want to give them a close look. After doing so, you will find that NASCAR racing is a great, fun, and family friendly event.
One of the many reasons why NASCAR racing is a great family friendly event is because of all the options you have. The first choice for many racing fans is that of attending a live race. As nice as attending a live race is, you may be unable to do so, either because of travel distance of the cost of buying tickets. Even those who cannot attend a NASCAR race still have the ability to watch a race from home. As a parent, having options is nice.
As previously stated, both watching and attending NASCAR races are a great activity for children to enjoy. If you are lucky enough to attend a race, you may want to make a weekend out of it. Aside from staying at a traditional hotel, you may also enjoy a camping adventure. Doing so can be a great experience for your children. In fact, they may have more fun camping than at the actual race. Whether you want to camp in a tent or rent a motor home be sure to make your park reservations well in advance, as camping is an activity that many NASCAR fans enjoy.
In terms of fun, cheering is a staple of NASCAR racing, even Saturday night dirt track racing is known for its diehard fans. Racing is an event that both kids and adults alike can get up and cheer for their favorite drivers. This usually can also be done without weird stares from those sitting next to you. In fact, chances are they will be cheering too. Sports, like NASCAR races, where children are able to show their excitement are great.
In keeping with cheering, your children can easily choose their own favorite NASCAR driver. Children tend to pick well known drivers, those who drive “cool,” looking cars, or those who are known to win. These are drivers that your children can support. For a relatively affordable price, you can purchase NASCAR merchandise, like hats and shirts. These items can give your children a sense of pride in the fact that they are supporting their favorite driver.
NASCAR racing is also a great event for children to enjoy watching as there is typically much less controversy associated with the sport. When many of us think of football and baseball, drug use and troubled athletics often come to mind. With NASCAR racing, you don’t hear about steroids, drug use, and so forth. Yes, there is some controversy that surrounds the points systems and car rules, but nothing too serious that you, as a parent, may be concerned with your kids hearing.
Perhaps, the greatest reason why NASCAR racing is an activity that both adults and children can enjoy is because it is a fun and exciting sport. Generally speaking, it is also a safe sport. When safety comes to mind, we often think of Dale Earnhardt, who tragically died in a NASCAR race in 2001. Yes, serious accidents do happen, but most NASCAR races are safe to watch with children of all ages, without having to worry about explaining death to them.
The above mentioned reasons why NASCAR racing is an event that is perfect for the whole family to enjoy are just a few of the many reasons why. Even if you are not a racing fan yourself, you may want to give it a try and see if you like racing. Many adults and children are surprised just how fun and exciting the sport truly is when it is given a chance.