TicketSmarter is your home for finding auto racing tickets to race events across the country. Auto racing began as soon as the second automobile was built and has evolved into an international sensation that spans various styles of cars. The most popular forms of motorsports in the United States are sanctioned by NASCAR, IndyCar and NHRA. Smaller levels of American motorsports take place on dirt tracks around the country, with events put on by the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, USAC and various late-model organizations. Many international forms of motorsports visit the United States, such as Formula 1.
Auto racing tickets on TicketSmarter can be bought for races held on a variety of tracks including ovals, dragstrips, road courses and street circuits. The most popular venues for racing events in the United States include the Daytona International Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Circuit of the Americas and Talladega Superspeedway. IndyCar racing is the oldest form of motorsports in North America, tracing its lineage to the first National Championship in 1905, held under AAA sanctioning. The Indianapolis 500 is the oldest continuously-running race in the world with more than 100 events since 1911. The Indy 500 is also part of the unofficial Triple Crown of Motorsport, alongside the 24 Hour of Le Mans and the Monaco Grand Prix.
NASCAR was founded in 1948 as a stock-car racing series primarily based in the southern part of the United States. NASCAR underwent tremendous growth throughout the 1980s and 1990s, with a nationwide expansion and featuring drivers like Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon. It became the most popular form of motorsport in the country. There are now three national touring divisions of NASCAR. The Cup Series is the top level of NASCAR with the Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series acting as support classes during race weekends.
Race tracks come in all shapes and sizes with the United States having the most variety out of the world. Each type of race track offers its own unique grandstands and fan experience. Ovals and dragstrips allow fans to see the entire race track from most seats. Road courses and temporary street circuits offer smaller grandstands located at various passing points throughout the track and sometimes offer a general admission option that allows fans to freely roam alongside the track. Sitting higher up at any track typically provides a wider view of the on-track action, while sitting closer allows fans to truly feel the speed and feel the roar of the engines.
TicketSmarter’s interactive seating map will help you explore the various racing ticketing options available at each race track. Click on the event that you’re interested in and the filter tool will help you breakdown your options by price, section and row. You can find the seats and tickets that fit your needs.
The auto racing season in the United States is kicked off with the Chili Bowl Nationals in January, a midget race on an indoor dirt track that features the top sprint car and midget stars competing against drivers from other disciplines like NASCAR and IndyCar. This is followed by Daytona Speedweek, a series of races that take place in January and February, before culminating with the Daytona 500, which kicks off the NASCAR Cup season. Other crown jewel races on the NASCAR calendar include the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Southern 500 at the Darlington Raceway.
The largest single-day sporting event in the world is the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. More than 300,000 spectators descend upon the 2.5-mile oval every Memorial Day weekend to watch the drivers of the IndyCar Series battle each other at speeds well over 220 miles per hour. The NHRA US Nationals at the Lucas Oil Raceway is the premier drag racing event featuring six grueling days of competition during a long Labor Day weekend. The Formula 1 World Championship makes one yearly appearance at the Circuit of the Americas to host the United States Grand Prix in the fall, which typically draws more than 250,000 fans over the course of the weekend.
TicketSmarter’s search bar tool located above can help you find tickets to all the previously mentioned races, in addition to NASCAR, IndyCar and NHRA events happening near you. You can search by typing in a series, event name or track name. Click on an event, and we will show you all available ticketing options for each event.
Waiting to go to the ticket office on race day can mean long lines and miss out on premium seating options. TicketSmarter provides an easy way for race fans to get their tickets in advance without missing a lap on the track. Motor racing ticket prices fluctuate, with research showing that the best pricing is typically three to seven days before a race. However, waiting until the last minute may not guarantee a drop in the ticket price. If you see the perfect set of tickets, it is best to act quickly before they are gone.
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