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If you have never been to a race and you want to fit in with the crowd around you, the best thing to do is keep quiet for a while and listen to the people around you. You can also cheer for your favorite driver and take part in some of the conversations around you. Another way to fit into the crowd is to dress like the other fans. To do this, you can wear a t-shirt or a hat with a driver's logo on it.
Between the driver introductions and the start of the race, use the bathroom one last time. Unlike watching a race on the TV, there are no commercials in NASCAR. NASCAR races can take as long as five hours without breaks (except for the caution periods when the bathroom lines will undoubtedly be long). Also, it might be a good idea to limit your fluid intake.
It is always a good idea to bring along earplugs to a race, especially for the children. NASCAR races are loud and if you do not wear earplugs, your ears may ring and your head might hurt the next day. Headsets that will muffle the sound are the best kind of noise deterrents.
If you want to see the speed of the cars up close, be sure to take a look at the track from the fence at the bottom of the grandstands during practice. If you look at the cars straight on, all you will see is a colourful blur, so it is wise to either watch them coming toward you or as they are going away. But be warned, from this position, you will be standing in the great wind made as the cars go by, and with this wind comes the blowing rubber off of the tires. When you return to your seat, you more then likely will be covered in streaks of black.