We all have heard “Baseball is Americas Pastime”. After witnessing what I saw tonight in the garage area at Texas Motor Speedway, I must say NASCAR is “Americas Family Sport. I had the privilege of seeing little D.J. Starr son of NCWTS driver David Starr playing at his “playground”.
I must say it blew me away; I just stood there in amazement seeing this little boy run through the garage area as if he was playing at the city park. But to him this is his park, the hauler is his jungle gym, and dodging through the people and other teams in the garage is his maze. Young D.J. is not the only kid who calls NASCAR garages, haulers, and trailers their playground.
The crew is his extended family, and the other drivers are ‘Uncles”. But, NASCAR is not only a family sport for the drivers; it is also a family sport for the fans. Most tracks offer a family section, in this section there is usually no alcohol or smoking allowed in the stands.
They usually offer a family ticket package or in most cases tickets are priced very well. For example a family of four could attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday for $159.00. In the same area for other sporting events, you would pay would pay 331.32 to take your family to Dallas Cowboys game and for the Dallas Mavericks a family package varies between $49.00-$256.00 for a family of four.
I would encourage you if you have the opportunity to go to a NASCAR race to bring your kids to the races, like David Starr and let your children witness the “NASCAR Playground” like young D.J.