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Great Gift Ideas for a NASCAR Fan

Updated on June 12, 2014
If you live near a racetrack, merchandise trailers are usually parked outside the entrance with a variety of unique gifts.
If you live near a racetrack, merchandise trailers are usually parked outside the entrance with a variety of unique gifts. | Source

Do you have a NASCAR fan in your life but have no idea what to get him or her?

Here are some quick and easy ways to surprise the race fan in your life with a gift that will truly be appreciated.

Gift ideas range from inexpensive to, well, a bit pricey. But no matter what your budget, you are sure to find the right gift.

Buying gifts for a Nascar fan doesn't have to be hard even if you don't know very much about racing. More than likely you've seen the fan wear a certain driver's number or talk about a driver. You can easily correspond the driver to the number by getting the official list from

Then you need to think about the person. Do they enjoy wearing t-shirts or hats? Have they ever been to a race? Do they play video games? All of these questions will help you to figure out the direction to go when getting the perfect gift.

Check for collectibles and one of a kind items. Vintage NASCAR items are often a big hit. Sometimes you can find collectibles from years past that your fan will enjoy.

Ideas for Gifts for a NASCAR Fan

Framed Pictures
Playing Cards
Coffee Mugs
Collectible Plates
Model Cars
Tickets to a Race
Video Games
Accessories for Race Day
Driving Experience
Race View
Visit to the Hall of Fame

Read on to learn more about these great gift ideas.

Official Racing Gear

Consider getting the fan a cooler with their favorite driver's number. Collectible items such as clocks and framed posters are always fun as well and make a memorable gift they will use all year. Most fans appreciate having items that show off their loyalty and love of their favorite driver.

Another idea is to figure out who the main sponsors are for the fans favorite driver and look for merchandise that corresponds with the themes. For example, if your race fan likes Kyle Busch, one of his main sponsors in the past has been M & M's.

You could put together a gift basket that has the candy plus a t-shirt and coffee mug. Wrap all of this up in a big bow and you have a great and memorable gift.

Tickets To A Race

Of course, the ultimate fan experience would be to actually attend a race.

Race tickets can run from affordable to pricey.

You can often find good deals on sites such as ebay. You might also consider calling the track directly to find out what kind of seats and pricing options are available.

Let them know you are calling as a gift. Some tracks have special gift packages that they will help you put together.

Any race fan would be thrilled to receive tickets to see a race live.

Accessories For Race Day

Many fans might enjoy items they can use when going to race.

  • Hats to keep off the sun
  • Stadium cushions
  • Coolers
  • Clear back packs (to take their gear into the race)
  • Portable misting fans
  • Lanyards to carry tickets

Many of these items can be found with the Nascar fans favorite driver numbers. Going to the driver's website is your best bet for finding the merchandise you need.

NASCAR Driver Numbers

Busch, Kyle
Kahne, Kasey
Johnson, Jimmie
Kenseth, Matt
Patrick, Danica
Edwards, Carl
Stewart, Tony
Earnhardt Jr., Dale
Gordon, Jeff
Harvick, Kevin

Knowing the fan's favorite driver the corresponding number will help you in picking the right gift.

One Fan Explains Why He Loves Race View

NASCAR Race View

If the Nascar fan in your life has a mobile device such as a cell phone or an ipad, they might enjoy a monthly subscription to NASCAR Race View.

Race View offers the fan a way to follow their favorite driver more closely during a race. They can get up to the minute stats and even follow them via a simulated 3D viewer.

Plans run around 10 dollars a month and will need to be downloaded directly to that device.

Many fans enjoy the Race View experience and contend that it adds to the overall viewing experience.

NASCAR Video Games

If your NASCAR fan is also a gamer, you might consider getting them a NASCAR video game.

NASCAR themed games include:

  • NASCAR the Game 2013
  • NASCAR: Inside the Line
  • Jimmie Johnson's Anything With An Engine
  • NASCAR Unleashed
  • NASCAR Kart Racing

These games will provide hours of enjoyment for a fan and many can be found, in great or new condition on ebay or at a used game store.

Just be sure to find out what kind of gaming system the fan has so you can make the correct, corresponding selection.

A visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame is probably at the top of any fan's wish list.
A visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame is probably at the top of any fan's wish list. | Source

NASCAR Hall of Fame

Another great idea is to plan a weekend excursion to the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte. While you are there you can tour the track and tour the garages of the drivers that are based there.

The Hall of Fame offers a full day of experiences including the history of NASCAR with historic, restored cars from some of the most famous race car drivers.

The Hall of Fame also includes:

  • Interactive exhibits
  • Games
  • Simulators.

The Hall of Fame offers different ticket packages, some of which even include lunch.

To find out more visit the Hall of Fame website:

Watch A Practice

If you live near a track and don't have a lot of extra cash, offer to take your favorite fan to watch a practice or qualifying.

Admission is often free for these events and the average fan can watch their favorite driver speed around the track to qualify for a great starting position.

Call the track ahead of time to ask about practice times, possible delays and if there are any restrictions on letting fans watch.

This is a great, cheap way to get your NASCAR thrills and will only cost you a little bit of time and gas.

Driving Experience

For the ultimate gift, you can give your race fan an on-track experience that they will never forget.

There are several driving experiences to choose from including riding along with a professional race car driver and actually driving an authentic car around the track.

There are different sponsors of the driving experiences. Check deal sites like Group-On which sometimes run specials for select days of the experience.

Nascar Driving Experience

http://www.nascarracingexperience. com

This website lets you experience the speed and thrill of a real race car. Tracks included with the experience are

Richard Petty owns one of the most famous driving experiences.
Richard Petty owns one of the most famous driving experiences. | Source
  • Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • Auto Club Speedway
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Chicagoland Speedway
  • Homestead-Miami Speedway
  • Kentucky Speedway
  • Texas Motor Speedway
  • Richmond International Raceway
  • Phoenix International Raceway
  • Myrtle Beach Speedway
  • New Hampshire Speedway

The website also offers gift cards and gift packages.

Richard Petty Driving Experience includes the endorsement of a racing legend and promises a one of a kind experience with thrills and high speed. There are different packages for all kinds of fans based on the experience they want to have.

  • Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • Gateway Motorsports Park
  • Michigan International Speedway
  • Bristol Motor Speedway
  • Homestead- Miami Speedway
  • Milwaukee Mile California (Auto Club)Speedway
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • New Hampshire Motor Speedway
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Iowa Speedway

  • Orlando (Walt Disney World Speedway)
  • Chicagoland Speedway
  • Kansas Speedway
  • Phoenix International Raceway
  • Darlington Raceway
  • Kentucky Speedway
  • Richmond International Raceway
  • Daytona International Speedway
  • Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • Talladega Superspeedway
  • Evergreen Speedway
  • Martinsville Speedway
  • Texas Motor Speedway

The website, has a link for you to choose your state to find the closest tracks. The Petty Driving Experience also often runs specials so check the main web page for deals and gift ideas.

There are others to choose from as well such as the

  • Rusty Wallace Driving Experience
  • Jeff Gordon Driving Experience
  • Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure

Receiving a driving or ride-along experience will put the NASCAR fan right in the action. It would be a great gift anyone can appreciate.

There are plenty for great gifts for the NASCAR fan. Just know who the favorite driver or drivers are and then there is a world of choices. From t-shirts to tickets, these are gifts that every NASCAR fan will love and cherish.


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