Tuesday, March 21, 2023


Daytona 500 camping—Infield RVing at the Daytona 500

By Cheri Sicard
Have you ever wondered what Daytona 500 camping is like? What happens when you park your RV on the infield in order to fully immerse yourself in the Daytona 500 festivities?

In the video below, you can live the experience vicariously through the eyes of the Nomadic Fanatic and get a taste of what to expect should you ever elect to do this NASCAR fans’ dream trip.

Filmed at the 65th annual Daytona 500, there’s no shortage of drama, which started the day before the actual race.

You’ll take a full tour of the grounds, accompany our host to the parties and, of course, take in the big race. The tour includes the infield, the midway, and the fan zone.

Daytona 500 camping RV space is a tight 40 X 20-foot site. No worries, there are all kinds of on-site things to see and do. And really, the only RV real estate you NEED for this event is the roof!

This event is so big there is a free shuttle service or a paid on-site golf cart transportation service. But service is in high demand, making walking look more appealing.

The midway area is a HUGE party with booths, celebrities, exhibits, games, food, drink, and FUN! There are lots of freebie samples too.

This is a crowded popular event, so plan to spend some time waiting in lines.

When it came to the race, they opted to watch some of it from the roof of the RV and some from the “fan zone,” which was, of course, another giant party area.

The day ends with a spectacular fireworks display.



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18 days ago

That was excellent, thanks for sharing. I hope you know that all of the research, work, attention to detail, etc. etc, etc, doesn’t go un-noticed by some of us. Oh, and tomorrow, it starts all over again, I don’t know how you guys pull this off every day. Great job Cheri!!!

Cheri Sicard
18 days ago
Reply to  david

Wow, thank you so much for the kind words.

19 days ago

Many moons ago I went to the 12 hours of Sebring in my VW Wesfalia. Had a great time. Saw James Garner race. Today it would drive me nuts.

Neal Davis
19 days ago

I follow Eric (and Tara and Opie). I don’t think I want to do this, but I’ll ask DW. Perhaps she does. Thank you, Cheri!

19 days ago

It would be fun – one time – but on tv I can control the volume (noise?) and no dust or smoke either. (Beer part is close at hand in fridge!) Seems one could see the whole race better on TV than trying to spin around to keep track of every car and event.

Diane McGovern
19 days ago
Reply to  DW/ND

Hi, Doug and Joan. That reminded me of in the late ’50s(?) when my dad was hired to go to an Indy 500 race to photograph it for the old Sawyer (stereoscopic) View Master. The “slides” were in a round cardboard disk, with seven pairs of the same picture across from each other. You’d put it into the View Master and view the pictures in 3-D. Pretty cool! (A precursor of Virtual Reality?) Have a great day. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com

Neal Davis
19 days ago
Reply to  Diane McGovern

How cool! I still have my View Master, and it still works! 😎

Diane McGovern
19 days ago
Reply to  Neal Davis

That’s really neat, Neal! I still have a View Master and those reels packed away somewhere. Have a great day. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com

Tommy Molnar
19 days ago

I think it would be fun to do this – ONCE.

Donald N Wright
19 days ago

No thank you. I live with enough noise and traffic already.

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