Build Your Own Brickyard Experience is an interactive fan website that allows you to learn more about Brickyard experiences, choose how you would build your own experience, and then share what your Brickyard 400 experience looks like with friends and family. This blog series follows Brickyard 400 fans and their experience and tips for attending a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In this edition, a die-hard NASCAR fan offers up her tips for attending the Brickyard 400.
About our die-hard NASCAR fan: Nicie is a retired Head Start Preschool teacher and now works part time as a monitor on the Head Start Preschool bus. Her spare time is always filled by anything and everything NASCAR. Nicie has traveled from Southern California for the Brickyard 400 for the past six years.
Do you attend any other races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? Nicie has dragged her husband, a retired Marine, to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway time and time again so that they can experience the live thrill of racing, and he himself has grown to love the sport. Her son is an avid MotoGP fan and returns to the track every year for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. Her love of the sport has also rubbed off on her friends who have started to attend events at the California Speedway. Nicie would love to get her friends to Indy this year.
What’s special about the Brickyard? The fans are the best part of the Brickyard 400, according to Nicie. She loves to cheer for the #2 Miller Lite car and ironically always seems to end up next to a Bud fan. Nicie believes the fans get special treatment at the Brickyard because the service is top of the line.
What’s her advice for a Rookie Race Attendee? Nicie’s advice for first-time NASCAR attendees is to buy a program and listen to the commentators. Doing both of those things will make it easier to understand the rules of the race. If you don’t want to buy a program, you can always ask the person in the seat beside you. Nicie is also a big fan of the yellow shirts. She says they are more than helpful.
What’s her favorite NASCAR moment? Nicie has a hard time choosing a favorite NASCAR moment because she loves them all. “I’m just a loving NASCAR fan!” she explained.
Ready to Build Your Own Brickyard Experience? Start by checking out what a die-hard NASCAR fan might do to build their own Brickyard Experience here!
Fan of everything IMS? Check out our post from last month here. Bringing out your family? Read more about what a family experience might look like here. Young Professional? Check out the first post in this series here!