TAKE A ROAD TRIP TO SEE NASCAR (OR THE BTCC)
With 40-plus V8 stock cars battling on tight ovals, Nascar racing is intense, spectacular and very American. So a Nascar race is a perfect excuse for a Great American Road Trip, especially with many tracks in fantastic locations. You could drive the Blue Ridge Parkway between Bristol, Tennessee (7 April), and Richmond, Virginia (13 April), cruise California’s wine country for Sonoma (23 June), or visit the heart of the south in Talladega, Alabama (13 October).
Don’t fancy America? Try the British equivalent and drive to a BTCC race. Knockhill (15 September) offers great racing, top views and fine Scottish roads.