Even for club members, these are rare experiences. But only the Official NASCAR Members Club offers select race fans such exclusive opportunities, plus a full roster of perks for all members.
Local chapters provide the pulse of this newly formed membership organization. Chapter presidents help bring members together in their communities to enjoy race viewing parties, run local NASCAR charity events and organize trips to races. Mullins' West Virginia chapter is using a local stadium's video board to broadcast races to its members.
The club is designed to offer NASCAR fans the best way to get together and share their passion for the sport-and their favorite drivers.
"The whole point of the Official NASCAR Members Club is to bring the fan closer to the sport. With local chapters, we provide those fans with a new outlet," explains NASCAR Vice President of Licensing Mark Dyer. "It brings NASCAR to their hometowns."
While at the track, members also find several exclusive experiences. In one of its frequent e-mail newsletters, NASCAR unveiled its "Club House," a members-only motor home that travels to race events and offers food, music and door prizes.
The Official NASCAR Members Club is offering charter memberships through its Web site (nascar.com/members_club) and via phone (877-MY-NASCAR) through Dec. 31. Members receive opportunities for special discounts on merchandise and travel packages and are "first in line" for driver meet and greets, forums, parties and more.