Let me start off by saying that I have never been to a nascar race. I have never been a racing fan, so I really don't know much about it. Anyway..... I have tickets to the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowes speedway in Charlotte NC, and I have a few CCW questions.
We are planning on heading out there the night before, and camping out in a campground that is not affiliated or owned by the speedway. I am bringing my carry gun, thats not in question, my question is:
We are paying to rent a campsite for the night. NC has the law that says, No carrying in places that charge admission. Would this apply to a campground that we pay to rent the campsite, but has no posted anti-ccw signs? In my opinion, I am not paying to enter the campsite, I am paying to rent the space, thus, I am not entering a place that charges admission. The stickler is, there are no assigned campsites, you pay the people, then enter the property and pick a site, so it is kinda like paying admission, then choosing your spot. I say I am paying to rent a spot, but picking my spot on my own, not paying admission to the campground. This seems to be splitting hairs here, and I was curious as to the opinions of others. I am sure there will be quite a large police presence, and I don't want to cause trouble. From what I have read, the coca-cola 600 is quite a large event in the NASCAR circuit.
After our camping party adventure, we are driving to the track for a long, long, long, hot, noisy, day of racing. I am not stupid, and I know, no carrying in the track area, etc... but, how is the parking there? Is carrying while parking, then locking my gun up before entering the track and stands, allowed? Or do I need to lock away my gun prior to leaving the campsite and parking at the track?
I have to admit, I am not really excited or looking forward to going, but, Hey, you never know, it may be fun. My 6 year old son is very excited though. Last question. For those of you who have gone, Are there tailgate parties on race day at the track? Do they get rowdy? Anything I should be aware of?
Thanks for all your help.