Show off your pride
Once you get your equipment and tent set up, it’s time for some interior decorating. Because it’s an all-day (or weekend) affair, NASCAR fans go to great lengths making their tailgate setups unique during this unspoken competition. That means if you want to go all out and show love for your favorite driver or city, it’s encouraged and you definitely won’t be alone doing it. Put stickers on your car, throw up some signs, get checkered tablecloths, hang string lights across your tent, and even put down an outdoor rug to spruce up the place. Anything that puts your personal stamp on it will earn you respect from the grillers around you.
Get race day activities ready
All good NASCAR tailgates should come with a few friendly gameday competitions for you and your friends to battle over. The most popular games at NASCAR tailgates are cornhole, ladder ball, horseshoes, and bocce. Don’t be afraid to get creative based on your crew, though: giant Jenga, water pong, a deck of cards, whatever’s gonna help you make the most of your time, bring it along.