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    Posted: 28 Aug 2009 at 11:01am
We have 3 pit passes for Sunday's race.  There are 4 of us going.  This is our first time.  What I'm wondering is it a one time admission or can you enter/re-enter numerous times?  Wondering if we go in two at a time, if the 4th person can use one of the others pit pass?
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The pit passes have names on them and you are supposed to show an ID to match the names on the pass.  Guess it depends on how creative you are:)
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Thanks Strangmk.  Glad you said that because I called to double check...we bought the pit passes from friends that can't go, so passes are in their names.  Ticket office said that we'll just have to sign waivers in our names, that it shouldn't be a problem.  I'd have been disappointed if we couldn't have used the pit passes!!!
 
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Pit passes at Atlanta are great but you need to know how to take full advantage of them. 

 1. Remember: Pit road is domain of the race crews not the drivers.  Expect to meet crew members there.  Be thankful if you see a driver outside of a car on pitlane at any time until just before driver introductions.

2. Dress for the weather.  If you are not comfortable, you are not going to enjoy the experience.  Avoid wearing green.  It carries bad mojo in the racing world.

3. If you can, show up for practice with your camera.  Get pictures of the drivers in their cars on the front stretch, leaving the pits for the track, and coming off of the track.

4. While in the pits on raceday take a close look at what goes on behind the boxes.  Check out the high tech on the boxes and the low tech behind the boxes.  Check out the parts carts.  Watch how the crew members spend their time before the race.  Later, you will better appreciate what you see going on in pits during the race. 

5. Say "Hi" to the pitcrew members.  They are more important to your driver than you can imagine.  Don't get in their way.  They are at work.  Wish them "good luck".

6. Check out Victory Lane.  Get your picture taken there. 

7. Take a look through the fence into the garage.  This is where most of the work goes on.  You won't get in the garage unless you have a special garage pass.  NASCAR controls the garage.  Don't drive the security guards nuts by asking if you can get in the garage area with a pit pass.

8. Look around while you are in the pits.  You will find that you have access to a few other areas around pit road. Ask the staff how to get to Victory Lane, the media center, and the fence between the drivers camping area and the garages.   Some of those areas are the better places to go if you want to see the "famous" people (ex. the chain link fence between the drivers camping area and the garage, the areas behind and in front of the media center fence, the area between the garage and the driver's meeting room before the meeting, the area around the drivers meeting room immediately after the meeting.)

9. If you want an autograph, be prepared.  Have what you want autographed ready before hand.  Play it safe and have a marker ready.  Especially if you want the autograph in anything other than Sharpie black. 

Autograph sessions are a better bet if you truly "need" an autograph.  If you don't get your autograph at the track, there are other options.  Don't let it ruin your raceday experience.

Please comment with additional suggestions you have regarding Atlanta pit pass access.

I hope others will post similar pit pass information for their home tracks.

Have fun!

 

PS: It would be great if each of the tracks would post a map of the infield for each race showing all "fan zones" and what zones are open to what passes.

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