Two Nascar Tracks Opening Up Camping Facilities for Hurricane Irma Evacuees
Nascar is stepping in wake of Hurricane Irma and two tracks are offering their camping facilities to any evacuees for free.
Both Atlanta Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway will be open for evacuees seeking refuge from the category 5 hurricane. Atlanta Motor Speedway is equipped to handle thousands of campers through both RV and tent campgrounds. HERE is a map of where the camping will be set up.
Talladega will offer water hookups and a portion of their campgrounds for evacuees. Both facilities will allow access to restrooms and hot showers.
Hendrick Motorsports drivers Kasey Kahne, Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson, and Dale Earnhardt Jr, have launched a disaster relief fund with a goal of raising $500,000 to support hurricane victims.
Homestead-Miami Speedway, which is the annual site for the final races of the season, is in the path of the massive storm but they are prepared. The track has recovered from two major hurricanes before, Andrew in 1992, and Wilma in 2005.