NASCAR fans love their drivers, their racing and tailgating at racetracks from Loudon to Fontana.
Be it before or after a race, countless fans can be found noshing and nibbling—if not downright enjoying multi-course meals—on fare as simple as store-bought snacks all the way up to thick steaks, slabs of ribs and even lobster.
And, of course, where there's tailgate partying and food, there are liquid refreshments that can range from water to soda to, shall we say, the more "adult type" of beverages.
Heck, there are some fans who come out to racetrack parking lots to party for the setting and fellowship—even if they don't have or can't afford tickets to go inside and watch the actual race.
You'd be amazed at the fun you can still have watching a race on TV in the track parking lot; the ambiance doesn't get much better, for sure.
To clarify, while I use the term "tailgate party" for this particular exercise, such verbiage encompasses the overall entire experience, from partying in the infield to pitching a tent in a remote lot a half-mile away.
So, which tracks have the best parties and best party animals? Based on personal experience of having traveled to and visited every stop on the Sprint Cup circuit numerous times over the years, here's my unscientific picks for the 10 best NASCAR tracks to party down (ranked in no particular order).