(Also known as National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Day)

NASCAR Day is observed next on Friday, May 19th, 2023 (163 days from today).

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Each year, on the third Friday in May, NASCAR Day recognizes drivers, celebrities, corporate partners, the media, and millions of fans. Together they raise funds for charities around the country.

History of NASCAR Day

The first NASCAR day was celebrated in 2003 by the NASCAR Foundation. An acronym for the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing, the fund aims to raise funds for children's welfare while celebrating the racers, crew, companies/sponsors and corps of fans around the world. NASCAR, founded by Bill France Sr. in 1948, was a company that operated and sanctioned motor racing. It is best known for its vintage racing event that takes place not only in the US but also in Mexico, Europe and Canada. Every year, NASCAR confirms more than 1,500 races at 100 tracks.

NASCAR Day is chosen to commemorate on the third Friday of May every year. Like baseball or derby, NASCAR is also a classic American pastime, and this is why the media covers races extensively. Drivers and sponsors join hands with fans to raise awareness and raise funds for child welfare. In addition to this, other popular NASCAR Day activities include meet and greet with drivers, raffles and obstacle races. There is a lot of skill involved in controlling a speeding car in sharp turns and within inches of another vehicle. The drivers as well as the spectators felt the excitement. The final winner of the season is decided through a scoring system whereby the highest scorer wins.

Some reasons for NASCAR Day being loved

  • It's a celebration of excitement

There's a lot to be said for the excitement that overwhelms you when watching time-sensitive races. From the adrenaline rush at the start to the patience between laps to the tense excitement at the end of the race, NASCAR events require a combination of suspenseful anticipation and calm patience. Now, where do you get the best of both worlds?

  • It's a memory of being together

NASCAR brings together a lot of people from different backgrounds. What's great is that a shared sense of community ties audiences together, no matter who's supporting whom.

  • It's a celebration of welfare

It is important to always remember the less fortunate. This is why the popularity of NASCAR has helped illuminate important causes and charities.

How to celebrate NASCAR Day

  • Go to the NASCAR event

Get your tickets to the NASCAR event quickly to fully immerse yourself in the experience. Read all the necessary information about the event to see what activities you can participate in.

  • Watch races with loved ones

Enjoy a new day by watching races with your friends and family. Have a snack, place a harmless bet and enjoy a day filled with excitement with everyone.

  • Donate to funds

Donate to funds that NASCAR supports. If you are unable to donate, spread awareness of NASCAR's welfare work on your social media accounts or by talking to people about it.


NASCAR Day has been observed the third Friday in May.


Friday, May 21st, 2021

Friday, May 20th, 2022

Friday, May 19th, 2023

Friday, May 17th, 2024

Friday, May 16th, 2025

Founded by

NASCAR Foundation in 2003

Also on Friday, May 19th, 2023

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