102 THINGS TO DO IN MYRTLE BEACH

22. Auto Racing

The thrill of victory as the checkered flag waves is auto racing’s finest moment. NASCAR, a uniquely American version of auto racing, is said to be the country’s most attended sporting event; its tickets outsell the NFL and Major League Baseball. Carolinians have a long love affair with NASCAR.

The largest Carolina tracks are in Charlotte, N.C. and Darlington, S.C. Countless additional tracks dot the Carolinas and include smaller but equally important race courses, including the one entertaining crowds in Myrtle Beach since 1958 when it first opened as the dirt track Bambi Raceway.

Decades later, now known as the Myrtle Beach Speedway, and under new ownership for the past several years, Myrtle Beach Speedway entertains tens of thousands of spectators in a variety of series races and even outdoor music concert events. The Speedway offers a do-it-yourself racing experience in actual NASCAR vehicles. For the less adventurous area go-cart tracks offer the same thrills in smaller cars. Start your engines!

The Speedway offers a do-it-yourself racing experience in actual NASCAR vehicles. For the less adventurous area go-cart tracks offer the same thrills in smaller cars. Start your engines!