This is the first time we have gone to a Nascar race. We are so excited. Our problem is, I thought reserving a room the night of on the beach would be a good idea so we didnt have to drive home after a long day. We live 3 hours away. Now Im panicing though. Reading this VERY informatal site, I realize we need to arrive there quite early! To get parking. My worry is if we are there from early mourning until late evening. Knowing we do want to go to Fanzone. How in the heck do you check in? Does anyone know? Anyone else been in this situation? I wish so bad now we would have gotten a room the night before now. It is to late though. Nothing left. I was allso considering getting a room in Orlando. Just to be 2 hours closer. Man just to be there by 8am we will have to leave home at 5am!!! Makes for a very long day. Lets not forget showers and preperation before leaving the house. HELP!!!!!! I need advise. :( LOVE Nascar so excited and dont want to mess up the experience.