Let me preface that statement by saying that although I have been to every Cup track on the circuit since 2000 I haven't been to all of the camping areas unless they are actually in the infield. I've heard the outside camping at Bristol is fantastic and Michigan's camping outside is getting to be as well known for its partying as its infield is.
The course at Watkins Glen isn't as technical as Sonoma or Road America but it does generate great races for Nascar. I've watched other series race here on television- they use the boot which Nascar does not and it seems to make the course a little more technical. But there are very long stretches on both the front and back part of the track that allow for speeds to build up. It also allows for a lot of camping spots a mere 10 feet or so from the track. Each of the camping areas seemed to be well equipped with facilities. There were shuttles that ran throughout the track and to the midway where there was entertainment all weekend as well as souvenir haulers and autograph sessions with drivers. I spent some time in the pit terrace seats - if you are going to spring for those go as high up as possible and also toward section 1 as you'll be able to see the mad rush into turn 1. I also sat in the McDonalds terrace for some of practice and that grandstand provides a great view of the cars coming up through the esses. There are lots and lots of video screens throughout the facility so no matter where you end up physically you'll be able to see the entire race by video. Parking is free, traffic flow was pretty smooth. I didn't price the camping. Ticket prices vary by location. My one big gripe was that there is no single day ticketing for Friday or Saturday - you have to buy a three day ticket.
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