Many people come to stock car races just to see the crashes, but only a small minority stays for the exchange of insurance information. Live through some vicarious road rage with today's Groupon: for $11, you get two adult general-admission tickets to the race at Flat Rock Speedway on Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m. (a $22 value).
Built in 1953 as the first rubberized asphalt track in the country, the hallowed quarter-mile of Flat Rock Speedway has accepted the burnt rubber of such racing greats as Michael Waltrip, Davey Allison, Iggy Katona, Eddie Sachs, and more. Stock car junkies can arrive as early as 4 p.m. before the 7 p.m. start and take advantage of Racing Fan Club Night, which allows younger fans to meet SpongeBob SquarePants. Once everybody buckles in and the engines warm up, fans can dig into the $1 hot dogs while following the action of three separate races. Cheer for your favorite sponsor as late models rip their engines around the perpetual left turns or watch as the figure 8s take handwriting practice to unnecessarily dangerous heights.
Flat Rock hosts many races throughout the year, and the parking is free.