The 5 Most Watched Races Each Year
Racing has seasons like any other sport across the world. Within these seasons racing also has the creme de la creme when it comes to their events and rivalries that could be compared to playoffs time in any other sport.
With this article we are going to go through the top 5 racing events that are televised as seen by fans as well as drivers in their respective sport each year.
5. Gumball Rally 3000
The Gumball Rally 3000 was started in 1999 by Maximillion Cooper as a way for big time stars and the completely lavish people to get together and have a race in completely souped up cars made just for this event. This racing event is viewed just for the sheer awe of celebrity status of the event. The Gumball Rally is like watching the red carpet for any awards show such as The Academy Awards, only it’s for the racing world.
4. The Monaco Grand Prix
The Monaco Grand Prix is a historical event that began in 1929 by Antony Noghès and is known as one of the most prestigious racing events to racing fans and Indy Cup drivers around the world. The Monaco Grand Prix together with The Indy 500 and The 24 Hours OOf Le Mans form what is known as The Triple Crown of the Indy Cup Racing world. With this racing event going on since before World War 1 to today’s mechanical specifications, this is an esteemed race to watch.
3. The Coca Cola 600
The Coca Cola 600 is widely viewed as The Nascar Sports Racing Event in Primetime!. It is the racing event that is usually held on Saturday nights and therefore people from all over the US gather to watch the race together because they have a full weekend to camp out and set up spots across the field to hang out and watch the race as well as people having a Saturday night to make a party of it at home watching on television. The Coca Cola 600 is considered to be one of the bigger races on Nascar fans calender’s.
2. The Indy 500
Another major event in the world of racing is The Indy 500 which is also known as The Liberty Sweepstakes. The Indy 500 which is mainly known in racing circles as The 500 is an event that started around 1909 and is held over the Memorial Day weekend since it’s inception at the Indianapolis motor speedway to millions of eager spectators each year.
1. The Daytona 500
The Daytona 500 is considered in the world of Nascar to be like The Super Bowl or Wrestlemania or any other championship series of Nascar Sports Racing. This is an event that is important because it is the race that is basically the culmination of all of the points gathered throughout the season and will decide that the winner is usually the top guy in Nascar for that season.
I would consider this list to be The Top Races to watch throughout the year. If you don’t watch any other races the entire year these would be the ones to catch because of the sheer importance and deciding factors of the outcome of these races.