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Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis, IN

In recent months, we’ve seen our fair share of things racing around an oval track. First it was the Daytona 500, where we waited through rain delays and jet engine explosions to see our first NASCAR event. Then it was the Kentucky Derby, where we got an up-close lesson on both powerful thoroughbreds and how [...]

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Indianapolis 500 Preview

When: Sunday May 27th, 2012 What: The 96th Indianapolis 500 Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN Why: Held annually over the Memorial Day weekend,  the Indy 500 showcases the IndyCar class, or formula, of open-wheel race cars. The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is considered one of the three most significant motorsports events [...]

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Daytona 500 – Daytona Beach, FL

You hear it from NASCAR fans all the time: “NASCAR is America’s most popular sport.” While it crushes other sports in attendance-per-event statistics (200,000 – 300,000 per race), NASCAR currently sits 4th as America’s favorite sport according to a recent Harris poll. Still, it’s more popular than the NBA, NHL, men’s soccer, college basketball, and [...]

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