The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is an unavoidable identify on a desk discussing the best tracks in motorsports. Inaugurated in 1909, it has survived the assorted calamities of the twentieth century and stands sturdy internet hosting a number of the largest occasions in racing in the present day. With a wealthy historical past behind it, it’s an apparent selection for followers to choose as their favourite monitor and that’s what they’ve executed.
In a latest put up on social media, NBC Sports questioned followers about which venue they thought was the best in all of sports activities and the overwhelming majority responded by pitching the identify of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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The 2.5-mile fan-favorite race monitor hosts two of the best racing occasions: Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400. The Indy500 is probably essentially the most well-known racing occasion on the earth and has been run since 1909. Over 100 variations of the race have been held on the monitor since its inauguration and has solely been placed on hiatus throughout the World Wars.
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The Brickyard 400, a fixture on the NASCAR calendar, was first held on the monitor in 1994. After serving on the schedule for 26 years, the race was placed on maintain 3 years again in favor of the Verizon 200 on the Brickyard. But it was introduced again in September that NASCAR had determined to carry the crown-jewel occasion again in its 2024 schedule. Last seeing Kevin Harvick flip winner within the 2020 Brickyard 400, followers have been delighted on the occasion’s return.
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With its long-running historical past and leisure worth, it’s no shock that the IMS is the fan’s selection.
Fans embrace the LA Coliseum, a 100-year-old historic stadium
In response to NBC’s query, a number of followers additionally picked the LA Coliseum. Inaugurated in 1923, the stadium has been a nationwide treasure and a memorial to those that served within the U.S. Armed Forces throughout World War I. Throughout the final a number of a long time the stadium has hosted a number of occasions together with two Summer Olympics (1932 and 1984). For racing followers, the monitor is particular for a purpose extra than simply its historical past.
The Busch Light Clash is a much-followed exhibition occasion that precedes each NASCAR season. Held within the Daytona International Speedway from 1979 to 2021, the racing promotion moved it to the LA Coliseum in 2021 and has been holding the race on the stadium each season since.
On February 4, 2024, followers will see the occasion return to the stadium for the third time. Adding a cherry on prime, racing followers can even witness a NASCAR Mexico Series race on the identical day on the monitor.