Posted Aug 08, 2006 in Sport.
During Sunday's NASCAR event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there was much discussion about which auto race (or motor race, as they say in the more civilized parts of the world) could be considered the best in the world. During the event, almost everyone was under the impression that the Indy 500 was the best. I am not so sure.
When you look at motorsport history, there are actually quite a few races that rank highly in terms of prestige, audience, and exciting-to-watch racing. Some of the best events are no longer with us - the Mille Miglia for example. Here is how I would probably rank the greatest motor racing events that still exist today:
There are many others that didn't quite make it on to my list, like the 12 Hours of Sebring, the 24 Hours of Daytona, the Dakar Rally, the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, the British Grand Prix, the Isle of Man TT, and several more NASCAR and Formula One events. Did I forget anything important? Would your list be different?