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Most Famous Race Tracks?  
User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 15752 times:

What do you think, what are the most famous race tracks around the world?

I'd say:

1. Monaco
2. Le Mans
3. Nürburgring
4. Indianapolis Speedway


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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 15724 times:

Daytona Motor Speedway

And the NASCAR track in Talledega


User currently offlineNational_757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 15718 times:

It would definitely have to be The Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Then Monaco, Daytona, and the Long Beach road course.

What the hell, how could Nürburgring have a higher place on your list Racko than Indy? What is so special about Nürburgring anyway?


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16810 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 15716 times:

Indianapolis,

Daytona

Monaco

Talledega



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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 15710 times:

What about Le Mans?

Staffan


User currently offlineClipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 15702 times:



There is only one. All others take second.
Nürburgring?????? LOL Give me a break! Longest track but that is about it. Obviously not a "true" racing fan.

ClipperHawaii



"You Can't Beat The Experience"
User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 15698 times:

We're talking about world-wide, not only the USA. I've never heard of "Talledega". And anybody who doesn't know the "Green Hell" isn't a "true" racing fan, racing is more than Nascar.

User currently offlineClipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 15696 times:

World wide it is still Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Sorry to burst your Euro-bubble!

ClipperHawaii



"You Can't Beat The Experience"
User currently offlineNational_757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 15695 times:

Can't agree with you more Clipper, there is no place sweeter than Indy.








Of course racing is more than Nascar, it is Nascar AND THE IRL  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 15686 times:

Of course, it has to be the Brickyard.
Other famous race tracks:

Sebring
Silverstone
Road America
Sear's Point
Pocono


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 15684 times:

Monza is also a classic.

User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 15674 times:

Daytona for the birth of NASCAR (and I live there)
Indy for the 500

Myself never really a fan of the races, but it just amazes the specetacle that this single event draws. I myself am kind of liking it.






All were taken by me Big grin , one of these days I think I will go down and see one of the big Daytona Races.



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User currently offlineKRIC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 15652 times:
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Well, even if you dislike ovals (like me), you have to admit that Indy is the most famous in terms of pure name recognition...

Other than that (in no particular order):

Le Mans,
Daytona,
Monaco,
Nurburgring (the original, not the little one they use now)
Watkins Glen,
Laguna Seca,
Suzuka,
Sebring
Does Bonneville count? it's not really a track, but.....

Sorry NASCAR fans.....the question was "...around the world" .....and outside North America, few people (if any) have heard of Darlington, Bristol, Talladega, Dover, Richmond, etc...even if they offer exciting racing.

Wayne
A proud Yank who knows the world doesn't stop at the US border  Smile


User currently offlineFDXmech From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 35
Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 15648 times:

Without a doubt:

Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J.
1/4 Mile Drag Racing Strip

Click on the link and check out the 15 sec video clips.....and raise the volume!!

http://www.nhra.com/2002/events/race15/photos/index.html



You're only as good as your last departure.
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16810 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 15642 times:

Dude no shit I live less than a Quarter mile from Raceway Park, when they have those Jet cars going my freaking house shakes.

I've been living here for about 20 years, alot of new money folks have moved into $800,000 McMansions during the Winter right behind the Track and Old Bridge airport, they throw shit fits all the time.

You should have seen the crowd we had over the Weekend, they had some kind of Celebrity car show with a bunch of rappers like Wycleff and the place was swarming with folks. I could'nt even get into Wawa.

They've recently built a road coarse there, although I doub't CART or F-1 will be visiting anytime soon.



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User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 15639 times:

A nice track and a nice pair.



What's another word for thesaurus?
User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 15634 times:

I'd love to take in a race at Zandvoort Speedway in The Netherlands. Another great track.




What's another word for thesaurus?
User currently offlineFDXmech From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 35
Reply 17, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 15629 times:

Yeah the nerve of these people. Raceway Parks been there since I think 1965 and these out of towners buy a house in Englishtown or Manalapan totally oblivious to what's next door. Hell if it was me I'd be pleasantly surprised! Smile

I used to go to RP all the time when I was younger, as a matter of fact the last big event I went to was the 1980 Summer Nationals, I think they changed the Summer Nationals to the Mopar Nationals and moved it from July back to May. But for all I know its changed again.

I remember back in the '70s they had a Grateful Dead concert in RP and Englishtown became a mini Woodstock. Concert goers sleeping in peoples yards and the like.

But back to Drag Racing, to me there's nothing like it. Those Top Fuelers thundering down the track makes your insides rattle. I gotta get back there!



You're only as good as your last departure.
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16810 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 15623 times:

The Gratefull Dead show was around '77 (I think), we moved here in '78.

I love the stories some folks I know tell of hippies literally laying all over the place with the VW vans.

I used to ride my YZ dirt bike through the woods behind Raceway Park and Old Bridge airport, I would come across these old campsites all over the place and imagine all the trippy hippies dancing around naked Smile

I had a little experience when I went to Woodstock II in '94.

And yeah Mopar Summer Nationals is the big event, along with the "Night of thrill"s . Where they have that truck-asaurus creature eating cars and shooting out flames and fireworks.



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User currently offlineAviatsiya.ru From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 15620 times:

It always gets me these "most famous" threads.

How can people say with so much foresight that Indianapolis or Monaco or NewBurgerRings (mmmmm...Burger Rings) is the most famous track? To say that, you would have had to have done a worldwide poll on this question. So in that case, you guys would have no problem in showing me those poll results?  Insane

And anyway, you guys have no idea. We all know the most famous race track is Royal Ascot  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineClipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 15612 times:

Well excuuuuuussssseeeeee me Aviatsiya.ru, We all cant help it that your beloved Australia is not a big auto racing country. I do however find the emu races just hillarious.

It's still the Brickyard over there in Indy that is tops.

You want poll results? Do the research yourself and while you are at it just ask anyone of the over 100,000 people who witness the 500 each May. That famous enough for ya?

Royal Ascot pfff!  Insane




"You Can't Beat The Experience"
User currently offlineNational_757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 15607 times:

Let me correct Clipper here. You were just a little off in terms of the actual attendence.

In terms of attendance, the Indy 500 is the largest single-day sporting event in the world. With 250,000 seats, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the largest sports venue in the world

Source: http://cbs.sportsline.com/u/ce/feature/0,1518,2401086_6,00.html


Believe me, every May, each one of those 250,000 seats is full!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



User currently offlineClipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 15602 times:

Well, do you honestly think after drinking all that beer and frying in the sun and being bombarded with all that stimuli, that all 250,000 spectators will be able to answer that yahoo's question? Probably not. LOL Hence the 100,000 figure.

Just to leave the race track parking lot after the 500 takes longer than the race itself!  Smile



"You Can't Beat The Experience"
User currently offlineNational_757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 15600 times:

Well I agree with you there. I can't imagine how much hell people go through when they try to leave the Indy race once it's over. I've been to two nascar races here at the Las Vegas Speedway and it's taken at least 3 to 4 hours to get outta there, and that's "only" with 140,000 people, lol  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineWSRegal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 15596 times:

Daytona
Indianapolis
Le Mans
Sebring
Darlington

-WSRegal


25 Post contains links JoakimE : Hmmm, I'd say... Nurburgring (The Green Hell, old circuit) Monza Monaco Indianapolis Daytona Le Mans Clipperhawaii http://www.motorcycle-dk.com/en/mul
26 Ryanb741 : 1. Monaco 2. Indianapolis 3. Le Mans
27 Sudden : I would add Spa in Austria to the list. Those high speed corners that produce up to 4-5 G's in F1 must be JUM JUM to experience.
28 Post contains images Staffan : Spa is in Belgium, A1 ring is in Austria.
29 Cyril B : The former Nurburgring racetrack was amazing. That was a circuit for true racers!
30 Post contains images Racko : The old track is still used for some races, e.g. the 24h race. And it is the no.1 test-track for sportive cars, if a car is faster than 8:30 on the tr
31 Post contains images Sudden : Thanks for correcting my brain Staffan. I will have a serious talk with it later. Spa in Belgium it is.
32 Post contains images Staffan : No problem, I'm getting used to it..
33 Post contains images Sudden : Don't push your luck, boy!
34 Post contains links Tom in NO : It's a no-brainer: Daytona International Speedway. http://www.daytonaintlspeedway.com Tom in NO (at MSY)
35 Clipperhawaii : JoakimE, thanks for the link. Watched a few videos and enjoyed them immensely. Indy, Monaco, Le Mans, and Nurburgring! In that order. Oh those poor ti
36 Post contains images Staffan : I heard somewhere that you can pay to go round Nurburgring in a M3. That would be kind of cool!
37 Us330 : Churchill Downs, Pimlico, and Belmont Park.
38 Racko : Staffan, that's the ring-taxi, actually a M5 driven by a female race driver. I've taken a ride once and it is an incredible expierence. It costs 120
39 Post contains images Sudden : Staffan... Why not go around Nurburgring in Polo!? If you start early in the morning, you might get around the track before it closes in the evening.
40 Post contains links and images Swissgabe : Well, the good thing about F1 is that it is WORLD known and people WORLDWIDE are interested in it! But I'm sure thats not the topic and the goal can't
41 Post contains images Staffan : Well it is a german car after all...maybe we'lll give it a try
42 Cyril B : Sepang is, with Interlagos, Spa Francorchamps and Suzuka, the only modern F1 circuit to be a real challenge for the drivers. The other circuits on the
43 Portcolumbus : Darlington Daytona Indy
44 Hurricane : How can you put anything other than Indy at #1? Host to the greatest spectacle in IndyCar racing, as well as one of the most prestigious NASCAR races,
45 DeltaRules : IMO, the top 5 (in no order w/ the exception of Indy, which is probably #1) would be: Indianapolis Daytona Le Mans Sebring Laguna Seca DeltaRules
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