Motorsports are some of the most popular sports in the United States of America, as people love to see the best drivers and riders in the country hop on their favorite machines and race to the finish line. The two most popular motorsports in the nation are the NASCAR and IndyCar circuits, and fans are always looking to get to the racetrack to see these kinds of events in person. There are some amazing racing events ready to take place in the near future, with fans anticipating some of the biggest races of the year.
NASCAR Fans will surely be flocking to Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX on November 3rd when the top drivers around hit the track for the AAA Texas 500. There's nothing better than being there for a huge race like this one, as these cars will be flying up and down the track at a pace that you simply won't believe when you see it in person. Another great opportunity to see the best of the best in the sport will take place on November 10th for the Advocare 500 at Phoenix International Speedway in Avondale, AZ. This could be a race that goes a long way into determining who wins the Chase in 2013, so fans will certainly come out to the track in a big way for this event.
On May 25th the biggest event of the IRL season will take place when the best drivers on the planet hit the racetrack for the Indy 500. This is a huge event that people love to see in person, and is considered one of the most prestigious races in which to take home a victory. Every driver brings their A game to the Indy 500, because a win at this race makes you immortal in the world of IndyCar racing. 2014's Indianapolis 500 will be the 98th running of this famed race.
The origins of stock car racing can be traced back to the Daytona Beach, FL area in the 1920s and 1930s. The Sprint Cup is the biggest of the NASCAR circuits, and received its first major sponsorship in 1972. At the time, the series was known as the Grand National Series, and later it was named the Winston Cup Series before settling on Sprint. Eventually the circuit would adopt a championship series at the end of the Sprint Cup season, known as The Chase for the Cup. The Chase now features the top 12 drivers of the regular season all competing in a series of races to decide who wins the championship of that racing season. NASCAR has ballooned in popularity in recent years, and now is considered the second-most popular sport in the United States of America, trailing only the National Football League.
The IndyCar Series is the top tier of American open wheel racing. This type of racing is closely governed and the cars involved are required to meet very detailed specifications that are altered every year, and manufacturers of certain parts of the cars are altered with regularity as well. The series was founded in 1996 and the championship of that inaugural season was shared by Scott Sharp and Buzz Calkins. Driver Sam Hornish Junior put together back-to-back titles on the circuit in 2001 and 2002, and would later add another title to his resume in 2006. Dario Franchitti put together an unprecedented run of four titles in five years, winning in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Life as a Fan
Fans of motorsports love to see the best athletes in the sport in person. There is nothing like seeing a stock car go 200 mph as you sit back and watch in awe or watching a rider take their dirt bike through a sharp turn with mud flying everywhere. Watch your favorite driver burn some rubber as he heads into the final lap or check out a rider take his bike end over end when he hits a massive jump. There has never been a better time to get out and show your support for your favorite motorsports pros than right now.
Introducing New Fans
If you're not familiar with some of the top professional motorsports circuits, then you're going to want to check out an event in person in the very near future. Whether you might like stock cars or dirt bikes, the races and other events are sure to be a thrilling experience that will have you hooked on attending them in person.
The best way to see a big race is to attend the festivities in person so you can get the full effect of the spectacle and everything that comes with it. Motorsports are always filled with adrenaline-packed moments that thrill the fans in attendance, and the atmosphere is one that is constantly filled with a fun vibe that brings people back over and over again. Join in on the fun by heading out to a big race or other kind of motorsports event sometime soon, and you'll see why these spectacles are so popular all around the country.
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