By admin | May 24, 2010
By Richard Allen
To race fans, the Daytona 500 is somewhat like New Yearâ€™s. Itâ€™s a special time and everything starts over again. The Southern 500 in Darlington is like Thanksgiving. Itâ€™s traditional and uniquely American. Going to a race at a favorite track is like a birthday because it is like your own special day.
The Memorial Day weekend to race fans has to be like Christmas. There is so much racing itâ€™s like getting one present after another. The early morning starts out with the Grand Prix of Monaco. Midday features the Indianapolis 500 and the evening finishes off with the Coca Cola 600 from Charlotte.
This is the best time of the year for many racing fans just like Christmas is the best time of year for children.
With the anticipation of all the great racing, I thought of a question for race fans. If you could attend only one more race, which one would it be?
Would you choose the Daytona 500 for its prestige and grandeur? Speaking of prestige and grandeur, would you take in the sights and sounds of the Indy 500 during your last racing getaway?
Maybe you would prefer an exotic location which might cause you to choose Monaco or some other Formula 1 event. Or, if itâ€™s all about exotic locations but you want to stick with NASCAR you might consider Las Vegas.
The short track action of Bristol, Richmond or Martinsville might be more to your liking. Or, the big track in Talladega might be the â€˜Big Oneâ€™ you would like to attend.
No matter whether one of the upcoming races of this weekend is one you would choose to go to for your final trip to the track or not, there is no question this is a great time for race fans everywhere.
By the way, my choice would be a race coming up in a couple of weeks. I would opt to go to â€˜The Dreamâ€™ late model dirt race at the Eldora Speedway in Ohio.
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Richard Allen is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association. His weekly columns appear in The Mountain Press or The Knoxville Journal.
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