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If you could attend one more race, which would it be?

By admin | May 24, 2010

By Richard Allen

To race fans, the Daytona 500 is somewhat like New Year’s. It’s a special time and everything starts over again. The Southern 500 in Darlington is like Thanksgiving. It’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 it’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 it’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 ‘Big One’ 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 ‘The Dream’ 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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6 Responses to “If you could attend one more race, which would it be?”

  1. yankeegranny Says:
    May 25th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Richmond in the fall. Already have my tickets and pit passes. Eldora would be a close second, but I would really like to go to the “Madhouse” Bowman/Gray

  2. Frank Says:
    May 25th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Pocono, at 2.5 hours it’s the closest to my home in CT.

  3. Richard Allen Says:
    May 25th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Have done the Bowman Gray. Hope you read my column on that. You won’t be disappointed if you go.

  4. Brenda Says:
    May 25th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    ANY race Jeremy Mayfield is in…….

  5. Keith Says:
    May 25th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Hey I thought F-1 raced in Monaco last week and Turkey Memorial day weekend this year. Anyway my pick would be Darlington.

  6. mkrcr Says:
    May 25th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Sonoma, sorry, Infinion. Tough, technical, and the best viewing of any road course out there. And the Napa Valley on a beautiful sunny day, need I say more?