Auto racing has existed since the invention of the automobile, various races were organized as early as 1895. Since that time more and more fans attend races for the sheer excitement of the competition.
Notable Race Car Drivers
The lengthy history of the auto racing profession means that there are a lot of noteworthy players. Some of the greats include Jeff Gordon a premier NASCAR driver. Alain Prost a four-time Formula One Champion and the most famous French driver of all time. A.J. Foyt a.k.a “Super Tex”, another distinguished NASCAR driver. Richard Petty a NASCAR driver winning 200 races during his career. Nigel Mansell a Formula One champion from England. Ayrton Senna da Silva a three time Formula One world champion. Dale Earnhardt a.k.a. “The Intimidator” who helped popularize the sport of NASCAR. Michael Schumacher a seven-time Formula One World Champion from Germany. And Mario Andretti, an Italian-American race car legend who transcended motorsport.
The Live Auto Racing Experience
Attending an Auto Racing event live is vastly different than watching TV. Fans can expect a lot of action, fast cars, loud noises, passionate fans, large crowds, hot sun but most importantly excitement.
Noteworthy Auto Racing Events
Every sport has their prestigious event in order to determine who is the best, and racing is no exception. Some of the most noteworthy car races are the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500. The Monaco Grand Prix is a Formula One race with one of the most challenging courses,weaving down small streets, tight corners and through tunnels. The Indianapolis 500 is an IndyCar race and one of the fastests racing series in America, topping speeds of 230 mph. The Daytona 500 is a NASCAR event, it’s important because of its historical significance to the NASCAR community -- it's also the first event of the 36 race season, therefore represents a fresh slate favorite drivers.
Auto Racing Schedule Information
There are several different types of auto racing including F1 (Formula One), IndyCar, NASCAR, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and more, however the seasons generally run from February to November every year.
Auto Racing Ticket Prices
Racing fans throughout the country can find some of the lowest ticket prices in professional sports on SeatGeek. The average ticket price for a racing event is $170.