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Fans Vote Indy 500 World's Best Bucket List Sports Event
Posted by: newsla on May 22, 2014 - 04:39 PM
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Fans Vote Indy 500 World's Best Bucket List Sports Event

The largest single-day sporting event in the world has been voted the World's Best Bucket List Sports Event.


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A recent fan vote conducted by 10Best, a division of USA Today Travel, resulted in the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race receiving the most votes followed by events such as the Olympic Games, The Masters and the Super Bowl. The top 10:

1. Indianapolis 500
2. Olympic Games
3. The Masters
4. Super Bowl
5. Kentucky Derby
6. World Cup Finals
7. College Football Championship
8. World Series
9. Stanley Cup
10. March Madness

Additional sporting events receiving votes from fans included, in no particular order: the 24 Hours of Le Mans, America's Cup, Monaco Grand Prix, NBA Finals, The Open Championship, Tour de France, UEFA Champions League Final, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Wimbledon and the X Games.

"As a sporting event, there really is nothing like the Indianapolis 500 race day experience because of its 100+ years of history, pre-race pageantry and the sheer number of people who come each year to be part of this great spectacle," said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. "The race is definitely a must do on any sports fan's bucket list. Once people experience the 500, it many times becomes more than a check mark on a bucket list, and turns into an annual pilgrimage to watch 33 race drivers compete for the chance to drink a bottle of milk in victory lane!"

The Indianapolis 500 is "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and the world's most famous and prestigious auto race.

The 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race is scheduled for Sunday, May 25 and will be televised live on ABC with coverage beginning at 11 a.m. ET.

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