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May 22, 2014  |   By IMS

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. View Article

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.


2014 ticket information: Ticket information is available for the remaining three events in 2014 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500, Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard and Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Fans can order tickets at www.ims.com/tickets, by calling 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or by visiting the Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.

Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are available. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.