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Vote Today for Indy 500 as Best Motorsports Race in USA TODAY 10Best Poll!

The voting for USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers Choice contests has reached the crossed flags: halfway down, halfway to go. The Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is in a tight race for the checkered flag for Best Motorsports Race. Vote now for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

Here are 10 reasons why “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” should win the 10Best voting for Best Motorsports Race:

1.The event is big. In fact, it’s bigger than any other. More than 300,000 people come to the Racing Capital of the World for the largest single-day sporting event on the planet.

2.This isn’t just a race. It takes a month of celebrating, practicing and qualifying to put on “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

3.The Indy 500 is so special and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is so historic that the “500” winner literally kisses the track when they win.

4.With age comes beauty: Its 103 races make the Indianapolis 500 the oldest and most legendary motorsports race nominated.

5.The 33 fastest cars in oval racing, Indy cars, take on IMS with speeds around 230 mph as they dart into Turn 1 after taking the green flag.

6.Prestige: The Indianapolis 500 is part of the Triple Crown of motorsports as one of the three biggest global races a driver can win.

7.Talk about international appeal: While the Indianapolis 500 is a celebration of America, drivers from 12 nations were represented this May in the 103rd Running.

8.Tradition meets celebrity: There’s nothing like hearing Jim Cornelison sing “Back Home Again in Indiana” before the Indianapolis 500. And talk about celebrity appeal: Christian Bale and Matt Damon were on hand to wave the green flag for this year’s race.

9.The Indy 500 is the defending champion of the Best Motorsports Race poll. A repeat would be sweet.

10.You’re nodding your head in agreement with the previous nine reasons. Now vote!

Visit to vote for the “500” among the 20 global races on the list of nominees. Vote Now! Fans can vote once per day for the Indianapolis 500 until the poll ends Monday, July 15.

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