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Best Races Thread

Post by Alta on Wed May 09, 2012 7:43 pm

Not sure if this has been done in the past, but let's give this a shot.

It's pretty self-explanatory. Basically list races you believe were the best of all-time/deserves a second watch/something from the past/underrated/awesome/ etc.

Can be from any series. Hell maybe your local track put on something better then most racing today. Razz

Have at it!
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by pennst24 on Wed May 09, 2012 8:00 pm

2011 Indianapolis 500
2011 Canadian GP
2011 NNS @ Road America
2007 Coca-cola 600
2006 Indianapolis 500
Any Bristol night race until 2007
2004 Aaron's 499
2003 Infineon Cup race
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there's others. Very Happy
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by day500champ1 on Wed May 09, 2012 8:28 pm

2003 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400
2010 NNS race @ Montreal
2004 Ford 400 (not so much the race, but Kurt's comeback to win the title)
1992 Hooters 500

That's what I can think of off the top of my head.
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by Sparkz47 on Wed May 09, 2012 10:38 pm

2011 Helluva Good Sour Cream Dips at the Glen
1979 Daytona 500
1911 Indy 500
2003 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400
X Games 12 Rally (More specifically, Colin McRae's run)
1990 Australia GP

Honorable Mention:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJaLm3c-GSM#t=1m53s
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by Blake Camphausen on Wed May 09, 2012 11:05 pm

Sparkz47 wrote:2011 Helluva Good Sour Cream Dips at the Glen
1979 Daytona 500
1911 Indy 500
2003 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400
X Games 12 Rally (More specifically, Colin McRae's run)
1990 Australia GP

Honorable Mention:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJaLm3c-GSM#t=1m53s
That, and the 1976 one is one to mention as well.
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by JMac525 on Thu May 10, 2012 12:41 am

2006 Indianapolis 500
2011 Southern 500
2011 Kentucky (Indycar)

I'll think of more later.


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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by Nascar9fan on Thu May 10, 2012 1:16 am

2011 Bathurst 1000
2011 Indy 500
2010 Homebush Race 1 (V8's)

When I can, I'll think of more
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by Alta on Thu May 10, 2012 3:00 am

Some of mine:

1996 Road America CART (Cynon shot me the whole race a few years back, Quite the entertaining race.)
2011 Canadian GP (Entertaining race overall. Duel with Button and Vettel at the end)
2011 Southern 500 (Good race all around, Will also remember this race for in the last 10 laps my power shut up 3 times lasting about 10 seconds each time, Race where Regan Smith silenced the Talladega screwjob)
1992 Hooters 500 (The best race in the history of Nascar or the best race in the history of Nascar)
2011 Bathurst 1000 (First time watching the whole thing live, Entertaining race with a great duel between Tander and Lowndes at the end)
2011 Indy 500 (Great race with craziness in the closing laps. Leading to a moment that will be replayed on the highlight reels for ever.)
2002 Daytona 500 (Remember it being a pretty good race, with brains leaving the bodies of the driver with about 10 to go)
2011 Daytona 500 (Crash-filled, but entertaining....With an upset winner in the end)
2012 F1 China (Amazing race with a 2nd through 12th dueling for everything in the last 20 laps)
2012 F1 Malaysia (Entertaing race with a customer car almost defeating the factory car)


Specific races:

Montreal in general has always been crazy with F1 and Nationwide
Nascar road course racing has been a favorite of mine.
Always liked the Champ Car races at Michigan
Same with Indycar at Chicagoland

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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by PYLrulz on Thu May 10, 2012 11:01 am

2003 Spring race at Darlington. Epic Finish
1998 Bud Shootout... only because that was my favorite drivers win on a restrictor plate track (Rusty Wallace)
2007 Daytona 500
2000 Winston 500 (18th to 1st in the last 5 laps?!? Epic!)
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by BWard on Thu May 10, 2012 11:04 am

Some of my favourites, may also think of more later as well:

2011 Aaron's 499
2001 Pepsi 400
2011 Indy 500
2011 Canadian Grand Prix
2008 Brazilian Grand Prix
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by Milan655 on Thu May 10, 2012 1:20 pm

1984 Monaco GP (Find it on Youtube, so amazing seeing Senna fly through the track, and also a chance to see Stefan Bellof)
1993 Australian GP (Last win for Senna)
1979 French GP
1991 Spain GP
2000 German GP (My favourite live race)
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by Vincent Giacalone on Thu May 10, 2012 5:35 pm

2005 Daytona 500. Yes, I'm biased.
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Thu May 10, 2012 5:42 pm

2011 Watkins Glen Cup (Yes, I'm also biased)
2005 Bathurst 1000 (great race even though my most hated driver won)
2011 Daytona Truck (first full NASCAR race watched live)
2011 Canadian Grand Prix.
2010 V8 Supercar Sydney 500 Race 1.
2005 Sandown 500.
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by Nascar9fan on Thu May 10, 2012 6:06 pm

People will disagree with this but I think the 2006 Bathurst 1000 was good. Not because of the wrecks, but because of the emotion of the event & the fact that Lowndes won it made it even more emotional
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by oxymoron on Thu May 10, 2012 6:26 pm

2003 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400
2010 NAPA Auto Parts 200 (MONTREEAALL)
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by Mother of Invention on Thu May 10, 2012 7:06 pm

2010 BTCC Croft Race 3 - Touring cars version of the 1979 French GP
2008 Hantz Group 200 - Underdogs still have a chance in this world.
1998 Exide 400 - Parents saw this race live, but not me.... ;-;

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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by bartman97 on Fri May 11, 2012 3:34 am

2007-2011 Montreal races, they were all great you have to admit.
2011 Road America
2003 Sandown 500, all the people that were frontrunners back in 2003 in V8 Supercars had at least 1 problem that happened in that race.
2011 Indy 500
And yes I have heard about the 1992 Hooters 500, but I haven't had time to watch it.


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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by Tanrar on Fri May 11, 2012 3:41 am

2007,2009, 2010 and 2011 Montreal races
2011 Road America
2011 Indy 500
2011 Daytona 500
2012 Talladega (NNS)
2011 Watkins Glen (Cup)
2011 Infineon
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by tommykl on Tue May 15, 2012 11:52 am

Going for F1 here.

1953 French GP
1957 German GP
1961 French GP
1970 Monaco GP
1971 Italian GP
1979 French GP
1982 Monaco GP
1984 Monaco GP
1986 Australian GP
1988 Italian GP
1989 Japanese GP
1992 Belgian GP
1994 Australian GP
1996 Monaco GP
1998 Belgian GP
1999 European GP
2000 Belgian GP
2005 Japanese GP
2007 European GP
2008 Brazilian GP
2009 Australian GP
2011 Canadian GP
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by Milan655 on Tue May 15, 2012 1:15 pm

Nascar9fan wrote:People will disagree with this but I think the 2006 Bathurst 1000 was good. Not because of the wrecks, but because of the emotion of the event & the fact that Lowndes won it made it even more emotional

Was that the year Brock died prior to the race weekend, and where Murphy and Ambrose collided?
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Tue May 15, 2012 10:17 pm

Milan655 wrote:
Nascar9fan wrote:People will disagree with this but I think the 2006 Bathurst 1000 was good. Not because of the wrecks, but because of the emotion of the event & the fact that Lowndes won it made it even more emotional

Was that the year Brock died prior to the race weekend, and where Murphy and Ambrose collided?
Yes for Brock, it is about a month before the weekend. He died on the Friday of the same week Steve Irwin died. Ambrose collided with Murphy in 2005, as Ambrose was in the Truck series in 2006.
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by Magus978 on Wed May 16, 2012 12:27 am

The entire 2012 Formula 1 season

If you're not a F1 fan, give the races from this season a try. Lots of action and lots of unpredictability. Hell, Pastor Maldonado won. That tells you something Razz
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by BWard on Wed May 16, 2012 3:01 am

2003 Aarons's 499
2004 EA Sports 500
All 3 Races of Brands Hatch BTCC 2012
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by Nascar9fan on Wed May 16, 2012 7:20 am

Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:
Milan655 wrote:
Nascar9fan wrote:People will disagree with this but I think the 2006 Bathurst 1000 was good. Not because of the wrecks, but because of the emotion of the event & the fact that Lowndes won it made it even more emotional

Was that the year Brock died prior to the race weekend, and where Murphy and Ambrose collided?
Yes for Brock, it is about a month before the weekend. He died on the Friday of the same week Steve Irwin died. Ambrose collided with Murphy in 2005, as Ambrose was in the Truck series in 2006.

Brock died exactly 1 month before race day Sunday, & to make that weekend even more tragic was the crash that claimed Mark Porter's life (still can't believe that happened in front of my eyes)
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by Milan655 on Wed May 16, 2012 3:14 pm

I agree, saw it happen live with Senna (although only 4). It's horrible to see someone's life vanish before your eyes..
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Re: Best Races Thread

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Wed May 16, 2012 7:43 pm

Nascar9fan wrote:
Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:
Milan655 wrote:
Nascar9fan wrote:People will disagree with this but I think the 2006 Bathurst 1000 was good. Not because of the wrecks, but because of the emotion of the event & the fact that Lowndes won it made it even more emotional

Was that the year Brock died prior to the race weekend, and where Murphy and Ambrose collided?
Yes for Brock, it is about a month before the weekend. He died on the Friday of the same week Steve Irwin died. Ambrose collided with Murphy in 2005, as Ambrose was in the Truck series in 2006.

Brock died exactly 1 month before race day Sunday, & to make that weekend even more tragic was the crash that claimed Mark Porter's life (still can't believe that happened in front of my eyes)
I was at the track too, but in Murrary's. Within 3 years, I was at the track where a driver had died twice. In 2008 Scott Darley (Sprint Cars) died at Parramatta City Raceway/Sydney Speedway, and I was in pit exit waiting to go out for my first feature race Shocked
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