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Indianapolis 500 best motorsports race according to recent poll

Posted at 2:15 PM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 14:15:28-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis 500 was named best in the world according to a recent contest by USA Today and 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards.

"We're happy to agree with the readers of USA TODAY and - there's nothing on Earth quite like the prestige, tradition, power and excitement of the Indianapolis 500," Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Douglas Boles said. 

The Daytona 500, in Daytona Beach, Fla. was named second best and the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo, Monaco was named third best. 

"The race continues to enjoy positive momentum and growth since the landmark 100th Running in 2016. Thanks to everyone who voted for the '500,' and we will continue to work every day to ensure fans enjoy a fun, memorable experience every May at IMS," Boles said. 

You can view a full list of winners here.

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