I recently attended a NASCAR and Indy car race within the last month. I wanted to discuss some differences that I notice at these races and which one I ultimately fell in love with. Both of these events were a lot of fun and I highly recommend going to any and every race you can possibly go to. I’m planning on going to future NASCAR races and Indy races, especially an F1 race which I’ve never been to.
NASCAR has way bigger turnouts to their events, hands down. They’ve done an incredible job of branding themselves and building up their sport with die hard race fans. The race was incredibly loud and if you’ve never been to one of these races I highly recommend you wear ear plugs. There were a few people that have probably bee to too many races in their life time that weren’t wearing ear plugs but damaging your ear drums is definitely possible without protection. The race I went to happened to be one of the closest finishes in NASCAR history which was extremely exciting. The thing I love about both NASCAR and Indy car is that if there’s a wreck or anything like that, they stop then re-start the race with everyone bunched up right next to each other. This way if there’s someone that’s dominating the race, it can still mean a very exciting finish which is exactly what happened when I was at NASCAR. These beastly machines race around the track at an average of 200 MPH and are a ton of fun to watch.
Indy Cars drivers are zooming their cars around the track at up to 230 MPH! This makes Indy car a little more exciting than NASCAR, but not by much. Indy cars are a lot quieter than their NASCAR counterparts but I would still highly recommend bringing ear plugs! The Indy car race was literally about half as filled up with fans as NASCAR so they don’t do nearly as good a job as NASCAR when it comes to marketing and building up their brand. I was with a friend that is a die hard Indy car fan so I got a lot more insight into the sport and learned about what they were doing in the pits and the strategy involved in racing. It was more entertaining and informational than the NASCAR race I went to, so it’s hard to say if I would have enjoyed NASCAR a little more if there was someone to explain everything to me. In conclusion Indy car stole my heart but I would highly recommend going to each of these types of races if you ever get the chance. Next time I would probably do a little more research on the racers and the point standings so I knew more about what was going on. Just remember no matter what race you go to you’re going to have a good time, just don’t forget to bring ear plugs! If you’d like to learn more about Ferrari and Porsche, who are both heavily into racing, please check out that article here. If you have any questions about racing, please contact me.