Fans pick North America's 10 best motorsports races; you won't believe No. 7

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring, Florida, is the race to attend, say readers at

Move over Indianapolis 500. Take a seat Daytona 500.

According to at least one digital fan vote, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts is North America’s Best Motorsports Race.

The race ranked first following a fan vote conducted by the USA Today-promoted 10Best Readers’ Choice travel media site.

While the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500 checked in at second and third, IMSA events at Sebring, Daytona, Road Atlanta and Laguna Seca all made the top-10.

“This acknowledgement is the ultimate validation by our fans and a testament to the hard work we all put in to make sure the experience they have at our races is always special,” IMSA president Scott Atherton said. “It goes without saying this noteworthy achievement is one of the many highlights we can add to our 50th anniversary celebration. 

“I want to congratulate the staffs at these events for being recognized by their fans as the best of the best. Having five races on this year’s list is evidence of IMSA’s growth not only in North America, but around the world, as the premier sports car racing series for fans and competitors.”  

Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA Today; editors from; contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. All voting is digital.

The List

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the final top 10 as published at was determined by fan vote.

1, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – Sebring, Fla.
2, NTT IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis
3, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 – Daytona Beach, Fla.
4, NTT IndyCar Sereis Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach – Long Beach, Calif.
5, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 at Daytona – Daytona Beach, Fla.
6, IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Motul Petit Le Mans – Atlanta
7, World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Knoxville Nationals – Knoxville, Iowa
8, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen – Watkins Glen, N.Y.
9, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 – Darlington, S.C.
10, IMSA WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – Salinas, Calif.

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