1/29/2016 6:52pPeople are fans of many types of things and sports, whether it is a fan of your hometown football team or a big follower of a NASCAR driver who uses Mickey Thompson tires or Mickey Thompson wheels. Some of these events or sports also involve betting on the outcome of the race or the game which brings in other types of spectators too who are more interested in the gambling aspect versus the sport, per se. This article is going to talk about the different kinds of races that people enjoy going to like car racing that uses Jeep parts, horse racing, big marathons and dog racing.
NASCAR is the world`s largest sport with the most fans which often surprises people. Many people would guess that football has the largest amount of fans, especially in America, but professional car racing takes that title. There are different kinds of car races, depending on what kind of car is used. The most famous car race is the Indy 500 which is held in Indianapolis and draws huge crowds that pay a lot of money to park their campers on the infield of the track to see all of the races up close. The sound at these races can be deafening so many spectators actually choose to wear headphones to protect their ears.
Horse racing has been around the longest and also has a huge support of fans that follow their favorite horses. There are horse tracks all over the country that have races every weekend but the most famous track of all is Churchill Downs in Louisville where the Kentucky Derby is held. This race that takes place in the beginning of May is the oldest continually running sports event in the country so the history and traditions surrounding it are huge. This horse race has been affectionately known as the most exciting two minutes of your life. The Kentucky Derby is a formal event where the spectators dress up in dresses and large hats and the men wear suit and ties and the famous drink at this race is the mint jubilee.
Spectators also enjoy watching other people run in races of all distances. Marathons that are held in large cities like the New York Marathon draw thousands of participants every year to try their best to run the 26.2 miles in the best way that they can. Fans of the runners follow the race route the whole way cheering them on. The race that all serious marathoners wish to race in is the Boston Marathon which has strict cut off times and you must qualify to be able to race in it.
Dog racing is the least popular of all of these kinds of races. Typically greyhounds are used to race as their long legs and lean bodies make them incredibly fast racers. Unlike horse racing, this race is purely up to the animal as they chase a mechanical rabbit around the track. Many dog lovers enjoy going to a dog race track to watch these beautiful animals run.