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There is no better Sunday all year

Updated: May 21, 2009, 4:03 PM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- There is no longer such a thing as the greatest race in the world. But in sum, this weekend remains the best all year in motor racing.

It is Memorial Day weekend in the United States, Ascension Day weekend in Europe.

Sunday will mark the 93rd Indianapolis 500, the 72nd Grand Prix of Monaco and the 50th Coca-Cola 600.

That's 215 extravaganzas in all -- since 1911 at Indy, since 1929 through the streets of Monte Carlo, since 1960 at Charlotte.

There ...

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