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The Greatest Spectacle in Racing

Originally Published: May 21, 2002
By Jack Arute | ESPN.com

There is no contest. The Indianapolis 500 is the biggest motoring event in the world. Suitors to Indy's moniker "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" all fall well short of the appeal, heritage, scope and attention. I should know. I have covered all three.

There is no need to knock Indy's contenders. They have ever-increasing audiences and hold elevated positions of importance in racing's hierarchy. Daytona is "The Great American Race", Monaco is motor racing's Cannes Festival. But Indy is ...

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