Welcome to the month of May, the greatest month of the year for motorsports fans.
No matter what you are a fan of, IndyCar, Formula 1, or NASCAR, the month of may has it all. From races in the deep south of the United States, in places like Alabama, to the American Midwest, in Indianapolis, all the way to the luxurious streets of Monaco. The motorsports community, and its fans, will be glued to their TVs throughout the month, watching racing from all over the globe.
Lets start with Formula 1. I know most you don’t pay any attention to Formula 1 racing, so let me just get you up to speed quick. Formula 1 is a series where many major car manufacturers create open wheel race cars to compete in a championship that has races all over the world. So, in the month of May, they have two races, the first of which is in Spain on May 14th. This is a pretty popular race on the calendar, but so is every other race they have in Europe. But, the biggest race of the season for Formula 1 takes place on May 28th. This is the Grand Prix of Monaco. This race has been the biggest Formula 1 race for many years. The race is run through the streets of the great costal city of Monaco. Each year, celebrities across the globe make the trip to this weekend party in Monaco. It is the most prestigious race in an already very prestigious racing series.
Next, on to NASCAR. NASCAR has four races in this great month of May. The first being the Geico 500 at
Talladega Superspeedway. This is a fan favorite race. Talladega is a fantastic race each year, in both the Monster Energy Series and the Xfinity Series. And if you don’t believe me, just watch this video. NASCAR travels to Kansas next. Then after, they spend two weekends in Charlotte, North Carolina, right in the home town for many NASCAR teams. The first of the two weekends is the Monster Energy All-Star Race. The all-star race is not like a normal race because there is no points awarded, but the winner gets a cool $1 million. So sparks always fly at the all-star race. Finishing the month at Charlotte, is the Coca-Cola 600 on May 28th. This is the longest mileage race of the NASCAR season. This is also the only Sunday night race of the season, because the next day is Memorial Day.
And now onto IndyCar. IndyCar has two races in the month of May, the first of which is the IndyCar Grand Prix, which takes place in the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This race is on May 13th. Both of the races in May for IndyCar take place at Indianapolis, but you probably know the second one, the Indianapolis 500. One of the greatest races in the world. The Indy 500 has been called The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Hundreds of thousands of spectators come to the Indy 500 each year to watch the race in person. I dream of one day going to it. They have events all week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for the Indianapolis 500, which takes place on May 28th.
So, if you haven’t noticed by now, there is only similarity between some of these races. The Grand Prix of Monaco, the Coca-Cola 600, and the Indy 500 all take place on the same day, May 28th. This fantastic day is the day that all race fans circle in red on their calendars. Fans can wake up bright and early to watch the Grand Prix of Monaco at 7:30 A.M. et. Then you can relax, read the paper and have some breakfast before the scheduled start for the Indy 500, which is at 12:21 P.M. et. This gives you the opportunity to eat lunch while you watch. The Coca-Cola 600 doesn’t start until 6:00 P.M. et. So dinner will be served during that race. You are welcome for planning your entire May 28th for you, now it’s just on you to tune in.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy racing from across the globe throughout the month of May. And once May 28th roles around, I know it will probably be nice out, and you’ll want to go outside and enjoy the nice weather. But, it’ll be nice all summer, you can afford to park yourself in front of your TV for the day and take in all the motorsports world has to offer on the greatest day in racing.