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It's summertime, and that means we're celebrating all things high octane with a search for the best motorsports races, NASCAR tracks, car shows and attractions, air shows and rodeos in the country. A panel of industry experts helped 10Best editors choose the nominees, and now it's your turn to vote your favorites to victory. Voting wraps up on Monday, July 6 at noon ET, and the winners will be announced on Friday, July 17.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Air Show
You don't have to be an aviation enthusiast to enjoy these aerial shows — Photo courtesy of iStock / fotoVoyager
From late spring through mid-autumn, skies across the United States play host to some of summer's highest octane events: air shows. Attending one of these 20 American air shows – a selection of the best in the nation – lets aviation enthusiasts get up close to a variety of flying machines while watching stunt teams and pilots show off their skills high in the sky. And you don't have to be an enthusiast to have a good time either.
Best Attraction for Car Lovers
These attractions and experiences are custom-made for car geeks — Photo courtesy of iStock / TPopova
If you’re a car geek, the USA is packed with places that celebrate these marvels of engineering. From car museums and factory tours to behind-the-wheel driving experiences and live auctions, these 20 attractions should be on every automobile fanatic's bucket list.
Best Car Show
Our nominees for Best Car Show celebrate modern marvels and vintage cars alike — Photo courtesy of iStock / shardydmd
Some auto shows look to the past in celebration of classic cars, while others set their sights on the future with cutting edge technology and the latest reveals. Hundreds of these events take place across the nation each year, and we want to find the best.
Best Motorsports Race
Which of these motorsports events gets your heart racing? — Photo courtesy of iStock / mevans
From F1 and NASCAR to IndyCar and endurance racing, motorsports offer high octane thrills in spades, as drivers push themselves and their vehicles to the limits. Breakneck speeds, tight corners and cars just inches apart trying to overtake the competition combine to create a nail-biting experience where high-speed crashes aren’t uncommon.
Best NASCAR Track
NASCAR hosts races at 30 venues across the nation — Photo courtesy of iStock / nycshooter
For many racing enthusiasts, attending a NASCAR race is a bucket list event. The NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series are hosted on 30 tracks scattered across the country, and this is your opportunity to let us know which one is your favorite.
Rodeos feature several competitive events related to cattle herding — Photo courtesy of iStock / Drazen_
The professional sport of rodeo was born from real cattle herding practices of Spain, Australia and the Americas. Today, these tests of skill and speed are most closely associated with the American West, though rodeo events are hosted throughout the continent.
Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, July 17.