What Is the Fastest Sport?


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The fastest sport is air racing, where planes soar in a loop from 200 to 500 miles per hour only 80 feet from the ground. This tops speeds reached by NASCAR drivers are about 220 mph.

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There are three forms to air racing. There is the Red Bull Air Race where pilots compete on a clock while performing aerobatics, and then are judged. There is the Reno race, which has five to eight pilots at a time flying laps from three to eight miles. Finally there is the sky Challenge, a combination race of the Red Bull Air Race and the Reno race.

Air racing first stated in France, 1909. It only gained momentum in the 1920s in the United States, and continues to be popular even with safety concerns over crashes.

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