“The Glen” is a road course located in Watkins Glen, New York at the southern tip of scenic Seneca Lake. It has played host to races from the Formula One, NASCAR, IndyCar and just about every sports-car series imaginable since it opened in 1961.
LAT PhotographicScott R LePage
10. Phoenix Raceway
Phoenix Raceway was built in 1964 around the Estrella Mountains on the outskirts of Avondale, Arizona, and features a unique vantage point for fans from not just the grandstands but from Rattlesnake Hill, which overlooks the track. Fans can set up there and grab a view unlike anywhere else in NASCAR.
LAT PhotographicNigel Kinrade
9. Mount Panorama
Often considered by drivers to be a mini version of the Nordschleife, Bathurst is one of the most scenic, yet challenging circuits in the world, and one of the only that includes a climb through a mountain-like region.
8. Lime Rock Park
The 1.5-mile bullring in Connecticut is often considered one of the most scenic circuits in North America.
7. Sonoma Raceway
Sonoma is located near California's scenic wine country on Sears Point close to the southern Sonoma Mountains. There are lots of cool vantage points to watch the road-course action on a track that features 12 turns and the equivalent of nearly 15 building stories in elevation change from one end to the other.
LAT PhotographicMatthew T. Thacker
6. Road America
Known as the "National Park of Speed," the four-mile high-speed circuit features plenty of greenery, and prime camping locations to make it one of the best in the world for drivers and fans alike.
5. Mont Tremblant
The Canadian circuit, currently owned by Lawrence Stroll, father of F1 rookie Lance, is nestled in the scenic Quebec region and near the Mont-Tremblant National Park.
LAT PhotographicPhil Sedgwick
While situated near the city center, Autodromo Nazionale Monza is actually inside a royal park, making it one of the greenest tracks in the world.
LAT PhotographicSam Bloxham
3. Potrero de los Funes
Located in the Argentinean countryside, near the city of San Luis, this semi-permanent track, once home to the FIA GT1 World Championship and TC2000, is built around the stunning Lake Potrero de los Funes.
2. Nurburgring Nordschleife
Nicknamed the "Green Hell" the legendary Nordschleife lives up to its name as one of the most challenging, and untouched tracks in the world.
LAT PhotographicMichael Cooper
Nestled in the Ardennes forests, the historic Belgian circuit is both a fan and driver favorite for its scenic and breathtaking views.