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List Rules Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for Nintendo Entertainment System at some point.

If you owned a NES at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few racing games in your collection. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best NES racing games of all time. If driving fast cars is your thing, then get behind the wheel and try out some of these fantastic games.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling racing games that were released for NES. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Games featured on this list include everything from Paperboy to Spy Hunter. Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.
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Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Excitebike 1984

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33 7
Rad Racer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Rad Racer 1987

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41 13
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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22 4
Micro Machines is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Micro Machines

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14 4
Super Off Road is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

6
9 3
Mach Rider is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Mach Rider 1985

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16 10
Days of Thunder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Days of Thunder Jan 01 1990

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12 7
F-1 Race is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
F-1 Race Feb 01 1991

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12 7
Spy Hunter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Spy Hunter 1983

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10 6
BigFoot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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9 5
Wacky Races is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

12
8 4
Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challeng... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

13
7 4
Antarctic Adventure is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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6 3
Road Fighter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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5 2
Famicom Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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4 1
Michael Andretti's World GP is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

17
13 11
Cobra Triangle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Cobra Triangle Jan 01 1989

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10 8
Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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8 6
Super Sprint is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Super Sprint Jan 01 1986

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7 5
Formula One: Built to Win is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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7 5
R.C. Pro-Am II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
R.C. Pro-Am II Jan 01 1992

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6 4
Nigel Mansell's World Champion... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

23
4 2
Seicross is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

24
2 0
Final Lap is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Final Lap 1987

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2 0
Rad Racer II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Rad Racer II Jan 01 1990

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2 0
Super Cars is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Super Cars 1990

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6 5
Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

28
3 2
Jackal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Jackal 1986

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3 2
Chase H.Q. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Chase H.Q. 1988

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3 2
Galaxy 5000 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Galaxy 5000 Jan 01 1991

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2 1
The Adventures of Bayou Billy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

32
2 1
Slalom is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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2 1
Death Race is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Death Race Jan 01 1976

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2 1
Knight Rider is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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2 1
Ballblazer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Ballblazer Jan 01 1986

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2 1
Championship Rally is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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1 0
RoadBlasters is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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1 0
Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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1 0
Rally Bike is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Rally Bike Jan 01 1988

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1 0
Nintendo World Championships is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Nintendo World Championships 1990

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8 8
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Paperboy 1984

42
4 4
Marble Madness is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

43
4 4
Mad Max is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

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3 3
Race America is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

45
2 2
City Connection is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NES Racing Games

46
2 2
RoboCop 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
RoboCop 3 1992

47
1 1
BreakThru is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
BreakThru Jan 01 1986

48
1 1
Wai Wai World 2: SOS Parsley-j... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Wai Wai World 2: SOS Parsley-jou!

49
1 1
Motor City Patrol is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Motor City Patrol Jan 01 1992

50
4 5
Action 52 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Action 52 Jan 01 1991