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The Best NES Racing Games 

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Updated November 22, 2017 2.3k votes 522 voters 26.3k views 64 items

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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R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1988 (Rare Ltd)
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Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1984 (Nintendo)
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Rad Racer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1987 (Square)
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Micro Machines is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
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Super Off Road is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
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R.C. Pro-Am II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1992 (Rare Ltd)
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Super Sprint is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1986 (Atari Games)
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Rad Racer II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1990 (Square)
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F-1 Sensation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Edu Brasil added

Only Realesed in Japan as F-1 Sensation (エフワン センセーション) and Europe as Formula 1 Sensation!

Is a 1993 Formula One licensed product.

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Formula One: Built to Wi... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1990 (Seta)
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Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Rac... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1990 (Data East)
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Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1984 (Atari Games)
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Days of Thunder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1990 (Argonaut Games)
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Spy Hunter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1983 (Midway Games)
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Cobra Triangle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1989 (Rare Ltd)
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Danny Sullivan's Indy He... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1992 (Rare Ltd)
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Marble Madness is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1984 (Atari Games)
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Bill Elliott's NASCAR Ch... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1990 (Distinctive Software)
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BigFoot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
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Mach Rider is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1985 (Nintendo)
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F-1 Race is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1991 (Nintendo)
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Galaxy 5000 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1991 (Activision Blizzard)
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Nigel Mansell's World Ch... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1993 (Gremlin Interactive Limited)
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Final Lap is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES Racing Games
Released: 1987 (Namco)
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Championship Rally is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES Racing Games