The Indianapolis 500 and the Grand Prix of Monaco have traditionally made up two-thirds of the mythical triple crown of motorsports, with the third leg being the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Is there any harm in sliding Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 into that third spot, at least for this weekend? Don’t forget that they replaced Farrah with Cheryl Ladd in the original “Charlie’s Angels,” and look what happened. It made a great show better.

All three races are running Sunday, and with the emergence of NASCAR over the past two decades and the fact that the Coca-Cola 600 is one of Sprint Cup’s most prestigious races, I say let’s go for it.

Let’s take a look at racing’s new triple crown:

WHAT:

  • F1: Grand Prix of Monaco, 7:30 a.m. on Speed
  • IndyCar: Indianapolis 500, noon on ABC
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup: Coca Cola 600, 5:30 p.m. on Fox

A TRADITION SINCE:

  • Monaco: April 14, 1929
  • Indy: May 28, 1911
  • Charlotte: June 16, 1960
Danica Patrick races around Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the final practice session for Sunday's race.

INAUGURAL WINNER:

  • Monaco: William Grover-Williams
  • Indy: Ray Harroun
  • Charlotte: Joe Lee Johnson

THIS YEAR'S FAVORITES:

  • Monaco: Sebastian Vettel
  • Indy: Dario Franchitti
  • Charlotte: Jimmie Johnson

WE LOVE:

  • Monaco: The cars racing in and out of Monaco's legendary tunnel
  • Indy: The starting grid - 11 rows, 3-abreast.
  • Charlotte: Boys, have at it

AND WE LOVE:

  • Monaco: The technology
  • Indy: The speeds
  • Charlotte: The strategy

THE GLAMOUR:

  • Monaco: The yachts all lined up in the Port of Monaco
  • Indy: The pre-race celebrity red-carpet walk
  • Charlotte: The military salute to the troops

SHE LIKES:

  • Monaco: Jenson Button's smiles
  • Indy: Helio Castroneves' dimples
  • Charlotte: Kasey Kahne's blue eyes

HE LIKES:

  • Monaco: The sunbathers on the yachts in the Port of Monaco
  • Indy: Ashley Judd, soaking wet and running barefoot down pit road in the rain to congratulate her husband.
  • Charlotte: Boys, have at it.

THE TRACK:

  • Monaco: 19 turns per lap
  • Indy: The original bricks at the start-finish line
  • Charlotte: A brand new 200-foot wide, 80-foot tall HDTV

THEY'LL KEEP IT INTERESTING:

  • Monaco: Lewis Hamilton
  • Indy: Tony Kanaan
  • Charlotte: Kyle Busch

OVERHEARD IN THE PITS?

  • Monaco: I do believe that is Pippa
  • Indy: Look, Pippa Mann is starting 32nd
  • Charlotte: Boys, have at it

ODDS ARE BETTER THAT YOU WILL GET A DATE WITH BOTH PIPPAS:

  • Monaco: Michael Schumacher getting sprayed with champagne
  • Indy: Danica Patrick drinking milk
  • Charlotte: Dale Earnhardt Jr. spinning donuts

IF IT RAINS, POP IN:

  • Monaco: "Grand Prix," with James Garner
  • Indy: "Winning," with Paul Newman
  • Charlotte: "Days of Thunder," with Tom Cruise?