Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Arizona
International Speedway Corporation (ISC)
Track Length: 1 mile
Banking: 9 to 11 degrees in the turns
Seating Capacity: Approx 67,000+
“What's not to love about Phoenix? The weather is always great and the travel time to Phoenix International Raceway is a mere 30 minutes via luxury motorcoach. We like to stay near the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), so our guests can fly in and jump on the hotel airport shuttle with ease.
I love Phoenix for more than just the perfect weather, but also because it is so easy to navigate. We park right in front near turn four, our seats are on the frontstretch close to the start/finish line and all of the fun sponsor and merchandise displays are in turn one.
Guests who add the weekend pit pass can exit our bus and walk straight across the parking lot to gate 8, which is the pit road entrance. All of this makes for a stress-free race track experience with easy walking distances. And who doesn’t like to watch a race with an amazing view of the Estrella mountainson the back stretch?!
This track is easy to get out of as well. Even with race traffic we get back to the hotel within an hour of departing the track. That leaves plenty of time to check out extraordinary restaurants near the hotel like the Rustlers Roost. If staying in is more your style, the hotel offers a full service restaurant and bar area to relax as well as room service.
This is a great place for an end of the year vacation with so much to do and see in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. The NASCAR season is down to the wire and the temperature averages in the mid 70’s in November. Make this one stop on your list of race tracks to enjoy!"
More Phoenix Info:
PIR is a tri-oval track that is home to two annual NASCAR race weekends. The track is both the first and last stop on the West Coast, as well as the second and second-to-last track on the 2011 NASCAR schedule.
Phoenix International Raceway, in the foothills of the Estrella Mountains, hosts two NASCAR race weekends each year. This one-mile track was intended to be a leading open wheel race track, but Phoenix International Raceway now considers its two NASCAR race weekends to be its main events.
Each spring, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series draw sell-out crowds to watch NASCAR racing in the Valley of the Sun!