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Post Last Modified – January 14, 2023 ¦

NASCAR Racing At Phoenix Raceway

🏜 Phoenix International Raceway has a new look for 🏁 NASCAR Racing and more. It’s a beautiful redesigned facility with a amazing new look and returning to their original name – 🌵 Phoenix Raceway.

If you haven’t experienced the thrill and excitement of a Live NASCAR race event, then have a look at what you’re missing!

There’s a variety of race events throughout the year, with 🏕 camping available – right at the race track!

First, check out my short 📹 video clip of 43 cars roaring by at the start of a typical  – 🏁 Premier NASCAR racing event.

Be sure to turn your 📢 speakers up!

PIR Raceway Racing – YouTube Video


The video shows the old track layout, before the entire facility was reconstructed just a few seasons ago.

Phoenix Raceway – Premier NASCAR Racing Events

Phoenix Raceway Cup Race

We’ve attended the – 🍂 Fall race events for many years now, and always enjoy traveling to this part of 🌵 Arizona from our home in 🍁 Canada.

The race track is located just outside the – City of Phoenix, about a 30 minute drive west from the city limits in the community of Avondale, Arizona.

NASCAR Premier Series Cup CarsIt’s situated in a beautiful country like setting, next to rolling hills and 🏜 huge saguaro cactus plants.

Phoenix Raceway holds 🏁 2 Premier NASCAR Race Weekend events each year.

One event is usually held in early March and the track is now proud to host the – 🏆 Championship Weekend event, held in early November.

Phoenix Raceway Cup Racing

There are a number of races to see during the weekend, along with excellent track side displays.


As well, pre and post race entertainment at the track for you to enjoy into the late evening.

A Special PIR Anniversary NASCAR on Display

PIR Anniversary NASCAR

Meet Your Favorite Driver At The Races In Phoenix

NASCAR Driver Casey Khane

Along with the many planned activities in and around the track, drivers always make themselves available for meet and greet sessions.

I managed to get a quick 📸 photo of former NASCAR Cup Series Driver – Casey Khane, during an 📝 autograph session a few years back.

Phoenix Raceway Camping – At The Track

Old Cactus Tree

One of the many things that make Phoenix Raceway so special is 🏕 camping out right at the racetrack.

Surrounded by beautiful 🌵 cactus set along the hillside in a country setting, camping just adds to the race weekend excitement.

We enjoyed camping out for a number of seasons, traveling down to the races in our 🚌 RV. You’re just outside the city limits, yet far enough to feel like you have escaped into the country!

It doesn’t get any better, camping out and enjoying the spectacular race events Phoenix Raceway is known to host, year after year!

Camping at Phoenix Raceway

You have your choice of – Reserved and Unreserved Recreational Vehicle camping sites.

Choose from a number of reserved sites located right inside the track property, to more rustic camping on federal grounds, just on the outside.

A great option that is sure to suit most anyone’s desires and budget!

Be sure to check out my detailed post and 📸 photos here on – 🏜  Phoenix Raceway Camping, for more information.

Literally thousands come to camp for the races each year, as you can see in the photo above.

A Beautiful Day At Phoenix Raceway

Camping at Phoenix Raceway

Another amazing day under the 🌞 Arizona sun as we make our way to the track after a small hike on the hillside surrounded by beautiful cactus!

Race Day Festivities At Phoenix Raceway

Budweiser Clydesdales

The 🍺 Budweiser Clydesdales 🐎 were on hand at this event, taking part in the pre-race ceremonies.

NASCAR Cup Driver Chase Elliott

2020 NASCAR Cup Champion Chase Elliott

Phoenix Raceway 2020 Program

As 🍁 Canadians, we were so disappointed to not be able to attend the races last season. It is a special weekend event we look forward to traveling to every season.

There’s always something new and exciting at the races each and every year!

Phoenix International Raceway PIR

Above photo above taken years ago, showing the original front stretch.

Green Flag as 43 cars are set to face off against each other, taking the green flag for another round of exciting race action!

As you saw in my short video clip, watching these cars roar past you live and not on 📺 television, is incredible!


A part of racing excitement is certainly seeing the beating and banging during the race and the crashes.

They’re great to see,  as long as no one gets hurt! 👍

Racing Under The Lights At Phoenix Raceway

Phoenix International Raceway

The other thing I enjoy so much about this racetrack is the night racing.

For years attending the races at Phoenix Raceway, one of my favorite weekend event, is watching the 🛻 Truck Series evening race held on Friday night.

Phoenix Raceway Truck Racing

These guys and gals put on a great race each and every year, showing casing their talent and looking to step up into the – Xfinity and/or Cup Series.

Phoenix Raceway Truck Race

The entire track is lit up at night making for some spectacular racing!

Phoenix Raceway Truck Racing

Attending The 2019 Gander Outdoors Truck Series Race

Phoenix Raceway Truck Race Crash

Watch the sparks fly as you enjoy an evening of exciting  🛻 NASCAR Truck Series Racing , under the lights!

Xfinity NASCAR Series Racing at PIR

Xfinity Premier Series Racing Years Ago At PIR

Along with the 🛻 Truck Racing on the weekend, there’s also the ARCA series race, usually held under the lights as well.

Phoenix International Raceway Crash Affect

The big guns hit the track, starting on Saturday afternoon, for the – Xfinity NASCAR Series Championship Race .

Friday and Saturday offer 3 outstanding races not to be missed, and a superb prelude to Sunday’s – Premier NASCAR Event!

Phoenix Raceway Racing

The excitement never ends during this 🏁 full weekend race schedule!



2021 NASCAR Cup Champion Kyle Larson

2021 NASCAR Cup Champion Kyle Larson

The Big Day of course is on Sunday, where thousands come from all over, to witness the final race of the season and who will crowned the year’s 🏆 NASCAR Cup Series Champion.

Phoenix Raceway Pit Crew Action

With a seating capacity of around 51,000, not including those on the hillside, infield and alongside the track recreational vehicle parking, this is one event not to miss!

Phoenix Raceway Cup Race Crash

From the green flag, to exciting pit road action, to mishaps on the track, you’re sure to feel the thrill of attending a live NASCAR race event at Phoenix Raceway!

Tickets sell out quickly and have so, for many years now. I’ve been attending this race weekend since 1995 and have never not seen a sold out event.

So if you are planning on attending, then get your tickets early!

PIR to ISM Raceway to Phoenix Raceway

ISM Raceway logo

Recent track name Changes

ISM Raceway Grandstands

Update November 2019

My brother and I were thrilled to see all the changes to this facility on our return visit in 2019.

The new race track and stands are amazing!

What a wonderful job they have, complete with new grandstands and track configuration.

ISM Racway NASCAR Race

The new grandstands are excellent, with individual seating with backs for comfort.

Complete with a 🥤 cup holder! 😎

ISM Raceway

All 4 races held during this weekend event in 2019, were excellent as usual.

It was great to see Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin win Sunday’s event – The Bluegreen Vacations 500.

We returned once again in 2021, after missing the 2020 season due to the global pandemic.

We had a great weekend once again, with 4 outstanding races!

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Below, I have included the link to Phoenix Raceway’s New Official Website.

The track is back to their old familiar name – 🏜 Phoenix Raceway. Much to the delight I’m sure, with us seasoned Phoenix race fans. 🙂

You can access much more detailed information including all the wonderful race events held throughout the year, at this amazing facility!

Phoenix Raceway Logo 2020

🏜   Phoenix Raceway

See You at the Track!

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Update January 2023

NASCAR Championship 2020 Phoenix Raceway

Below are the races weekend dates and events for the upcoming Championship Race Weekend in 2023.

2023 Season Update

The first premier NASCAR race weekend event for 2023 will be held on {March 10th – 12th}.

The NASCAR Cup Championship Weekend will be held {November 03rd – 05th}.


😎 Safe and Healthy Travels!

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✨   Did You Know …

“Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt And Jimmie Johnson Are The Only 3 Drivers To Win 7 NASCAR Championship Titles. No Driver Is Yet To Win 8.”

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