Phoenix International Raceway

Phoenix International Raceway is located just outside of Phoenix proper in the small suburb of Avondale. This premier NASCAR racing venue, and former Indy-style racing venue, opened back in 1964, replacing the track over at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. PIR, as the Phoenix International Raceway is also known, boasts a unique track, with a tri-oval shape setting it apart from the more standard racetrack. There is also a curious curve between the second and third turns that is called the "dogleg." This curve is the result of the restrictions that builders faced due to the hills that border the property. It's a wonderful setting, thanks in part to the hills, and some fans opt to sit atop Monument Hill as opposed to getting tickets for the grandstands.

The spot atop Monument Hill where fans can sit and watch Phoenix Raceway events is suitably known as Hillside. In addition to watching races from the Hillside, those who find themselves on Monument Hill can also check out the Gila and Salt River Meridian. This USGS bench marker is a curious Phoenix area attraction. The site on which it is found served as a main survey point when Arizona's layout was being defined. As for watching Phoenix Raceway events from Monument Hill, the western side offers terraced seating at a low cost.

Of all the racing events that are held throughout the year at the Phoenix International Raceway, none is more renowned than the Subway Fresh Fit 600. One of the best NASCAR races of the year, this fast and tight, 375-lap event starts in the afternoon and doesn't finish until the lights come on at night. In the past, the Subway Fresh Fit 600 was a 312-lap race that had a different name. The added laps ensure a nighttime finish. A significant number of NASCAR drivers claim that the Phoenix International Raceway is their favorite track on the circuit. As such, it is safe to say that the decision to add laps to the Fresh Fit 600 found just as much favor among drivers as it did fans.

For those who are looking to get Subway Fresh Fit 600 tickets for the Phoenix International Raceway, keeping an eye out for vacation packages that include them can be a good idea. Once the tickets are secured, getting a hotel room as soon as possible is recommended, unless you manage to find a package deal that includes accommodations. This most well known of the Phoenix Raceway events takes place in April. On the days leading up to the Subway Fresh Fit 600, the Phoenix International Raceway hosts a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West event and a NASCAR Nationwide Series event.

Should you be interested in getting tickets for the Phoenix International Raceway, you have found the right spot, as you can get them right here on the Destination360.com website. Purchasing tickets in advance is the best way to go, especially if you want to sit in a certain section of the grandstands or you simply want to make sure that you even get tickets. Once the racing weekend of your choice arrives, you can plan on enjoying a lot of fun at the raceway. Racing around at the Richard Petty Raceway go-kart track can be a blast, and the venue's bars and restaurants tend to be lively.

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