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By Grant Greabell | June 11, 2021

For the third consecutive year, Phoenix Raceway will be home to the NASCAR Championship Weekend.

The tradition started in 2020 and will continue this fall from November 5 to November 7 as well as in 2022 from November 4 to November 6. 

Fans will look forward to seeing the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Menards Series West.

“We’re so proud that we get to host NASCAR’s biggest event,” Phoenix Raceway President Julie Giese says.

In the 2020 event, Austin Cindric won the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship at Phoenix Raceway. Sheldon Creed won the Lucas Oil 150 as part of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. 

David Gilliland won the ARCA Menards Series West and, at 24 years old, Chase Elliot became the third-youngest NASCAR Cup Series champion.

“Crowning those four champions and celebrating the series, celebrating our drivers, our teams — it’s going to be a great event. We’re really looking forward to it,” Giese says. 

“And again, just honored that we have the opportunity to host this once again.”

In the 2021 event, the venue will be at 100% capacity in the grandstands and hillside. 

“Our loyal and passionate fans have shown tremendous support for Phoenix Raceway and our entire sport throughout the pandemic, including the inaugural NASCAR Championship Weekend at our facility last November,” Giese says.

Also, fans can upgrade to the Infield Experience because camping restrictions have been lifted. This gives fans access to garage walkways, pre-race festivities, victory lane and post-race championship celebrations.

“We are ecstatic to have the opportunity to celebrate the crowning of four champions in front of a packed grandstand and to showcase to the world what this community of race fans in Arizona is all about,” Giese says.

Tickets are available for the 2021 races at phoenixraceway.com, by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223) or by visiting the Phoenix Raceway ticket office during regular business hours.

Season ticket holders can nail down their seats for the 2022 event. Others must wait until a later date to purchase their 2022 tickets.

Giese says she is ecstatic to have full capacity again. She and her staff are ready to welcome fans back.

“We have the greatest fans in motorsports, and they’ve rallied behind this event, showcasing to the world why the Phoenix metropolitan area and the entire state of Arizona is an elite sports and entertainment destination,” she says.

“We’re looking forward to an incredibly successful event this fall, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to do the same in 2022.”

Creating a safe and healthy environment for everybody involved is the No. 1 priority for NASCAR and Phoenix Raceway. If necessary, health and safety adjustments will be made for the NASCAR Championship Weekend.