Phoenix Raceway is a a 1 mile paved oval located south of Phoenix, Arizona. The banking is 11 degrees in turns 1 and 2, and 9 degrees in turns 3 and 4. The complex formerly included a road course which was removed in 2012, and a drag strip which fell into disuse after the strip was constructed at Firebird.
Last Updated: 2020-01-15
PIR opened on March 3rd, 1964. NASCAR first raced there in 1988.
The original road course (used 4/15/64-1990) was a 2.75 mile outfield course which is still visible in both the TerraServer and Google images. The second road course was first used in 1991 and was removed in 2012 as part of a track improvement project.
The dragstrip used the long straight of the outfield road course. It has received little or no use since the early 80s.
|Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 109. Order from National Speedway Directory|
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