Phoenix Raceway announced a double dose of news Tuesday, with both items centering on the November championship weekend in NASCAR’s top series.
First: The 2022 version has sold out of grandstand seating for the Cup Series championship race. Next: The 2023 finale will return to Phoenix Raceway for the fourth consecutive year.
One of the sports world’s premier, fan-friendly venues, Phoenix first hosted championship weekend in 2020 during the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chase Elliott won the title that year, and Kyle Larson capped a season for the ages in 2021 with his first premier series title — in front of a full house of fans.
Championships for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series West will again compete for the title this year, and again in 2023.
Phoenix completed a $178 million renovation project designed to improve the fan experience, and one that included a reconfiguration for the track’s start/finish line, before hosting its first championship event in 2020.
“This historic achievement wouldn’t be possible without the outpouring of support the community and our fans continue to show for events at our facility,” Phoenix Raceway President Julie Giese said in a statement. “They continue to make Phoenix Raceway a must-visit sports and entertainment destination, and our dedicated team will continue their tireless efforts to deliver a championship-caliber experience that our race fans will remember for years to come.”
The 2023 NASCAR Championship Weekend is scheduled for Nov. 3-5 and will include championship races for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series West.
Tickets go on sale at a later date.