All roads lead to Avondale for NASCAR Championship Weekend

Nov 4, 2022, 7:38 AM | Updated: 7:39 am
(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

PHOENIX — The West Valley city of Avondale is revved up to welcome fans to NASCAR Championship Weekend starting Friday.

The event at Phoenix Raceway near El Mirage Road and Avondale Boulevard wraps up Sunday. The NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, Camping World Truck and ARCA Menard Series West will all compete on the 1-mile oval.

Drivers competing for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Championship include Christopher Bell, Ross Chastain, Chase Elliott and Joey Logano, according to a press release.

“We are delighted to welcome the thousands of fans who love visiting Avondale to watch their favorite drivers in action,” Mayor Kenn Weise said in the release.

“As a host city, we are uniquely positioned to provide a welcoming experience for visiting race fans.”

The city has hosted the race weekend for three years.

The city’s economic development team, Avondale EDGE, coordinated fanfare among businesses. A list of events can be found online.

“Driving traffic to our unique local businesses supports the hard work of our merchants and restaurants, and helps race fans discover Avondale,” Ken Chapa, economic development and tourism director, said in the release.

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All roads lead to Avondale for NASCAR Championship Weekend