Avondale, US

Phoenix International Raceway

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Built in 1964 on the outskirts of Avondale, Arizona, Phoenix International Raceway provides top-class motorsports action for almost 70,000 seated spectators against the spectacular backdrop of the Sierra Estrella.
It comprises a 1-mile tri-oval circuit as well as a 13-turn, 1.51-mile infield road course, which in 1991 replaced the original 2.5-mile course that ran inside and outside of the main track. Another major redevelopment in 2011 saw the track repaved and reconfigured and the banking gradients tweaked. Initially envisioned as the western home of open-wheel racing, Phoenix International Raceway hosted USAC Championship Car, CART, Champ Car, and IndyCar series races up until 2005, while the Rolex Sports Car Series has also visited the track. It is currently one of the few venues to hold two annual NASCAR race weekends.