Phoenix Raceway (formerly ISM Raceway) is a 1-mile, low-banked tri-oval race track located in Avondale, Arizona, near Phoenix. The motorsport track opened in 1964 and currently hosts two NASCAR race weekends annually. ISM Raceway has also hosted the CART, IndyCar Series, USAC and the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The raceway is currently owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation .
The raceway was originally constructed with a 2.5 miles (4.0 km) road course that ran on both the inside and the outside of the main tri-oval. In 1991 the track was reconfigured with the current 1.51 miles (2.43 km) interior layout. ISM Raceway currently has an estimated grandstand seating capacity of around 51,000. Lights were installed around the track in 2004 following the addition of a second annual NASCAR race weekend.
ISM Raceway is home to two annual NASCAR race weekends, one of 13 facilities on the NASCAR schedule to host more than one race weekend a year.
Satellite view of Phoenix Raceway
Seating Map of Phoenix Raceway
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Track Location Phoenix Raceway 7602 S Avondale Boulevard Phoenix, AZ 85323 Ph: 866-408-RACE Web: Phoenix Raceway Track Facts Seating Capacity: 51,000 Length: 1.022 Miles Shape: Tri-oval Backstretch Banking: 0-degrees (flat)Backstretch Length: 1,551 feetFrontstretch Banking: 0-degrees (flat)Frontstretch Length: 1,179 feetSurface: AsphaltTurns 1 & 2 Banking: 11-degreesTurns 3 & 4 Banking: 9-degrees Common Type: Short Track Fantasy Type: Flat Total Cup Races: 50 Nickname: “The Jewel of the Desert” Track Trivia Construction was completed in January 1964. The facility consisted of a one-mile oval and a 2.5-mile road course. Alan Kulwicki won the first NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 6, 1988. The first spring race was held on April 23, 2005 and was also the first night race, which was won by Kurt Busch driving for Roush Fenway Racing. The track underwent its first repave in 2011. In 2011 the frontstrech was widened 52 to 62 feet and reconfigured pit road with the installation of concrete pit stalls. In 2011 the dog-leg curve was pushed between out 95-feet in turns 2 and 3. The dog-leg radius was tightened the turn radius of the dog-leg from 800 to 500 feet. In 2011 the banking was implemented, including 11-degree banking between Turn 1 and Turn 2; 10-11-degree banking in the apex of the dog-leg; and 9-degree banking in Turns 3 and 4. Following the 2017 season, the track was renamed from Phoenix Raceway to ISM Raceway. Following the 2019 season, the track was renamed from ISM Raceway back to Phoenix Raceway. Phoenix Raceway underwent reconstruction following the Spring race of 2018, with many new fan amenities added to the track, as well as the track itself being reconfigured so that the start/finish line is now just before the dog leg.