Author Archives: Michele Bardell

About Michele Bardell

Originally from IL - relocated to AZ in 2010. Hold a degree in Communications. Worked in the publishing industry for 22 years. Background in client service management, sales, marketing, direct mail design/promotions and circulation consulting. Enjoy public speaking, writing and working with people. Also owned my own coffee house for 2 years as my hobby. I love football (Go Packers) and spending time with my family... and most of all enjoying each day to it's fullest!

Phoenix International Raceway Family Day, Flickr:, Michele Bardell

Catching The Races At The Phoenix International Raceway

For those of you who would like to “rev up” your family weekend, take a drive to Phoenix International Raceway.

The short drive to Avondale and the winding road back into the raceway is a great way to start the adventure. You will find that parking is quite easy and is just a short walk into the raceway. Once inside, the hum from the garages and the rumble of the race engines begin the excitement and the countdown to the Green flag.

If you have the opportunity to get into the garage and pit area before the races, I would highly recommend it for children to get a “behind the scenes” view of what it really takes to prep the cars, drivers and crew for the big race. The staff at PIR were extremely helpful and very interactive with the kids throughout the entire day.

We counted down the laps and watched the excitement of the crowd build; Victory Lane was a great way to cap off a fun-filled family day at PIR!

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