With limited fans attending the first-ever NASCAR Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway, the track has created many virtual experiences for fans to safely enjoy onsite as well as from the comfort of their own homes.
The Phoenix Raceway Virtual Experience encompasses a virtual Midway Experience, virtual INfield Experience and a virtual Zoomtown Market. This interactive site allows fans to click through partner displays, including videos and games, as well as virtual concerts from The Barn, driver Q&A’s, and an all-new virtual scavenger hunt.
“We’re really proud of this new Virtual Experience for all of our fans both here and across the globe,” said Phoenix Raceway President Julie Giese. “This is a unique way to keep fans connected to all the excitement around the first-ever NASCAR Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway in a safe and responsible manner.”
The site also includes virtual driver appearances with many stars of the sport, as well as Q&A’s with the Championship 4 drivers in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Cup Series.
The virtual Zoomtown Market allows campers to safely order groceries as well as Rudy’s BBQ online between 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, for to-go pickup.
The 50/50 Raffle presented by Arizona Lottery is also completely virtual this championship weekend. Open to anyone in the state of Arizona, fans can access the raffle through the Virtual Experience and also online at PhoenixRaceway5050.com. Fifty percent of the jackpot will go to the winning ticket holder and the remaining fifty percent will go to Arizona Accelerator Charities to give back to communities and support charitable initiatives in Arizona. The winning number for the raffle will be announced online and through Phoenix Raceway social media on Monday, November 9.
The Phoenix Raceway Virtual Experience is available for fans to enjoy now through the entire NASCAR Championship Weekend.
Grandstand ticket capacity reached for championship weekend
Phoenix Raceway announced that all available grandstand inventory, as well as its Infield Hub and hillside inventory, for the NASCAR Cup Series Championship on Sunday, November 8, is sold out.
The final race of the 2020 Cup Series season and the first-ever championship at Phoenix Raceway will see one driver etch his name into NASCAR history as the 2020 Cup Series champion. The four drivers battling it out for the sport’s coveted Bill France Cup include Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano. The race starts at 1 p.m. MST and will air on NBC.
“While we certainly wish we could host a full house for the track’s first-ever Cup Series championship race, the health and safety of our fans is our top priority,’ said Phoenix Raceway President Julie Giese. “We look forward to sharing this incredible experience with many in a safe environment while also showcasing Phoenix Raceway and our amazing community to the millions of fans watching around the world.”
The limited number of fans permitted is in accordance with guidance and approvals from local officials and enhanced protocols and procedures to provide a safe experience for everyone in attendance.
In addition to maintaining a strict adherence to the CDC-recommended 6’ social distancing throughout the venue, all guests will be screened prior to entering the gates, including a non-contact temperature check, and guests ages 3 and up will be required to bring and wear mandatory face coverings. Multiple handwashing and hand-sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the operating areas and entrances and a “clean team” of staff, clearly identified for guests, will be cleaning or disinfecting at all times. Additional information on the NASCAR Championship Weekend and its safety protocols may be found online at PhoenixRaceway.com/protocols or by calling Phoenix Raceway at 866-408-RACE (7223).