Where and how can I purchase tickets?
To purchase tickets in person visit the Phoenix International Raceway Ticket Office (open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed holidays) located at 125 S. Avondale Blvd., Suite 200, Avondale, AZ 85323. To purchase tickets over the phone, call the Phoenix International Raceway Ticket Office at 866-408-RACE (7223). To buy tickets online, click here.
Is General Admission seating available? What is the Hillside?
Yes! On reserved grandstand days, the PIR Hillside is available for general admission seating. It is recommended that guests who purchase Hillside tickets bring a chair or blanket to sit on, as there are no actual seats on the hill. Entrances for the Hillside are located at Gate 9 and Gate 11. Full size coolers are allowed on the hill but cannot contain glass containers or alcoholic beverages. Food, souvenirs and portable toilets are located nearby. Hillside tickets DO NOT include admission through the reserved grandstand gates or access to the Fan Midway.
How do I get into the pit and/or garage area for the races?
A Pre-Race Pit Pass is required for any fan to enter the pit area. You may purchase a Pre-Race Pit Pass by calling 866-408 RACE or by clicking here.
Pit availability depends on track activity schedule. Smoking and alcoholic beverages are prohibited on pit road at all times. Guests must be mindful of security and NASCAR officials while on pit road. Pre-Race Pit Pass access depends on the specific event weekend.
NASCAR controls garage access on their race weekends, meaning Phoenix International Raceway does not sell garage passes.
Where can I pick up credentials?
If you have applied for -- and have been approved to receive -- official race credentials, you can pick them up at the Credential Office at Gate 1. Your photo ID will be required to retrieve your credentials. Note: You cannot pick up credentials for anyone other than yourself.
Are there RV accommodations? How do I get a spot?
Yes! We offer both reserved and unreserved RV camping spaces. To inquire about a spot for the upcoming race weekend, call 866-408-RACE (7223). For more information on camping rules, regulations, camping essentials, parking access and RV services, please click here.
Can I bring children to the races?
Yes! Children are required to have tickets each day in the grandstands. Kids 12 and younger will enjoy free admission on the Hillside when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Call the PIR Ticket Office at 866-408-RACE (7223) for more details.
Can I bring liquor into the track?
No. Arizona state liquor laws prohibit alcohol from being brought onto the track property. Also, no glass containers are allowed in the grandstands or Hillside.
Can I bring a cooler into the track?
Yes! However, due to increased security policies, PIR will not allow any hard-sided coolers through the gates. Soft-sided coolers may not exceed 14" x 14" x 14" in the grandstands. Remember, no alcohol or glass containers are allowed at the track. If you are enjoying Hillside tickets, you can carry a hard cooler and chairs to your spot.
What am I allowed to bring through the gates?
Fans are allowed to bring in one of each of the bags described below. All items brought through a grandstand gate will be inspected.
One soft side bag/cooler, no larger than 14" x 14" x 14".
Examples include: a soft-sided insulated cooler, a scanner bag, a fanny pack, a purse, a diaper bag, a binocular bag, etc. This one bag may be carried in any manner, i.e. by handle, with shoulder straps, on a belt, etc. The soft-sided insulated cooler may contain ice.
One clear plastic bag, no larger than 18" x 18" x 4".
This bag is intended to accommodate samples received and purchases made after fans have parked their cars. Clear plastic bags may not contain ice.
One lightweight backpack, daypack or clear backpack, no larger than 19 inches in length.
Binoculars, scanners, headsets, cameras not in a bag worn separately over the neck or on a belt, and seat cushions carried separately also are allowed.
Seat cushion bags with compartments will be reviewed on an individual basis and cannot contain hollow tubing.
Please refer to the Gate Policy for more details.
What should I leave at home?
The following items may not enter the gates or be left around the gate area:
Soft-sided bags exceeding 14" x 14" x 14" will not be allowed into the grandstands. This includes, but is not limited to, purses, camera bags, fanny packs, scanner bags, etc. All items brought through the grandstand admission gates (purses, scanners, small camera bags, binoculars, etc.) are subject to search by security officials.
Seat cushions with hollow tube construction.
Hard sided coolers, thermoses and insulated cups of any size.
Umbrellas are not allowed the the ticket gates.
Dry ice is not allowed through the grandstand gates.
Strollers, wagons, bicycles, scooters, skateboards and/or pets are not allowed through the grandstand gates. (Trained assistance canines for disabled guests are welcome.)
Phoenix International Raceway strictly prohibits the use of any unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”), also known as a drone, for any purpose whatsoever on Track Property. A UAV for purposes of this policy is any aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Track personnel may remove anyone using a UAV on Track property and/or confiscate the UAV until the event is over.
Can I bring a camera or video recorder?
Yes! However, cameras and video recorders are permitted in the facility for home viewing use only. Images and/or footage may not be sold or used for commercial use. Camera/video bags exceeding 14" x 14" x 14" will not be permitted through the grandstand admission gates.
Are there any restrictions on Grandstand or Infield tickets?
Fans with grandstand tickets: Have access to grandstand seating and Midway entertainment.
Fans with Infield tickets (wristbands): Have access to the Infield, but do not have access to the grandstands or Midway on reserved seating days, unless otherwise indicated.
Each person who has purchased a weekend Infield pass will be issued a wristband. THIS BAND DOES NOT ALLOW PIT ACCESS. It allows access to the grandstands on general admission days and to the Hillside when open.
You can access the Infield via the tunnel located next to Gate 8.
Does PIR have a Will Call Window?
Yes! "Will Call" is for tickets purchased/paid for in advance but not received prior to the race. The Will Call window is located at the Gate 3 ticket office. A photo ID is required to pick up tickets at Will Call and only the person whose name appears on the ticket account may pick up the tickets.
What are the PIR Ticket Office's hours?
Tickets can be purchased at the track during race weekends at the Ticket Offices at Gates 3 and 7. Ticket offices are open when gates open until approximately haflway through each day's race. Hours are subject to change, so please call the ticket office to verify hours on race weekends.
What should I do in case of an emergency at the track?
In case of an emergency, or if you observe an inappropriate, dangerous or possibly illegal activity, please contact a track representative immediately. Phoenix International Raceway ushers are on duty throughout the grandstands and are easily identifiable by their blue vests. If the emergency is life-threatening, call 911 right away.
Where can I stay if I come to Phoenix for a race?
There are a variety of lodging facilities, including motels, hotels and resorts, near Phoenix International Raceway and throughout the metropolitan Phoenix area. Information on these race package accommodations are available online by clicking here or by contacting the track at 623-463-5400. For a list of local facilities, please call the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau at 602-254-6500 or 877-CALL-PHX.
Where can I get PIR souvenirs?
Phoenix International Raceway has numerous souvenir stands throughout the track offering collectibles, apparel and more. These stores feature merchandise from all of the top NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series drivers and teams. Find merchandise for your favorite driver or team in the haulers located on Vendodr Row outside Gate 3. Driver and team merchandise is only available during event weekends.
Are souvenir programs available?
Yes! Race weekend programs are packed with information and original articles about the featured races. The cost of a souvenir program varies from race weekend to race weekend.
What's the best way to get to the track?
Phoenix International Raceway (track) is located at the following address:
7602 S. Avondale Blvd.
Avondale, AZ 85323
The track is approximately six miles south of Interstate 10 at Exit 131. It's located just south of the corner of Avondale Blvd. and Southern Rd. You can receive traveler information from the Arizona Department of Transportation by calling 511 or visiting az511.com.
What happens if there's a weather delay?
Racing schedules are determined by the sanctioning bodies and Phoenix International Raceway. In the event of a delay or postponement due to severe or unusual weather, all admission tickets will be honored on the rescheduled race day. All ticket sales are final; there are no refunds. In the event of threatening weather, Phoenix International Raceway requests that all guests seek shelter immediately from potentially hazardous situations.