The top of today’s pit boxes are the command center for each race team, featuring multiple rows of seating for team officials and VIPs, computers, and flatscreen monitors. Pit boxes started off in the form of small red Radio Flyer toy wagons that teams would use to transport their tools to and from the track. Like the sport of NASCAR, the little red wagons have evolved into the state-of-the-art command centers seen today.
A Radio Flyer wagon today will cost you about $100; a Sprint Cup war wagon will cost a little over $100,000.
Tickets to all events throughout the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil weekend at Phoenix International Raceway are available at the newly-designed www.phoenixraceway.com or by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223). The PIR Ticket Office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 125 S. Avondale Blvd., just south of I-10 at Exit 131 in Avondale.