Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, MMA fighters and more tackle Phoenix Raceway in NASCAR Racing Experience cars

Some familiar faces to local sports fans learned how to drive NASCAR race cars around Phoenix Raceway on Friday. Members of the Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, MMA fighters and social media influencers drove NASCAR Racing Experience cars around the championship 1-mile oval.

After their driving sessions, NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett put them in the passenger seat of his race car and showed them how a three-time DAYTONA 500 champion navigates Phoenix Raceway’s challenging doglegged track.

Athletes included:

  • Victor Dimukeje, Jesse Luketa and Cameron Thomas – Arizona Cardinals
  • Shaun Phillips – Retired NFL Pro Bowler
  • Stone Garrett and Josh Rojas – Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Sullivan Cauley and A.J. McKee – Bellator MMA

NASCAR fans can experience the same thrill at Phoenix Raceway leading up to NASCAR Championship Weekend.

Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1, the NASCAR Racing Experience will offer driving opportunities each day through Thursday, Nov. 3, while also offering those opportunities on Monday, Nov. 7, the day after the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway.

NASCAR Racing Experience tickets at Phoenix Raceway are on sale now and can be purchased online at

Fans who haven’t already purchased tickets for NASCAR Championship Weekend Nov. 4-6 are encouraged to do so without hesitation. Grandstand and hillside tickets for the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race on Sunday, Nov. 6, are already sold out and only a limited number of standing-room-only tickets remain. Tickets are also selling fast for the Friday, Nov. 5, doubleheader featuring the ARCA Menards Series West championship race and the Lucas Oil 150, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship race.

That action sets the table for Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship day, which also includes Busch Light Pole Award qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series. Fans can purchase their tickets now at