Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) is in Avondale, Arizona and is one of the last races of the season and the excitement of a tight points race comes into play. This is a weekend event starting on Friday, Saturday and ending Sunday with the NASCAR Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500. A favorite spot for fans is “Monument Hill,” because of the unusual view, but also because of the low-ticket price. Don’t miss the Chase for the Cup where the drivers put it all on the line. Get your hillside seat with TicketCity and get to this nail-biting race! Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 tickets.
2016 Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 Preview
Like most sporting events, the build up all year leads to that final coveted win. In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, points earned all year crowns the final cup winner and this race is instrumental in determining that winner. When the gates open on Friday fans can watch the practice laps, on Saturday qualifying begins as well as Lucas Oil 150, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race and fireworks. All leading up to the main event on Sunday, the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500
2013, Kevin Harvick won the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 race under a green-white-checkered flag, at an average speed of 111.182, in 2:52:09, but not without controversy. An altercation between Jeff Gordon and Clint Bower, which resulted in a fight in the pits, helped edge the win.
Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 Phoenix International Raceway Address: 7602 S Avondale Blvd, Avondale, Arizona, 85353
The Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 is one of the last races of the season and is run at the Phoenix International Raceway, also known as PIR. The track is 1.51 miles; it is a tri-oval and has a seating capacity of 67,000 on-their-feet-screaming fans! Seating starts in turn four, goes across the front stretch and wraps around turns one and two. There is also blanket or lawn chair seating available on the hillside located in between turns three and four. Because of the long front straightaway, the wind velocity is fast and the cars run hard and tight. PIR also serves as a road course track for USAC, CART, IndyCar and NACAR Camping Truck Series.
There is a unique seating opportunity at PIR on the “Monumental Hillside,” named so for the United States Geological Society’s bench marker of the Gila and Salt Meridian. It was the original surveying spot for the state of Arizona. Grab your chair and sunglasses and let TicketCity get you to the Chase for the Cup end of the season series!
Seating at PIR begins in turn four in the Richard Petty section, if you like watching the last turn going into the first green flag, get a seat here. The next section, Jimmy Bryan section, sits on the front stretch and faces pit road. If you like watching the pit stops and the green or checkered flag drop right before you, this is for you. The A.J Foyt section also sits partly on the front stretch but also wraps around turn one, this would be a great vantage point for pit road, and turns one and four. The last section is the Bobby Allison grandstand, it sits wrapped around turn one and turn two. And don’t forget, you have the choice to sit on the “Monumental Hillside.” Put on your clear or sunglasses, wear earplugs and ladies tie your hair back, the wind velocity is fast coming!
NASCAR Race Schedule in Arizona
PIR not only hosts the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but also in the spring, the NASCAR Nationwide Series called the Subway Fresh Fit 500 and in the fall the Great Clips 200. Also, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series named Lucas Oil 150.
Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 Event Guide
Is there anything I can't bring into PIR?
No umbrellas, strollers, hard-sided coolers or bags larger than a small lightweight backpack. Only soft-sided coolers measuring 14x14x14, clear bags for souvenirs and non-metal seat cushions are aloud to be brought in. No alcohol.
Can I rent scanners at PIR?
Fanvision handsets will be available.
Does my child need tickets to get into PIR?
Kids under the age of 12 are FREE on the “Hillside,” however; they need a ticket for the grandstands.