AZ Business Magazine
At his State of the City Event last week, Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise proclaimed 2020 as the Year of the NASCAR Championship Weekend in Avondale. Accepting the proclamation on behalf of Phoenix Raceway, was the racetrack’s President Julie Giese, who also spoke to the audience at the State of the City event, held Feb. 27 in Avondale.
Last March, Governor Doug Ducey was joined by officials from NASCAR and Phoenix Raceway to announce that the Valley of the Sun, for the first time in the sport’s history, will host the NASCAR Championship Weekend, Nov. 6-8, 2020.
“All eyes will be on Avondale in 2020, home to Phoenix Raceway, which recently underwent a $178 million renovation that has positioned the racetrack as one of the premier venues on the racing circuit,” said Mayor Weise. “Avondale is proud of the city’s role in ensuring an all-round safe and exciting experience for the fans who attend two race weekends each Spring and Fall. And it’s even more important that we roll out the red carpet to race fans this year, to demonstrate to NASCAR that the Valley of the Sun is worthy of hosting the Championship weekend in 2020.”