Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway Tickets
AdvoCare 500 - Phoenix Schedule
The AdvoCare 500 - Phoenix, or the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500, is a 500 lap NASCAR stock car race that has been one of the most popular races of the season since it was first held in 1988. The race annually attracts many of the best drivers in the world to compete for the championship and improve their overall standings. In addition to the world class drivers, the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 brings in race fans from all over the country looking to be a part of this intense competition. Each year the race seems to grow in popularity and there is no time like the present to make the trip to Phoenix to witness the event in person.
This year's Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 will be held at Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona on Sunday, November 9th and will surely once again sell out. Any race fan would be thrilled to be part of the race where you will find yourself cheering all day long alongside tens of thousands of other NASCAR fans who have made the pilgrimage to Phoenix. A trip to Arizona in November is always a great idea, when you can escape the autumn chill and enjoy the moderate desert weather and all of the beauty the state has to offer, and when a world class race like the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 is being held you'd be silly not to make the trip. NASCAR races are best experienced in the stands where you can feel the excitement in person and once you spend a day at Phoenix International Speedway you will understand why NASCAR is one of the most popular sports in the United States. Start making plans to be in Phoenix for the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 and get your tickets from StubHub today.
AdvoCare 500 - Phoenix History
The Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 was first held in 1988 and goes for 500 laps and a distance of 312 miles. The event has gone under several different names, starting as the Checker 500 before changing to the Pyroil 500, then to the Slick 50 500, the Dura Lube 500, the Dura Lube/Kmart 500, the Checker Autoparts/Dura Lube 500, the Checker Auto Parts 500, the Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500, the Kobalt Tools 500, the AdvoCare 500, and finally, the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500.
AdvoCare 500 - Phoenix NASCAR Nationwide Series
The Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 has been a staple on the NASCAR circuit since 1988 and each year it becomes bigger and more popular. Held at Phoenix International Speedway each year, one warm November afternoon in Arizona begins to seethe with adrenaline and horsepower as the best drivers in NASCAR show up in the city to compete for one of the most coveted prizes of the circuit, the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500. Sure, fame and money are on hand for the winners of the race, but most drivers are doing it for their team and compete out of pride. The winner of the Nationwide Series is determined by total finishing positions as well as total laps led during races, so each race, and indeed each lap, is of utmost importance to the proud racers looking to finish the season at the top of their sport. Each and every event in the NASCAR Nationwide Series is full of fierce competition, roaring engines, and neck breaking speed.
Although there are plenty of race fans who are perfectly content to watch a big time race at home on their televisions relaxing on their couch, there is nothing that compares to actually being in the stands for a major NASCAR race. From the tailgating and barbecuing leading up to the race with the flags of the spectators' favorite teams and drivers proudly flying outside of the race track to the moment you enter the speedway you know that there is a whole new level of excitement when you actually watch a race in person. The smell of the gasoline, the roars of the engines, and the screeching tires as they hit a turn all make for an experience that borderlines on sensory overload and makes NASCAR one of the most popular sports in the United States. Be sure to be there in Avondale, Arizona for the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 to be part of an event you will never forget.
The Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 is one of only four NASCAR races to have its distance officially measured in kilometers at 502.115 kilometers. Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick are setting the pace for drivers in the contest with three championships apiece although Harvick could move ahead if he continues his streak, having won the last two races in 2012 and 2013. Roush Fenway Racing and Hendrick Motorsports have won more championships than any other teams with five each.
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