- · Construction was completed in January 1964. The facility consisted of a one-mile oval and a 2.5-mile road course.
- · Alan Kulwicki won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix on Nov. 6, 1988.
- · The first spring race was held on April 23, 2005 and also the first night race, which was won by Kurt Busch.
- · The track underwent its first repave in 2011. The construction began in March and concluded in September of that year.
· The following changes were made during the construction period (March – Sept., 2011):
- o Widened the frontstretch from 52 to 62 feet
- o Reconfigured pit road with the installation of concrete pit stalls
- o Pushed the dog-leg curve between Turn 2 and Turn 3 out 95 feet
- o Tightened the turn radius of the dog-leg from 800 to 500 feet
- o Implemented variable banking to ensure the immediate use of two racing grooves, including 10-11 degree banking between Turn 1 and Turn 2; 10-11 degree banking in the apex of the dog-leg; and 8-9 degree banking in Turn 4
- · There have been 39 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix International Raceway, one per season from 1988-2004 and two each season since.
- · 203 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix; 148 in more than one.
- · Mark Martin and Jeff Gordon lead series in starts at Phoenix with 34 each; Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Ryan Newman lead all active drivers with 27.
- · Rusty Wallace leads the series at Phoenix in average starting position (8.053). Kasey Kahne leads all active drivers with a 11.565.
Phoenix International Raceway Data
- Season Race #: 4 of 36 (03-13-16)
- Track Size: 1-mile
- Banking/Turn 1 & 2: 10-11 degrees
- Banking/Turn 3 & 4: 8-9 degrees
- Banking/Frontstretch: 3 degrees
- Banking/Backstretch: 8-9 degrees
- Frontstretch Length: 1,179 feet
- Backstretch Length: 1,551 feet
- Race Length: 312 laps / 500 Kilometers