For the first time in NASCAR history, ISM Raceway in Avondale will host the 2020 NASCAR Championship Weekend, the raceway announced at a press conference yesterday.
The season finale event, which is annually broadcasted on national television and attracts thousands of fans, will host “the deciding races for each of the three NASCAR national touring series,” ISM Raceway said in a statement. Previously, NASCAR Championship Weekend has been held in Florida since 2002.
“As our state continues to welcome new residents and businesses, Arizona has proven to be the premier destination for the biggest events in all of sports,” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said in a statement. “Today’s announcement adds to that reputation.”
The announcement comes after the completion of a $178 million renovation project at ISM Raceway, which modernized large portions of the stadium, including a new grandstand and an infield fan zone. ISM Raceway already hosts a wide range of other NASCAR events, including the Semi-Final Race Weekend.
“It’s an incredibly proud day for ISM Raceway, the West Valley and the entire Phoenix metro area,” said Julie Giese, president of ISM Raceway.
The NASCAR Championship Weekend will be held November 6-8, 2020. Tickets are not yet available for purchase, but will be available first to patrons who purchase tickets to this November’s semi-final race in Phoenix, ISM said in a statement.