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Phoenix Raceway already sold out for 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Championship

On3 imageby:Jonathan Howard06/15/23

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If you were hoping to get a seat at the NASCAR Cup Series Championship without those resell prices, you’re out of luck. Phoenix Raceway has announced that they have already sold out of grandstand tickets for the November 5th Cup Series finale. There are still ways to get your tickets, but it is going to be harder and more expensive than before.

For another year the NASCAR championships are going to be decided in the desert. Phoenix is a track that has had some great races, but also some not-so-great. Even though it doesn’t provide the intensity of other tracks, Phoenix has the facilities and culture to keep going back.

There’s a reason why the race is sold out once again. Phoenix and the surrounding area love NASCAR. As long as those grandstands are sold out each year, expect the championship to remain at Phoenix Raceway.

Of course, last season it was Joey Logano that came away victorious at Phoenix. He was joined in the Championship 4 by Ross Chastain, Christopher Bell, and Chase Elliott. This year during the regular season race at Phoenix one driver dominated the entire way.

It was William Byron that absolutely dominated the race and went on to win his second race in a row after doing the same at Las Vegas. There is a lot of time that passes between March and November. Other teams will have a better idea of what works at the track, and you never know who the Championship 4 is going to be. But, it’s all going down at Phoenix Raceway.

Can NASCAR make Phoenix Raceway more exciting?

NASCAR has been trying to make short-track racing better in the Next Gen car. That starts and ends with Phoenix when you think about it. First short track on the schedule and the last race of the year.

There was a real hope that the new short track package this season would improve racing at Phoenix and other tracks. Denny Hamlin had nothing but good things to say about it all the way back in March.

“This is a change,” Hamlin said at the time. “This is a real, a big change. I’m looking forward to it. I think certainly the racing will be better in the sense of being able to pas than what we had last year for sure. Now, will it mean we’re going to have a double-wide finish? I’d temper expectations but certainly, from getting us to where we have to have throttle control, brake control, all that, it’s definitely a step in the right direction.”

While Denny has gone back a bit on his love for the new short track package since the Phoenix race, it was a change that was needed. Now, NASCAR might need to make more changes. However, Phoenix Raceway ain’t going anywhere any time soon.