Written by Monte Dutton Wed, 2019-03-13 13:31
While watching the NASCAR race at the Desert Mile on the western edge of the Valley of the Sun on TV, I started thinking about my many visits there.
Phoenix, or Avondale, or ISM Raceway (whatever that means) is, in other words, Hell on Wheels. Thank goodness NASCAR doesn’t hold a race there in the summer.
Over the years, when someone mentions a toasty Southern venue, I’ve developed a habit of saying “but it’s a wet heat” in response to all the times I’ve been told “it’s a dry heat” out west.
Among the lessons I learned in two decades of Phoenix visits:
Written by Monte Dutton Fri, 2019-03-01 18:52
The Daytona 500! It’s the last race with the old rules!
Next up? Atlanta. It’s the first race with the new rules!
On to Las Vegas. It’s the first race with even newer rules!