Four NASCAR trophies on display at State Capitol
Matt Roberts, Director of Communications & Ford Guy
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Phoenix - As NASCAR roars into the valley, Secretary of State Michele Reagan and the Arizona Capitol Museum are celebrating with a special exhibit of the four trophies to be awarded during the fall race weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. The special display runs from Friday, November 6, to Tuesday November 10 (closed Sunday).
Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) has been the preeminent motorsports facility in Arizona for more than 50 years. It’s been estimated that Arizona benefits from more than $470 million in NASCAR-related economic activity between the spring and fall race weekends.
“Few fan bases in sport are as passionate as NASCAR fans,” said Secretary Reagan. “We’re hopeful that many of them stop by to get a close-up look at these cool trophies. This is as close as most people can get without a pit pass!”
The fall race weekend kicks off on Thursday, November 12 with the Casino Arizona 100. The Lucas Oil 150 truck race follows on Friday and Saturday’s DAV 200 Honoring America’s Veterans Xfinity Series race is Saturday at 2 p.m. The racing culminates with the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 on Sunday.
The AZCM is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., closed Sundays. Admission to the museum and parking are free. The AZCM is located in the Historic State Capitol, under the copper dome at 1700 W. Washington St. in Phoenix. For more information about our exhibits, or to schedule a tour, visit us online at www.azlibrary.gov/AZCM.