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What to Expect When Camping at Phoenix Raceway

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One of the NASCAR Cup Series calendar’s staples is Phoenix Raceway and camping in Phoenix is a good time, just like at any other NASCAR Cup Series track. Here is everything to expect from NASCAR’s official camping notebook.

  • Phoenix Raceway has been on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule since 1988. The track was always a one-mile dogleg oval but has seen many renovations, from having infield grass, completely paving the whole track, and moving the start/finish line from the straightaway to the dogleg.
  • Phoenix hosts two Cup races per year. Since 2020, the track has hosted the championship race for NASCAR’s top three series. The first race is held in March, while the finale is typically held in early November.
  • Fans love camping at Phoenix Raceway. It’s a fan favorite, and the track has something for everyone.

Amenities & Highlights

Fans who camp in Phoenix can expect some of the typical camping amenities and a few unique ones.

While most campsites do not include hook-ups, Ridgeline is the exception, which also includes complementary WI-FI access. Campground sites range from 20×40 to 25×60, with dirt and paved sites available. There are bathroom and shower facilities at the race track for those without access to hook-ups.

Phoenix also permits pets on campgrounds. The track has a restaurant called Rudy’s Trackside Bar and Grill that is opened Wednesday through Sunday for all ages. The Barn is entertainment for those 21 and up that is available Friday through Sunday. There are roaming ice carts in addition to campground ambassadors. The campgrounds have a convivence store.

  • Convenience store
  • Restrooms
  • Shower facilities
  • Roaming ice cart
  • Campground ambassadors
  • Pets
  • Rudy’s Trackside Bar & Grill open Wednesday through Sunday for all ages
  • The Barn – Entertainment Friday through Sunday for ages 21 and up

Campground Details

When camping at Phoenix Raceway, campers can enter on Monday for each race weekend. The campgrounds has a Pedal Party on race weekends which is a pace-car led bike ride around the outside of the race track which includes a stop at the iconic Hillside.

The Geico Gecko camping areas are located on the west side of the race track. It spans 1.25 miles in length and covers more than 11.3 million square feet.


  • Camping Type
  • Standard camping (no hook-ups provided)
  • Electric and water hook-ups at Ridgeline
  • Sizes vary by different campgrounds
  • From 20’ x 40’ to 25’ x 60’
  • Surfaces include dirt and pavement
  • Entry times
  • Campgrounds open Monday of every race week

Source: NASCAR Camping

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