NASCAR Needs to Rethink Phoenix Raceway as Its Championship 4 Track

NASCAR has already moved out of its comfort zone for scheduling. In just the past two seasons, it’s replaced ovals with road courses, moved the Busch Light Clash to a super-short track, and prepared to try a street course in Chicago and a retro track for its All-Star Race in 2023.

What it hasn’t done in that time is move the Championship 4 weekend around, and that’s probably a mistake. Phoenix Raceway has been a Cup Series venue since 1988, but it’s neither iconic nor conducive to compelling racing. NASCAR should rethink where it holds its most important race.

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