Lucas Oil Slick Mist NHRA Nationals
Firebird Int'l Raceway
Arizona NHRA Nationals
NHRAís annual duel in the desert has been a Southwest fixture since 1985, when it joined the tour in a late fall slot. Since 1990, it has been the second stop on the tourís westward march and a place for teams to redeem mistakes made at the opener. Charlie Allen, a former Funny Car racer, constructed a track that makes people forget it sits at 1,100 feet above sea level. The facility is also known for its annual preseason tests and Tony Schumacherís historic 330-mph quarter-mile blast in 1999.
How to Get There: The track is 10 miles south of Phoenix and minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Intíl Airport. From Phoenix, take Interstate 10 east to the Wild Horse Pass exit (162). From Tucson, take I-10 west to the Wild Horse Pass exit (162).
Visitor Information: Chandler Chamber of Commerce, 800-963-4571