As the NASCAR continues its trek in the West, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to the desert for the United Rentals 500(k) at Phoenix Raceway following last week’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Heading to the site of NASCAR’s championship weekend for the first of two visits this season, here is who Phoenix will have on hand for its first go of the year.
FOX Sports Booth: Danica Patrick returns to the booth following her season debut in the booth at Las Vegas.
Honorary Pace Car Driver: Former NTT IndyCar Series driver Lyn St. James will bring the field to the green flag for the Cup race. St. James was the first woman to win the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year award and one is one of nine women to compete in the event.
Pre-Race Concert: Country group The Tony Marques Band will join the list of entertainers to perform before the race this season.
Go Bowling!: Bowling and NASCAR will now be in the same location, as the inaugural Go Bowling! PBA NASCAR Invitational will take place at Phoenix. In addition to four pro bowlers participating, four drivers and celebrities will be paired with the competitors. Stewart-Haas Racing drivers Aric Almirola and Ryan Preece will participate in the event.