Explore Tempe, Arizona and Experience NASCAR at the Phoenix International Raceway Starting November 9th 2006

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Tempe, Arizona Hosts a Full NASCAR Schedule of Events at Phoenix International Raceway Including the Konica Minolta, the Craftsman Truck Series and More.

Tempe, Arizona (http://www.tempecvb.com) is proud to present the NASCAR Series this November. The NASCAR Series has evolved from a novelty to a showcase, and has quickly become an Arizona tradition every November. Catch the excitement at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) as motor sports history is written at over 180 MPH.

Events on the NASCAR schedule this year will include: the Konica Minolta 125, November 9, the Craftsman Truck Series, November 10, Arizona Travel 200, November 11 and the Checker Auto Parts 500, November 12. NASCAR has held a race here every year since 1988.

After an exhilarating day following the NASCAR schedule at Phoenix International Raceway, head back to your hotel in Tempe, Arizona to refuel for a night on the town in the Mill Avenue District. You can choose to stay in one nightspot, or conduct your own informal pub crawl. Or, you may choose to linger over dinner while watching the world pass by. Fast-paced, relaxing, fun-filled or thought provoking…it’s an individual choice.

Located in the heart of Arizona’s Metropolitan area, Tempe, Arizona is just minutes away from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Phoenix International Raceway. Easily accessible by car, Tempe is home to plenty of hotels to suit everyone; from family-friendly and budget conscious properties to upscale resorts. Arizona hotels are known for their sparkling pools, which create the perfect backdrop to enjoy one of our 330 days of sunshine each year.

Plan to visit Mill Avenue between events on the NASCAR schedule. Urban and eclectic by day, and a pulsating street scene at night, Tempe’s Mill Avenue District offers a truly remarkable shopping, dining and entertainment experience. Located between Arizona State University and Tempe Town Lake, Mill Avenue is not just a place to be seen. It’s a place to belong. The pedestrian-friendly red brick sidewalks are filled with more than 100 shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

Tempe, Arizona is the most culturally diverse community in metropolitan Phoenix, which is demonstrated by the types of music, heard wafting through the night air, the variety of ethnic cuisine and curiously entertaining street performances. Race fans will find the perfect blend of dining and entertainment to mix with their NASCAR schedule of races. To see this year’s NASCAR Schedule for Tempe, Arizona please visit (http://www.tempecvb.com)

About Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization devoted to marketing Tempe, Arizona as a desirable visitor and group destination site. The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau’s mission is to also provide visitors, media professionals and meeting planners with information on Tempe hotels, Tempe restaurants, Tempe entertainment, and local points of interest. To learn more about Tempe, Arizona please call 480-894-8158 or 800-283-6734 or visit us at (http://www.tempecvb.com).

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