AVONDALE, AZ - Avondale is the place to be this weekend with NASCAR races starting Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway!
It's a massive event for the city and draws in thousands of fans from across the country.
Many have already packed the parking lot in RVs and the party is well underway. The die-hard fans camp out and eat, sleep and drink NASCAR for five days.
The big race, the Subway Fresh Fit 500, gets going Sunday afternoon.
It's the second race of the Nationwide Series and helps decide this season's big contenders.
All the best drivers will by vying for a top spot, including rookie Alex Bowman. The Tucson native drives the #99 Toyota car.
It's his first season driving full time in the Nationwide Series and he hopes to make a name for himself.
On Friday, he told an ABC15 crew he wants to beat Jimmie Johnson, who just won the Daytona 500.
Mexico's NASCAR series kicks off the races Friday night at 7 p.m. This historic event marks the first time an international NASCAR series will race in the U.S.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Click on the region names in the map below to see news from that region.
Things To Do
INSIDE: View our list of events happening this week around the Valley.
RIGHT NOW: Top Stories
Most of the Valley will freeze again overnight Monday, but a nice warm-up is coming soon!
Mourners attended a candlelight vigil Monday night in honor of a Mesa teen found dead in a dumpster.
According to Walmart's website, they match the lowest advertised price on identical products. But a Valley man says when he tried doing that last week, the unthinkable happened.
ABC15 has learned new information in the heartbreaking cases of three Tucson sisters allegedly held hostage in their own home.
Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines
Aliyah Swatson was in the middle of story time when her dad, who just returned from Afghanistan, quietly walked into the classroom.