Advocare 500 preview: Tips to beat the traffic at Phoenix International Raceway

AVONDALE, AZ - Whether you're heading to the West Valley for this weekend's big NASCAR race or checking out the Cardinals in action against the Texans, there are some top traffic tips you'll need to keep in mind.

Make sure to travel early and prepare your route before heading to Phoenix International Raceway.

Here are some traffic tips from PIR:

  • Phoenix International Raceway encourages fans to allow for additional travel time to the race for fans traveling on I-10 Sunday, Nov. 10 due to the Arizona Cardinals' home game.
  • When exiting I-10 from either direction, be sure to follow the signage and traffic plan marked out to guide you to the track for the quickest and safest route.  During the AdvoCare 500 event weekend at PIR, "Trafficade" will deploy more than 4,000 traffic cones, 600 barricades, approximately 75 people, and numerous special signs and vehicles to help ensure safe travel for the nearly 100,000 fans heading to the track.
  • Race fans can call 511 and press *7 when prompted for traffic updates. Additionally, fans can check for traffic updates on Twitter at
  • On Sunday, the AdvoCare 500 will conclude at approximately 5 p.m. with the heaviest outbound flow of traffic expected to take place from 5 to 7 p.m. During this period, motorists traveling on I-10 will experience intermittent closing of Exit 131 (Avondale Boulevard) to allow for the successful egress of race traffic.

If you would prefer not to drive to the track, PIR has provided a shuttle option in Phoenix.

The Park & Ride is located at the Ak-Chin Pavilion near I-10 and 83rd Avenue.

The Park & Ride is option is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for $7 per car, or free if you have a PIR-issued parking pass. Once you park your car you can take a shuttle to the track.

More information on parking and directions can be found here.

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