Phoenix Raceway turns into pop-up city thanks to NASCAR camping culture

(Video by Jeffrey Hinkle/Cronkite News)

The NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway drew thousands of fans, some of whom rolled up in RVs and set up camp for the weekend. Dirt parking at the raceway turned into a makeshift city with more than 5,700 campers who love the sport and the community that comes with it.

Jeffrey Hinkle JEH-free HINK-uhl (he/him/his)
Sports Broadcast Reporter, Phoenix

Jeffrey Hinkle expects to graduate in December 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Hinkle has been an audio reporter for Cronkite News/Sports and writes for Sports Illustrated about the Dodgers, Padres, Chargers, Lakers and Angels.