NASCAR fans brave cool temps at PIR

Race fans are dealing with some chilly weather at the track; it's the coldest morning the valley has seen in months. Hundreds spent the early hours outside at Phoenix International Raceway where they say they're ready for the cold and races.

- Race fans are dealing with some chilly weather at the track; it's the coldest morning the valley has seen in months. Hundreds spent the early hours outside at Phoenix International Raceway where they say they're ready for the cold and races.

Spectators at PIR are preparing for cooler temps, especially when the sun goes down.

"It was chilly, we kept the furnace set at 60 to 63, and it actually kicked on about 2 or 3 this morning and it ran several times," said Mike Desmith.

Desmith attends PIR every year; he says this year it's cooler.

"This morning it seemed a lot colder because of the clouds yesterday and the threat of rain it seemed like," said Desmith.

Many campers rely on propane to keep warm, so for the first year if they run out they can fill up at the race.

"They can bring it here, we fill them up, and its $1.99 a gallon. We sold about 170 gallons yesterday, and about 80 gallons on Monday and I expect that we're going to be selling a lot more today and throughout the weekend, " said John Barnett with Uhaul.

The big race takes place Sunday starting at 2:30 p.m. local time.
 


  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories You May Be Interested In – includes Advertiser Stories