Ticket Guardian 500 Preview: Conquering the Desert Jewel
Ticket Guardian 500 Preview: Conquering the Desert Jewel

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

After consecutive weeks of racing on cookie-cutter ovals, we turn to a track of a completely different configuration. This oval is anything but a "cookie cutter." This week NASCAR's top racing series stops at one of the more unique tracks on the circuit, ISM Raceway. The track at Avondale, Ariz., is an irregular "D-shaped" oval with very flat banking in the corners of nine to 11 degrees. The straights are completely flat, and very fast as they carry off into the sweeping corners. This oval is completely different than Daytona, Atlanta and Las Vegas. Phoenix ...

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mark Taylor
Taylor is RotoWire's senior NASCAR writer. A five-time FSWA award winner, Taylor was named the Racing Writer of the Year each of the last two years. He is also a military historian, specifically the World War II U.S. Navy in the Pacific.
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