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2022 NASCAR Cup Finale Tickets Sold Out Despite Fans Demanding a Change of Venue

Published 06/02/2022, 12:58 PM EDT

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Earlier, reports emerged that the Phoenix Raceway will continue to host the NASCAR Cup Series season finale. Admittedly, this did not sit well with a fair number of fans who were hoping for a different venue. It was nothing against the Phoenix Raceway itself, but fans just wanted different venues to host the championship decider.

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Now, fresh reports have emerged that the grandstand seats for the 2022 season finale at Phoenix, have been sold out. Despite all the calls for a different venue, it appears that fans are still excited for the finale. Fortunately for other potential spectators, seats located on the hillside and in the infield are still available. The bad news is that those tickets are selling at a rapid pace, so people have to hurry.

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Considering that this season has been pretty exciting and unpredictable, that has been a big factor in the ticket sale increase. A part of it is down to the Next Gen car delivering exciting racing and bringing many teams to square one. One thing is for sure, the community cannot wait to see how the 2022 Cup Series Championship plays out.

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Apparently, some were under the impression that the championship finale was supposed to rotate venues. So they were pretty surprised to learn that Phoenix will be closing out the show yet again. However, nobody found anything wrong with the Phoenix Raceway, but they would appreciate a change of pace.

What tracks did the NASCAR fans suggest?

One track that had a special shout out was the Atlanta Motor Speedway, which used to host the season finale. Other names included Talladega, Watkins Glen, Sonoma, Las Vegas, and even Daytona. Of course, that last one may seem a little farfetched as the Daytona 500 usually heralds the start of the season. On the other end of the scale, imagine if one of the most iconic NASCAR races hosted the NASCAR season finale.

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Even names like Bristol, Charlotte, Homestead-Miami and other tracks were mentioned as candidates. A couple of responses even suggested the North Wilkesboro Speedway, which recently got revamped. This could make sense to a degree as it would not be out of the realm of possibility of a newly-revamped track returning to NASCAR.

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The North Wilkesboro Speedway last hosted a NASCAR Cup race all the way back in 1996. So some fans were probably hoping for a grand return to the Cup Series. Though if we’re being honest, the newly refurbished track is a bit untested. So it would make sense for other racing series to break it in and let it see some use before NASCAR had a taste.



Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

Edited By: Pritam Priyedarshi