Phoenix gets title sponsor

By Adam Tate, Managing Editor

IndyCar’s long awaited return to Phoenix International Raceway’s 1.022 mile oval, due to take place next weekend has just been given a boost by securing a title sponsor for the event.

The sponsor is a new casino in the Phoenix area, known as Desert Diamond West Valley.

“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Desert Diamond West Valley. Bringing IndyCar to PIR was a substantial goal of ours and this demonstrates the strong local support we have for the upcoming race right here in the valley. We look forward to showcasing IndyCar here under the lights on April 2 alongside our new partner.”  – Bryan Sperber, President of Phoenix International Raceway

The race, IndyCar’s first at Phoenix since 2005, is the second race of the IndyCar season and in an unusual twist to the schedule, takes over as the first oval race of the season, something traditionally reserved for the Indy 500.


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Associate Editor of Motorsports Tribune and jack of all trades, Adam is our resident Formula 1 expert. He has covered F1, IndyCar, WEC, IMSA, NASCAR, PWC and more. His work has been featured on multiple outlets including AutoWeek and A MT Co-founder, Adam has been with us since the beginning when he and Joey created Tribute Racing back in 2012. When not at the track or writing about cars, Adam can be found enjoying the Oregon back roads in his GTI.