- Author: Editorial Staff
- Category: History
- Issue: Jan 2014
Some of the most famous names in racing have taken the checkered flag at Phoenix International Raceway. Here’s a handful.
1966: Mario Andretti wins his second IndyCar championship
1970: Steve McQueen wins the Arizona Region SCCA race
1990: Dale Earnhardt wins the Checker 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race
1997: Tony Stewart wins his first Copper World Classic
2007: Jeff Gordon wins the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500
2009: Jimmie Johnson wins the Checker Auto Parts 500
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