November 12, 2018
Venue: Phoenix International Raceway
Location: Avondale, Arizona
First race: 1998
Distance: 312 miles (502 km)
Previous Names: Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil (2008) Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 (2009) Kobalt Tools 500 (2010/2011) AdvoCare 500 (2012/2013) Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 (2014/2015)
The Can-Am 500 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stock car race held at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. It is one of four NASCAR races run with a length measured in kilometers; the Camping World 500 at Phoenix is one and the two road course events (Toyota/Save Mart 350 and Cheez-It 355 at The Glen) are the others.
Phoenix Raceway (PIR) is a 1 mile, low-banked tri-oval race track located in Avondale, Arizona. It is named after the nearby metropolitan area of Phoenix. The motorsport track opened in 1964 and currently hosts two NASCAR race weekends and 1 IndyCar Series race weekend annually. Phoenix Raceway has also hosted the CART, USAC and the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The raceway is currently owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation.
Can-Am 500 2017 winner: Matt Kenseth
Can-Am 500 2016 winner: Joey Logano
Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 2015: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 2014: Kevin Harvick
AdvoCare 500 2012- 2013: Kevin Harvick
Kobalt Tools 500 2011: Kasey Kahne
Kobalt Tools 500 2010: Carl Edwards
Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 2008-2009: Jimmie Johnson