Phoenix Raceway

One of the most innovative, fan-focused destinations in motorsports has a new name. 

Phoenix Raceway’s state-of-the-art infield experience will now be known as the FanShield Infield Experience.

The FanShield Infield Experience, which is easily accessible from the Midway, allows fans to walk inside the NASCAR Cup Series garages, placing them up close to their favorite teams and drivers. Fans also get a live look into areas such as Ruoff Mortgage Victory Lane, interactive activities and entertainment.

“FanShield has an established track record of innovation and putting fans first,” Phoenix Raceway President Julie Giese said. 

“They’ve also been a valued partner of Phoenix Raceway that has played a key role in the evolution of our facility. That makes them an ideal partner for our FanShield Infield Experience.”

Phoenix-based FanShield is a member of the Protecht family of technology companies and a provider of ticket protection services throughout the live event space. Its fan-focused technology delivers cost-effective insurance that protects ticket buyers from unforeseen circumstances. The company is also no stranger to Phoenix Raceway, as it sponsored NASCAR Cup Series races at the iconic, 1-mile doglegged oval from 2018-20.

“Our relationship with Phoenix Raceway has been a key element to our company’s growth these past four years,” Protecht founder and CEO Bryan Derbyshire said. 

“The FanShield 500 was a tremendous success, and now that Phoenix has earned the championship race, it only made sense to continue our active engagement with this all-star team. Our recent 10-year extension with NASCAR and its tracks along with our sponsorship of the best infield experience in NASCAR will keep our foundation firmly rooted in motorsports.”

Fans with grandstand or hillside tickets can purchase access to the FanShield Infield Experience. A FanShield Infield Experience ticket also provides access to exclusive driver Q&As, shaded eateries, the NASCAR Kid Zone and the Esports Gamer Garage. On Sunday of race weekend, FanShield Infield Experience pass holders can also sign the start/finish line.

Access for all three days can be purchased at

Upcoming events include NASCAR Championship Weekend Friday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 7. Action begins Friday, Nov. 5, when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series crowns its champion in the Lucas Oil 150. On Saturday, Nov. 6, fans will be treated to two championship events — the Arizona Lottery 100 (ARCA Menards Series West) and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Race. Action culminates on Sunday, Nov. 7, with the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race.