NASCAR: Could the World Series clash with Phoenix finale?

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With the Arizona Diamondbacks in the World Series, could there be a potential conflict with Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series championship race at Phoenix Raceway?

The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season is scheduled to come to an end this Sunday afternoon at Phoenix Raceway, where four drivers are set to battle for the championship.

Hendrick Motorsports’ Kyle Larson, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Christopher Bell, and Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney all won their way into the winner-take-all round during the round of 8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, and Martinsville Speedway, respectively, while Hendrick Motorsports’ William Byron locked himself in on points.

The four-turn, 1.058-mile (1.703-kilometer) Phoenix oval is located in Avondale, Arizona, which is roughly 20 miles from Chase Field, the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, in downtown Phoenix.

Could the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race clash with the World Series?

While the Diamondbacks are in the World Series against the Texas Rangers, there is no chance for a schedule clash. The series is set to go back to Texas after Wednesday night’s Game 5 at Chase Field, and it will not return to Phoenix. Additionally, Game 7 is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, so it is set to be over before Sunday regardless.

The move back to Texas for Games 6 and 7 (if necessary) also means that there will also not be a schedule clash with Friday night’s Truck Series championship race or Saturday night’s Xfinity Series championship race at Phoenix.

There is also no chance for a rainout, as the home stadiums of both the Diamondbacks and the Rangers have roofs. As for the Arizona Cardinals, they are on the road on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. The Phoenix Suns are on the road against the Detroit Pistons, while the Arizona Coyotes are not in action.

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Phoenix Raceway is scheduled to host the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race this Sunday, November 5, with NBC set to provide live coverage beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET. Start a free trial of FuboTV now and don’t miss it!