PHOENIX – ISM Raceway is proud to continue its tradition of a pre-race flyover courtesy of Luke Air Force Base at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series TicketGuardian 500 on Sunday, March 10.
Sunday’s flyover will feature two F-35 combat jets from the nearby Luke Air Force Base 61st Fighter Squadron. The jets will be flying over ISM Raceway at the end of “The Star Spangled Banner” performed by 2018 winner of “The Voice” Chevel Shepherd during pre-race ceremonies.
“We’re deeply honored to have the 61st Fighter Squadron perform the flyover prior to Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500,” said Julie Giese, ISM Raceway president. “The sight and sound of the F-35’s, which are based in our backyard at the prestigious Luke Air Force Base, will truly provide an exhilarating and memorable moment for everyone in attendance and the millions watching on FOX.”
The 61st Fighter Squadron, known as the “Top Dogs,” were the first F-35 squadron in the United States Air Force. The 61st fly F-35A aircraft to train instructor pilots and initial qualification pilots for Air Combat Command assignments. Luke Air Force Base has the largest F-35 wing in the world and houses 70% of the world’s F-35 pilots.
Tickets and INfield access to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series TicketGuardian 500 weekend March 8, 9 and 10, are available online at ISMRaceway.com, by phone at 1-866-408-RACE (7223), or in person at the ISM Raceway ticket office.
About ISM Raceway
Since 1964, ISM Raceway has been the premier motorsports venue in the Southwest. As part of a $178 million modernization project, the track officially became ISM Raceway in 2018 as a result of a naming rights partnership with ISM Connect, a pioneer in smart venue technology bringing the digital fan engagement experience to Phoenix. Phoenix hosts two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekends each year. The 2019 season at ISM Raceway will begin with the TicketGuardian 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend on March 8, 9 and 10. The schedule is anchored on Nov. 8, 9 and 10, with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Semifinal Playoff Weekend after which the field is reduced to the final four championship contenders. For more information, visit www.ISMRaceway.com.