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Breaking down the weather forecast for the Instacart 500 at Phoenix Raceway

Weather is always a factor for NASCAR races, so here’s what’s projected for the Phoenix Raceway this week ahead of the Instacart 500.

Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Season Finale 500 and the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway on November 08, 2020 in Avondale, Arizona. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

After spending last weekend in Las Vegas, NASCAR will be staying out west once again for the Instacart 500 this weekend at Phoenix Raceway in Phoenix, AZ. To begin the festivities, we have the Call 811 Before You Dig 200 for the Xfinity Cup Series on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET. The race will air on FS1. On Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET, the Cup Series will run its Instacart 500, which will air on FOX.

Here, we’ll take a look at the weather projected for the Phoenix Raceway this weekend in Avondale, Arizona, with info courtesy of AccuWeather. Remember, since we are still a few days out from race weekend, the forecasts are all tentative.

Saturday, March 12th

Hi 67°, Low 44°: Intermittent clouds, 20% chance of rain

5:30 p.m. ET, Call 811 Before You Dig 200 (200 laps, 200 miles)

Sunday, March 13th

Hi 74°, Low 48°: Intermittent clouds, 20% chance of rain

3:30 p.m. ET, Instacart 500 (312 laps, 312 miles)