I was thrilled to be chosen to design and paint a mural honoring Phoenix Raceway, NASCAR and the city of Avondale, AZ. The premise of the design is to express the history of NASCAR by depicting an exciting, iconic point in the history of Phoenix Raceway. Chase Elliot winning the Cup Series in 2020 is the perfect moment. Chase’s winning smile while he holds the shinning trophy aloft encapsulates the exhilaration of NASCAR racing with the enthusiastic participation of Phoenix Raceway and the city of Avondale. I chose to show day and night because there are plenty of activities for racing fans at all times in the area. Racing weekends are also a time for enthusiasts to connect with their friends and family from all over the country. The Day side has a view of the beautiful Estrella mountains as you can see them from “Rattlesnake Hill”. The center has a piece of the unique race track wall with the “dogleg” sign. The blue color is the official Track Wall Blue used by Phoenix Raceway! Below the track wall is Chase doing a burnout in his winning car. The burnout smoke not only helps make the transition from Day to Night, it offers the backdrop for a portrait of Chase and the Trophy. The backdrop for the Night side is a colorful sunset behind the Estrella mountains, featuring the unique lighted Cactus sign from the Phoenix Raceway. To round out the Night side, I placed a lighted Avondale billboard and a view of the public sculpture Al Querido.