This upcoming weekend will feature the second to last race for the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup. More than 100,000 NASCAR fans will be showing up to Phoenix International Raceway to watch what could be a tight race.

The track has been groomed and a tire rotating machine have enhanced the racing groove on the track.

“We have received great feedback from the drivers who have said our process has helped improve the quality of racing at PIR,” said Larry Crispe, executive vice president of operations for Bandimere Speedway. “We are proud to again be a part of the preparations for what will be another great race in Phoenix.”

Currently, Jimmie Johnson is holding Brad Keselowski off with a seven point lead after a winning performance at Texas Motor Speedway last weekend. Johnson is a big favorite to win at Phoenix, as he is not only leading in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but he also has the best average track finish in the Phoenix Raceway history, with 5.3. Keselowski on the other hand has an average finish of 22.2 at Phoenix. Johnson finished fourth, while Keselowski came in fifth when the two raced at Phoenix in the spring.