PIR, NASCAR Announce Schedule for 2009 Season

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
22nd NASCAR season at track brings two events for fifth straight year
In line with NASCAR's release of the 2009 season schedule, Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announced today the schedule for the 2009 NASCAR season at PIR, noting that PIR will maintain its spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup and move its April event one week later. With Easter and the traditional series break falling on April 12, the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ weekend at PIR will move one week later, to Saturday, April 18. The NASCAR Camping World Series West kicks off the nighttime excitement on Thursday, April 16, followed by the NASCAR Nationwide Series Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 under the lights on Friday, April 17. As it has since 2005, Saturday’s SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ will run under PIR’s bright lights, with 43 of NASCAR’s finest creating one of the most intense atmospheres in all of motorsports. NASCAR returns to Phoenix for its traditional fall weekend in November, taking the track from Thursday, November 12 to Sunday, November 15, including Sunday’s Semi-Final race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil. All three of NASCAR’s top divisions - the NASCAR Truck Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – will travel to the West Valley as the championship chase comes to a close. Fans looking for a head start in planning their 2009 season at PIR can now purchase a PIR Season Ticket package, which includes admission to all races in both exciting weekends of NASCAR action. Information can be found online at www.phoenixraceway.com/seasontickets. Tickets for the November 2008 NASCAR event weekend can be purchased by phone at 1-866-408-RACE (7223) or online at www.racetickets.com 24 hours a day. The PIR Ticket Office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 125 S. Avondale Blvd., just south of I-10 at Exit 131 in Avondale.
Following is the complete 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. Italics denote tracks scheduled to host races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup:
Date Track
Saturday, February 7 Daytona International Speedway (exh.)
Sunday, February 15 Daytona International Speedway
Sunday, February 22 Auto Club Speedway of Southern California
Sunday, March 1 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Sunday, March 8 Atlanta Motor Speedway
Sunday, March 22 Bristol Motor Speedway
Sunday, March 29 Martinsville Speedway
Sunday, April 5 Texas Motor Speedway
Saturday, April 18 Phoenix International Raceway
Sunday, April 26 Talladega Superspeedway
Saturday, May 2 Richmond International Raceway
Saturday, May 9 Darlington Raceway
Saturday, May 16 Sprint All-Star Race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway (exh.)
Sunday, May 24 Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Sunday, May 31 Dover

International Speedway
Sunday, June 7 Pocono Raceway
Sunday, June 14 Michigan International Speedway
Sunday, June 21 Infineon Raceway
Sunday, June 28 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Saturday, July 4 Daytona International Speedway
Saturday, July 11 Chicagoland Speedway
Sunday, July 26 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Sunday, August 2 Pocono Raceway
Sunday, August 9 Watkins Glen International
Sunday, August 16 Michigan International Speedway
Saturday, August 22 Bristol Motor Speedway
Sunday, September 6 Atlanta Motor Speedway
Saturday, September 12 Richmond International Raceway
Sunday, September 20 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Sunday, September 27 Dover International Speedway
Sunday, October 4 Kansas Speedway
Sunday, October 11 Auto Club Speedway of Southern California
Saturday, October 17 Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Sunday, October 25 Martinsville Speedway
Sunday, November 1 Talladega Superspeedway
Sunday, November 8 Texas Motor Speedway
Sunday, November 15 Phoenix International Raceway
Sunday, November 22 Homestead-Miami Speedway
Log on to www.racingone.com for the full schedule from all three of NASCAR’s top divisions.

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