Kahne, Speed, and Smith Join Q-and-A Lineup
Kahne, Speed, and Smith Join Star-Studded Q-and-A Lineup at PIR
Friday, October 10, 2008
Kasey Kahne, Scott Speed, and Regan Smith will appear in Phoenix International Raceway's hospitality areas for question-and-answer sessions with NASCAR fans during the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil NASCAR event weekend, scheduled for November 6-9. The three drivers join a lineup which already includes Chase for the Sprint Cup competitors Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick. Kahne, driver of the No. 9 Budweiser Dodge for Gillett Evernham Motorsports, will appear in Raceway Club - located on the PIR Midway - on Sunday, just hours before making his ninth Sprint Cup start in the Valley of the Sun. Speed, a rising star making his first rounds in the Sprint Cup Series for Red Bull Racing, will also appear at Raceway Club on Sunday. The appearance will be part of the driver’s newly-minted partnership with PIR and the Southwest Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, located in Phoenix.
Smith, driver of the No. 01 Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt, Inc., is a rookie in the Sprint Cup Series and currently leads the standings for the 2008 Raybestos Rookie of the Year award. Smith is scheduled to appear at Raceway Club at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 8. Each driver will be scheduled to participate for 15 minutes. Appearance times will be confirmed in the coming weeks and announced on www.phoenixraceway.com, and more driver appearances will be announced soon. Located just 50 feet away from the track and overlooking PIR’s backstretch, Trackside Club delivers unmatched views of the racing action, and a breathtaking look at the scenery of the surrounding desert from the outdoor terrace. Catered meals, pre-race pit passes, VIP parking, and commemorative race tickets are just the start of the experience at Trackside Club. Full weekend packages are $699. Raceway Club offers race fans a premier hospitality experience. The first-class racing atmosphere includes complimentary food, beverage coupons, Raceway Club parking, entertainment and more. Individual Raceway Club tickets are $79 on Saturday and $129 on Sunday. Pricing does not include a grandstand ticket. Tickets to Trackside Club, Raceway Club, and all events during the November NASCAR event weekend at PIR are available online at www.phoenixraceway.com or by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223).
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