Terry Goddard Named Honorary Race Official
Arizona Attorney General and former Phoenix mayor joining ceremonies at PIR
Arizona Attorney General Samuel “Terry” Goddard has been selected as an Honorary Race Official for the Bashas' Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday, April 17, PIR President Bryan R. Sperber announced. As an Honorary Race Official, Goddard will participate in pre-race ceremonies for the first NASCAR national series race of the 2009 Phoenix International Raceway season, the Bashas' Supermarkets 200. Goodard will welcome the drivers of the NASCAR Nationwide Series to Phoenix International Raceway on behalf of the State of Arizona at the start/finish line. “I am honored to welcome the NASCAR nation back to Arizona and Phoenix International Raceway,” said Goddard. “Arizona appreciates the excitement the drivers and their teams bring to our community twice yearly.” Elected Attorney General in 2002 and again in 2006, Goddard was born and raised in Tucson and acted as Mayor of Phoenix from 1984 to 1990. From 1995 to 2002, Goddard served as Arizona State Director for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. “We are delighted that Terry Goddard will be joining us as an honorary race official for the Bashas' Supermarkets 200,” Sperber said. “Terry has been a supporter of NASCAR racing and PIR for many years and it will be a pleasure to have him as part of our festivities.” Tickets to all of the events of the April NASCAR event weekend at Phoenix International Raceway can be purchased online at www.phoenixraceway.com or over the phone at 1-866-408-RACE (7223).
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