NASCAR Rewards PIR With Two Dates in 2010

First night race, Chase for the Sprint Cup event highlight schedule

Thursday, September 17, 2009

In line with NASCAR’s release this week of the 2010 season schedule, Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announced that the track will maintain its position as host for the first evening race on the Sprint Cup Series schedule, as well as the Semi-Final Race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

2010 Phoenix International Raceway Schedule

Friday, April 9 – NASCAR Nationwide Series – Bashas' Supermarkets 200
Saturday, April 10 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™
Friday, November 12 – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – Lucas Oil 150
Saturday, November 13 – NASCAR Nationwide Series – Able Body Labor 200
Sunday, November 14 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil

Event names are subject to change and additional races for each weekend are to be announced.

The SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ at PIR will take place Saturday, April 10, after the event at Martinsville Speedway and maintaining a position after the Sprint Cup Series' scheduled week off for Easter. As it has since 2005, the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ will run at night under PIR’s bright lights, with 43 of NASCAR’s finest creating one of the most intense atmospheres in all of motorsports.

The SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ weekend will also feature the NASCAR Nationwide Series Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 under the lights on Friday, April 9.

NASCAR returns to Phoenix for its traditional fall weekend in November, featuring the Semi-Final race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil on Sunday, November 14.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series - appearing on November 12 and 13, respectively - will also travel to the West Valley in November as the pursuits of championship glory come to a close.

Fans looking for a head start in planning their 2010 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.

Also currently on sale are single tickets to both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ and the NASCAR Nationwide Series Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 in April.

Log on to www.racingone.com for the full schedules from all three of NASCAR’s top divisions.

Tickets to all events throughout the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil weekend at Phoenix International Raceway are available at the newly-designed www.phoenixraceway.com or by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223). 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.

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