Sperber on Radio Wednesday
Track president to appear as "Newsmaker of the Week"
From Show Release Bryan Sperber, president of Phoenix International Raceway, will be the Newsmaker of the Week on The Race Reporters radio show, Wednesday, October 14, 7 p.m. EDT (4 p.m. Arizona), on www.PowerUpChannel.com. PIR hosts two NASCAR weekends a season, including the upcoming November 12-15 events for USAC, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The November 15 Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil is the semi-final race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Sperber has been in charge of the Arizona one-mile oval since March 2002. Prior to that, he was president of Watkins Glen International, and served in various management and marketing positions with International Speedway Corp. He'll discuss a variety of Business of Racing and NASCAR industry issues. Host Michael Knight will be joined for the journalists' roundtable by Terry Blount of ESPN.com and Ron Lemasters Jr. of National Speed Sport News. They'll talk about the inaugural class for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, scheduled to be announced that day. The Race Reporters can be heard "live," downloaded into an iPod, or accessed for listening on a delayed basis by clicking on the show icon at www.PowerUpChannel.com. Listeners can bookmark the show and sign-up to receive a free "E card" with news on upcoming guests, at the show's page, linked here. The show also will re-air several times later in the week. (Check PowerUp's daily programming listing for details.) Knight is a 40-year motorsports industry insider and award-winning publicist and journalist. The one-hour show's format is a "good, hard, honest, Constitutionally-protected conversation on the issues of the day." Previous Newsmaker guests have included Richard Petty, John Force, Ashley Force Hood, Dario Franchitti, Joey Logano, Gil de Ferran, Tony Schumacher, Scott Pruett, Adrian Fernandez, Graham Rahal, Ron Capps, Scott Atherton and Chris Economaki. PowerUpChannel.com was launched in June by VoiceAmerica.com, the country’s leading producer and distributor of Internet radio programming. For more information on The Race Reporters, go to:
http://www.modavox.com/voiceamerica/vshow.aspx?sid=1549. The Race Reporters podcast on iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=319558548 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 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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Phoenix International Raceway was honored twice in recent weeks by NASCAR for outstanding work in the areas of marketing and community outreach. Earlier this year, PIR's 50th Anniversary was named NASCAR's Marketing Campaign of the Year and the PIR Track Services team received NASCAR's Track Services Teamwork Award; and today, PIR Communications Manager Greg Fresquez received NASCAR's Industry Ambassador Award.