PIR announces November fan schedule

Kobalt Tools 500 NASCAR Event Weekend Fan Schedule

Jimmie Johnson
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Phoenix International Raceway has finalized its fan schedule of events for the Nov. 11-14 Kobalt Tools 500 event weekend, including races in four different NASCAR series: Sprint Cup, Nationwide, Camping World Trucks and the K&N Pro Series West. As part of a date move to Nov. 13 for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season finale – a race that will be part of double-header action following PIR’s WYPALL* 200 in the Nationwide Series – fans will be offered unprecedented West Series garage access.

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Teams from the K&N Pro Series West will qualify on Thursday, Nov. 11. After qualifying, the entire West Series garage will move into PIR’s interactive midway for the West Series Garage Open House from 12-5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12. As part of this first-ever midway garage open house at PIR, all fans in attendance that day will have an opportunity to see K&N Pro Series West cars up close and will be able to interact with teams and drivers. All PIR patrons will also be able to take in the official pre-race inspection process, autograph sessions, driver/team Q&A’s and more. PIR Season Ticket holders will be granted early entry to the open house at 11:30 a.m.

“We are excited to be able to host the season finale for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West at PIR and crown the 2010 champion – the Kobalt Tools 500 weekend has always had championship implications across all four NASCAR divisions,” said PIR President Bryan R. Sperber. “Additionally, our date change for this event has allowed us to create a first: the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West garage in the Midway where fans can mingle with drivers and teams.”

The culmination of Phoenix’s November NASCAR event weekend will be the Kobalt Tools 500 Sprint Cup Series race, slated to begin at 1 p.m. local time on Sunday, Nov. 14. The last three fall Sprint Cup winners at PIR have gone on to win the Chase for the Sprint Cup and – as the semi-final stop in NASCAR’s version of playoffs – fans can expect more championship implications at Phoenix in 2010. Spectator gates open at 8 a.m. for the Kobalt Tools 500.

On Saturday, Nov. 13, the WYPALL* 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race is set to get underway at 2:30 p.m., followed by the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season finale at 6 p.m. Spectator gates will open at 9 a.m. and fans will have the opportunity to view NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying at 10:05 a.m., along with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practices at 11:30 a.m. and 12:50 p.m.

Competition on Friday, Nov. 12, will feature the Lucas Oil 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race beginning at 6 p.m., with qualifying at 2:30 p.m. Gates will open at 10 a.m. and fans will also have the chance to watch the NASCAR Nationwide Series practices at 10 a.m. and 1:40 p.m., as well as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at 12 p.m. and qualifying at 3:45 p.m. The aforementioned K&N Pro Series West Garage Open House also takes place from 12-5 p.m. on Friday.

Spectator gates will open to fans at noon on Thursday, Nov. 11 for the opportunity to watch NASCAR K&N Pro Series West practice and qualifying, as well as NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice. NASCAR K&N Pro Series West practice will be at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., with qualifying at 6:40 p.m. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice will held at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Fans with pre-race pit passes will have access to designated pit areas on all four days of the NASCAR event weekend at PIR. Fans will be able to explore the infield from 12-7 p.m. on Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets for the exciting Nov. 11-14 NASCAR event weekend are still available with prices starting at just $25! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.phoenixraceway.com/tickets or call 866-408-RACE (7223) today!

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