PIR GIVES FANS ACCESS TO NASCAR STARS

Schedule for Entertainment and Driver Appearances is Announced

Danica Patrick

Phoenix-area resident Danica Patrick – set to make her Phoenix International Raceway NASCAR debut during the upcoming Kobalt Tools 500 race weekend – will participate in a fan Q&A at PIR’s Budweiser ROLL-BAR stage on Nov. 12.

The event will be open to all ticketed race fans, with a special front-stage section reserved for PIR season-ticket holders.

 

Other drivers scheduled to interact directly with NASCAR fans at PIR include:

·         Rusty Wallace, the 1989 Sprint Cup champion, and his son, Nationwide Series driver Steve Wallace

·         Kevin Harvick, one of three favorites currently competing for the 2010 Sprint Cup

·         Clint Bowyer, winner of two Chase for the Sprint Cup NASCAR playoff races in 2010

·         Ryan Newman, winner of April’s SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600™ at PIR

·         Kasey Kahne and Robby Gordon, two Sprint Cup fan favorites from the West Coast

·         Ricky Carmichael, the former motocross champion turned NASCAR driver

          (all driver appearance details listed in schedule below)

PIR also offers a host of live music for fans, headlined by the Restrictor Plates – an Atlanta-based Southern Rock experience led by touring slide-guitar ace Benji Shanks. The Restrictor plates will bring race fans a set list of classic Southern Rock from the Budweiser ROLL-BAR stage at 11 a.m. on Sunday Nov. 14, just before Kobalt Tools 500 pre-race ceremonies commence. The weekend kicks off Thursday, Nov. 11 in the SPEED Cantina with PIR fan favorite Harry Luge, Jr. The singer/songwriter and regular on the “Country Thunder” Festival circuit, mixes Southern Rock and Country to create what he calls Arizona’s “own” country music. The Queen Creek native takes the stage from 9 to 11 p.m. at SPEED Cantina both Thursday and Friday nights. Local favorites the Crown Kings, Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band Freebird and popular NASCAR writer/country crooner Monte Dutton are all also scheduled to perform at various venues throughout the race weekend.

The weekend’s full schedule of entertainment is listed below. Please note that events scheduled within the Budweiser ROLL-BAR Club or the Trackside Club requires patrons to purchase a ticket to those areas.

Tickets to Budweiser ROLL-BAR Club are available for advance purchase at $89 for Nov. 13 and $139 for Nov. 14. Additional purchase of a grandstand ticket is still required for track admission. Tickets for a full weekend package in Trackside Club are $699. A three-day package for Octane is $2,400 per person and includes unlimited food/beverage and many other plush accommodations. Tickets to Budweiser ROLL-BAR, Octane, and Trackside Club are available online at PhoenixRaceway.com, or by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223).

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE FOR KOBALT TOOLS 500

Friday, November 12, 2010

Noon                                        West Series Open House begins outside Turn 2

2:30pm                                    Q&A’s begin – West Series Open House

3:00pm                                    Driver autograph session – West Series Open House

3:00pm                                    NASCAR Smarts, SPEED Display on Fan Midway

3:00pm                                    Danica Patrick Q&A, Budweiser ROLL-BAR Stage

4:00pm                                    SPEED Talent Autograph Session, SPEED Display on Fan Midway

5:30pm                                    Trackside LIVE, SPEED Display on Fan Midway

Checkered Flag                          Freebird, The Ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd Experience, Budweiser ROLL-BAR 
                                               Stage (Fireworks at Checkered Flag)

9:00pm                                    Rhythm Night at SPEED Cantina featuring Harry Luge, Jr.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

11:00am                                  Rusty & Steve Wallace Q&A, Trackside Club

11:30am                                  Ricky Carmichael Q&A, Inside Budweiser ROLL-BAR Club

Noon                                       Ricky Carmichael Q&A, Octane

Noon                                       Chad Freeman & Redline, Budweiser ROLL-BAR Stage

5:00pm                                   NASCAR Live, SPEED Display on Fan Midway

9:00pm – 11:00pm                  3 Amigos Tequila Night at SPEED Cantina featuring the Crown Kings

TBD Time                                Colin Braun Q&A, Ford Racing Display on Fan Midway

TBD Time                                Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford Racing Display on Fan Midway

TBD Time                                Miss Sprint Cup, Inside Budweiser ROLL-BAR Club


Sunday, November 14, 2010

9:00am                                    No. 31 Pit Crew Autograph Session, Chevy Display on Fan Midway

9:30am                                    Robby Gordon Q&A, Octane

9:30am                                    Kevin Harvick Q&A, Inside Budweiser ROLL-BAR Club

9:30am                                    Ryan Newman Q&A, Trackside Club

9:45am                                    AJ Allmendinger Q&A, Inside Budweiser ROLL-BAR Club

9:50am – 10:05am                  Ryan Newman Q&A, Chevy Display on Fan Midway

10:00am                                  Kasey Kahne Q&A, Inside Budweiser ROLL-BAR Club

10:00am                                  NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED Display on Fan Midway

11:00am – Noon                     The Restrictor Plates, Budweiser ROLL-BAR Stage

TBD Time                                Clint Bowyer Q&A, Inside Budweiser ROLL-BAR Club

TBD Time                                Greg Biffle Q&A, Ford Racing Display on Fan Midway

TBD Time                                AJ Allmendinger Q&A, Ford Racing Display on Fan Midway

TBD Time                                Miss Sprint Cup, Trackside Club

For fan schedule updates, please visit http://PhoenixRaceway.com. Schedule subject to change.

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