FAN SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR FEBRUARY RACE
New NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying date and time to debut
Four days of NASCAR action will return to Phoenix International Raceway next month, Feb. 24-27, headlined by the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ Sprint Cup Series race on Feb. 27. The event schedule, which occurs one week after the DAYTONA 500, showcases a different NASCAR series race each day: Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, Camping World Truck Series and the K&N Pro Series West.
PIR also announced that NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying will move from its previous spot on Friday to 1:40 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 – prior to the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 NASCAR Nationwide Race at 3:30 p.m. The move will allow more fans to enjoy Sprint Cup time trials.
The SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. local time on Sunday, Feb. 27. Spectator gates open at 8 a.m. for Sunday’s SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™.
Set to begin at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 is the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Spectator gates will open at 11 a.m., giving fans the chance to view NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying at 12:05 p.m. before Sprint Cup qualifying.
On Friday, Feb. 25, the Lucas Oil 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event begins under the lights at 6 p.m., with practice at 9 a.m. and qualifying at 3:05 p.m. Gates will open at 9 a.m. and fans will also have the chance to watch the NASCAR Nationwide Series practices at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., as well as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Race weekend action will begin on Thursday, Feb. 24 with the Phoenix 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season opener at 4:30 p.m. Spectator gates will open at 9 a.m., giving fans the opportunity to watch the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West practice at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and qualifying at 2:30 p.m.
A full copy of the weekend fan schedule is attached to this release.
Tickets to the exciting Feb. 24-27 SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ NASCAR event weekend are 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).
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Phoenix International Raceway participated in the inaugural NASCAR West Coast Media day at the Peterson Automotive Museum in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday. The event, which highlights the second season of back-to-back races at Las Vegas, Phoenix and Fontana, featured NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski. In addition to the upcoming 2016 season, the drivers as well as track presidents discussed the return of “NASCAR Goes West” including the Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, March 13.
NASCAR star Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Great Clips Chevy SS for Hendrick Motorsports, attended Wednesday’s Phoenix Suns home game versus the Charlotte Hornets at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Kahne was in the Phoenix area to promote the start of the 2016 NASCAR season, the Daytona 500, and the Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, which is scheduled for Sunday, March 13.
For people looking for that perfect gift for the race fan in their life, Phoenix International Raceway has extended its Black Friday and Cyber Monday special offers through the end of the week.