JOHNSON TO HELP PIR KICK OFF NASCAR SEASON

Ran fans can win chance to participate in meet-and-greet by logging on to PIR’s Facebook and Twitter pages

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Five-time defending Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson will visit the Valley of the Sun on Jan. 12 to celebrate the start of the 2011 NASCAR season with local fans from Phoenix International Raceway. Johnson – driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet – will participate in a one-of-a-kind fan event at Casino Arizona’s Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale and will help PIR unveil a 48-hour ticket special for the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ at PIR on Feb. 27. 

The ‘48-hour Special’ will offer fans a unique discounted opportunity to take in NASCAR Sprint Cup action at PIR this February. Beginning at noon on January 12 and ending at noon on January 14, race fans can purchase a regularly-priced $90 ticket to the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ for just $48. This ticket, located in the Upper AJ Foyt Grandstand, offers a full view of PIR’s one-mile oval and pit road. ‘48-hour Special’ tickets will be available at PhoenixRaceway.com/Jimmie-Johnson at noon on January 12.

Fans that follow Phoenix International Raceway at Facebook.com/PhoenixRaceway and Twitter.com/PhoenixRaceway will also have the opportunity to participate in a happy hour event with the only driver in NASCAR history to win five straight Sprint Cups. Johnson will be appearing in an exclusive event at Casino Arizona’s Talking Stick Resort for fans that participate in PIR’s “GO” promotion.

For a chance to attend this very special reception with Johnson, fans may send an email to fanexperience@phoenixinternationalraceway.com explaining why they should GO to this event. A limited number of PIR fans with the most interesting GO stories will be chosen to attend. One lucky winner and a guest will win a private meet-and-greet with Johnson. Details for this promotion can be found at Facebook.com/PhoenixRaceway, Twitter.com/PhoenixRaceway and PhoenixRaceway.com/Jimmie-Johnson. Let the GO begin. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on Monday, January 10, 2011. Winners will be announced/contacted the morning of Jan. 11.

New at Phoenix International Raceway in 2011 are GO Value packages starting at $40. GO 2 Days to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ and NASCAR Nationwide Series races and pay only $40. GO 3 Days, adding the Lucas Oil 150 Camping World Truck Series, and pay only $47.

Tickets to the February 24-27 SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ event weekend are available now, with prices starting at just $25. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit http://phoenixraceway.com or call 866-408-RACE (7223).

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